Monday, May 4, 2009

So excited!

OK - this is a work in progress but I was so excited that the idea worked that I had to share the rough prototype!! This is the invitation I want to make for my daughter's 4th birthday. It is based on the flower pot template that I made at Nancy's stamp camp but, the flower pot becomes a bucket and the flowers are replaced by a punch crab resting on the spade handle!!

I will add in all the details tomorrow for anyone interested, but here is mark 1!!

I need to shorten the spade handle as it is too high up and, obviously, move the time/place stamp down so that the crab legs don't cover it. I still can't believe that the crab looks like a crab (I know it's missing two legs but it was getting a little crowded up there) !!

I really hope she likes it!



The sand pail was based on the flower pot template but without the folded over rim at the top. The front was covered in Sweet Slumber DP and a strip of So Saffron ribbon (from SAB) was added around the top.

The card inside is a rectangle (2.5 x3.5 inches) with a triangle on top (this needs to be shortened so I won't give dimensions).

The crab was made using Ruby Red cardstock:

Body - 2.5 inch oval punch, two made (for front and back).

Eyes - stalks were made with the word window punch and then a 0.5 inch white circle was punched and stuck on top.

Legs - 6 of the smaller photo corners were punched out for the legs.

Claws - the bottoms are word window punch outs and the claws were made by punching a 1 inch circle, cutting in half, cutting a zig-zag pattern on one side and then sticking back together.

After everything was glued in place onto one oval, the second oval was glued on the back to hide all the bits.

The "You're invited" and time/date stamps are from Hugs and Wishes. The Oval scallop punch was used to make the oval on front and it was mounted on dimensionals.


  1. That's just tooooo cute!!! I love punchies.
    Great job!!

  2. I hope you aren't making too many of those! It is super cute but looks like ALOT of work!

  3. This is very cute!! Great job!!

  4. This is just too cute! I love the punch crab, I never would have noticed that he was missing two legs!

  5. This is adorable! You did such a good job on it!