Monday, June 05, 2017

Parker's 1st Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made from my youngest grandson's 1st birthday.  There was a fun birthday party yesterday at Parker's house. Lots of fun, kids, games, good company, and delicious food.

For the card, I saw this idea on Pinterest and would like to give credit to whomever designed it, but couldn't find out where it originated.   So whoever you are ... thanks for the fantastic design! :)

Isn't this caterpillar adorable??  It was a fun card to make.  I cut out six - 1" circles from different colours of card stock and one - 1 1/2".  I cut the same from foam and glued them to the back to add dimension.  I sponged just around the outside of each circle to add some interest and then glued it onto my sentiment-stamped card front.  I drew in the legs and antennas with a fine tip black marker.  The googly eyes finished the card.

I'm adding this to the current challenge at Just Us Girls (#396 - Die-cuts).

The one below I made for Jer and Alex to give to Parker.

Stamped the owl in archival black and watercoloured with my zigs.  Fussy-cut the owl and placed it on my card front which had been sponged with gray, using a post-it note for masking.  The balloon was cut with my Cameo, watercoloured with the same colours of zigs, pressed into my versamark pad, and heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder.  I added glossy accents for the eyes of the owl and on the balloon to create some dimension and shine.  Used some twine to connect the balloon to the owl and popped both up on my card front.

I'm sharing the owl card with Paper Player #347 - Birthday - hosted by Jaydee. Haven't played along for so long.  Thanks to LeAnne for letting me know about the challenge! :)



Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Caterpillar card:
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), goggly eyes, fine tip black marker

Owl card:
Stamps:  Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Black Archival (Ranger); Smoky Slate (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Post-it note, sponge, Balloon cut file, Silhouette Cameo,  Ice Embossing Powder (SU!), heat tool, Denim Twine (The Twinery), glossy accents

Challenges:
Just Us Girls #396 - Die-cuts
Paper Players #347 - Birthday

33 comments:

LeAnne said...

These are SO cute! I am not sure which is more adorable, the caterpillar or the owl!
You should share them with us at the Paper Players this week; our theme is birthday!

Happy Dance said...

Someday Parker is going to look at the cards you made for his 1st birthday, and be amazed and happy to see these fun cards! That little caterpillar is adorable, and I'm loving those googly eyes! And what a darling owl with his sweet and sparkly balloon. It's fun to be the grandma, isn't??!!!!!! Bev

Charlene said...

Love Love Love - and especially love the fact that I don't have to go out and buy anything to make similar cards! You amaze me with your talent and your 1 year old grandson is a blessed little boy!

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh my gosh that caterpillar is adorable! How clever this is! It's perfect for a tot! And love the owl card and the fun colors you used on him. These are just so fun, Loll!

nancy littrell said...

Adorable and fun 1st birthday cards, Loll! Did Parker giggle at the goggly eyes ? I bet his folks loved them even more than Parker (he will when he gets older). I LOVE your caterpillar design. Would be fun for our young great grands... TFS my friend. Hugs..

Colleen said...

This is amazing...love how you made your own caterpillar, I bet little Parker will be intrigued with the googly eyes! Fun first birthday card, Loll!!

Christine Alexander said...

OmG Loll, I can't believe Parker is 1 already. Those 2 cards are adorable, googly eyes always make me smile and I love the Chubby chum stamps by Paper Smooches.

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards Loll, I love the caterpillar, such a clever design, may have to CASE that one! The owl is adorable too, Cathy x

Daffodil Cards said...

I agree a great idea for the caterpillar, love your version, love the owl and his shiny balloon.
Faith
x

Beverly James said...

Love the caterpillar card and the font on the sentiment is so right. Really like the iridescent balloon on the other card. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Both of these are adorable, my friend! I LOVE that caterpillar! It reminds me of the book. And the owl is so cute with his shiny balloon!

Brenda in IN said...

What fun cards for the birthday boy. I love the first one so much and the pretty balloon on the second really is so cute.

Mac Mable said...

So unique and personal cards. Such fun and brought a lovely smile to my face x

Karen D. said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little guy! Great cards, fun designs! Sure they will be great keepsakes.
xx Karen

Pam Sparks said...

I LOVE this caterpillar Loll! Super cute!

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful kids cards Loll! The worm is just adorable and so colorful - and I love the glitter balloon with the owl!! Julia xx

Linda said...

Two fun birthday cards. So cute and perfect for a one year old.

swldebbie said...

Oh my heavens, that caterpillar is just so stinkin' adorable - and what fun colors!

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll what fabulous cards - they are so wonderful for a one year old!
Blessings
Maxine

Susanne Vargas said...

Those are really fun cards, Loll! Love the googly-eyed caterpillar and the cute owl holding a sparkly balloon! Can't help but smile when looking at these cards!

LeAnne said...

Just had to pop back in and say (again) how fun this card is! So happy you shared this with us this week for our Paper Players birthday challenge!

Trina P. said...

Both of these are so stinkin' cute, Loll! Parker must have iced them.

Darnell said...

Oh, my, Lolly, I can't believe Parker is one year old already!!! I thought your caterpillar card was the cutest card ever until I saw the card you made for Jer and Alex to give him and then I REALLY fell in love! Just darling!! Hugs, Dolly

Bożena Adamusińska said...

:-)) I love a card with a caterpillar. This will be his favorite card. Perfect for an annual baby. And the second card ... WOW! I love how the balloon shines, how beautifully it is painted. Wonderfully fits this magical blue owl. Super cards !!
Hugs,
BożenA

Bobby said...

The inch worm looks similar to one I made with my Cricut years ago, Loll. It's perfect for a child's card. You know I love the owl. I wouldn't have thought of purple but it's so eye-catching.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

These are adorable! I am loving that caterpillar made with the fun circles. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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Oh my heavens, that caterpillar is just so stinkin' adorable - and what fun colors!
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Jaydee said...

Loll, what a fabulous card for your grandson's first birthday! I love the shiny balloon and wonderful job coloring the owl. Such a great card. So glad you shared it with us at the Paper Players this week
hugs
jayvee

scrappymo! said...

Both cards are so very cute!

Brenda said...

Both cards are adorable Loll, gosh I can't believe Parker is one years old already! And these cards are just perfect for his celebration. I love the caterpillar one and have seen it around pinterest as well, so cute and simple! I love that cute owl too and the balloon you have given him to hold, simple once again but oh so cute! I bet Parker didn't care they were cute, I bet he just loved them! Hugs, Brenda

Linda said...

These are soooo cute! The caterpillar is just adorable .... what a great idea xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, this is too CUTE, Loll! Your 'Chubby Chum' is adorable and I adore your sparkly balloon! If you don't mind, I would love to CASE your idea :)
My belated Happy Birthday wishes to your sweet Parker! I'll bet he had fun at his party, and I'm sure he loves his cards!!!

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