Thursday 19 July 2012

Wedding Gift

This project is for my niece's wedding present with the big day going to take place at the end of next week.  She didn't want a present as such, having well equipped her house already, so money it will have to be and this is the relatively elaborate creation I came up with to put it in to give her.  Yes, in real life it is a medley of whites, but because the main card is Crafter's Companion Accents, it has a flecked sheen to it and the camera is picking up its bluey hues.

The colour-scheme on the inside you might recognise as I have used blue for all the wedding - themed items I have made this year but I wanted them all to match. So this project is really part 3 of the items I have made for the same wedding, (the card being here and it's matching box, here).  Just glad I got the other things made in good time.  Sorry, this blog-post is a bit lengthy but there are those who like to know how I go about making my cards, so if you are just browsing by or not a Cameo user you might just want to skip the middle bit & go to the last paragraph!!!! LOL. Wouldn't want to bore you. 

There are several types of card used throughout the project, some very thick pearlescent card (2 kinds - one single sided (the CC one ) & one double sided & needing '9-double cut' for you Silhouetters and that is way more pressure than I have needed to use before) as well as plain white card too.  In fact, there is so much going on with this project overall that I am not sure where to start but I reckon from the outside-in is as good a place as any & the first thing you will see is the shape, and this design/construction is called a 'Napkin Fold'.  Whereas if you were making a regular napkin fold item with a fancy edge (for instance using a MS PATP punch) you would fold the card/paper first & then punch around your 12x12 outer edge, in my case I was using my Cameo & I reckoned it would be easier to do the other way around. What is more I took the plunge & do something I don't usually do - and that is create perforated lines for my fold lines. Certainly made it easier to fold too.  What is more, having made a 'mock-up' to see how it was going to look before I cut into my expensive cardstock, I decided that it looked neater as a slightly smaller creation - and as the Cameo can cope with my foibles, then a different sized square base it was!  This meant that once I had finished all the folds I had a 14.5 square in the centre for my image, envelope & decoration etc. It also meant that I didn't need 12"x12" card any more but A3.

The whole design is based around the tiered-cake cut file from Silhouette so I do hope the whole project gives you the impression of a heavily iced cake. LOL. Having made my scallop-looped edged square, I then welded 4 cakes into the corners so that when I put the separately cut cakes into position above the welded area, even the tiny flames on top of the cakes were supported. Didn't want those being knocked off! LOL. To each of these 4 smaller cakes I gave a further layer of the diamond design (on the bottom tiers) as if it were piped icing.  I then added the 'hole details' into some of the created triangles of the napkin folded card to match the design on the cake and the base was done. Sounds quicker than it was, believe me. LOL.  To close it I made a band from two separate scalloped pieces, the front one wraps around to the back with perforations at the fold lines and the back basically neatens the whole thing off as well as completing the band. I then layered my embossed bands onto it before adhering together. A series of varying scalloped circles for were cut as the backing mats for my largest cake making a large topper to glue onto the centre of the band. 

The rose-cut envelope angled ready for pulling out.
After that, I followed this month's design sketch over at CLP using an image from LOTV, coloured with Promarkers just as I had for the coordinating card & box. The fabulous papers are from Wishing Well Creations. The image's mat was set up on several layers of foam tape to give me a generously sized pocket for the special envelope I made to hold the money or cheque. Yes, this is another labour of love as I first had to make my roses, fuse them all together then pop them onto the envelope I made too. Again, a quicker process to tell you about than to do! The flowers at the corners of the image were made using a cut file from Bird's Cards (flowers3) and were nice and flat as I had built the inside up enough for the napkin-fold to cope with. I made the scalloped border running horizontally below the image to coordinate with the design adding diamond shapes to it, again to echo the cake itself. The final touches were to add the pearly dots using Liquid Pearls.

Now of course, I have to remember to pop some money into that envelope .......LOL

Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog today and an especially big thank all of you who take the time & trouble to leave me comments here.

Tine :)

CLP - design sketch 
Cupcake Craftroom - layers
Sparkles Monthly - wedding
MyGraphico - wedding
Alota Rubber Stamps - box it up
4 Crafty Chicks - box
Sassy Cheryl - fancy borders (loads of them!! LOL)
Whimsy - punches & edgers
CMC - navy/dark blues (+alcohol markers)
Di's Digis - flowers
DYSU - food (wedding cakes, all 5 of them, LOL)
By the Cute & Girly - ...a day at (Kate's Wedding)
Tammy Scrapin' Corner - summertime (wedding season)
Hannah & Friends - celebrate
Totally Papercrafts - layers
Divas By Design - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions - anything goes.


