Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Happy Birthday Kate!


Oh, look what I made for my daughter Kate, who is turning 11 today! I'm so excited!

I followed this tutorial I found on Pinterest - SO EASY but what a wow factor! Clean and Simple it is not, but hey, at 11, it's all about glitz and glam!

I used my new Papertrey star die, the building blocks die to make the 11 and one of their alphabets for the letters. The balloons are a Paper Smooches die. Lawnfawn DP and a Stampin' Up sentiment.

I changed the dimensions a bit, so that the box is shorter than the one in the video (4.25x4.25 rather than 4.25x5.5). It folds down and fits into a standard envelope:





20 comments:

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Who had more fun - you making it, or your daughter opening it? How fantastic. Don't you just looove mastering a new thing. Looks fabby. Jenny

Cathy said...

Wow!! What an amazing project. I bet your daughter loved it :) Cathy x

MeredythG said...

Oh my! You are awesome! This is sooooo great! And many happy birthday wishes to Kate from all of us!

Sheila H said...

Wow - your project is darling! It made you both happy, I'm sure :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

This is adorable! I am sure your daughter will love it.

Kristie Goulet said...

So FUN! Love these cards.

Geri said...

WOW factor is definitely through the roof! I like the scaled down size and the fact that it fits into a standard envelope.

Great paper and amazing glitzy 'treats' popping out of the box!

...so who did have more fun with this...you making it or Kate opening it? I bet it was a tie!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can't even speak.

Marybeth said...

I love how you personalized this for your daughter. Happy birthday to Kate!

Anita in France said...

Wow factor ... more like WOWWOWWOW factor, Ardyth! Awesome, joyful, fun ... for you and Kate! Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Congratulations with your daughter! Super box-card! Hope you had a fun day!

cm said...

Oh my goodness. WOW x WOW factor! Hope you don't mind, but I'm cas-ing this for my niece! Love it, as I know Kate did!

Tracey McNeely said...

How awesome Ardyth! Love it bet Kate did too!

Annalize said...

Wow! Which 11 year old would not love this! Thanks for always inspiring and encouraging us with creativity!

Lynn Mangan said...

I am sure that Kate loved this! So, so fun!

Chriss Blagrave said...

What a fun, fun card to receive! Fabulous colours and dimension.

Gabby said...

SUPER cool card, Ardyth! Thx for sharing the link to the instructions. I have a card to make for my cousin who is turning 15 on the 17th of March. I am hoping to use shamrocks, balloons and a leprechaun. Can't wait to make it. :)

Joyce said...

I must watch that tutorial. Your birthday box is so fun and fabulous. Absolutely perfect for an 11 year old, although I have some older girls who would also love something like this. And, how fun that you could use some new goodies, too.

Maura Roby said...

Oh my gosh, this box is stink'in cute!!!! she will love it (or probably already has!)
beesmom at splitcoast

Kelly Griglione said...

I was scrolling through the rest of your blog, because I absolutely can't miss a post, and I had to stop and comment on this one. Wow! I never, ever, thought I would see an explosion box on your blog!! I am so impressed at how you still kept it nice and clean though. My friend made one of these for a card exchange and I couldn't stop playing with it. Yours is definitely my favorite version I've seen!! What a great mom you are to make such a fun card for Kate : )