August 17, 2017

Pop-up Book Wedding Card

Love Story Book-style Wedding Card

What could be more romantic than a "Love Story" wedding card? And what could be more special that one with huge impact!

pop-up book wedding card, by Grace Baxter 2017

This pop-up card took extra time but is the perfect design for something really special. I love the Mr. & Mrs. foil cardstock which sets the theme on the cardfront. The sentiment is another one that I made especially for this occasion. As mentioned on a previous posting, I will be sharing some of my own Sentiment creations in an upcoming post. Stay tuned for that!

pop-up book wedding card front, by Grace Baxter 2017

 Inside Surprises

pop-up book wedding card, fully open. Design by Grace Baxter 2017
As soon as the card is opened, the fun kicks into high gear.

The frames, cut from the same Mr & Mrs cardstock used on the front took careful measuring. These were prepared as an over frame, rather than just sticking the messages on top of a panel. More work, but a much prettier result.

Wedding bells are cut from shiny silver foil CS, accented with crystal dingers and a white satin bow. The Sweethearts cartridge came in handy for this.

The bells are cut twice so that the inside of the bell could be textured. The cardstock is actually light gray.

Silver wedding bells are an older tradition works well with the modern lines of the card.

(Sorry about the glare. Shiny foil CS is difficult to capture without glare.)

Click any photo to see it larger.

My "Love Story Wedding Book" card was a joy to create and give. I hope it made the bride and groom smile.

August 8, 2017

Vintage Masculine B-day Card

A masculine card with a vintage feel. Colours are muted and the "painted wood" designer paper really looks like the paint is peeling off.

YOU-nique Bday card, designed by Grace Baxter

The Sentiment
I created a special sentiment to go along with the theme of the vintage paper. I first designed it in PhotoShop, then uploaded it into Cricut Design Space. This gave me an image to upload in Design Space to print then cut. 

About the Card

  • Size: 5x7" muted aqua base
  • Front:  2 finished panels 
    • 1 woodgrain paper, matted with chocolate brown;
    • 1 designer birthday paper matted with chocolate brown
  • vintage truck, cut from smooth rustic/vintage navy cardstock
  • truck mounted on corrugated piece (from a cookie package)


Prepare the verse in Word, print on cream coloured cardstock.

Cut a frame to lay OVER that page, rather than wasting designer paper by laying a large piece underneath the verse page.

I made my frame in Design space by creating 2 boxes, and "splicing" them to remove the centre piece. This leaves a nice frame without waste.

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