dinsdag 24 juli 2012

Birthday pile up for my FIL

Hi crafters out there!!

I'm back with another card. A few months back I decided I needed this cute stamp by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps named Birthday Pile Up. I never got around to using it though and have been feeling bad about it ever since. So for my Father in Law's 68th birthday that's coming up next Friday I decided I needed to show this baby some love :).

The base of this is actually a round cd or dvd case I bought years ago. I had planned to use them as a prettier way of storing my stamps then I had done until then in those jewel cases but was very dissapointed to find out there was no inlay I could take out. The bottom has a sort of embossed part where you can put your cd or dvd over. So these have been lying around ever since. I have adhered some (ink distressed) design paper behind the clear window and on top of it and I have decorated it with some ribbon and some stars that I cut out with nestibility star shaped dies. The metal dots are from Hotfix and they have been attached with an applicator. Here is the image, as always colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced:
Aren't they cute? I think these are perfect for any celebration. And when you open the case:
There is a decorated CD inside. I'm planning to write an invitation on the lighter orange part. What do you give a man who doesn't really need anything? Quality time with his son and grandchildren, and I get to go along for the ride ;). Just kidding, I have a very good relationship with my in laws and my father in law is a super granddad to my kids.
 This is the back, I kept the middle of the CD undecorated so it could be replaced in the case.
And the little pieces to show you guys why I have a blister on the side of my middle finger :).

That's it for now. Still very inspired though so there's bound to be more to see here soon.

Big hugs!!

16 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een prachtige creatie

  2. He Mariska,
    wat een gaaf idee, zo'n box. erg mooi gemaakt! en een leuke afbeelding.
    Groetjes Brenda

  3. Jeetje wat een leuk idee Mariska en super mooi uitgewerkt!
    Groetjes Heidy

  4. Heel erg leuk schitterende kaart Mariska
    Groetjes Ghea

  5. Wowwww Mariska,wat heb je dit prachtig gemaakt.

    Liefs Riet.

  6. My lovely freind this is absolutely beautiful, you are the queen of decoupage, I really dont kn ow which parts you think of to cut out, your brilliant hunnie and this is delghtful hes gonna love it big huggies June xx

  7. fabulous projet mariska !! i love it
    hugs coco

  8. Wat een geweldig mooie creatie weer!


  9. Hoi Mariska, wat een geinige kaart! Liefs, Frea

  10. Oh my! This is absolutely FANTASTIC, Mariska! Wow! I'm always amazed by your cards and projects, and this one is no exception! LOVE!!!! Hope your blister gets better soon - I think it was totally worth it... of course, it's not MY finger. LOL =) thanks for the inspiration! ~Christy

  11. Hoi Maris, hij is zo schattig!!! Mooi gemaakt en denk dat je FIL dat ook zal vinden. Knuf en tot gauw Diaan

  12. Love this Mariska! Gorgeous bling and what a fun layout :D

  13. Your cards are gorgeous Mariska, love your paper piecing - but where do you find the patience for this:)
    You colour the image so beautiful too!
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  14. So Amazing! That is such a sweet image.
    Hugs, Dangina

  15. WOW!! This is gorgeous. I love the design and fab image