Sunday 22 April 2012

Bon Appetit...C4C133 and TSG152

While browsing through my blogger Dashboard today, I came across this posting by Sharon, the Island Stamp Queen.
Sharon's card
She made an adorable pop-up card, and included the link to the site where she found the video tutorial, by Dawn. Dawn's card is included below.
Dawn's card

Now, I was thinking about creating something for this week's There She Goes Challenge, which was to make something for your Dad; I also saw that TSG is sponsoring a challenge by Crazy4Challenges this weekend. The challenge there involves adding black cardstock to make your creation POP.  So one thought led to another and I decided to create a pop-up card and some wine labels for my Dad.

This requires a little back-story: my Dad is Scottish, and as such, loves a bargain, so in retirement he has started making his own wine, from one of those WineKitz-type stores. The other thing about him is that he was a Chemistry professor, and well, he just can't help tweeking those recipes a bit... The result is many bottles of wine that are just...okay. But he loves giving them to his children!  I decided to make some stamped labels for his wine, using the Bon Appetit stamp set from TSG.  Besides the chubby little chef, there are ALL KINDS of goodies in this set, for cooking, setting the table, putting items on his tray, you get the idea.

I used my printer for producing the "Castle Macdonald"labelling in Gothic font (Celtic "Chateau Rotheschild?") along with the wine variety. Then I cut them out with Nestabilities "Label 2", stippled around the edges, and stamped the wine glasses and bottle from the TSG set. I mounted them on plaid papers (more Scottish tie-ins!).

The pop-up card is an invitation to a wine-tasting! It actually folds flat, and can be put into an envelope for mailing. I assembled the card according to the tutorial directions (see link above).

I stamped the chef with archival ink, then coloured him with markers, paper-piecing his pants and kerchief. I added the wine bottle and a couple of glasses to his tray. I added the "Bon Appetit" sentiment to the front edge along with a paper flag, button and twine bow. Specifics for the wine-tasting party could be printed on the back of the standing part of the card.

So I hope that pleases the folks at TSG and Crazy4Challenges. I'll send the wine labels to my Dad, but I'm not sure we'll do the wine-tasting party with the "Castle Macdonald" vintages...


  1. Very nice!!! Glad I posted that--and Dawn for me! Lol! Isn't the web/blogs/juxtapost---just AWESOME for ideas?! I still buy magazines--but not nearly as much-I just blog hop! Thanks for the credit and for sharing! Blessings, Sharon

  2. WICKED cute idea! Thanks so much for playing along with There She Goes - hope you will join us again!

  3. What a great project, Caroline! I love how you were inspired by the pop-up cards and put your own personal spin on it. I think your Dad's going to have quite the chuckle over the invitation!

  4. OK you will officially be the favorite daughter again after that one! Well maybe not... you did not exactly exalt his wines! ;-)

    Love the card and the labels and the idea of combining them as a gift is great.


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