Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beautiful Girl

My sweet little grandniece, Mila, turned 4 on Tuesday - and today we are going to her birthday party.  I always make personalized cards for my grandnieces and nephews - using a recent photo of them that inspires me.  
 This is the photo, taken by her mum, Katie, at home with her new dance clothes on, the first day at her new ballet class recently.
And here's the card I made using it.  It's actually a stand up frame card that I made using Eileen Hull's Mailable Frame die from Sizzix.  I added Idea-ology Big Chat stickers, Small Talk Stickers and Label Letters for her name.  The 4 is a By The Numbers die from PTI.  I added pink enamel dots and tied a piece of light pink wrinkled seam tape.  I also added Tiny Twinkles to her waistband
Here is a view from the side, showing how it stands up.  The bottom piece folds up behind the back piece and can go right into an A2 envelope to mail!
Here's  how it looks inside - Since the pink area shows through the opening on the front and needs to be left blank - I added a white panel to the back of the frame so I could write a birthday message to the birthday girl.
Mila truly is a beautiful little girl - inside and out - and I am so blessed to be able to spend time with her!
ETA:  here are a few photos from Mila's party!
She asked me "can I keep this card Aunt Julia??!"  I said 'Yes, I made it just for you!" and she was so happy!
Mila's a ballerina even just reaching for the baseball bat to hit the pinata!  She's wearing a cute princes towel robe that her grandma gave her. 
 (her grandma was my sister Marcia, who sadly, passed away suddenly this past April)
First hit on the Pinata.
Scooping up the goodies that fell from the Pinata
Princess cupcakes with cousin Madelyn, and brother Landon

I'm also linking my card to:


Paper:  White, Sweet Blush - PTI, Black Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix
Accessories:  Mailable Frame Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, By the Numbers dies - PTI, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Idea-ology Label Letters, Small Talk, Big Chat, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, fine tip glue pen - SU, foam dots, enamel dots - Michaels, photo.

10 comments:

Redanne said...

Mila truly is adorable and your card is wonderful, I love the whole design, a keepsake for sure! Hugs, Anne xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I really love the idea of making personalized (photo) cards for the littles. This one is simply delightful! She looks so sweet - and I am sure your heart just melted when she asked if she could keep the card. How stinkin' adorable!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful card for grand niece Julia, I'm sure she loved it! Deb xo

Loll said...

Mila is a doll!! :) Looks like the party was a good time. Those cupcakes look yummy! And what a special card ... a treasured keepsake I'm sure. xx

laurie said...

What a sweet heart! I love your beautiful project..so awesome.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

~amy~ said...

Such a cutie pie! Love your project Juia!

Julie B said...

What a lovely way to say happy birthday, the party looked like fun.
Thanks for joining in at HLS. :)

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I can't believe she's already 4!!! And she IS a beauty! Great card you made for her!!

butterfly said...

What a perfect personal celebration card for a lovely little girl - so graceful. Sorry to have missed so much... I'm gradually catching up a bit with people, but it's taking time!
Alison x

Mary Marsh said...

Mila is such a pretty little girl-looks like the party was fun-and how cute that she asked if she could keep her card

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