Monday, September 15, 2014

Kid's Birthdays

This weekend my niece had a joint birthday party for her son Landon (4 yrs) and daughter Mila (2 yrs) as their b'days are in Sept and Aug respectively.  So, of course, Great Aunt Julia must make special cards for them -  and I usually try to incorporate a photo of them on the cards and also get their name on there too!

So here are the cards I made this year.  First, for Landon - the party theme was Batman so I googled it and found this cool bat image to print, cut out and include on his card.
Both of my nieces take lots of pictures of their kids and load them onto Snapfish - so I have access to hundreds of photos to use.  I love this photo of Landon with his sweet little grin and glance to the side - it was actually taken on his actual birthday when the family went to the zoo to celebrate.  I made the sentiment on my Brother Label Maker.  I cut the photo and the white panel with a Stitched Edge Rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs.

For Mila's card - I had this sweet little photo of her at the beach - where her family went on her actual birthday in August.  She has a fistful of sand in her right hand!
I added banners (die from Lil' Inker Designs) in colors taken from the photo.  The 'beautiful' and 'birthday' sentiments are from Hello Happy Thanks, the 'girl' is from Half Pint Heroines and the 'happy' is from Say it Loud - all from Waltzingmouse. 

I'm entering Mila's card into the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge  - Birthday theme 
 They are having their one year celebration of the challenge -  and there's a WMS prize to be won so be sure to check it out - you do need to use at least one Waltzingmouse stamp on your project.

I'm also entering it in the Seize the Birthday Challenge.

Batman card
Paper:  white - PTI
Accessories:  photo, Stitched Mat Rectangle dies - Lil' Inker Designs, Batman image from internet,  form dots, Brother Label Maker

Beautiful Birthday Girl
Stamps:  Hello Happy Thanks, Half Pint Heroines, Say it Loud - Waltzingmouse, Clearart stamps (#2), Karen Foster Snap stamps (Mila).
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky, Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  hearts embossing folder - Darice, Stitched Mat Rectangle Dies and stitched banner die - Lil' Inker Designs, circle punch, word window punch - SU


14 comments:

Redanne said...

Landon and Mila are both gorgeous and your cards for them are so beautiful, I love the way you incorporate their photos - wonderful! Anne xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute cards Julia! Love the sweet photos! Hope you have a great day!

Annette Allen said...

aww these are so sweet..

Deborah Frings said...

Julia - I forgot to say thanks for playing along with our Birthday theme at Waltzingmouse Fanatics! I do like the stitched edges on the photo!

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Deepti said...

These are so thoughtful cards :) love the way u incorporate the cute photos

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! So precious!! Such a fabulous way to show off the kids! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, these are the best! Super designs Julia. These cards will be dearly cherished.

yyam said...

Ooooh...love how you used the photos on the cards! Awesome cards!

Janet Zeppa said...

That's so sweet to have their photos on the cards!
So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

-Aneta- said...

Hi Julia, I adore your project :) Simple and beautiful, very sweet like always :) xoxo

Charlene said...

I'm sure they loved their card, super esp the batman wings!

Jeanne J said...

The kids are beautiful! You made these so personal just for them, but I'd really want to hold on to them myself - they're just too darn cute!

OttawaMom said...

Both cards are great! Love those banners on the birthday girl's card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!