Sunday, March 11, 2012

Morilee's 2nd Birthday Card!

Yesterday was my lil granddaughter, Morilee's, second birthday. Goodness!! Two years have gone by SO quickly!! Morilee LOVES Sesame Street, especially Abby Cadabby and Elmo, so her Mommy used a Sesame Street theme for her party decorations, cake, and cupcakes. Even, her baby brother wore an Elmo-themed outfit to her party! Naturally, Grandma Debra had to, LIKEWISE, theme Morilee's birthday card!

If I'd had my "act" more together, I'd have used more frou-frou, but I came OUT of retirement and started a new job this week, so time and energy were in short supply. (More about THAT another time.) Of course, I should have made the card in advance of need, but that would have been WAY too organized and, dare I say? SMART!! Soooo, I whipped out a card that contained some elements that I'd envisioned, but fell short on the WOWSER factor that I'd hoped to attain. Ah well.

At least, it was handmade, RIGHT??!!! (grin)

I recently purchased a large Sizzix die to use on my granddarlins' birthday cards (starting with Morilee's). My thought was that I could cut-out the balloon in different solid colors for each child's card and use it for the sentiment/signature panel (and an EASY-PEASY design element) on the inside. And, that actually worked!! SURPRISE!!

Note: The photo makes the purple twine look eerily HAIRY, but IRL, it is just a little fuzzy.

All-in-all, not a bad card. (And, I really DO like the balloon die, so it will get LOTS of use!)


  1. Deb, I LOVE THIS CARD!! I think it turned out GREAT! did you find a sticker to use?
    You really do have an awesome idea for the balloon die!

    Hard to believe that Morilee is 2 already :)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Morilee!!!

  2. I'm sure Morilee just loved this adorable card from her grandmother. It's all happy and pretty in pink and has one of her favorite little characters on it. Too cute! And love that balloon die on the inside. Your idea of using it for the signature area of the card is fabulous. :)