Friday, May 7, 2021

Birthday Hugs and Kisses

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

It's Mother's Day weekend and my son and family are taking me out for a brunch. We used to do the Race for the Cure walk that happened on this weekend in previous years. But with the pandemic it was canceled for the last 2 years. So we will still go to the same spot for our brunch just no walk ahead of time. 

It will be wonderful just having family time. Something else that we haven't done a lot of since this whole virus thing started.  I am so over it and want my life back again!!!

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. My great-niece is turning one and I made this for her. 

Design Steps:
Since I knew I would be using the Windows Slimline die, I looked for images that would work in the window openings. I also wanted something for a one year old girl. I selected the Balancing Elephant and Juggling Monkey. I thought these ones could be made girly by using shades of pink cardstock on their hats, clothes and accessories.
Next, I cut the window slimline with a magenta shade of cardstock. I cut a white card base 8" x 6" and scored at the 3" mark. The window frame is attached to the base with double sided tape.
Stamped the birthday sentiment in magenta ink. It's a one line stamp but with the help of my MISTI, I masked off and stamped it on a second line.
I cut the window slimline a second time in a heart designer paper. I used the die inlay technique and secured these back in the window frame. Left the middle window white because that's the sentiment panel. I didn't want the heart background to interfere with the sentiment.
Secured the elephant and monkey with dimensional adhesive. On the sentiment panel I attached the balloons with glue dots. I cut a small bow from an older die - the Elegant Champagne Glass die. The number 1 candle is also an older die- number candles.
And that's my card for today. So until next time.......God Bless. 

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Creative Knockouts has an anything goes challenge. 
2.  Cute Card Thursday has an anything goes.
3.  Simon Says Stamp has a feminine challenge. Mine is for my great-niece.
4.  2 Crafty Critter Crazies has an anything goes with a critter. 
5.  Crafty Animals has an anything goes challenge. 


  1. Beautiful.

  2. How cute Mary! Love slimline cards and this one is so fabulous!

    Thank you so very much for playing along in our 400th challenge over at Creative Knockouts! Good Luck and I hope to see you again next challenge!

  3. Cute card. Thank for sharing it with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Janet DT.



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