Rocket birthday card with matching box.

It is not very often I get to make a birthday cards for kids. Although I’m making lots of cards for welcoming babies or for maternity showers, the children cards where never my thing and I don’t even have as much supplies with kids themes, apart from freebies, which were included in craft magazines.

So when I had to make a card for ten years old boy I was a bit uncertain whether I will managed to make something nice and at the same time something enjoyable for the boy at this age.

I’ve made this box to match the card perfectly.

At first I had totally no idea, what to do. It was a short time notice, so I was nervously rumble through my stuff trying to find anything suitable for this card. I was thinking about football or maybe some wild animals theme and then I stumble upon a paper with star design, which I had as a free gift in one of the magazines. I had it for such a long time that I even forgot about it. But in the very same second I looked on it I automatically thought abut space rocket card.

I usually combined two colours together but this time I used three colour combo: silver, red and navy.

I remembered myself I also had a rocket stamp, which I have stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with pencils, adding some gamsol. I really like this technique as it really brings coloured images to life. Then I’ve decided to make it even more stand out, so I cover the whole image with embossing ink and sprinkle it with Wow embossing powder in Clear Sparkle Glitter shade.

Love this glitter effect from this embossing powder.

I also cut out couple stars and added banner with that boy name along with number 10 for his birthday. The number are from Spellbinders Alphabet die.

I used a Crop-a-Dile tool to set the eyelets, and then I thread 3 mm red ribbon through them on which I have hanged my banner.

To make it more special I decided to make this a free standing card, so I make it an easel card.

I cut a piece of red strip using a border die and attached it from only one side, so it will support the card once standing.
Lastly I added money envelope on the back side of the front panel.

The phrase “Sto lat”, which is a polish version of Happy birthday I simply printed on a piece of cardstock and cut it out with star die.

List of supplies:

It’s a boy

Hello my Sunshines,

I love pastel colours, that is why I really do love making all sorts of maternity leave, baby shower or welcome baby cards. This is an exploding box I’ve made for my friend from work, when she was leaving for her maternity.

The box is 8 inch tall (around 9 with lid on it) and it has a square base 4 by 4 inches.
I used 12 x 12 soft pastel double sided paper, and lined it with pearl cardstock in the shade of blue, which I also used to cut out the sign ‘It’s a boy’ on the top.
All messages in these circles I’ve printed on the copy paper, cut them out and put some shiny blue foil over it using my mink machine.
All flowers and leaves are also handmade by me. I cut them out from scraps of paper and then coloured them and shaped flowers with shaping mould. I’ve added some pearls and stamens for extra interest.
The baby cot is also made from white cardstock. I’ve filled it with a piece of blue tulle, and I’ve put some lace ribbon underneath, which I fold in a rosette shape.
This is how the closed box presents itself from the side.
And here is one more look from the top.
I’m really happy and delighted from the way it turned out.

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