Wednesday 13 April 2016

Olivia's Ballerina Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

I have another card to share today, for our 4 year old Granddaughter Olivia. With her disease (Pulmonary Hyptertension), the families life can be very isolating. Our daughter will be home schooling Olivia and her young brothers, they don't go to the grocery store if colds or the flu is going around in their town etc etc etc. But Olivia really wanted to go to Ballet Class.

It's the only time she's been able to just be a 4 year old girl playing with like minded 4 year olds - all dreaming of being a ballerina. Our daughter waits in the parking lot during class with a portable DVD player for the boys, so she is close if Olivia's heart starts to do anything strange. After class, Olivia needs oxygen and can barely make it in the door before collapsing and going to sleep. But she loves to go to Ballet Class and I'm so happy she gets to take part.

The little tutu covers Olivia's medicine pump and other than the band around her upper arm holding the medicine tube in place - she looks like all the other girls in class. Haha, except she is the one going left when the group goes right, or holding up her right arm when the rest holds up their left.  Their recital is next month and I simply cannot wait! I made Olivia a card for the occasion and we will pick her up a bouquet of flowers before the recital.

Olivia loves pink (and purple) and when I saw these chipboard stickers I just couldn't pass them up for this card. I made a Pop-Up inside, using the Lucy Label Pop-Up by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. All the pink glittered paper was made using ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter. The patterned paper has glittery bits in it as well.

Accordion Ring Frame Edges helped create the glittery banners on the background, and I used the slot that comes with the Lucy Label Pop Up to add a tab for the 'pirouette' sticker.

Christina Bethlehem Photography did a little photo shoot and here is one of her photos of Olivia wearing her recital outfit.

Patterned paper - Die Cuts With A View
Lucy Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape - 2-1/2" and 1/8" width's
Pink card stock - Stampin' Up
Stickers - Recollections
616 Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Ring Accordion Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ribbon - Michaels
Fine Point Tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Oval Pull Card (ovals), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lattice Frame (flourishes), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. she is so pretty! and your card too

  2. Dance recitals are the best and your sweet card is a perfect memento for beautiful Oivia!

  3. what little girl wouldn't love that card. Beautiful photo of Olivia too

  4. What a beautiful little girl. She will love her special card from Grandma

  5. Your granddaughter is going to LOVE that card! My favorite colors are pink and purple too, that is why this card caught my eye. So pretty as is your Olivia.

    This has got me to thinking that I have to get our my Sizzix paper dolls, I have 3 sizes so at least one will work on pop up cards.


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