Thursday, July 26, 2018

First Birthday


 I made this card for my neighbor's grandson who celebrated his first birthday. I've had this Stampabilities Elmo stamp for years and dusted it off to make this card, because I've never met a child who didn't love Elmo! I stamped the image and colored it with Copics, and added a sentiment that was personalized with his name. I used all bright primary colors and a piece of yellow polka dot dsp, matting all the elements with red, green, blue and yellow cardstock - putting it all on a blue card base. The birthday sentiment is by SU! and was embossed with white ep on red and matted with a snippet of green card stock. The "1" was done with a wooden stick stamp and placed on a stitched die-cut circle and matted with SB circle and scalloped circle dies. The background is a piece of SSS orange peel cardstock and was embossed with a SU! decorative dots ef. It was quick and easy to put together and I think it turned out cute. Paxton enjoyed it too :)

I'm sharing this with the Cute Card Thursday challenge #540 - "too cute."

Also sharing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

Sharing as well with the Repeat Impressions J2518 challenge - anything goes

Thanks for spending a moment of your day with me, and I wish you a fabulous Thursday!

Carol

17 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Any child would like this bright and cheerful card with Elmo on it! That is great that you were able to personalize it! Very special.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness Carol! This is just as cute as can be!! I have never seen an Elmo stamp! Always goes to show you that we "need" to keep ALL of our crafty supplies because you never know when you'll need to pull it out again! LOL! I would've kept it because it is so cute! Perfect colors on this happy card that I'm so sure the grandson will love! :) DT hat time: Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic kids card, Carol! I love that stamp and I enjoyed using it when my GS was tiny. The primary colors look great! The fact that it is personalized is even better and will mean so much.

scrAPpamondo said...

A fun and cute card and surely Elmo is one of the most loved buy the little kids! :D Well done! Love the "Lego-style" embossed panel!! :D

Wendy said...

What a FUN card, Carol! Seeing Elmo on your card brought back alot of memories for me! Kelsey loved Elmo from day 1. The first Elmo that came out was battery operated we got her one and it was the craze that year! Everyone had to have one and paid top dollar for it. She loved that thing and still has it....25 years later! I just love this card in case I have not told you so! Love how you personalized it with the number 1 and all the colors are fitting for an Elmo card! Awesome, awesome card and thank you for a trip down memory lane! It's adorable! Happy Birthday, Paxton!

Darnell said...

What a great little kid's card this is, Carol! I can just see how tickled Paxton must have been! Actually, most of us adults grew to love Elmo through our kids, so this design would work for any age! Hugs, Darnell

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab design.xxx

cotnob said...

A super Birthday card, such a fun image and great colours - perfect for a youngster.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome and Elmo is a favorite Sesame Street character. I know my grandkids love him. I am sure this little man will too. Wonderful card design.

jimlynn said...

FUNNNNNN card Carol!!! He's going to be smiling from ear to ear at little Elmo and those bright colors. A perfect card for a one year old too.
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

Total cuteness, Carol! Elmo is just delightful and what a keepsake card for forever!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I love Elmo, used to watch Sesamie Street with the kids when they were young, all the time, he's so cute as is this card. My secret to energy? No secret just me I keep busy all the time, like ants in my pants lol without the itching.... :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Paxton and Mum & Dad will be thrilled with this fun card.
Faith
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

Debbie said...

I'm not a kid and I love Elmo!! :) What an awesome card!

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun and adorable birthday card - perfect for a one year old! So happy you linked up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over at The House that Stamps Built!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is so fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Heather said...

This is so adorable!!! Who doesn't love Elmo?? Even as an adult I find him to be super loveable! And this card is perfect for the little one-year-old! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.