Sunday, September 13, 2020

For a Special Young Lady

 Hello Friends & Happy Sunday!

Today I have a card to share which I created for our lovely neighbor young lady Olivia's 18th birthday.  I can't believe she & her sister are Junior & Senior in HS this year ... Olivia was only a toddler & Emily wasn't born yet when we move here.  Such lovely girls!  So, each year I try to make a SPECIAL card personalized for them.   The party's tonight (yikes, I hope she doesn't see this lol).

Inside view

I've used the challenge offered over on the Seize the Birthday Challenge Blog
for the basis of my card.  Their theme is:

(sentiment can be stamped)

The dies I have used are:

Honey Bee - Pocket Full of Love Cuts

Load image into Gallery viewer, Pocket Full of Love | Honey Cuts

Elizabeth Craft - Happy Birthday (inside)

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Happy Birthday

Dee's Distinctively Dies - Number Set (for the 'th')

Dee's Distinctively Dies - Number Set

Memory Box - Uppercase Alphabet Soup #99154 (for the Olivia)
Joy! Craft - Dotted Numbers #6002/1173 (for the 18)

I've also used the coordinating Honey Bee Pocket Full of Love Stamps

Load image into Gallery viewer, Pocket Full of Love | 4x6 Stamp Set

I didn't purchase the coordinating 'pocket dies' so had to create my own!
I used these two Tutti Designs Die Sets ...

Nesting Stitched Banners

Nesting Stitched Rectangles

The stitching on my 'bluejean' paper didn't show up very well so I took a white gelly roll pen and drew down through the stitched lines.  It's a little 'wonky' but that's actually how my old sewing machine does it from time to time too so guess it's okay!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
NBUS Challenge #18 - Never Before Used Schtuff
Crafter's Castle September Challenge - AG

 Have a great day everyone and a safe/healthy week ahead!
 As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Dear Darlene
    What a pretty card. I just like to one day come and see your craft room. Wish God fulfills my wish. Blessings to you and yours

  2. Oh she is going to just love this, so fun! Great personalizing. Love the details.
    Hope she enjoys her party! Have fun!

  3. Your stitches really do look like real stitches, Darlene! I think they turned out great ... the whole design is really terrific for Olivia! Kids LOVE seeing their own names on cards! And $$, of course!! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  4. OMG, Darlene! This is the cutest, most fun card for Olivia's 18th birthday! Fabulous dies. She's going to love it!

  5. That is sweet! I love the denim paper though! Thank you for entering the Crafter's Castle Challenge. Best of luck!

    --Monica (heartcraftpaper)


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