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")