Monday, 28 April 2014

A Birthday Wish for an 8 Year Old!

Happy Monday! 

I'm feeling rejuvenated after a relaxing, somewhat productive weekend. It involved a little bit of grocery shopping, some baking, date night with the hubby (saw the most recent comedy called "The Other Woman" - hilarious), a walk at the dog park, a Sunday afternoon nap, and lots of papercrafting! 

Today we celebrate my niece's 8th birthday! Elena is a quiet, sweet little girl who has a beautiful smile and a tender heart. She is the oldest of 4 girls in her family and loves her sisters! 

At first it was a bit of a challenge coming up with a design for her birthday card. But, I thought, I can't go wrong with the owl builder punch! 

I love this colour combo and the patterns in the designer paper. To make it a little more interesting I added a wing to the owl (using half of a scallop circle punch) holding a balloon (created using 1" circle and the small heart in the owl builder punch). Rhinestones embellish the balloon, as well as the sentiment. 

Here's wishing Elena a fun birthday filled with laughter, love, birthday cake, and sunshine! 

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Short & Sweet (ret.)
Paper: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Floral District DSP
Ink: Basic Gray
Tools: Owl Builder punch, Little Leaves sizzlits die, Scallop Circle punch, 1" Circle punch, Word Window punch, Circles nestabilities, Scallop Circles nestabilities

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