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Happy 2nd Birthday

Hey there! I'm so happy it's the weekend. I still woke up really early today, but I am fine with that because I got the chance to make this girly birthday card for my neighbor. I'm in a rush now because I need to go out and find a gift...quick! This is such unfamiliar territory. I have no clue what to get for a 2-year old girl. Then, I'm such a procrastinator. But, somehow, it all gets done!

A little later, we're off to photograph her party! How fun, right?! It will be my first kiddie photography event! I think Mac will be letting me take the lead on this one. For some reason kids adore me. They always have, even when I was a child myself. If one is crying in the store, they see me and just stop. I have no idea what that's about, but it's funny. They lock their eyes on me and just stare! I always joke and say that I look funny and they're trying to figure it out! :) So, I'm hoping the kids at the party are comfortable with me enough to take their pictures.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend. It's a bit soggy here, but I'll take it! Thanks for visiting today!

  1. Trim lavender cardstock to make an A2 card base.
  2. Trim rustic cream cardstock block and stamp background pattern.
  3. Using markers, add polka dotted colors to the background pattern.
  4. Ink around cream cardstock block and adhere to card front center.
  5. Trim double scallop edge die cut and adhere to card front.
  6. Ink twill tape and add ribbon treatment.
  7. Embellish scallop edges with purple rhinestones.
  8. Die cut circle and scallop circles.
  9. Stamp label on circle die cut and pop off of scallop circle die cut, then adhere to card front center.
  10. Stamp "2" on lavender cardstock, cut out, and adhere to circle die cut center with foam adhesive.
  11. Stamp sentiment (separately spacing them), trim, ink, and pop off card front under center focal point.
  12. Ink around card front.

Stamps :: Hero Arts - dots and flowers (background) + essential messages (sentiment); Waltzingmouse Stamps - vintage circles, small; Close to My Heart - alphabets ("2")
Ink :: PTI - summer sunrise + plum pudding; SU! - markers; Ranger - antique linen
Paper :: Bazzill - rio (orange) cardstock/edge strips; PTI - lavender moon + rustic cream; CutCardstock.com - dark purple
Embellishments :: KaiserCraft - rhinestones; Technique Tuesday - twill tape
Tools :: Spellbinders - circle + scallop circle nestabilities; Provo Craft - cuttlebug


Taheerah said...

This is such a fun card Ashley! I can easily see it working for any age!

Michelle said...

Love the Summer Sunrise and the Plum Pudding together - totally unsuspecting. I want to hear what you end up getting for the gift - LOL Sounds like a fun time!

Smita said...

I love your card (when don't I?!) and its simple, uncluttered look.
It is so nice that kids are comfortable with you. You must be having a really kind and lovable look in your eyes when you see them!!
Have a great day with the kids!


Julie Campbell said...

I am in LOVE with this card! The colors are SO cool together... and the design is just perfect!

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Deanna said...

Very kewl color combo!

Anonymous said...

'tis me, and I proudly dig this card. :)
Have a good weekend, Ashley!


JulieHRR said...

Super fun and cute, Ashley! Love the flag thingies!

Tiffany Ervin said...

This is precious, what an adorable card!

claudia shadler said...

Wow Ashley, this is an amazing card! I'm sure the lil girl will enjoy and everyone else :) I really like the colors!

Clouds :D

Mona Pendleton said...

Love the bright colors! What a fun birthday card! See you soon :)

Kim said...

Love the color combination!

Heather P. said...

This card is SO fun!! :)

Hope your photo session went well!

Geny said...

Such a fabulous fabulous card Ashley! Hope the party went well and that you found a gift in time:)!!

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