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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 15 November 2013

A Special Birthday Card

This very cute, very pink card is "special" because it is for my little Great Granddaughter who was one year old yesterday. ( my goodness where did that year go?) There was much excitement going on at her house with tons of balloons, and little friends to a tea party, as well lots of parcels to be opened and the contents to be investigated.
For the card  I used a Lily Of The Valley image stamped onto white card and coloured with Promarkers, and then cut with a Spellbinders die. The base card is a pink 6" square folded card and the next layer is a pale pink embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF. Then a deeper pink layer again cut with another die from the same Spellbinders set. I used a square pink push pin that has been in my stash for ages, and a pink flower shaped brad, onto which I stamped the 1 with black ink and embossed with clear EP and then I dabbed the whole brad onto a Versamark ink pad and then into the clear EP to give it a glazed appearance. I managed to find enough of the right colour letter beads in my jar to complete the sentiment. I added a pink ribbon and some pearl buttons and a little teddy bear from my                                                       stash to finish.

 I am entering this at,
Seize The Birthday - Anything Birthday ( with texture )
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - For Some One Special
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.

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  1. How pretty is this - LOTV images are always so cute! I really like that Spellbinder die, which one is it? The embellishments are lovely, just right for a one year old.
    Pat x

    1. Thanks Pat, the set of dies I used is called Marvellous Squares
      Jean x

  2. This is such an adorable image (love those LOTV ones) and quite perfect for the pink of a little girl's 1st birthday. I'm sure this will go into a treasured file by her Mom to be kept for when she's older. Love the S/B dies you chose - so delicate against this card base & with this particular image. How wonderful that you had just the right beads for this special card. TFS & for visiting ...hope to see you again soon. Hugs & Have a great weekend. Big hug for your little one's big day as well.

  3. What a lucky little girl your great granddaughter is! I think any little girl would be delighted to receive this little beauty :-)


  4. Hi Jean, thanks for stopping by! Such an adorable card that you made for your great granddaughter! The square layers and impressions remind me of a baby's blanket!

  5. An adorable card for for a special little girl.
    Yvonne x

  6. A lovely card for little Jenna. I'm sure she had a busy day! I love LOTV images, Sometimes I wish I needed the odd 'pink' card too. I have that square die too and it is a very useful one. The dear little teddy is a nice finishing touch. Kate x

  7. What a pretty card for your great granddaughter Jean. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week, wishing you good luck! Susan x

  8. Great card! This image is so cute!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter and good luck! :)
    Anna DT

  9. Sweet image framed beautifully . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  10. Such an adorable card for for a special little girl. Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

  11. Fantastic use of die cuts on your card. This is such a sweet card just perfect for that special first birthday. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER this week. Hope we see you next week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  12. Such a sweet card! I love all the pink and that image is super cute and wonderfully coloured. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  13. ADORABLE IMAGE and such cute embellies. You colour so well, Jean.

  14. wonderful card jean love the dies image and layout well done, Shaz in Oz.x.