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Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Pop Up Giftcard Holder Card for Dana's Wedding

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend, it's late Saturday night here and we've not been long home from my husband's niece's wedding. It's been a long day, We had to be ready to leave here about 10:20 a.m. but we were running a bit late. One of our sons and his wife came here to come with us and we had to pick up another daughter. I realised I had left the card (which also included a gift of money) at home and we had to come back to get it. We were heading up into the hills to their wedding ceremony on private property in a forest. There was an accident in the Adelaide Hills and traffic had to be diverted so there were delays and detours which meant a lot of quick thinking and map revision to work out how we were going to get there. We only had an hour to get there from when we left home and didn't think we were going to make it but we arrived with only a couple of minutes to spare only to find out the bride had planned to be 30 minutes late anyway. They had problems with one of the wedding cars not working and were an hour late!!! It was freezing in the forest and not easy to walk quite a long way in to where the ceremony was held. I had heels on and a lovely dress which I covered up in the end with a red coat (but froze anyway) It was supposed to be a 12:00PM service and we hadn't eaten. Ended up eating about 2:45PM and then had to fill in time until the reception at 5:30PM. The grand final game of football was on and a couple of us didn't want to walk around anymore so stayed in the pub we had lunch at until reception time. The reception was also outside so more time being really cold and sinking into the soggy grass, my shoes have mud all the way up to the sole! So twelve hours later we are home and I'm now warm sitting here in my PJ's typing away. It was a nice wedding and the bride looked lovely in a vintage style lace gown and veil. She had made pretty bunting using vintage doilies and had jars of flowers and served soft drinks in glass jars of all different sizes and shapes.
Well, I am thinking of heading off to bed now so will share a couple pics of the card I made them. This is the first time I've tried making a Pop Up Gift Card and enjoyed making it. I tried to make it a bit vintage style for her with the papers and doiley diecut. I have a stamp of a victorian bride, but couldn't find it when I started making this card last night so went with this image which is a bit more modern. Probably just as well because I bought the other one second hand and had quite a bit of trouble getting it to print properly, if I remember right, I pulled it off the wood in the end and mounted it onto some stamping foam to use on a clear block.

Okay, here is the card.........she loves blue and the wedding was themed with this colour so used lots of blues on her card.

front of card...

inside of card showing the pop up mechanism

 Close up of the sentiment on the inside...

SU Bashful Blue cardstock  for basecard and diecuts
White cardstock from stash
DP are both from SU
Image - wooden stamp - just called Romance (no brand name on stamp)
Sentiment on outside and inside word window - Inkadinkado - Wedding Bliss
Sentiment on inside circle is from SU - Marry Me set
Dies - a lace doily (might be a Cheery Lyn Die)
       - Nestie Dies - Romantic Rectangles, Classic Circles ~ small  and Captivating Squares
Punches - Word Window, Decorative Label, Circle and Scalloped Circle
Copic Markers
Pearls from stash

I made the little envelope and popped the money into it, you can see it peeking out. We decided on cash as it means they can go to any shop to buy something or they can use it for spending money on their honeymoon.

I am entering the following challenges:
A Creative Need - Challenge #11 ~ Weddings/Anniversaries
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #26 ~ Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Challenge #38 ~ Inside!
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Challenge 2 ~ Anything Goes

Off to bed now to warm up some more, LOL. have fed the dogs, our two and our daughter's two, let them out for a drink and have put them to bed in the laundry. Hubby has to work tomorrow, so he is already fast asleep.
Thanks for stopping by, hope I haven't bored you!!!


  1. What a lovely image for a bride! I think it's great that you chose her favorite colors for this card, a lovely personal touch. I think you did such a great job with the inside of this card as well - great pop up mechanism and a beautiful floral paper!

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  3. What a day! Hope your shoes aren't ruined!
    This is a great card!
    It was probably well received!

  4. A lovely gift card Sandy. Your day sounds a little eventful! Carol x

  5. What a cool pop up card - the bride will love it!

  6. Pretty card with lots of special work. any bride would love it. hope you slept well. xx mum xx

  7. oh wow fabulous card,i love the stunning design and the bride is beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  8. This is a great creation and you did a wonderful job with decorating the inside! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx

  9. Fabulous gift card holder, Sandy! Sounds like it was a lovely wedding too. Thank you for joining in the A Creative Need challenge!!

  10. This is really lovely and very special! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  11. Fab card ... thanks so much for joining us over at 4 Krafty Girlz!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  12. this is lovely! the way it opens up is fab, and that bold, large image on the front is so eye-catching! she'll love it! thanks for joining the Charisma Galz for our inside and out challenge!


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