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Friday, June 14, 2019

Turning 16...

Last month, my granddaughter turned 16 and I never shared her birthday card, so here it is.

I stamped the image, paper-pieced the clothing and colored the hair and skin. That looks like a 16-year-old stance, doesn't it?

After adding the number die-cuts and inking around the edges of my panel, I adhered it to a 4" X 6" top-folding card base.

Here's the inside of my card, known as a "twist and pop."

Thought I'd give you a little closer look at the small panels.

I love making these cards, and one thing I have discovered, is if you round the corners of the interior panels, the twist and pop movement is a lot smoother.

It's kind of fun to go through my stamps and pick out images and sentiments for each of the little panels. It doesn't take much to decorate them.

I used a lot of stamp sets to complete this card. If you really want me to check on the manufacturer of any of them, just let me know in the comments.

My granddaughter wanted to take her driver's test on the day of her birthday. Well, you have to have completed all the prerequisite studies and driving practice (she had) and actually BE 16 to make the appointment (which would be months away) OR you could show up very early in the morning to get in line for one of the open spots available on the day of your birthday.

My granddaughter and her mom (my daughter) went to the testing facility at 2:00 a.m. to get in line as they had heard that if you're not there by about 4:00 a.m., there are already too many people for the limited number of spots. They were actually the first in line, but within a half hour there was another car in line behind them.

They tried to sleep in the car until the doors opened at 8:00 a.m. But if it was me taking my first driver's test, I would have been too nervous to sleep! Anyway, my granddaughter was able to take her test right away--and she passed!! Yay for Sophie! You go girl!

Of course, it has given me a few more gray hairs to think about my grandchildren driving, but it's a rite of passage and I just need to get over it.

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


designbydonna said...

A great moment in your granddaughter's life. Cute card to celebrate it. I haven't tried that inside twist and pop. It looks really fun. I get that about the gray hairs (as if mine weren't already there). My granddaughter started driver's training this week. She will be 16 next February.

Glittered Paws said...

I haven't made a twist and pop card in a "long" time, thanks for the hint of rounding the corners. I taught a class in this a couple of years ago and everyone loved it. Perfect card for a 16 year old, the stance is true to form. Yea for Sophie passing her driving test.

Lynne in NI said...

That is one cool card, bet she absolutely loved it!
Well done to your GD too on passing her test, what a great birthday present to get her drivers licence!

Darnell said...

Your card for this milestone birthday for your granddaughter is PERFECT, Cheryl! The design is just fascinating and amazing to me! (I've never seen one IRL.) It's truly a party in a card! Congratulations to her for passing her test first try ~ but so crazy what they had to do to make that happen!! I hear you on being nervous. The boys will be in that boat before I know it and it brings back memories of all those anxious nights when our son was first driving. Hugs, Darnell