A year ago this week, I was on a business trip in Florida. My good friend and his wife were expecting their second child. On the 21st, lovely Scarlett Melody made her grand entrance. For that occasion, I made my very first card that I gave to someone who wasn’t my mom! I was so proud of that card. So proud that I didn’t even take a picture of it! What?!?! Well, at that time, I hadn’t heard of Stampin’ Up nor ever considered having a blog. Foresight maybe isn’t my strong suit…
But, it’s time for Scarlett’s first birthday. I got an adorable little 3-piece outfit and made her a birthday card. I’m sure that, at the ripe old age of one, she’ll be ever-so-excited and appreciative of the cleaver creativity of the card and the heartfelt words that I wrote in it. Or…she’ll just grin and blow a spit-bubble. Who knows!?! But, it was fun to make. So there!
For this one, I did a riff on a card I made a few weeks ago – based on the Mojo Monday Sketch 381:
I used the Baby, We’ve Grown and Sassy Salutations stamp sets, with some Painted Blooms DSP (Occasions Catalog) and Irresistibly Yours DSP (Sale-A-Bration Catalog). Take a look-see:
I started by SNAILing a piece of the Painted Blooms DSP to a mat of Pink Pirouette. Then, I cut the circle from the top portion of the polka-dot Irresistibly Yours DSP with a Circles Framelit and my Big Shot. I sponged that with Pink Pirouette Ink and then SNAIL’d that onto the mat, ensuring that the Painted Blooms DSP was completely within the circle. I wrapped a strand of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine twice around the mat, and made a little bow. I left the twine/bow unsecured so I could adjust it once I got my tag in place.
For the tag, I cut a piece of Whisper White CS with my Note Tag Punch and stamped the Sweet Girl from the Baby, We’ve Grown set in Blackberry Bliss. I colored that in with my Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight Blendies. To make the mat, I cut another tag from Pink Pirouette CS and then cut it in half on a diagonal (could it be cut straight across!? In a serpentine?! Probably. I liked diagonally), spread it apart, and SNAIL’d it to the back of the white tag. As you can see below:
Then I put a teeny Pearl Basic Jewel in the center of each of the bows. That stamp is just Too. Freakin’. Cute. And the pearl puts it over the top for me!
With the tag ready to go, I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on it – being sure to keep them away from where the Baker’s Twine was going to run, and then I popped it onto the card front. Once I had the bow where I wanted it, I gave it a little dab of Liquid Glue to persuade it to stay put. I cut a couple of pieces from a doily in my Artisan Embellishment Kit and used tiny dots of Liquid Glue to adhere them in a little fan at the end of the tag. They remind me of the lace around the top of little girly socks (or, as I’d have called them a gazillion years ago – gonks. I don’t know why.)
Then I adhered the card front to a Perfect Plum card base, with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the outside was complete. Moving inside, I started with a Whisper White liner, that I stamped in Blackberry Bliss with the sentiment from the Sassy Salutations set. I added the little bunny guy (again from Baby, We’ve Grown) in Blackberry Bliss and colored him with Pink Pirouette Blendies and my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Right Marker.
And couldn’t resist using a few more tiny pearls – one on his bow tie and one to “dot the i” in Birthday. I added a row of the hearts from Chalk Lines, stamped in Pink Pirouette, across the bottom. I thought it finished the interior quite nicely. I’m sure Scarlett will, too – you know how discerning those one-year-olds are! 😉
I also added the hearts to the front of the envelope – just to finish everything off and make it a complete ensemble.
I very much like this particular layout and can see myself going back to it many more times.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this card – my friends should be getting it and the outfit-that-surely-will-fit any day now. I hope they’ll like it as well.
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Enjoy the rest of your week. I’ll post again next Tuesday for sure – even if I don’t have a card share ready by then.
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Here are the card cuts for today’s project:
Perfect Plum Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Bottom Mat); Note Tag Punch Mat
Irresistibly Yours DSP: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (Card front with 2 3/4″ circle cutout)
Whisper White Card Stock: Note Tag Punch (sentiment); 5 1/4″ x 4″ (Inside liner)
Painted Blooms DSP: scrap piece large enough to fit under the circle cut-out
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