Monday, November 24, 2014

For Our Not So Little Anymore Girl

It's so hard to believe, but our "little girl" turned 3-0 this year! I know she's thinking that she's "so OLD" how old WE, as her parents must feel! Nevertheless, I've decided to continue sending her cutesy girly cards to keep us both young at heart. When I saw Marjorie Ann Designs' teddies cutting files over at Too Cute By Jessica, I knew that they would be just perfect for my little girl's birthday card.

I decided to give the cascade type card another try, this time using a stretch card cutting file from Little Scraps of Heaven to create the base card. I liked the shape of the panels on this, and so much easier to have my Silhouette cut it out than to have to do all the measuring and size calculations on my own! Cheery printed cardstock comes from Doodlebug's Spring Time and Fruit Stand lines.

Inspired by other cascade type cards seen on Pinterest, I added arcs in between the tiers for the Happy Birthday sentiment. Used Quickutz Banana Split Skinni Mini dies to cut out the letters.

Added a grassy die cut border using a DieNamics die, clouds cut from Cricut Once Upon A Princess cartridge and butterflies cut from a Martha Stewart punch.

Then finished it off with a sentiment to the back of the card. You know how it is, no matter how old they get, our kids always remain our children in our hearts!
I'm taking a short break from blogging to help out at home while my mom recovers from a recent surgery. She's an amazingly strong woman and is doing remarkably well, but for now I haven't had time to do much crafting. Still hopeful though, to get our Christmas cards done on time...been working on them a little at a time, whenever I can. Will post when they are finished and in the mail!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Awwwwww, so kawai'i Eunice. Your daughter will love, love, love this darling card you made for her special day. Wishing her a very happy birthday and your mom a speedy recovery. Take care too and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Tina H said...

This is adorable! I know your daughter will love this! I hope your mom has a quick recovery. I also hope you are able to get your Christmas projects done and I can hardly wait to see them. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend Eunice and look forward to when you have time to blog again :)

Leanne said...

O my gosh!! From the front to the back this is awesome Eunice!! Sooo sooo cute!!

Lynn said...

Your birthday card for your daughter is so attractive. I think the arcs really add a lot to the overall effect. Thank you for giving me another great idea.

Jessie Adams said...

Very sweet card.

Best wishes for you and yours this holiday and hope your mother recuperates quickly.