Sunday 22 July 2012

Twins First Birthday

Where did that first year go?!?  Did I have a shock when I realised the twins were about to reach their milestone first birthday - & what is more, that I was relatively unprepared and had to make a card pronto. Doesn't seem that long since I gave their parents the card I made to celebrate their birth (created well in advance that one, LOL), and a blink of an eye for their Christening card & box.  Had to act quickly - & this is what I came up with. :)

First of all I made my own card base, welding a large number 1 (basically constructed from 3 rectangles), onto one side before cutting out from white woven-textured cardstock using the Cameo. Having remembered to replicate my large number '1' before welding, I then created my welded names to set into the individual number along with a 'dashed line' above & below the lettering.  The font I used is called 'David'.  Once layered with coordinating card beneath I think it makes it look like sewing or that there is ribbon threaded through. The large numbers were mounted using foam tape for stability as well as dimension.  I also used the Cameo to create the small photo corner to pop on the top edge of the image's mat, the image's mat and also the image itself which was done as a print & cut. I could have cut it by guillotine or knife of course, but this way I knew both required copies of the image would be cut identically. In the interests of frugality as well as design, I dotted some of the cut out 'dashes' from the figure '1's beneath my papers for yet another ultra-thick 'sewing' line.

The image is by Mo Manning and is called, 'I Love It'. Cutie isn't she?  I am sure virtually everyone knows by now that I will have coloured her with Promarkers, LOL, and like the colours of card I chose for each variation, I coloured the two-some the same, but differently.

The other card is identical inside apart from the name which is written in pink rather than lilac.
The two digital dps which match my shimmering cardstock are from Karen's Scraps & Graphics and I kept a relatively simple format for the inside of my cards this time around, using two sentiments from Cindy Close on one side and adding a suitable verse to the other before giving the edges a nice deckled finish.

Thanks for visiting.
Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter these cards for are:
Mo's Digital - hugs & kisses
Bearly Mine - girly
Papertake - all things girlie
Squirrel & Fox - kids/babies
Cards Und More - pink/no flowers
Crop Stop - photo corners
Hanna & Friends - celebrate
Simply Create Too - use it 2 times at least (no probs - everything in duplicate!)
Stamptacular Sunday - to die for (digi cutter)
Perfect Sentiment - (I hope the girls' names count as the front sentiment) - anything goes
CMC (use alcohol markers) - anything goes with a girly twist
Divas By Design - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions - anything goes.


  1. These are just Darling! Your coloring if wonderful and the design of this project is spot on. I really need to fire up my Cameo. Fabulous project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  2. such gorgeous cards, I love the image and the and the way you have created the number with the names inside looks fabulous


  3. WOW this is totally awesome! I love how you did the name inside the one!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  4. Tine, these are beautiful. Your family has to love receiving these treasures. Everything you make could be a keepsake. Everything about the twins cards is perfect. Thank you for sharing your talents and inspirations. xxx - Debbie

  5. Amazing! Love the letters!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Hanna & Friends!
    xxx Andrea

  6. These cards are darling, love them both!

  7. These are just gorgeous! The images are so cute and love your design.
    Lorraine x

  8. How adorable! I was intrigued by the way you cut their names into the number ones on each card. I'm also glad you showed us the inside. These will be real keepsakes. Thank you for joining us at Perfect Sentiments this week.

  9. Sweet cards - thanks for sharing them with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  10. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors. Thanks for joining our CropStop Photo Corner Challenge!

  11. You made her come alive Tine! Great job!

  12. How fabulous are these cards well done Tine great work super crafting Hugs Elaine

  13. This one just could not be any cuter! Wonderful image and you did a beautiful job coloring her! Glad you played along this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

  14. Tine: Your cards are beautiful--love everything you chose especially the image and their names--know the twins will too. Glad you joined us for Challenge #18 - "Use it Twice"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  15. Wonderful, cute cards Tine.

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions!

  17. Beautiful job, very, very nice card. Thank you for sharing them with at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

  18. brilliant colours on fantastic cards thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs.. hugs Jess xx

  19. Hi Tine! How absolutely precious...times TWO! Love the colors and coloring...and I love how you've made the name-cut-outs! I'm so glad you've joined us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  20. Fantastic card, great colors, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  21. Gorgeous card - so beautiful.
    Many thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends

  22. OMGoodness, these are amazing!! Love the names inside the number 1.....fabulous idea! Great use of the photo corners too. Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  23. adorable're making me want a cameo! ;) Lovely coloring too...and Thanks for playing the CropStop Challenge! :)

  24. these are very, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

  25. Beautiful job on both these cards!! They are stunning:-) I have to learn how to use my cameo, your number "1" inspired me to get moving on learning. Thanks so much for joining us at CMC

  26. Aww, these are gorgeously cute! I love how the have opposing colourways too - identical, but not! :)

    Again, so clever with your cameo!

    Love your stitching too!