my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sweet Birthday Card

Last Friday was my Great Granddaughter's 2nd birthday and this is the card I made for her. This sweet little teddy is from LOTV, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto a snippet of white card and coloured with Promarkers. All of the papers are LOTV as well, from the same pad, Bonnets and Bowties, I think. Having coloured it I die cut the image with a Spellbinders Exquisite Circles die, and then using the same die cut it from the pink paper. I then stuck them together offsetting them slightly so that the pink showed to one side. My base card is a 15cm square and I cut a piece of thin scrap card just very slightly smaller to make the background on as I wanted to wrap the ribbon around it and thought it needed to be a bit more substantial than the paper.  The pink patterned paper is cut along the edge with a Britania  die and the top border of the check pattern cut with the scallop edge on my paper cutter. I layered the papers onto the scrap card and secured the ribbon at the back before sticking the whole panel onto the card. The image was fixed in place with thin foam tape and a short piece of ribbon tied around the ribbon band. The greeting is cut with Britannia dies in three layers, which was made easier with the use of a Stick It sheet. Still a bit fiddly though. Once the layers were joined together I gave them a coat of Glossy Accents and when dry added them to the card.
I am taking this over to Pixies Snippets Playground, I used a snippet of white card for the stamping and the checked paper was a snippet as well. There is a great prize on offer if you fancy having a go, you just need to use at least one snippet in your project to enter. I'll see you there.
Thanks for dropping in and for your comments which I really appreciate.


  1. Oh Jean what a cutie. I bet your granddaughter was very pleased with her card.
    Hugs, Veerle x

  2. You're a great grandmom? WOW, congratulations! I'm sure the little one enjoyed getting this cute hand-made card made just for her! The teddy is so sweet and the dual doilies look adorable!

  3. The stamp was well worth waiting for Jean. It is very cute and you have made a lovely card for J. It is nice to have someone to make a pink card for, for a change. I don´t get that opportunity in my male-oriented family! Kate x

  4. This image is adorable Jean and beautifully coloured. I love the way you have offset the topper layers and given the papers fancy edges, and all finished with that pretty ribbon. So useful to have the die cut numbers as well as the words. I'm sure your Great Granddaughter loved the teddy. x

  5. Hi Jean,
    oh what a super card for a 2 year old.
    Love that bear stamp and your colouring of it is superb.
    Beautiful papers used too, and very fab designing as well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. A sweet, adorable card for a special little girl. Its a beautiful design.
    Yvonne x

  7. Aaah, Jean! How cute is that! What a fab 2nd birthday card - I love it!

  8. This is such a pretty snippets card for your little GGD, Jean! Pink colors and a teddy bear, what more could be wanting?! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Oh how adorable Jean! And pink too - which always makes me happy - a brautiful card.

    Glad you're playing with Stick-It sheets - I do agree that for certain things they're still not perfect but a vast improvement on other products :)


    Di xx

  10. Such a pretty card Jean, I bet she loved it.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  11. Perfect card for a sweet little 2 yr old...they love their teddy bears, and this one is a cutie. I'm really liking the way you offset the circle mats. Must remember that's very pretty. Hope the little one had a lovely birthday...what a fun age to enjoy these precious birthdays. TFS & Hugs

  12. Hi Jean

    A really lovely card .. .. your image is coloured beautifully.

    Fabby use of your snippets! Loving all the pink .. .. just perfect for a special little girl!

    I love the butterfly card you posted previous too.

    Love Jules xx

  13. Oh how cute! What a sweet card for your granddaughter xxx