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Friday, 25 September 2015

Welcome for Heidi - GDP#003

Well it's quite provident that this week's challenge at Global Design Project is BABIES!  (GDP#003) as I have a special baby card for some friends who have had a long and anxious wait. And she arrived this week safe and sound so this card is to welcome Heidi Maree.


It is a folding card with a concertina of tags which I have made before for Father's Day (Accordion Tag Fold card)  and you can find the instructions here.
It is a little hard to photograph so this is a picture heavy post, I hope you get the idea.

I wanted something bright and cheerful so I have used a retired colour - the bright and lovely Pretty in Pink which tones beautifully with Strawberry Slush (also retired), and I have kept it to a monotone with only a few touches of silver.

The retired set Hello Love has such sweet images, and it was a great opportunity to use the Alphabet Rotary Stamp to make this truly personal with her name and birthdate.

The four different tags are a great canvas to decorate in different panels, so I also used Banner Blast and Petite Pairs. And of course I needed a custom sized envelope to accommodate the thickness and the the height of all the ribbon on the tags. My finished size is 51/2 x 6" and was easy to create using my trusty Envelope Punch Board.



The tags are on one long strip so they fold together inside the card, 
but when it's open the card will stand up by itself.



With the envelope

Thanks for looking, 

Maybe you will get to try one of this style and will link back to me. If you do I'd love you to send me a photo.

Hope you find some time for creating soon,

Liz


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4 comments:

  1. What a lovely project Elizabeth! So different - thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again.

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  2. Thanks so much Kylie. I do love a different fold for special person! Love the GDP, thankyou for all your inspiration.

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  3. What a project! Wow it is very impressive.

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    1. Thanks very much Teneale. It is hard to get a real sense of it in the photos,it is quite pretty IRL. Glad you like it.

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz