Wednesday 13 May 2015

Olivia's Mini Mouse Birthday Card

Good morning friends

Our Granddaughter Olivia was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension in September. PH is a rare progressive disease with no cure, and hers was quite advanced by the time they discovered it. In September and October, we really didn't know if Olivia would make it to her fourth birthday.

Thanks to the excellent care and supervision of paediatric cardiologists at Alberta Children's Hospital (Calgary) and Stollery Children's Hospital (Edmonton) Olivia is starting to show signs of improvement! Which means the medication is finally ahead of the disease and the progression has slowed down. Olivia's 4th Birthday is a Really Big Thing for a lot of people.

To celebrate I made her a special Pop it Ups card using Disney 3-d stickers with dies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I love how the label from Karen Burniston's new 'Hay There Pop Stand' works to highlight the die cut number.

Inside I made a double Lorna Label Pop Up  and cut the top edge with one of the Paris Edges.

I'm loving my new stitched scalloped border dies, so added them to the bottom of the card. I also had some pink adhesive enamel dots so created a Mickey Mouse silhouette using two different sizes. Olivia will tell you she loves PINK and PURPLE.  Ha - I didn't manage any purple on this card, but there is enough pink to make her happy.

Here is side view, to give you a better look at the double pop up.

We are having a party to celebrate (of course!) and I know Olivia will need to carry her cards around with her in her new Arial purse ... that girl loves cards  :-)

Remember to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog later this morning, as Karen Burniston will have her Designer Challenge post up for her latest challenge 'Barns Barns Barns'.

Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Paris Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hay There Pop Stand (Stitched Label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched Scalloped Border die - MFT
114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Alphabet Caps 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Numbers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape (1/4")
Pink & yellow textured card stock - Stampin' Up
White card stock
3-d Stickers - EK Success/Disney
Pink seam binding
Washi tape
Enamel Dots - Recollections
Card size - 5-1/2" square

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. so beautiful

  2. Olivia is going to be all smiles when she sees this card. Just beautiful. Happy Birthday Olivia!

  3. Always a joy to see your amazing Cards. Happy Birthday, Olivia. She is so fortunate to have you for a Grandma. God Bless.


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