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Birthday themed challenge card

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This is only my second ever crafting challenge – here for the Girls Gone Wild Weekend Challenge. Here was the sketch

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which is quite a classic. I liked that the post encouraged you to think about what you saw in the circle – they had a rabbit in one of theirs. I decided it made me think of a balloon (not terribly creative, but not exactly a circle either) and this cheerful card popped out while my little ‘uns were sleeping (a coordinated nap time – I couldn’t believe it!). I didn’t have long as we had to wake them up early for a 5 pm showing of ‘Peppa Pig Live!’ – UGH. While it was fun to see my toddler get really into the show, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Away from the screaming (excitement) and crying (tantrums – not my son thank goodness) and high squeaky voices and back into my very peaceful craft room. Phew.

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I am also pleased that I used my aqua painters for the first time – it was really easy to get a watercolor effect with no skill. I had hoped to create something reminiscent of sky… not sure I did, but glad I tried because I liked the end product.

The cleaning lady comes in tomorrow instead of her usual Tuesday spot – this means NO CHORES tomorrow night. If the kiddos comply (Yes, I am still wrapped around their schedules a bit, but that is because Caroline is only 4 months!) I might get to participate in “Make it Monday”. Keep your fingers crossed for me 🙂

Tool box (less the Best day Ever DSP which is retired):

 

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Birthday card for a 2 year old.

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This weekend my son was invited to his friend’s second birthday party – he definitely had an awesome time at her ‘Bubble Guppies’ themed do and enjoyed playing with a whole new set of toys.

Off to the party - my son in his snazzy hat
Off to the party – my son in his snazzy hat

I made a very simple card for her birthday – making something ‘child friendly’ (especially so young) was new to me, but I figured it would be a fun challenge. I am trying to challenge myself to a card a week!

Tool kit (all available from my Stamping’ Up! store):

Other tools:

Assembly:

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Again, super easy assembly, all you need to know is that my two pieces of DSP were cut at 4.5″x1.5″ and 3.5″x1.5″; and the DSP was cut at 1/2″ bigger all around (5″x2″ for one piece; 4″x2″ for another).

The basic card is, as usual 8.5″x11″ paper, cut in half (8.5″ x 5.5″) and folded at 4.25″ – final card size 4.25″ x 5.5″.

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As ever, if you don’t want to make it, you can always pick it up from my Etsy store.

Now, I although I followed my last goal and went for more color, I still need to break away from 2 dominant colors… next time perhaps.

Happy Stamping!