Monday, January 25, 2016

Taylor Gets a #7 Birthday Balloon!

My great-niece turned seven this month just before my daughter's wedding. . .so she was among those who did not receive a timely birthday card from me.  Aunt Carlene's cardmaking hobby got shut down big time!  Now the wedding is over, so I am trying to play catch up.  Taylor has a little sister whose birthday is at the end of the month, and I didn't dare get sister Paisley's card done on time without at least finishing a belated one for Taylor too.  I have actually finished Paisley's card and have already scheduled my post, so I really must get busy with Taylor's!

I bought a stamp set called Build A Birthday last June when the new Stampin' Up annual catalog was first published, and I have never had a chance to use it. . .I decided now was the time as I have an idea running around in my head that involves a birthday cake, candles, and the number seven.  Unfortunately, there is no die set with this stamp, so I had to fussy-cut all the pieces of the cake, candles, and flames in order to assemble them as a unit and then pop this unit onto the front of the card.  

I decided that I would make what I am calling an off-center double folded flap card, because I have no idea if it has an official name, as I had already decided I would pop my birthday cake onto this flap.  I also bought an Avery Elle stamp and die combination set called Numbered Balloons, and I used these stamps and dies to marked Taylor's seventh birthday with a die-cut number balloon.

I love the Stampin' Up Cherry On Top paper stack, also found in the June 2015 Annual catalog, which is full of brightly colored papers just right for a birthday card.  I used the multi-colored balloons and polka dot papers, which feature some of the new Stampin' Up In-Colors for 2015 through 2017 of Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  I think Taylor's card is just right for a seven-year-old, and I hope she thinks so too!

According to my usual posting fashion, below is a peek at my inside coordinating design creation, plus my little composed verse suited to a seven-year-old, which I accomplished with the use of my computer.

Recipe:  Stampin' Up products:  Cardstocks/ Paper--Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White; Cherry On Top DSP Stack.  Stamp--Build A Birthday.  Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Tip-Top Taupe.  Punch--1/2" Circle.  Other products:  Cuttlebug-Birthday Embossing Folder.  Avery Elle Stamp/ Die Combination:  Numbered Balloons.  Doodlebug Baker's Twine--Green/ White.  (Size: 5" x 5-1/2")

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