Friday, August 16, 2013

Cascading Princess Card

Another Grand Niece having a birthday - she is now 6. She still loves the whole Princess thing so I got the opportunity to use some SVG cut files I've had for her birthday card. Concept for this card is called a Concertina Card: tutorial can be found on Splitcoast Stampers here. Changes on my version: cut 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" instead of the 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and cut diagonally from the end to end with one end 2". The pocket was created by adding 1" x 4-3/8" strips (scored 1/2" to make the fold) to wrap around each side of the back 4-1/4' x 5-1/2" piece and the "wings". Inspiration is from Melissa on her blog here where she had made a Cinderella Birthday invitation for her daughter. DCWV Spring Fling Paper Pack used for this card. The cut files are from Lettering Delights Once Upon a Time (Crown and Carriage) and Happily Ever After (Princess).  Finished card size had to be 4-4/4" x 6-5/8".
 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
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 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.


Karli said...

adorable! I want to be a pretty, pretty princess so I can get a card like this *├ť*

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card and so sweet!
Paper Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Super card!
You do amazing things with paper and card stock.
Thanks for the info...I may try making this for a DGD.

eunice said...

Another fabulous cascade card, Patti! You are so good at coming up with ideas for this type of all the many, many details you added...lucky, lucky grand niece!!!