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Happy Birthday Abi

December 16, 2012

My eldest granddaughter turns 8 today.  I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone.  It only seems like yesterday we were anxiously waiting for her to enter the world and now she is so grown up.

I love to make things for my grandchildren and have had in mind to use the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! fabric in the Essentials Designer Fabric pack.  This pack contains 10 extra-large fat quarters in five colours and two designs.  I think it is so pretty.


I made Abi a skirt and then cut down a plain white T shirt and added a frill to match the skirt.  I love how it turned out and I know Abi will love that “twirly” skirt.


Of course I did buy a couple of other things and needed a way to package them, so I decorated a plain gift bag that I bought at Spotlight (maybe Michaels for my US followers).  I embossed Whisper White card using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and added a strip of Rich Razzleberry card which has been punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch, to the top and the bottom before attaching it to the bag. The little dress is made using a tutorial from the Stamp Academy.


I have a Gold Membership which allows me access to all their wonderful tutorials and techniques.   The pattern for the dress is from the New Catalogue Edition.  I made my dress from the Rich Razzleberry paper in the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.  I added a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon to the waist.  My little flower is made by punching the same Designer Series Paper using the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, cutting it into a spiral and then winding it around my Paper Piercer.  I use Crystal Effects to hold mine together and added it to the dress using a Mini Glue Dot.  I also added a large Basic Pearl to the centre.  I thought the neckline of the dress needed a little something too, so I added the “string of pearls”.  The greeting is from the Word Play stampset.  I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White card and punched it using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  I attached it to a Rich Razzleberry 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle and then to the bag.


I made the card to match the bag using the same embossing folders and the beautiful dress.  The greeting however comes from the Petite Pairs stampset.  Again it is stamped using Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White card, punched using the Large Oval Punch, attached to a Rich Razzleberry Scallop Oval and then the card front.

I love how bright and cheerful this set is and I know that Abi will appreciate it too.

Bye for now, Kris.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl M. permalink
    December 18, 2012 11:29 am

    I love the Rich Razzleberry “dress”, with polka-dots and pearls. Your Granddaughter will feel girly even before opening that beautiful gift.


  2. Lynda S permalink
    December 29, 2012 11:20 am

    WAAAAAYYYYYY cool Kris. Love what you created…and the gift back and co-ordinated card is perfect for Miss 8. Oh so well done. ooxx


  3. January 22, 2013 10:34 am

    Love love love it Kris & I bet Abby did too. This will really suit her


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