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Happy Birthday Elyssa

March 6, 2016

Elyssa's-8th-birthday-4Today my granddaughter Elyssa celebrates her 8th birthday.  I can’t celebrate with her today so we had a shopping day last week and lunch out which was rather lovely.  She got to shop for her birthday gifts – clothes of course – which she rather enjoyed and so did I.

I made her a centre step card for her birthday and used the Whisper White A4 Thick card for the base.  I added a strip of designer paper from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and a different paper on each of the side steps. Elyssas-8th-birthday-5 I embossed Whisper White card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached it to Melon Mambo card before attaching to the card base.  I stamped the “look who’s turning” from the Number of Years stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink.  I free cut the greeting, attached it to Mint Macaron card and free cut once again before attaching it to the card front.  I cut the number from Crushed Curry card using the Large Number Framelits Dies.  Elysa's-8th-birthdayI stamped the banner from the Number of Years stamp set onto Whisper White card using Sahara Sand ink and stamped the greeting from the Boys Will be Boys stamp set onto the banner before cutting it out with the matching Large Number Framelits Die.  This is a rather simple card but she loved  it because it “stands” all by itself.

I also made an envelope for the card using the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and the Envelope Punch BoardElyssa's-8th-birthday-2I wanted the envelope to stay shut to I pierced a hole on the envelope flap and also on the envelope just below the opening.  I punched two 3/4″ circles from Melon Mambo card, inserted a Mini Silver Brad through the circle and into the holes I punched.  I tied a length of Whisper White Baker’s Twine behind the Melon Mambo circle on the envelope and wrapped it in a figure “8” around both circles.

Lastly I decorated a gift bag to match the card.  I added a strip of It’s My Party Designer Series Paper to Sahara Sand card.  I punched one long edge of Melon Mambo card using the Hearts Border Punch and attached it behind the Sahara Sand before attaching to the front of the bag.

So Happy Birthday Elyssa I hope you have a wonderful day.

Bye for now,

Kris

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