Friday, October 4, 2013

Grandbaby's first birthday card

I can not believe she is already one year young!

Yes, it's little puddin' is turning one tomorrow and I simply can not believe how the time has gone by so quickly!  The little helpless baby I held against my chest just yesterday (so it seems) is now starting to walk, talk and show off with her own personality...and believe me, it's a BIG one!  haha  She so has us wrapped around her little finger, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

For Delilah's card I decided to use the multi-colored tutu that my daughter has made for her to wear during her party for's very festive and cheerful and gave me lots to play with.  I hope you like it.

                                                                And now you're one!

For this card I used the following cartridge and measurements.  Teddy Bear Parade-little party bear/cupcakes, cut at 6", then I decided to cut the balloons at 5 1/2" so they wouldn't appear to big.  I wanted the teddy bear to be the main focus.

Now for the added touches...For decorating the cupcakes, I used pink sugar glitter for the icing and Martha Stewarts' crystal glitter on the flame.  I also removed the candles from two of the cupcakes and used a patterned paper for the wrappers. 

The small banner in the background was made by hand cutting 1" triangles and printing the words on with Bic marker.  I then colored the three balloons with Copic markers V12, V15, G14, G24, R30 and R32. 

For the bear, I dressed her in an outfit to match the birthday girls...I used Bic markers to write BIRTHDAY GIRL and multi-color tissue paper for the tutu.  I inked her using brownstone and coffee bean, applied Glossy Accents to her nose and muzzle, added two fun google eyes and a pretty pink bow to finish her off.  Once the bear was completed I then sprayed her with Krylon crystal clear spray to preserve the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie


  1. Kathie I am so pleased to see you back in blog land, I have been checking to see how you are and seem to have missed seeing you start back posting.. Your clocks are an amazing idea and so well put together. I am sorry to hear you have had such a hard time of late.
    Lovely to see you back in blog land. Great card for your little gran baby as well.
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly x

    1. Thank you so much Kelly...Yes, I'm rediscovering my love for paper crafting after a much needed break to deal with life and it feels great to be back at my table working! I'm glad you liked the clocks and the cards...and hope you'll come back to visit again. Kathie

      *By the way. I just wanted to tell you that I think your cards and layouts are beautiful...I really love the Christmas cards that you make.

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