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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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