Thursday, June 13, 2013

James is Two

As promised -  today I'm posting the card I made for my grand nephew, James, for his 2nd birthday that we celebrated last weekend.  You might guess that the party theme was Elmo from Sesame Street.  James had the good fortune of actually 'meeting' Elmo at a traveling Sesame Street show that his parents took him to.  That is where they snapped this pic of him.  I printed the photo, cropped it and framed it inside a die cut photo frame.
I made the card as just a card front -  and I attached a die cut easel to the back so it can be displayed.  I stamped  James' actual birthday on a panel and adhered it to the back along with my written birthday message to him. (I was going to put the date on the front - but it just didn't fit anywhere!)
Here are a few pics of the wonderful gathering we had on Sunday to celebrate James turning 2.
  Mum Christie made these fun Elmo Cupcakes
 She also had these fun gift bags for the 7 or so toddlers at the party! (there were also several infants in attendance - such fun!)
 Elmo greeted guests as they arrived along with a pretty felt Happy Birthday banner.
 Grandma Llanor made these delicious Sesame Street character fruit bowls - how fun are these?!
 Here's James blowing out his #2 candle - they had to hold his hands because he tried to put it out with his fingers!
 Here he is with cousin Landon - future golfers of America??!
 Do you think James had a fun time at his birthday party??!

Are you going to join in on the Waltzingmouse Blog Party on June 17th?  The theme this month is Summertime Fun - check out all the details here - and please join us!!

Stamps:  Whoo's from QT Hooty Owl set - Pink Cat Studios, numbers from Free Spirit Sentiments set - Waltzingmouse, letters from Fresh Alphabet - PTI.
Paper:  Pure Poppy, white, Summer Sunrise - PTI.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  foam tape, houndstooth embossing folder - Provo Craft, photo frame and word cloud dies - ajillianvancedesign, easel die - Tim Holtz Alterations.


Christie said...

We love the Elmo birthday card with James. It is so cute, and will probably stay on our mantel all year!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Julia! Happy belated birthday to James! Looks like a fun time :)

Riet said...

This is so wonderful.
Happy birthday.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dianne said...

What a great post its just elmolicious, The card is fabulous,great idea to be able to display it, the cupcake and fruit trays were brilliant and big fun was had by all, thanks so much for sharing the party with us..