Friday, 24 May 2013

Alice in Wonderland Playing Card Card!

I really enjoyed making this card for one of my husbands work friend who is moving jobs. I know she's a Disney fan, and I had these amazing White Rabbit charms I got from a craft fair in February. So with those two things in mind I decided to do an Alice in Wonderland inspired card. I also had a pack of mini playing cards I got a few years ago in a Christmas cracker. 
I found a quote from Alice in Wonderland which I felt was relevant to moving jobs.

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where-"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go."

I then realised I needed some kind of background for them to be on, and as my Silhouette was already out I thought I'd play around with a playing card suit theme. I created a file of small repeating hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs and sized it to my card. I even cut diagonal strips of red paper to go behind the hearts and diamonds.

I stuck down the mini cards and the charm with double sided tape, and the charm can easily be removed to be added to a charm bracelet or keyring.

When my husband gave her the card she loved it, and said it was the best card she'd ever had. I must say I was so really pleased :)

I've gone through a phase of making cards/gifts for people and not getting much response. The worst thing when you put time and love into creating something is for them to never mention it! They either a) didn't like it or b) don't appreciate it. Either of which pretty much sucks. Its nice to get good feedback when people really like what you've made.
Have you ever had anyone just not acknowledge something you've made for them?


  1. This is an amazing card and you really had your recipient in mind when making it. A perfect quote, too!
    I mail a lot of cards to friends and family "just because" and it is always disappointing when no feedback is received.

  2. you really have put a lot of effort into making that amazing card so its good to hear it was appreciated. I only send handmade cards to people I know will like them!

    In answer to the comment you left me...i'd say with great difficulty lol. It really was hard to whittle down what photos to use especially when i took thousands. I found that a lot of my photos were similar. I worked on them separating them by day and then worked my way around the park selecting photos for each ride/show/character. I had 500 printed and have used 12" 4x6 page protectors for photos that I felt didn't warrant a full 12x12 layout. I hope this helps. We went to disneyland paris when I only had my eldest, he was 2 1/2 and Buzz Lightyear was his hero! We had a brilliant time - I hope you do too. x