Friday, August 15, 2008

All Wrapped Up

It's Sue's turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers this week and she wants us all to wrap up.
It’s a Wrap

No, not the kind stuffed with Chicken & Cesar Salad or the woolly kind you put around your shoulders to keep you warm, mind you, the way our summer is going I think we could all do with one of those!

I would like you to give your card a coat made of acetate, vellum or anything for that matter.
As long as it ‘wraps’ around the outside of your card, anything goes!

hmmm, this one had me stumped for a few days. Whenever I sat down to try and get something made all I managed to do was surround myself with bits of vellu, acetate and other stash - none of which sparked an idea that I could actually work with. Eventually I made a card with an acetate wrap. It was a regular side opening card, but the acetate folded around it in a gatefold fashion and was tied with ribbon. If you've already checked the DCM blog, you'll have noticed that my card on there doesn't bear any relation to the one I've just described. That's because at some point yesterday afternoon I decided that I hated the other card. It was awkward and cumbersome and every time I looked at the photos I liked it less. So back to the drawing board.

My Think Pink kits arrived last week - part of the fundraising effort for Breast Cancer Care over at Bubbly Funk. In each kit is a pretty pink drawstring bag and I got to thinking how small a card would have to be to fit inside one of these bags. The answer was VERY small, too small really - but what if I made it into an accordian card?
So I spent all yesterday afternoon and some of the evening at my desk - I've not made an accordian card before so it was a bit of trial and error. This morning I've made all the letter tags for the back of the card and at about 9.50 this morning I finished decorating the bag - just in time do take some photos and get it on the blog. phew!
The card measures only 8 x 6 cms and has 6 "pages" either side.
These pictures aren't great, I'll try and replace them with better ones later.



Papers are Imaginisce (yes, I know you're saying; "Not Again"), lots of the ribbon and buttons are from the Think Pink kit already mentioned, plus flowers, brads and other stuff from my stash.
I enjoyed making this - but with hindsight I wouldn't use my regular 280gsm cardstock as it's made a rather bulky finished card - Bazzill weight would have been fine as there's paper on both sides to stiffen it. I'd also have made some of the pages before sticking to the card to make concealing sticthes, brad prongs etc would have been easier. I actually made this from 3 spereate "cards" so I needed to use the paper to join them all together - using 12x12 Bazzill would have been easier.

The DCM Design Team have made some fantastic cards this week, with a dare like this it's hard to show in one photo how the cards work, so do pop around and visit the personal blogs as we can show more photos of the details on those.

Great dare Sue - this one was a REAL challenge!

23 comments:

Rein said...

Fabulous Kathy, love the sweet colors!

Lythan said...

this card is so fabby and well worth all the effort Kathy. And you are trying to get me to buy those papers aren't you. Still trying not to succumb!

tracy said...

very sweet kathy :)

Sue said...

Wow Kathy what a super idea. I love the way you decorated the bag as well.
Sue x

Janice said...

OMG Kathy that is the most fantastic little card and the baggie idea is brill. This has to be one of your best ever.

All Pink girl said...

Kathy ,its oh so pink and so gorgeous i love it ,Dawnxxx
hope you are well xxxx

Hazel said...

Fabba delicious, Kathy!!

Nickynoo said...

So pink and girly, fab idea for a card and the decorated bag is gorgeous!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kathy!!! X

Lydia said...

Love it!!! Very cute and a fab idea!! xx

Di said...

Fantastic Kathy, I have a few of those bags so another project to add to my to do list xxx

Judy said...

WOW, Kathy, what a brilliant idea! Ideas are what I have been short of lately, I'm blaming it on the very long wet winter. I think they call it SAD syndrome!!!
(Got to blame something!!)
JudyNZ

Susan (Sue H) said...

This is amazing Kathy but then, so was the first card you made. I love them both and only wish I had half your talent.

Lisa said...

soooooooooo CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
lis xxxxx

CraftyC said...

Wow Kathy, that is just gorgeous, very girly!!
Clairexx

Kimberly said...

this is one of the CUTEST cards I have seen in awhile! Your effort was well worth the end result, TFS!

carolann said...

Wow stunning work hun this is beautiful hun xxx

Lauren said...

What a fabulous project! I love how you adorned the little bag it comes in.

SueF said...

Fantastic Kathy - must have taken an age to make

Lorraine Robertson said...

This is gorgeous & funny enough I have just made a similar card for my friends little girls birthday... she is turning 4 and I wanted to do something different for her.

Lorraine xxx

Cuchy said...

Fabulous minialbum. Totally creative and original. M.Carmen

Penny said...

Hi Kathy, this really is AMAZING!! What an original and funky idea, I love it!

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous and so are your cards above!