Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Turning Two - the last giraffe

Hi all,

well our household has been a tale of woe for the last week, with a family sized, all member, cold. Seriously I reckon we have gone through two boxes of tissues between the four of us, and we still haven't reached the end! It's been that bad that I just had no energy to stamp or summon up inspiration!! Just as well I'm a week ahead on Keesh's challenge. I did manage to grab the camera this morning though after dropping Miss 5 off to school to photograph, an oldie but a goodie. The birthday card I made for my little boyo when he turned two earlier this year. The inspiration for the design came from a gorgeous card that Kirsty Brown posted here.

And of course an inside to match

I started with a base of Riding Hood Red, rounded all the corners, then stamped it with Polka Dot in RRH ink. For the image panel I started with a So Saffron layer, then layered that with some of the cloudy DSP from Sweet Slumber (love this!) on the top and Washington Apple on the bottom. The transition is covered by a sentiment banner (RHH and Baja Breeze) which steps down from the image panel to the base layer. I stamped some balloon strings onto the cloudy DSP and then stamped the giraffe from Wild About You in RHH, then trimmed him out. The giraffe is mounted on dimensionals over the strings, so he can hold them in his mouth - of course ;). Lots of buttons finish it off. Two as balloons, and two on the sentiment banner. Mr Two's birthday milestone is added as the final balloon, RRH stamped on So Saffron and then covered with crystal effects.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out - I figured it was probably the last time I could get away with using a cute animal for his birthday cards - they grow up so fast!! I'm pretty sure next year he would rather have a car or train etc - no cute and fuzzies!

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise mentioned
Stamps: Wild About You, Polka Dot, Party Hearty, Everyday Button Bits (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, Sweet Slumber Specialty, Washington Apple DSP, Button Bouquet, Playground Buttons, Pure Poppy buttons (PTI), 3/4" circle punch, crystal effects, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Tombow, various embroidery threads


  1. This is just adorable. I love wild about you I just don't use it enough any more. Beautiful card. thanks for sharing.


  2. This card is absolutely fabulous, Kim! Love all the lovely details you've added in there! Nicely done, and I hope you feel better soon! Going through a whole box of tissues make you feel like your nose is going to fall off - not fun...

    Take care!

  3. Hello dear Kim,
    WOW i really LOVE this card and design! the balloons are super great and the colours, WOW! As for that cutie Giraffe, and the wonderful background paper.... AWESOME!!!
    Smiles Sharnee :)


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