Thursday, March 24, 2022

Party like a pirate

 I have no idea how this happened, but my oldest is turning 16 tomorrow!!  16 is a big deal, so I wanted to create a fun, interactive card, and this is what I came up with: a fun 3-D pirate-themed box card.

I bought the MFT "Out of the Box" die a month or so ago and hadn't gotten it out to play yet.  This was the perfect time!  It was really quite easy to put together, if I had stuck to the basic design . . . but, no, I wanted to create a see-through look on the front so I made it a little more difficult for myself.  But the way it turned out was worth it.  Since there really wasn't any place for a sentiment on the front of the card, I added some decorative panels on the sides: this side has the sentiment . . .

and this side has a black, glittery "16", die cut out of black glitter paper.  You can see the fun dimension added by all the little shelves inside the box.
So fun, and I love how cute the different sea creatures are!

Stamps: MFT "Party Like a Pirate" and "Friends with Fins"
Dies: MFT "Outside the Box", "Ocean Waves", "Ocean Floor"; Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillsides"; Papertrey Ink "By the Numbers" border die
Stencil: Taylored Expressions "Set the Scene: Clouds"

Cutie Pie  #169--beginning with B (I have a lot of blue)
Die Cut Divas--birthday
Craft Rocket #90--use an animal
Dare 2B Artzy--anything goes
NBUS #36--anything goes with never before used shtuff (first time using the out of the box die set)
Incy Wincy Designs--nature and scenery
Fab n Funky #547--hand colored image
Penny's Challenge #517--anything goes
Creative Fingers #257--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #631--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #604--all occasions


Lisa xx said...

Hi, this looks fabulous! I'm sure it will be joyfully received. Definitely plenty of Blue making it perfect for our B theme

Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge

Suze said...

Fun card Heather. Thank you for entering the (Nature and Scenery) and/or (Home and Food) Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Darnell said...

Heather, this is fun with a capital F and just perfect for your brand new 16-year-old! I love all the awesome personalized details and texture and dimension! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! (And in another blink of an eye, you will find yourself looking at a 16-year-old grandchild! I mean, not too soon, of course, but it is mind-blowingly fast!) Hugs, Darnell

Sheryl said...

Oh, my grandson would love this card. It is the perfect card for a boy's birthday.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Ellen said...

Great creation, well done!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Lori Podolsky said...
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Lori Podolsky said...

I just LOVE your creative and interactive card, Heather! Your teen is in for a treat, for sure. So glad you joined us on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - D

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
Penny's Challenge
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MeSi said...

Wow, I really love this. So awesome! Thank you for joining The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!

Merja DT

JoAnn said...

Love your box card with those cute images and the die cut waves. Great job Heather. TFS

foleysfriend said...

Amazing card! It's precious. I can feel the love that you put into this card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

sue n.

Helen said...

That looks amazing! What a great, fun card.

Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

Helen x

Arlene said...

Oh my gosh - this is fantastic. I love the the see-through quality to your project. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Birthday challenge this month.

Pat K said...

Fabulous out of the box card that brought a smile to my face. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat Kxx