Thursday, August 25, 2011

Abby for Abby

So this, I understand, is Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street. This is a card I made for my cousin's daughter's first birthday, The little girl's name is also Abby. I am really happy with how the figure came out. I think I'm getting the hang of layers. Also, using a better quality paper really helps. Originally, it was just the character and the number 1, but the card just looked so empty and missing something. I couldn"t find a stamp (that I own) that said "happy birthday" and was appropriate for the card. I had already glued it down, or I would have cut something out....but I did find a "You did it" stamp. that might seem strange, but I had already written inside "and suddenly, like magic, you've turned 1" so the "you did it" sort of fits.

Happy Birthday Mum

Okay, now I'm just getting fancy :) This time I did a birthday card with a matching gift bag. The flower is from Reminicence, and I think the sentiment is from the new paperlace 2 cart.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Bday Dad

I wish that I could indeed take more credit for this card, but I got most of the idea from a youtube video. I would post the link if I could find it again....Actually, that was just for the sunset background. The rest of it I did figure out on my own. I made this for my dad's birthday, and this time of year my parents are spending a lot of their time up at the cottage - so that was the look I was trying to go for. The pine trees were cut from the Disney Classics cartridge. I don't think I did too badly in the end.