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Happy Birthday Elyssa

March 6, 2014

My granddaughter Elyssa is celebrating her 6th birthday today.  I can’t believe how quickly she is growing up!  Today I will share the card I made for her.  I think I may have mentioned before that there is a little bit of pressure when I make these cards, because all the grandchildren check it out to see what Nan has made and whether it measures up or not.

I was inspired to create this LaLaLoopsy punch art figure for the front of my card by this one that I saw on Pinterest.  The creator Wendy Cranford even has a video to show how to create her version.  I must admit I didn’t watch the video but the photo was enough to get me started.  It is perfect for Elyssa as she loves LaLaLoopsy.


I used Pink Pirouette card for the face, arms and legs (1-3/4″ Circle, Large heart and Word Window Punches).  The hair and feet are Tangerine Tango.  I used the Fringe Scissors to add some dimension to the fringe and to create the “ponytails”.  The dress is cut from Gingham Garden DSP using one of the Dress Up Framelits.  The hair bows are just two Small Hearts punched from the same paper with the addition of a Large Basic Pearl.  The eyes are punched from Basic Black using the Owl Builder Punch.  I hand drew the eyelashes and to create the mouth I used a 3/4″ Circle to trace around.  To add the cheeks I used my blender pen and a little Pink Pirouette ink.

The card is cut from Whisper White using the Label Pop’n Cuts Base.  I added a piece of Whisper White to cover the front and back which I embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I added a trim of Island Indigo card punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch.


Inside the card I added more embossed Whisper White card with the same Island Indigo trim.  Although I did stamp Make a Wish from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in Island Indigo onto the panel for the bottom of the card before I embossed. Elyssas-birthday-card-insid To make my “happy” banner, I used MDS.  I used the Banner Blast Digital Download  to create the small banners and changed the colours to Melon Mambo, Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight.  I used the Timeless Type Alphabet Digital Download to add the letters.  I printed them onto Whisper White card and then used the Banner Blast Punch to cut them out.  They are attached to a length of Whisper White Bakers Twine and then to toothpicks which I secured to the back of the pop up using sticky tape.  I added the bows with a really small amount of Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  The frame from the Four Frames stamp set is stamped in Melon Mambo. Inside-Elyssa's-birthday-ca I stamped “birthday” from the Fabulous Phrases stampset using Island Indigo ink.  I used the Deco Framelit Dies to cut out the greeting and also the Island Indigo and Whisper White card.

I stamped the candles from the Cycle Celebration stamp set using Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight ink.  I cut the candles out and added them beside the greeting.  I must admit I really love the finished card.



Of course, I had to decorate the gift bag to match.  I embossed Whisper White card and added a strip of Island Indigo card which I punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch to the top and bottom. This card is attached to a purchased White gift bag.   I created another LaLaLoopsy Doll and added Happy Birthday.  The letters were cut from Island Indigo card using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (retired).

I’m happy to say that the card and the matching bag were a big hit with Elyssa and the other grandchildren.  Of course, Elyssa like what was in the bag too.

I’d love to hear what you think?

Bye for now,


One Comment leave one →
  1. March 8, 2014 2:21 am

    Beautiful card!!! I’m sure Elyssa will love it. I know what you mean about the pressure. Everyone expects you to outdo the last card. One time I just gave up and bought a store card. Lol….. 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend!! ~Sophia


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