I’m back today to show you the first card I have made for the ESAD mystery box challenge – February. For the month of February the requirement is to make 3 non-standard cards with envelopes. Non-standard cards are listed as baby cards, happy retirement, house warming, wedding cards etc. The sort of card you don’t make all the time.
For this first card I decided to make a baby card. Now that sounds simple enough doesn’t it? You’d think so until you remember that I am making this card for someone who I don’t know and does not yet potentially have a friend/family member with a baby on the way. Any hoo, I decided to create a baby girl card just for the fun of it.
I used Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla card stock, Pink Pirouette ribbon and small pearls to make this card. I embossed the Very Vanilla mat with the Cloudy Day embossing folder, available from Stampin’ Up!. The word BABY was die cut out and I used the negative image rather than the letters themselves. The Very Vanilla squares are mounted with dimensionals on Pink Pirouette card stock.
This is the envelope I handmade. I used a normal white envelope as a template, which I had pulled apart all the glued sides and then traced it onto some Pink Pirouette DSP and then fussy cut it out. Then I cut out a banner with the Banner framelits from Stampin’ Up! in Pink Pirouette and used the letters that were cut out for the front of the card were stuck on, before I embossed the whole thing again with the Cloudy Day embossing folder.
I am so proud of my envelope the card fits perfectly and it looks so much better than a plain old white envelope.
I would love to hear what you think of my card.
Don’t forget to come back to see my second project for the ESAD mystery box.
Thanks for visiting.