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Happy First Birthday to Hazel

Last Monday was Hazel's first birthday.  A big party was planned for the occasion, but sadly little Hazel was sick.  So the party was moved to this past Saturday.  With absolutely no bias at all, I must say she is the sweetest little girl.  She is my granddaughter.  So of course a card must be made.  The theme is forest animals featuring the fox.  That's her spirit animal or some sort of thing.  It's her mascot.  I'll have a few pictures of Hazel near the end.

This post has lots of retired product.  That's not what I do.  Sweet little granddaughters just might make a person do anything.  So I warn you that a lot of the supplies I used aren't available for purchase now.

Storybook Friends stamp set

I used the Storybook Friends stamp set.  I don't know how old this set is but I did find a card on Pinterest posted back in 2012.  Some of you might not even remember this set. Something told me to keep this one.

Storybook Friends Card  Hazel's #1 birthday  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Black & White Gignham Ribbon  Paradise Palms  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So, the foxes were stamped in Memento Black across the bottom of a Thick Basic White base of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.  I used the Cajun Craze Combo Blends and the Light Smoky Slate to color the foxes.  Grass is added along the bottom of the card using a stamp from Paradise Palms.  The black dots are from a stamp in the Hello Ladybug stamp set.  Hint:  Add the words to the card and then make the dots.

I added a balloon punched out with the balloon punch.  This was punched from an old Regals 6 x 6 stack.  Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to draw a line to the balloon.  This looks a little weird.  The balloon was an afterthought.  Add with dimensionals.

Use the Playful Alphabet dies for the wording.  Add a piece of the Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back of the designer paper and then cut out the letters.  That makes the letters easy to add to the card.  Make a number one in Basic Black for the balloon.

Storybook Friends  Inside of Card Hazel's #1 birthday  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Black & White Gignham Ribbon  Paradise Palms  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Did you get the problem with my design?  I colored with blends on the front of my card.  What happens?  The ink bleeds to the back and makes the inside of the card ugly.  We can't have that.  We also don't want to mess up the very nice Thick Basic White.  Mistakes gives us a chance to be creative.  Designer Paper to the rescue.  I am loving the inside of this card.

I added checked Cajun Craze to the top to cover my ink.  There's no set measurement except the width at 5 1/2.  The black and white striped is from the Host Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  If you don't have that pack, you need it.  Look in the back of the catalog on page 171.  You would need to have an order of $150 to earn rewards.  But face it, that's not that hard to do!  The stripe is 5/8 x 5 1/2.

On the bottom the checked paper is 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The stripe is 1/2 x 5 1/2.

I stamped and colored another fox.  Cut off the flag.  Add him holding another balloon.  The saying is from Blossoms in Bloom.

Storybook Friends  Hazel's #1 birthday  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Black & White Gignham Ribbon  Paradise Palms  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

There must be treat bags!  These bags are retired from Stampin' Up!  I threw the paper away without writing down the details, but you can't get it anyway.  Stamp the fox in Cajun Craze and the dots from Hello Ladybug.  Cut a tag in the check and in Thick Basic White.  Stamp the fox, color, add grass.  The hooray is from the Storybook Friends stamp set.  Add the tags with dimensionals.  Add the bow of black and white gingham ribbon.

Storybook Friends Bag and Card Tailor Made Tags dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Hazel's 1st birthday 3

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An Elephant for Your Birthday!

When I first opened the Occasions catalog, I saw the Pyramid Pals stamp set and said no.  There were just too many pieces, and it was a little intimidating.  I do like to make 3D items, but it all just looked hard.  But now, I've seen a lot of samples using the set, and I earned a half price item with my order.  So I made the leap.  I made a chick for Easter in an earlier post.  Now I wanted to make a card.

Elephant 2


I started with a base of So Saffron cardstock cut at 8 1/2  x 5 1/2 and folded in half. I added a layer of Basic Gray cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  The elephant was stamped in Basic Gray ink onto Basic Gray cardstock.  The stamp set is called Playful Pals.  There is a little trick to the ears. The ears are mirror images so for one of them, you must cut it out and then stamp it. That's pretty easy because the stamp set is photopolymer.  Use the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies.  Now is a good time to mention that the stamp set and thinlits go together in a bundle.  That means 15% off when you buy them both.  The icing on the cake is that you would also qualify for a Sale-a-Bration item.  The eyes were stamped in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the thinlits, and mounted using dimensionals.

Elephant head

The elephant is holding a balloon.  The string is Whisper White Baker's Twine. Under the snout, it's attached with a dimensional and then it goes up to the balloon punched from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  The balloon is attached with dimensionals also.  The hearts were colored in with the So Saffron Stampin' Write marker.

Elephant head 2

The elephant needed to pop so I attached him to a circle of saffron stripes.  The patterned paper comes from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut the circle.  Finish the card with a white bow and a few sequins.

Elephant inside

For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from the Perfect Pairings stamp set. It's one of the Sale-a-Bration items you can pick for free with a qualifying order. You can see just a little peek of the elephant's tail.  I think he's racing to the birthday cake!  I'm liking the Pyramid Pals bundle and you will, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Leave me a comment if you wish.  I would love that!  See you on Monday!


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