Pull open the carriage to reveal the Princess:
Card fully opened: measures 12-3/4" wide.
Here's the computer generated birthday message from the pull out pocket which is Stampin-Up Pretty in Pink Mat. Font is Lobster 2 (from FreeFonts.com).
Embossing folders used on the 4-1/4" x 3-1/2" carriage: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots on the carriage top and door. Darice Embossing Folder is originally diagonal but the carriage can be positioned for the impression to be straight as shown - LOVE IT!!!!! Martha Stewart Grass Boarder Punch is used along the inside bottom. Add adhesive rhinestones to the center of the wheels. Add a adhesive for the door knob, too. Also add Diamond Stickles to the "curtains".
Her crown is Gold Card Stock from Kelly Paper. Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots on her dress and Cuttlebug Swirls for her hair. Diamond Stickles used for her "collar". This princess is 4-3/4" x 3".
See the Jolee's adhesive flowers and McGill punched white butterflies.
A closer look at the drown which is used to pull out the message. I did make the base of the crown two layers for more stability. Gold Kelly Paper used along with Recollection Red Card Stock. Add Yellow Stickles for bling.
Overhead view:Side view:
A closer look at the "pull down" mechanism for the Princess.
To make the "pull down" mechanism, a bit of trial and error here. The red strip on the back of the Princess is my trial so I can be sure to position the "pull down" mechanism correctly on the card. To make this, cut (1) strip 1" x 7-1/2", on the 7-1/2" side, score 1/2", 3-1/2", 4", 7". Overlap and adhere the two 1/2" ends. Position strip on the back of the Princess. It took me 3 tries to get this right...........so adjust as you need.Card at back:
Cool card, eh? It took a bit longer than expected since I made some tweaks to the original card style. Taylor loved the card and I hope she will keep it for a long time. Thank you for stopping by today.