Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sizzix Flying Easel New Baby Twins Card

This card is for my brother's family. Two weeks ago, my sister-in-law gave birth to twin girls at 27 weeks. The babies are so, so tiny - they weighed 1lb 13oz, and 2lb 7oz. It's a scary time, but they are making progress. The girls have been named Harriet and Vivienne, and they are incredible!
I made this flying easel card, which you can find instructions for by Karen Burniston, here.
I used the Pop 'n Cuts Square card with Ornate Edge, for the card base, and used dies from Karen's Wavy Label Framelits set, for the opening and the frame round it.
 I trapped some twine between the two frame parts (I added an extra layer on top), and then added separate bows at each side, and folded little bunting flags over the twine, with a bit of ATG glue to keep them in place. The letters and heart were from a couple of old chipboard sets.
The paper is 'Floral Pavilion' by First Edition.
I used Karen Burniston's Fancy Frame Bigz die for the outer frame shape on the floor of the card, and used a circle punch on glitter card, and then a Melissa Fances sticker for the centre. I think the sentiment is just perfect! 
These bits were all stuck down with foam pads, and they stop the top part of the card slipping forwards.
I then added a couple of strips of card to decorate the edge.

 The card's not really designed to stand up like this below, but it looks quite pretty, seeing the frame half of the card folded out flat, with the sentiment peeping through...
 For the back of the card (actually the bottom), I added a couple more die cuts from the Wavy Label Framelits set, and added my message there.

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  1. Wow! This card is absolutely gorgeous, just like your beautiful nieces. Such pretty names! My twins were 33-weekers and spent some time in NICU as well, and now they are average-sized teenagers. Small packages are sometimes the strongest. Welcome, Harriet and Vivienne!

  2. This an absolutely beautiful card Helen. I think the sentiment is perfect! I'm sure it will be treasured always.

  3. Oh my! This is special enough to frame.

  4. What a stunning card! I like how you used the Fancy Frame. What a beautiful card for two beautiful cherished babies.

  5. Helen, this is absolutely gorgeous. Wow.
    Cheers, Karen