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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Payton

My little grand niece celebrated her second birthday in the middle of January.
Here's the card I made for Payton, using a variety of stamps.

     "Pumpkin Emma"  from C.C. Designs  was stamped onto PTI Stamper's Select White card stock with the pumpkin images masked out, leaving an 'empty' wagon. I then stamped two little cupcakes from PTI's Tiny Treats: Valentine in the wagon. The images were then coloured with copic markers. PTI Polka Dot Basics was stamped in CTMH Sunny Yellow as a background on the white card stock.
     The vertical birthday sentiment (Close to My Heart) was stamped on a strip of patterned paper and then added to the right side of the card. The number 2  from PTI's Outlines Alphabet was stamped onto PTI  Berry Sorbet card stock and then cut out. I used a glue pen and DecorArt Glamour Dust to add a little sparkle to thenumber.
     I layered several different papers from the Sassafrass wee bundle "count me in" in colours of yellow, pink, and sorbet on a PTI Harvest Gold card base.

When Payton saw the small flower and button accent, she pointed to it and said "SUN". I put the flower there because the empty space needed a little something, something - never planned for a SUN!!   Smart little girl!

I used little poem that I found on the internet for the inside of the card - just the perfect sentiment for a sweet little 2 year old girl. I layered the Nestability die cut onto a Berry Sorbet mat before attaching it to the card base.

Card Details:  5 1/4 " square card
Stamps: C.C. Designs Pumpkin Emma;  PTI Outline Alphabet, Tiny Treats:Valentine;
CTMH Happy Birthday.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH Cranberry, Orange, Sunny Yellow
Designer Paper & Flower: Sassafras: "count me in" paper ; "in a stitch blossoms-vintage rose"
Cardstock:  PTI - Berry  Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Stampers' Select White
Other Supplies: Copic markers;  DecorArt Glamour Dust; corner rounder punch; Stickles; Nestabilities Label 1 dies

And finally ... here's the little book bag I made for Payton. Originally it was supposed to be a Christmas present, but it was one of the things that I didn't finish in time.  It's similar to the one I made for another grand niece who lives in New Zealand. I posted about that one in December here.

Have a Great Day. Thanks for taking time to visit.
I appreciate all of your comments.


Denise said...

The card is SO cute - LOVE the cupcakes! My 2 yo daughter adores purses and book bags so I know that your sweet gift will be well received. ;)

Stephanie said...

So, so pretty!!! Love the colors and the vertical sentiment! I gushed over the first bag you made and this one is adorable, too. You are so talented, Karen!

Linda said...

Very sweet card! The book bag is adorable.

Angela Laurie said...

That card is so adorable. She will LOVE it!

Jen said...

Oh my Gosh! The card is so cute and the bag...I want one!

Amy said...

What an adorable gift set!! That bag is awesome!

Lorraine said...

Wow, what an adorable card! So many details - awesome how you used so many different stamps, techniques and elements! And that book bag is the bomb! She's a special little lady!

Michelle said...

So fun and bright - perfect for a little girl. And I am coveting those bags you make! I wish I had the skillset to do something like that for my little girl. Awesome work.

steph said...

What a super sweet card, Karen! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the color combo you chose!

Emily said...

OMGosh, that card is so cute! What a fantastic use of that wagon!! I think I need that stamp now... I had no idea what to do with her with just pumpkins in it, but that's a fabulous substitution you just showed off!