Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Birthday Carousel for #GDP079

Last week was a bit busy.  Actually, it was super busy and verged on manic at times.  It was busy in a good way, but now I feel like I'm playing catch up!  The main event of the week was my eldest two children turning 16.  I love birthday celebrations.  Buying and wrapping presents, making cakes and of course making the birthday cards!

So, last week flew by and I didn't share anything here or contribute to the Global Design Project.  A new week a new challenge over at the Global Design Project.  And what a challenge it is this week.  It is a theme challenge and the theme is Amusement Park.  By a very happy coincidence the card that I made for my daughter fits the bill perfectly, and she is happy for me to share it here.

The idea for the card started as a little seed when I first used the Cupcakes and Carousels papers at a team training event in January.  The little idea blossomed and grew in my head, and I did some planning on paper.  Finally I started to make something and, more by luck than judgement, the 3-d card was made.  

The canopy moves up and down to allow the side sections to either lie flat on the table top or upright hiding the carousel of horses.  The first time it was opened it caused quite a stir!  The horses appear to gallop around the carousel - the illusion is created by using thin strips of window plastic curled into circles to attach them to the central column.

There are pockets on the side sections which, at the moment, hold small cards that I've decorated with coordinating paper and written notes on.  They are also a perfect place to keep birthday Instax pictures!  The Cupcakes and Carousels papers are gorgeous and I have so enjoyed using them to create this project.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Happy crafting

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  1. Beautiful! What a labor of love! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Thank you Judith.
      I loved making this and I'm so glad that my daughter loves the result!

  2. Congratulations Karen ... this work of art is amazing! Your daughter must have been absolutely thrilled. xxx

    1. Thank you Cheryl xx
      Alice was indeed delighted and is going to display it in her room 😊

  3. When I saw your card I said Wow out loud. It is beautiful and something your daughter will have for years. Would you consider sharing how you created it?

    1. Thank you Michelle for your kind comments.
      I'm pleased to say that Alice was over the moon when she opened it, and she'll keep it in her room 😊.
      It was a project that evolved, rather than followed a plan...I could share the dimensions and ingredients. Watch this space!