I have never made a Christening card before so had to go searching for inspiration on the WWWW (Wonderful World Wide Web!). I don’t think I actually saw a Bookatrix card anywhere but something obviously made me think of this. So, I got out various pieces of pink card (did I mention it was for a little girl?) and made the card with four layers all cut out with fancy edging scissors and peel-offs laid around the edges. The back panel I ran through my Grand Calibur with a Sizzix embossing plate to add hearts and take away the plainness.
The name and verse were printed onto shrink paper and the larger one cut out with a label nestability, the smaller with a craft knife and fancy-corner scissors. When heating these to shrink them I placed them over a large can – not as easy as just shrinking them flat that’s for sure! They wanted to blow all over the place – even when I used my gentler heat-tool – so I had to keep chasing them and placing them back over the can to get that curved shape.
Before I did that, of course, I punched holes for the brads and coloured the edges with a little pink ink. After shrinking I gave them a coat of dilute PVA for protection.
I shaped the card to fit these hard plastic panels and used small brads to hold them in place. A bit of pink gingham ribbon with an overlay of organza ribbon wrapped around the whole book and a large, heart-shaped tag on the back to write the sentiment in and it was finished.
Well, actually it wasn’t! You can’t stick these things in an envelope! I had to make a box for it — you can see it in a photo below.