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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Center-step birthday card...

I have a beautiful granddaughter who turned thirteen earlier this month, and this is the card I made for her:

It's a center-step card, a fold I haven't tackled in a very long time. It took a while to find the instructions that I had written down a few years ago, but once I had those, it was pretty easy to cut out all the pieces. I generally make cards that are 4 1/2" X 6", so I had taken the instructions for an A2 center-step card and modified them.

I used some Stampin' Up paper--the yellow patterned paper is actually the reverse side of the lavender pattern.

The assortment of dies I used were all unbranded. I cut the girl out of white cardstock and then paper-pieced her outfit.  You can't see it very well, but I raised the purple skirt just a hair so that it looked as though there was an underskirt, which I colored with a glitter pen to add a little sparkle. The rest of her was colored with Promarkers.

On the inside I printed a sentiment with my computer and matted it with purple CS.

It's so much fun to watch my grandchildren grow into amazing young adults. They are all involved in so many sports and other activities besides their schoolwork, that I have no idea how they keep it all straight. I think I had a much simpler life when I was growing up!

We are supposed to get a big snowfall tonight. They are predicting 10 inches or so. That means we'll be shoveling tomorrow. Oh joy!

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


designbydonna said...

Very cute. I'm sure your granddaughter loved this. Purple her favorite color like Grandma's?

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a darling card for a new teen. I have this girl stamp - haven't used her in a while. Love the step card and I'm like you I would have to go looking for my instructions. Great card.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Cheryl, its just perfect for a teenager!
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and that you escaped the worst of the weather - your snow has been on our news!