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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Polly!

My sweet granddaughter turns eight years old today. EIGHT! I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday she was a baby.

Polly loves to climb the monkey bars and hang by her knees. I remember loving that, too, when I was her age. When I saw Tiddly Inks' "Wryn Hanging Around" digital image, I had to purchase it for Polly's birthday card. I did make one little alteration to the image, however. I added some glasses. Polly has worn glasses since she was less than a year old. The other day she pointed at an image of a little girl with glasses and said that she likes girls with glasses better than those without, so I wanted Wryn to have glasses, too!

Polly  has long, luxurious hair, just like Wryn. She's also at that "gangly" stage with long, thin arms and legs--again, just like this image of Wryn. I added a couple of buttons, tied with embroidery floss, to add some round edges to this mostly rectangular card. I also added a little blue chalk to the background, but it's difficult to see in the photos.

I colored Wryn up with my ProMarkers. It was a quick coloring job, as I didn't do anything fancy.

I cut the number 8 out with my Cricut and glued it to the computer-generated sentiment. I popped the sentiment circle up on foam tape and then popped the red mat up on some foam tape, as well.

You can't see it in the photo, but I added some glitter to the word "GREAT" and the 8 with a glitter pen.

I kept the inside simple, with some more of the red-dotted blue paper matted with red. The sentiment panel is off-white, like the card base and I stamped the "Happy Birthday" and gave it some sparkle with my glitter pen. The stamp is a from the Fiskars Make a Wish set of clear stamps. I've gotten a lot of use out of that set for birthday cards.

I hope you enjoyed my birthday card for Polly, and I sure hope she likes it, too!

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Patti J said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute! Love this image, and you've created the perfect card to showcase it!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Cheryl! You did a great job coloring her hair and all the detail!

Anonymous said...

just such a typical 8 yr. old girl! Loved it. pj