My buddy Isaac turns 3 today. His mama and dad had a party for him yesterday, and since his mama is also my stampin’ buddy, I wanted a card that would surprise and delight:
Isaac reminds me so much of my son at that age…he’s all about things with wheels. His card needed wheels, and to be a real race car, of course it had to be Red. Not just any red, but Real Red. (If Stampin’ Up! made Ferrari Red, that is what I would have used.)
- Stamps: Rev Up the Fun and Memorable Moments (the 3)
- Color Palette: Real (Ferrari) Red, Basic Black, Whisper White and Gumball Green
- Accessories: Circle punches, Fringe Scissors, Simply Scored, Window Sheets, Bird Punch
I’ve done a few of these cards, though this is the first one I’ve shared. The trick for me is balancing the height of all the elements. I used thin strips of window sheet to float the motorcycles so you could see them behind the race car.
The candles are really fun…I use the top leaf from the bird punch branch to make the flame, layer flame colors with Stampin’ Write markers, and then use Tombo (the wonder adhesive) to secure them to the back of the candle.
I added a little grass just to break up the dizzying effect of the Modern Medley DSP and the tire tracks. Plus the fringe scissors are just plain fun to play with!
A card like this needs a custom envelope:
Ready in a flash with the envelope punch board! I used a retired set of Sizzlets to cut the letters for his name, since that Real (Ferrari) Red Polka Dot Parade DSP is so bold! You can tell it’s hand made, because despite my scientific effort his name is off-center.
Cheryl and I are planning a class on these cards for March 30. If you live on Maui or will be here for a visit, let me know if you’re interested! Details are coming soon.
Happy Birthday to one Super Guy!
5 thoughts on “A Car(d) in a Box”
Love it! And we opened it when Aarons family was still there so we may have some more people for the class! They thought it was neat too….
He’ll LOVE IT!!! Heck, I’d love to receive that cute card!! Can’t wait till the class!
Since im in Florida would it be possible to pay you for inst. for the proj. ? and you mail them to me or Ican send you the $ for the project and you can email them to me. Thanks for a reply. Bonnie
Bonnie, you can find great general instructions for this project at the Splitcoaststampers website. Go to Tutorials and search for Pop-up Box card. I used the Rev Up the Fun stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the images. Hope that helps.