Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday {card} Baby Girl!


What?! What's that??!! She made a card??!! Really??!!


Our baby girl is another year older.....sigh.  I do not recall giving her permission for her next birthday to come so fast!  Really, I don't!  Though, watching her grow, learn, and thrive is such a treasure.  And I am truly blessed every day I see the world through her eyes and am amazed at her sweet perspective......thank you, Baby Girl!

A few months back, I tied off some pink ribbon with pink embroidery thread sewn through turquoise buttons and made another handful of the same bows, with the colors reversed.  I think I intended them for a challenge or two.........that I never got around to completing.  But, they have been staring at me....a lot!  And I remembered my sweet girl asking me to use them......a lot!  So, of course, they had to come out an play on a sweet & simple card for her birthday. :>

The card is uber simple.  Twill buttoned bows are adhered with a little Fabri-Tac, the bottom bubbled up with a border punch, and a sweet little bit of polka paper is adhered to the bottom of the inside of the card. 

Our Baby Girl (she might not be a baby anymore, but she'll always be my baby!) has picked out oodles of The Little Mermaid's Ariel to celebrate with this weekend and I'm looking forward to baking her cake (gluten, casein, & soy free, of course), singing to her, and watching her smile from ear to ear!

Paper:  Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink;  Nana's Nursery - Die Cuts With A View
Ribbon:  Hibiscus Burst Twill - Papertrey Ink
Buttons:  Stash
Embroidery Thread:  Making Memories
Punch:  Martha Stewart


  1. Such a fabbie card!! The bows are darling!!

    Happy birthday to your girl!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Such a cute card!

  3. Happy BIRTHDAY to the wee-princess! {I try to mandate the "no more birthday" rule, myself... It never works!} It is truly DELIGHTFUL to see you get your craft-on, sweet sista! This card is KARE-A-LICIOUS! Your precise, flawlessly elegant style - I love it! Wonderful work, sweet Kare! Yeee Haw!

  4. This is so sweet Karen...your bows are perfect and what a clever idea! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  5. What a darling little card :) Love the bows and buttons, so cute!

  6. Oh, I love the bow card, soooo pretty!!!! And happy birthday to your little angel- hey, I have a birthday kit I need to create with, send me some pics like your buddy WITH GOOD TASTE IN FOOTBALL TEAMS did, (lmao) i'd love it! lol! xoxo

  7. What a sweet little card! I love that bow-and-button, will have to try that!

  8. Hi, Karen! Adorable card! And how cool that she has been asking about the bows! Have fun celebrating! :-)

  9. This is so sweet. Happy Birthday to the wee one. Glad to see you back in the card making world!

  10. And such a cute card too! Happy birthday to your little one!! Hope you all have a very happy celebration this weekend!

  11. Darling card Karen! Happy Birthday to your little one... they do grow up so fast. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I loved your comments!
    Take care,

  12. Such a sweet card Karen, I love the bows and the colours are lovey. I can tell how much you love your little girl!
    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog, I'm so glad you like my designs,
    Love Sarita xx

  13. Happy birthday to Miss V aka your little sweet princess! Please let her highness know that we are singing Ariel songs over here for her! :) She certainly will lov seeing those coveted bows on her card.

    And hello, where have I been? When did your blog go 3 column?? I know,I know, I am behind on things. Just wanted to say things are looking fab around here! Can't wait for our pilgrimage next week...


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