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Happy Birthday Jae

October 27, 2016

My granddaughter Jae is celebrating her 8th birthday on Saturday.  We won’t be seeing her on Saturday so we had a small celebration after school today.  When you see all the grandchildren growing up so quickly it makes you realise how precious the time is we get to spend with them.  Hope she has a fantastic day on Saturday.

I created her birthday card after seeing a Double Z Fold card by Amanda Bates.  She used the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper to create her card which I don’t have so I improvised and used some of the retired It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack which I had in my stash.  I also decided that I would leave out the double Z fold and just create a flap on the front.jaes-8th-birthday-2

My base card is A4 Thick Whisper White cut to 14.8cm x 21cm scored along the 21cm length at 14.8cm, making the card almost 6″ square.  I added a piece of the Melon Mambo “starry” Designer Series Paper from the It’s My Party Designer Series paper Stack to the inside of the card.  I stamped “let’s Celebrate” from the Confetti Celebration stamp set on a 10.5cm square of Whisper White card  and centred it on the Melon Mambo DSP.  I cut another piece of the same Designer Series Paper 5.5cm x 13.8cm and used the reverse side.  The DSP is layered onto Melon Mambo and then onto the flap on the left hand side.  jaes-8th-birthday-3I attached a layer of 10.5cm square Whisper White card to the left hand flap so that it covered the Whisper White layer on the inside of the card.  I stamped the image from the Marquee Messages stamp set onto Whisper White card 9.5cm x 9.5cm using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped “it’s your” on the inside of the frame using the same ink.  I stamped the large arrow onto Melon Mambo card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut it out and attached it over the stamped image.  I stamped the banner  and “birthday” onto Bermuda Bay card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  cut it out and attached it over the stamped image. jaes-8th-birthday-4 I coloured the ladder banner down the left hand side of the image using a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.  The “it’s yours” is coloured using a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker.  I attached the stamped panel to Bermuda Bay card 10cm x 10cm and then to the card front.   I stamped “yay” from the Confetti Celebrations stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut it out and attached it to the left hand side of the card front. Amanda had coloured in the circles on her card using a Signo Gel Pen but I decided to add a small  Basic Pearl to each of the circles – love the way that makes the card look extra special. jaes-8th-birthday-5 I also cut the small stars on the banner section from Whisper White card and coloured them using the Clear Wink of Stella to add a little more sparkle.  Thank you so much Amanda for the inspiration.

As this card is almost 6″ square I needed to create an envelope, so I used the Envelope Punch Board to create the perfect size from a 12″ x 12″ piece of Whisper White card.  To close the envelope I cut two 1″ circles from Melon Mambo card and pierced a hole through the centre of each one and also through the envelope.  I attached the circles with a gold brad (retired) and used some retired Melon Mambo/Basic Black Baker’s Twine to close the envelope.  I used the Large Letters Framelits Dies to create her name for the front of the envelope from Melon Mambo card.   I love it, so simple to create but the perfect finishing touch for the card.

I love this type of card, don’t you?  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,


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