Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy 1st Birthday

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe that my great granddaughter,
Lahna, will be one in a few days.
Here's the birthday card I'm sending her:

 The papers are from a new paper pack from The Paper Boutique called Wild and Wonderful.  
The animals in the pack are adorable.
I found a diagram of a card base in the shape of a number '1', which I followed.  Before cutting the indented area on the right, I die cut the word 'one' along the edge.  I traced the card base shape onto patterned paper and then cut within the line 1/8" all around.  I stamped a small banner across the upper corner before it was embossed and then attached to the base.  The koala was a circular embellishment that came with the paper.  I fussy cut and then popped it onto the base.  The die cut 'Happy Birthday' was added next.  The flowers around the koala received a bit of shine with a Wink of Stella brush.  And finally, I added liquid glass to the koala's nose and eyes, the dot over the 'i' in Birthday, and the center of three of the flowers. 

Here's a recent picture of my little cutie.

Double Trouble Challenge #46 - Something, Anything, Everything; Something new (paper pack); also entering  partner challenge ...
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something new (Wild and Wonderful Paper Pack)



  1. Debi, I do believe that sweet koala is ALMOST as cute as Lahna! Great cutting design and i love the texture. While I'm here, I want to thank you for supporting us by entering your project in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good luck in the draw and please come play again.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. Oh, Debi, what a lovely card! I appreciate your instructions, too. The shape is wonderfully designed with such pretty paper. You are so blessed to have a GREAT-granddaughter and she is adorable. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #46.

  3. Absolutely love Koalas. This is so gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  4. Oh my, what an adorable card for an adorable great grandchild. Great layout on the number it all. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and 2Crafty Critter Crazies.

  5. What a beautiful card! I love this new range and have used it on a recent make myself. Your topper is beautifully cut and fits perfectly on this special card. I just had to pop by and say how lovely it is.


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