Sunday 4 March 2018

Project 464: A sweet 1st birthday card

My niece's birthday is coming up and I decided early on to make her an owl card. I have given her a lot of owl gifts and books and decided that it would be perfect to match this with her birthday present.

I chose a Unity Stamp Co image that is 2 years old (maybe 3?) and I loved the challenge at Retro Rubber - the sketch was perfect for a cheerful kid's card:

The owl is heat embossed on a white circle (in hindsight I think it's too big and I should probably have cut it down smaller) and then I added some punched balloons with hand-drawn strings. I added the blingy 1 for my niece as well. The backing paper is from my stash - I've had it for years and years and thought it was really fun for the card. The sentiment is die cut from a Sizzix set.

I love that little owl, I think it will go so well with the little owl gift I have planned for her present :)


  1. Hi this is a gorgeous card it is so bright and cheerful. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh, how cute! I love owls and this card is certain to make her very happy!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again very soon.

  3. The background paper is bright and cheerful. Your owl is cute too. I like the blingy 1 - good idea! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

  4. I have a 15 y/o granddaughter who also loves owls and I'm always on the hunt for cute little things with owls in them.
    This card is adorable, that little owl is just so sweet, love the pattern paper you chose, it 's so very colorful and pretty.
    Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

  5. Cute colorful card! Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  6. This is WAY too cute man, perfect for your Niece. The stamp is 3 years old. I LOVE the blingy number 1. Is it just me or do the flowers look like doughnuts? Thanks for joining along with my sketch this time at Retro Rubber. Cx

  7. What a fun and bright birthday card for a special niece! She may not get the appreciation of your handmade card now, but hopefully Mom will keep it special so that she will in the future. Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber's sketch challenge. Hope to see you play often!!


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