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Surprise Birthday

January 18, 2020

My Mum celebrates her birthday on the 2nd January and in all her life I don’t think she ever had a birthday party.  So we had a surprise one for her on the Saturday after her birthday.   I am pleased to say that she really enjoyed herself and certainly was “surprised”.   I have two sisters, one who lives in Perth and one who lives in Sydney and they were both able to attend, despite my sister in Sydney still at risk from bushfires.   I used some of the photos on the pages I am sharing with you today.  I began with Whisper White 12″ x 12″ pages and attached all of my photos to Basic Blackcard.  I cut circles from Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Shaded Spruce card using the Layering Circle Dies.  I embossed the cardstock circles using the retired Dot to Dot Embossing Folder.  I attached the photos and the circles to the pages and then punched balloons from Pacific Point and Shaded Spruce card using the Balloon Builder Punch.  I also cut the title from Pacific Point card using the retired Little Letters Dies (I know I use these a lot but they are often just the right size).  I embossed the balloons and the letters using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached the balloons together and added a length of Whisper White Bakers’ Twine to the back of the balloons.  I tied the Baker’s twine into a knot and attached the balloons to the page using dimensionals.

I love how these pages turned out and I love the absolute look of surprise on Mum’s face.  We had a lovely afternoon and I know that Mum will treasure the memory.

Bye for now,


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