Thursday, November 20, 2014

A carousel card I had so much fun to make

Hi bloggers and followers,

Glad you could stop by and have a look at my card I have made a while ago but it was work in progress (this is the card I had to restart because of teeth marks in it when I realized it had fallen on the floor while clearing up my work table).

This card was made (base die cut is by Marianne Creatables  CR 1236 it is a set of 6 dies in the top higher end of die prices.  I had purchased this one a few months ago as I knew I would use it for a Birthday Carousel card, but improvising this card was work in progress and fun as my main theme was GIRLIE in PINK.  You will agree that I kept with the topic at hand from start to finish. 

TIPS on how to make a themed card or shaped card.  First, inventory your die cuts and group what you have by something you could use for a theme in mind.  Once you have all of what you can use stick with that.  Pick papers to use for layers, decide what die cut you will use to display your sentiment on, make sure before you put it in place as well as all of the items you are going to add to your work, is what you want and final.  Never ever adhere anything to your base card or shape unless you are at the final stage and have decided what goes where first.  Always walk away from your work before you will finalize it.  Once glued together it is called too late.  Then you will have to be happy with the look of it.  (learned the hard way)

For example if I wanted to make a shaped project with an Autumn Theme.  I would look for all the leaves I have in form of die cuts or punches and even some templates I can fussy cut if it is not too many of the same fussy cut design.  Anything that associates with Fall.  Keep it simple, less is more.  It's fine to try to add more but to be sure it isn't too much, walk away and come back to it later you will know if you like the new added items or if you prefer to remove it.  Mad crafters always have a method, that's mine.  Here is the shaped Birthday theme I made recently:

Angela was so thrilled and had no idea what she was about to receive in that box.  Happy you enjoyed it, it was a delight to make it.  I love challenges like this, it drives me to smile and go outside of the comfortable box of mine.

I set the Angela tag on a narrow acetate piece of about 3 inches long.  This was sent in a box as I didn't want to bend anything.  Yes, for those of you who like cheaper shipping, you can make this for someone who you can hand it to and save on mailing but keep in mind this is very very light in weight. 

The roses, flowers, shopping bags, hat box, Present boxes, Eifel tower were all made with dies.  I just personalized every item to my liking before it would make it to the scene.  The little strawberry on the shopping bag was made out of handmade ceramic clay in a mold for a half strawberry embellishment. 

Thank you for visiting and I hope if you have questions about this work, feel free to ask in the comment section.  I will be more than happy to answer them for everyone.
Have a great day! 
The next two cards to share are much simpler.


  1. HOW do I even begin to express my thanks for this STUNNING creation ???
    Can any of you imagine how exciting it was to open a box & find this work of art inside ?
    I certainly didn't expect anything like this knowing that your daily schedule is filled to the max with Moki ! It made me smile hearing that he added some teethmarks - he was helping ! LOL !
    Doubt you were smiling though - cheeky little pup :0)
    Well - you know how much I appreciate all the time you've spent on making this for me, it will be displayed for many weeks so I can enjoy looking at it. THANK YOU SO MUCH xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I have just seen this card, Nikky and it is FABULOUS....the attention to detail is much work has gone into making this card and I know Angela really appreciated it. Every time you look at the card you can see another lovely surprise, like the strawberry, the little pearls...etc etc.....well done my friend, yet another master piece.........xxxxx

  3. WOW! I wish people could see this card in person. Love the tiny shopping bags and the little hanger. And of course, the flowers (your passion), are exquisite. Chorley aka Angela is so fortunate to have received such a gorgeous creation. I know she will enjoy it for a long long time. Beautiful! Hugs, Geri