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Birthday Presents

Bonnie's cardNext week is my grand daughter, Bonnie’s 11th birthday. She loves pink and getting presents so I used those ideas to make her card. The basis for this card layout came from here but I adapted it to make it more suitable for the occasion.

First I cut a C6 card (10.5cms x 14.8cms) from Bazzill‘s avalanche, one of my favourite white cardstocks. To get the pinks I used two pieces of Memory Box‘s Pixie set of papers – one I used for the background layer and one of the presents and the other for the other present and the lower case letters of her name. The bows came from Memory Box’s crisp bows die and two pieces of scrap cardstock in pink and lime.

I cut out the bows first then used the straight lengths of ribbon to size the present shapes and brushed the edges of the shapes with Memento’s pistachio ink. The ‘happy day’ sentiment came from Technique Tuesday‘s versatile stamp set Say it With Circles.

From one of the Pixie papers I cut a piece 9.9cms x 14.2cms and from the avalanche cardstock I cut a piece 9.5cms x 13.8cms. I layered these together to give a 2cm border and then glued them to the front of the card to give a 3cm white border. Then I glued the presents to the card front with foam squares to give them a 3D look.

Inside Bonnie's card

Using Memory Box‘s Parker alphabet and number sets I cut the 11 and Bonnie’s name and used these to add her age and a personalised layered tag to finish the front of the card.

I like to enhance the insides of my cards as well. Here is what I did with this one. The tops of one of the bows added a pretty twist to the inside layers and left plenty of room to write to our very special grand daughter.

I hope Bonnie likes her birthday card – I’m sending some other things as well!!! She lives interstate so her parcel is already on its way.

Thanks for dropping by. Cheers, Jen


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