Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaylen!

Today we are celebrating my niece's first birthday, and I needed a quick card I could whip up this morning (did I mention I have 30 people coming to my house tonight). If you've read my blog very long you know that when it comes to kids stamps I have none. NONE. I still haven't bought any and for that reason every time I need a kids card it's like my own little challenge. This morning I decided I would make a shaped card and rely on some patterned paper to give it a 'kiddish' effect.

I'm sure this card has been done, but I can't remembering seeing it. I simply took a folded 4.25" x 5.5" card and sketched my '1' on it. Then I cut it out, traced it again on my pattern paper, and you end up with something like this:


Stamps: Life (PTI); Ali Edwards (Technique Tuesday)
Patterned Paper: Sunshine Lollipops (Sassafras Lass)
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink (Stampin Up)

I think I really like it. I'd also like to say the Ali Edwards stamp, stamped so nice. I got this tiny little set at CK Nashville and I'm just now breaking it out.

And here's Kaylen's present. Isn't that monkey so fun? Oh and sorry for the glare... I didn't realize how much sun was coming through my window!


 
 
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6 comments:

Julie E said...

Very cute - gift & card. I am hoping to play along with toothpicks...1st I need to buy some LOL!

Kay Sibley said...

Adorable card, Courtney! It's absolutely perfect for her birthday! The monkey is the cutest thing I've ever seen! She will LOVE on that little monkey for a long time! :o) ♥♥ Kay

Paloma Gomez said...

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Randee E said...

Such a cute card Courtney And LOVE the sock monkey :0) I was just a craft fair this weekend and saw some of the cutest handmade ones. It was all I cold do to resist to keep vrom buying one . . .for myself!! P.S. Like the new border!

Taylor said...

What a perfect gift!!!

Stephanie said...

Ooohh, Aaahhh!! Love this - how cute! The Ali Edwards stamp is awesome...I know where some of my Christmas cash will be going :)