  1. WOW!! This is totally stunning. I love the design and the wonderful detailing


  2. So wonderful,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. This is stunning, love the sweet image and all the details...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design & Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  4. Wow, what a beautiful project!

  5. Fabulous card! Love the folding. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. Wow beautiful so much detail. Is definitely perfect for a summer wedding I'm glad you shared with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck with your beautiful wedding card, hope to see your next project in our next week challenge too : ) Elisa DT

  7. Tine this is stunningly gorgeous! The elegance of this box is awesome not to mention the wonderful and beautifully colored image inside. You have made this challenge seem so easy! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Awesome!!

  8. Such a lovely card.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy

  9. Your card is totally adorable...wonderful design and colours :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Hanna and Friends and good luck ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  10. Stunning card Tine. Love all the folds and the image and colours are gorgeous too.
    Lorraine x

  11. Fabulous project! Very cute image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  12. How cool is that tine! ! Wow what a stunner! They'll love it!

  13. Oh my goodness! this is fabulous. Your niece will treasure this gorgeous gift card. It is a treasure keepsake. You are amazing lady Tine. xxx-Debbie

  14. WOW! Beautiful,thanks for joning us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  15. Hi Christine,

    This is just amazing and I think my mind would fry trying to put together something as intricate as this. Its obvious you put a lot of time and tlc into this and I'm sure the happy couple with treasure and display this for a long time!


  16. Wonderful job. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  17. Oh what a fabulous beautiful card, love it.

  18. Fabulous card
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Wedding * challenge
    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  19. This is so amazing. I love the colors and it is just perfect.
    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy's Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  20. This is absolutely fantafabulous!!Loved all the folds,colours and the beautiful wedding couple image!!!Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  21. Oh Tine, your niece is going to LOVE this. It's stunning, elegant and GORGEOUS! Beautiful!!!!
    Fancy Borders are SUPER fun! Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

  22. Wow that is some card/gift it is beautiful such detail love it.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge with this beautiful creation!

  23. Clever design, lovely!

    Thanks for playing along with us @ Alota Rubber Stamps!


  24. This is so fantastic - I could never even begin to make it! Thanks for displaying this amazing creation at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  25. wow that's amazing

    kitten - DYSU team

  26. Wonderful job with our challenge, thanks for joining us, awesome, gorgeous!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  27. Great creation, stunning work! Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

    Hugs Jasmin

  28. What an amazing box for a wedding present! Love this idea! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  29. WOWIE!! The detail work on this is magnificient - I'm sure your niece absolutely loved it!!! Thanks for entering Scrap-It-Girl's July challenge. :)

  30. ohhhh my goodness this is really truly gorgeous!!!! doesn't get better than this.

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  31. Stunning! She'll keep this forever I'm sure :) Your attention to detail is inspiring...and your coloring of that adorable image is FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  32. Wow, what a stunning creation. I love how elaborate it is, and yet how very elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, I hope to see you there again soon.

  33. Great job on the napkin fold and what an adorable image. Thank you for sharing your card with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

  34. Beautiful! Adorable image and that envelope is absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  35. Thank you for entering the Scrap It Girl "Good Things come in Small Packages" Design Challenge. Your entry is simply beautiful... I am sure the bride will treasure it!!! For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page:
    xoxo, Rina Gonzales, Scrap It Girl Design Team Member

  36. Stunning, I am sure your niece will love this, it's fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Scrap It Girl, good luck!

  37. Wow, this is amazing.
    Absolutely gorgeous creation, I only make cards and I'm do in awe of people that can do more
    Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
    CLP Challenges
    Hugs, Becky x

  38. FABULOUS!!
    ooh, I love the little cake cutouts!
    And what a lovely surprise when the card is open! Those polka dots are so cool!
    The image is perfect and all the layers goes so well together! Love the blue!
    This card rocks!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    I do hope that you will join us again!
    Rene (JDE DT)

  39. Nice detailing blog. You give good idea with great creation of card.

    Glam Sparklen n' Glitz