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Happy Birthday Ava

March 31, 2014

avas-birthday-card-2014-4I love the cards in a box that are all over the internet and especially on Pinterest.  They are so cute and by following this great video tutorial by Tanya Bell mine will fit into a standard C6 envelope.

I made this particular card for my granddaughter Ava who celebrates her fourth birthday today.

I used Raspberry Ripple card to construct my box and added Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper to Basic Gray card and then to the outside bottom sections of the box.  I embossed Very Vanilla card using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to decorate the fold out panels and also the back panel of the box.  Ava's-4th-Birthday-card-3I used the images from the Sketched Birthday stamp set to decorate my box.  Each of the images is stamped either in Stazon Jet Black ink and coloured using a Blender Pen and the ink in the lid of the ink pad or stamped using Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay or Summer Starfruit ink.Ava's-4th-Birthday-card  Most of the images were cut out by hand but the greeting on the front of the box was punched using the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.  I used a piece of Window Sheet to attach the number 4, which is cut from Raspberry Ripple card using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die.

I added a piece of Very Vanilla card which I stamped with the balloon image, one in each of the four colours to Basic Gray card and then the back panel.  This will give me room to write my message to Ava.

I know that Ava is going to love the fact that it is a “pop up” style card.  If you haven’t created one of these cards yet, then I suggest that you do, they are so much fun and a really quite easy once you know how.Avas-4th-birthday-gift-bag-

Of course I couldn’t just stop at a card, I had to make a gift bag as well.  I used a pre-purchase “white” bag and added my own decoration.  Once again I embossed Very Vanilla card using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.   I added strips of Raspberry Ripple card which I punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  The hats are made using the Pennant Parade stamp set and the four colours previously used.  I punched the hats using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the pom poms were punched using the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.Avas-4th-birthday-gift-bag-  The letters for her name were cut from Raspberry Ripple card using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die.  I stamped and hand cut the balloons.

I think they make a great gift set – what about you?

All of the supplies used to construct this card can be purchased at my online store.

Bye for now,





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