Friday, 24 October 2014

The 'Frozen' craze

Over in Germany, two little girls are absolutely crackers about the film 'Frozen' and anything remotely linked. Their Birthday gifts from us are 'Frozen' related - and I also sent a box full of 'Frozen' themed disposable party plates, cups, napkins, cake toppers, party bags etc. to cover both their Birthday parties - they are only a couple of weeks apart. At least Mum can just whisk the disposable stuff into a bin bag after each of the parties :)

At aged seven (a week ago today), Mia is absolutely enthralled with Elsa which meant that making this card was a no-brainer - Elsa would be in charge:
I used:

- 8" x 8" square white tent style card blank

- pale blue snowflake backing card from the Christmas box of card stock - it's probably KanBan. Used a Martha Stewart PATP corner snowflake punch just to add interest to the bottom corners and popped aurora borealis gems in the centres

- the image of Elsa came from the internet, there are loads to be found with no copyright issues, including Disney ones such as this one - just Google and be amazed! Printed it onto photographic card, trimmed to size and added a few small aurora borealis gems to the image (as you do) 

- the striped and spotted organza ribbons came from my ribbon box and I tied a silver snowflake charm to the bow using silver cord

- at three corners added a punched snowflake (from a snippet of white card which had been covered with self adhesive sparkly film) and topped them with aurora borealis gems

- Sarn to the rescue, I used a die cut number 7 she sent me a while back and popped it onto a punched circle of navy card which I just edged using a silver calligraphy pen

- the 'Birthday Wishes' sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, popped onto a punched oval of navy card

- the little alphabetic squares that I used to spell out MIA are also by Craftwork Cards and I just popped them onto 1" squares of navy card before adding some small Aurora Borealis gems

Although the in-house critic gave this a huge thumbs up - I suspect he doesn't realise that it's always so much harder to make a card to a specific theme, especially including some personalisation. But, he did refer to me as a 'Fairy Godmother' later on when I was clearing up the mess from making this card, so maybe he knows there was a bit of magic used :)

The feedback from Mia? She absolutely loved this card - nice to know it was a hit :)

Di
x

17 comments:

  1. Of course Mia loved this card! Jack would love it too. Girls and boys are crazy about this movie around here. Pop and I are pretty fond of it too. It's a great movie and some beautiful music! Your embellishments are so perfect. It's as if Elsa cast her spell on the card!

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  2. I'm not surprised that Mia loved her card. It's perfect for someone who loves Frozen. I know what you mean about making a card to a specific theme. It always seems harder to make. xx

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  3. TFS for sharing this card with Us! looks amazing and so pretty.
    cheers
    bibiana
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  4. That's just gorgeous Di. Our little Lexi loves frozen too...to the point that first thing on a Monday morning I am expected to put her hair up like either Elsa or Anna in the 5 mins we have to get ready to go to pre school :-)
    As I always say....I like a challenge!
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  5. I also loved the Frozen movie! Please remember this come April! LOL!

    Fabulous card Di - no wonder Mia loved it.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. Aww what a gorgeous card! Love the snowflakes and the pretty ribbon and charm to finish!
    Lucy x

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  7. Gorgeous card for Mia
    stunning image
    hugs Tamara

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  8. Who could fail to love this card, especially Mia? It is gorgeous. You will need nos. 4 and 9 for Sandra and I next year!! Even Mr Hettie liked the film! I think the great music helped.
    Hugs
    xx

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  9. This is so precious. I bet it was a bit hit with her. You did a perfect job using the image from the internet. So pretty.

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  10. I can see why Mia loved her card. I watched the film at one of our boys´house when we were over, and I thought it was quite good and the song is very catchy. There are certainly plenty of images around, and the one you chose was sure to be a hit. Lots of nice little embellishments to make it your own too. Kate x

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  11. So lovely Diane, a really pretty card. My granddaughter would love this, she's 'frozen' mad, yet only four!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  12. Hi Di,aka Fairy Godmother, lol.
    fabulous card, and no wonder she loved it.
    I don't think there is a child who isn't enthralled with that film, or should I say female child.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. This is a gorgeous card for your granddaughter Di. I'm afraid that having no grandchildren 'Frozen' has passed me by but the image is certainly adorably princess-like and the colours are really pretty, and I can see why she loved it. x

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  14. Oh how wonderful is your card this is just so beautiful Di and perfect in every way xx

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  15. How could she not love this card when it's her favorite character? The idea of matching party supplies is such a thoughtful way to send love as well! You truly are a great fairy godmother :)

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  16. Fab card and nice that your effort was appreciated. Great idea to send the disposable party ware. Hugs mrs A.

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  17. Hi Di, Mia truly loves her birthday card and I must admit this time the photo of it is miles apart from the real one ... it is marvelous!!! Also the party was a hit with all the FROZEN stuff :o))
    And big thumbs up from me on tidying up afterwards. Livi is pretty excited about her birthday card ... me too ;o)

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