Thursday, October 27, 2011

A first birthday.

I ask you, is there anything more sweet than a first birthday?  I'm sure there are many things, but a first birthday is pretty sweet.  So much possibility ahead, right?  Well we have some close friends and their daughter is turning one next week and I had an idea hit me me for a card, in traffic again, and whipped this card up over the weekend.


The oval and the #1 I cut out with my Plantain Schoolbook cartridge.  I actually cut out two ovals.  One at 4 3/4 and one at 4 1/4.  The bigger oval I stuck scor tape all around the back of and that's how I adhered the tulle.  Then I trimmed the excess tulle off.  The second oval, I went crazy with the adhesive and stuck it to the back of the first oval, to help hold the tulle on.


I used pop dots to pop the oval up and then added a lot of Martha Stewart glitter to the #1.  I think this is the perfect card for a sweet one year old girl!  And I'm totally going to do this "tulle around the shape" thing again!  Can't you see tulle around circles?  Black tulle?  Awesome.

We have parent teacher conferences tonight so no grocery store like normal :)  Do you have anything exciting planned for your Thursday?  I'm working on a little organizational project that I am hoping to share tomorrow.   I've been feeling very lucky and grateful lately.  Lots of negativity out there, especially at my work, and it really makes me grateful for Mike and the girls and the life we have together.  I'm so glad I'm able to come here to my blog and share my little cards and talk to you each day, it feels good when there is so much ick out there :)  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you tomorrow.  Have a fantastic and beautiful day!

15 comments:

  1. What a sweet card! :-) I love the tulle idea. Can't wait to see what other creations you make using tulle. Take care! :-)

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  2. this just screams girly!! how awesome!

    isnt is awesome to come home and just feel the love in the house! it really helps me. yesterday i was just stressed out with work, grocery, laundry, dinner and just 'stuff' and my jack came up to me and gave me a hug and just said--mom i think you need a hug and i love you--wow he cured me--i just said who cares if stuff gets done i need to hug my kids for the next 20 minutes. it was awesome!

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  3. I love the tulle idea! It is fabulous!

    Nothing too exciting for weekend eve (that's become a huge saying here now, its the first thing AJ said to me after he got ready for work this morning - its weekend eve!) We're just hanging out and watching tv, maybe mopping the floors, but probably not!

    Its so wonderful that you have such a loving and supportive family to go home to!

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  4. What a cute card! First birthdays are so special. I still remember whene my son turned one. Don't you love when when ideas come at such odd times? Mine always seem to appear when I'm at work.

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  5. I love the tulle! Adorable card!

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  6. Super cute!!! I love the tulle!

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  7. Love it!!! Perfect for a little girl! :)

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  8. If you happen to make a 28 one before next August, I'll have it for my bday :p

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  9. Yes, i love the tulle, too. Coming home to the warm and caring arms of family is the BEST!

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  10. Such a pretty card. Perfect for a 1st birthday.
    Being around negative people is so draining.

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  11. This is BEAUTIFUL! I hear you on the working with the negativity....it is exhausting and sooooo unnecessary!

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