Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Birthday Party Invitation!

Ok, so here I am making a bunch of pop out princess cards and the first 8 have roller skates on their feet! Then I get a phone call that the little girl's party is now a swim party and we don't need the roller skates! So I cut the roller blades off the bottom of the finished cards and now she is wearing sneakers with silver trim! The last cards will have the princesses wearing heels. Originally there was a large castle on the card front and a small one inside the card and now there is a tower and two trees replacing the smaller castle, Rapunzel needed her tower in the distance!
I used a 4" 5.5" blank card for the base and two Cricut cartridges to make these cards. Everyday Paper Dolls page 57 for the roller skates and Paper Doll Dress Up for the princess, castle, tower (cut from castle) page 47 and page 73 for the evergreen trees. Outside castle cut at 3 3/4" with a bit cut off the bottom, princess and her clothes cut at 3", trees cut at 1 1/2", small castle cut at 3" and then cut away. Rapunzel's hand and some of her hair hold her to the top of a pop up cube centered about 2 1/2 up on the fold.
For the pop-up cube. Cut a small rectangle and fold it in half lengthways and then again in half. There should be three folds.
Fold the paper on those lines with mountain folds into a cube shape.
Open the cube with the peaks of the fold up, place glue or strong two faced tape on both end sections of the strip.
Place the cube into the center of the card at equal distance from the top and bottom. The middle fold in the strip is lined up with the card fold. The card should open and close easily.
Well all 14 cards are almost done!
Confusing but worth the challenge!

20 comments:

Kristin said...

LOVE the invitations! Are you doing the party decorations and favors too? If you do, please do!TFS!

Crystal said...

Hi Carla, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following your blog as well. I love your cards, they're very creative :)

Carla said...

Thanks for your comments Kristin and Crystal! I always love a good challenge and this one was one of those! Party decor would be fun! Great idea!

Marta said...

Adorable! Thanks for the explicit instructions on the pop up cube. I am going to try one!

Carla said...

Hi Marta, Thanks for your comment. The cube is pretty easy to do, you need pretty strong 2 face tape or glue!

Patti said...

What an adorable card! I love the way the Princess is 3-D.

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Carla said...

Thanks Patti, She was really fun to make!

JenE said...

Great invites Carla! Love them :) I'm sure the birthday girl is going to love them too!

Analog Girl said...

These invitations are so clever! My daughter would love these! Thank you for sharing how you did them!

Carla said...

Thanks for your comments. Yes, the person I made them for said, her daughter loved the first set and will really love this last set too!

Frugal in WV said...

Those invitations look great! Thanks for the great instructions. New follower from the fancy friday hop, have a great weekend!

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Carla said...

Thanks very much for your comments.

Lindsay Weirich said...

beautiful card carla!

Carla said...

Thanks very much Lindsay, it was a challenge, to make 14 of these, but I love it and so did my buyer!

Mad Crafter said...

Hi Carla. Happy you found my blog! I'm following you now too:) Looking forward to seeing your projects:)
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Hi Madison, Good to see you here!

NinaLaZina said...

Beautiful card, keep up the great work. Your newest follow.
Nina
www.ninalazina.info

Carla said...

Thanks so much for your comments, Nina!

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Fabulous invites, Carla! Amazing design and details, and great job switching from rollerblades to shoes!

Carla said...

Hello Irene,
It was a challenge to work out but so fun when it all came together! Thanks for your comments.