Monday, February 10, 2014

Pop up Valentine

As any of my followers would know, I tend to follow sketches when making most of my cards because I just LOVE sketch challenges.  I love my son dearly, but he put me to the biggest challenge I have ever had to make him a Valentine card for his girlfriend by HIS specifications.  Now my son can be a sweetheart yet he can be a demanding child.  He wanted a card with five images, two of which I had to purchase.  One which was difficult to color.  He also drew a schematic for me which I will include to show how specific he was.  He wanted this to be large, and to even have burlap.  I argued that five images would conflict for the center of attention, but he insisted.  So this is what I came up with, so hopefully he will approve of it because I don't have time to re-do any of the images since he wants to give it to her tonight.  I did change it by making it into a pop up card so that it would not have such a competition for the images and I could fit everything in better.  I also put a small burlap heart on the front so hopefully that will do.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Flowered Heart
             Random Fan - Aiming for Love
             Whimpsy - Cute cupid
              Milk coffee - a Dancer
             Stamping Bazaar - Josie Hat
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Be mine vintage ticket; Every thing sweet
Spellbinders:  Heart; Scalloped Heart
Burlap - stash
Ribbon:  TCW
Distress Ink - on ticket

QKR - Ch. Hearts and Kisses
Make it Monday - Ch. 178
Paper Pretties - PWC296 Valentine/Love
Digi stamp 4 joy - Ch. 85 Hearts
Totally papercrafts - Ch. 205 - Hey cuties
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 71 Valentines - add some Red
OSAAT - Ch. 199 - Love
Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 63 Love
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything but a card
Catch the Bug - Love


Carla S. said...

Wow! Great job on your "order", Lisa! Your son was pretty specific, wasn't he! Great design and details! I'm sure it will fir the bill!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful box card Lisa.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Josephine said...

What a fabulous design!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Loz said...

Fabulous box card Lisa. I love this style of card..I saw this on MIM..Loz

mulberry station said...

Absolutely adorable Lisa. Such a fun idea!! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

Susan Hogan said...

He has been seeing you craft for too long! Ban him - he is too specific for my nerves!! How adorable is that sketch and the wish to give this to his girlfriend. You have rocked it of course - he will love it and so will she. A wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Cute sketch and your card is super fantastic. Great job Lisa. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

DesignerDiva said...

WOW this is a really clever design! Love it and its super cute too!
Thanks for playing along at Totally PaperCrafts this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

wow! amazing box card! stunning! I love it! you made me laugh with your son's demands!!! lol. you did an amazing job! I saw you on Make it Monday (MIM) and had to leave a comment as I loved this card so much!
Mirella DK

karalschuknecht said...

How cute and what a great mom to do this for her son. Thanks for joining us this week for "Hearts & Kisses." Good Luck, and join us again.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Penny said...

Goodness, what a great job of fulfilling your son's wish list! I am really impressed! (And I would have told him no, because I am not so accommodating!) I would expect his girlfriend to be happy to get this, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

aussie aNNie said...

Super fold love this one and thank you for joining in the fun at DigiStamps 4 Joy..
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Glittertastic said...

This is so clever - I wish I had the patience to make something like this! Thanks for playing this week at Totally Papercrafts


CG said...

Such a beautiful card's one of my new favorite techniques! Great story behind it -- you did a wonderful job for your demanding son LOL! I know his girlfriend will love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘HEARTS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kathy said...

How fun and creative, I've never done a pop up. This is beautifully constructed. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Catch the Bug this week for our Love challenge!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cute! Thank you for playing along with our Valentines/Add Some Red challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Best of luck in the draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Adventures of a Crafty Traveller said...

I love the pop up card. Excellent construction and perfect for all the images. This sounds like something my youngest will do to me when he is older! Thankyou for sharing with us at Make It Monday.

Rachael :-)


Wow - that was a difficult order, but your card came out super special! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo for our LOVE themed challenge this week, and GOOD LUCK in the draw! We hope you'll join us again soon.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Margaret said...

Wow! He sure is specific about what he wants. How old is this boy? LOL! You did a fabulous job following his instructions. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck. Maggie-DT