Tuesday 13 May 2014

Olivia's Birthday Card (the first one)

Good morning friends!

Before I get to today's share, I wanted to let you know that I received some fun Happy Mail this week. Karen Burniston's newest Pop it Ups dies! Well, the first nine of them. Oh, these are going to be SO much fun and I can't wait for you to be able to see them too. Fun stuff!

My parents asked me to make a special card for them to give Olivia on her 3rd birthday. Olivia believes she is a Princess ... she insisted on wearing her entire Princess outfit to the Dr. the other day, including the tiara. She didn't win the slipper argument though, and her Mom had her wear rubber boots under her Princess Dress.  It was a no brainer that the card had to have a Princess on it.

There is lots of sparkle on this card, and I made it Olivia's favourite colours (pink and purple).

I glittered and fussy cut several Peel-Off stickers that were done using Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Els has a YouTube video showing the technique HERE. I did not use alcohol markers as Els shows in the video, instead colouring everything with Tombow water based markers and a Tombow blender pen. I let them dry overnight then fussy cut all the pieces.

I used the 'Lots of Pops' Pop Up, and the Agatha Edges for the inside panel, and a small strip of transparency behind the balloons for more stability.

I used one of the labels from the Fancy Label Accordion and hand lettering for the verse.

Since the card will be hand delivered at the birthday party, I was free to make it whatever size I wanted, as well as add the seam binding bow to the front.

Supplies used:
Card size:  4-1/2 x 6"
Princess Peel-Off's - 0378 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bow from Easter Egg Peel-Offs - 2541 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets -  Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tombow Markers
Agatha Edges - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lots of Pops - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lots of Dots embossing folder - E114 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Transparency scrap
Pink sparkly card stock - We r Memory Keepers
Label - Fancy Label Accordion - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pink card stock - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. You have the best handwriting for sentiments - as perfect as a stamp! Love the pink sparkly princess card and so will Princess Olivia.

  2. very sweet!
    Thanks, you have answered a question I long had, I do not have alcohol markers but love the look, glad to hear you can use water based markers.
    Lucky you getting Karen's dies - what fun you will have!
    Sandra ltb

    1. Sandra - I'm sorry you had to wait so long for an answer to your question! Actually, Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs has a wonderful YouTube video showing how to use the (waterbased) Distress markers and I looked up the link for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVEPYGbjLSA
      I have found with the Tombow Markers, that you have to leave substantial drying time; I leave mine overnight. I have also used the Tombow blending pen with good success but NO SUCCESS with the Dove Blender. Those pieces weren't dry after a week!
      Thanks for leaving me a comment

  3. Such a sweet card, I am sure your Granddaughter will love it and ditto what Raquel said about your handwriting!


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