Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alethea Turns Two! A Toddler Girl's Handmade Birthday Card

My precious granddaughter Alethea turned two last month.  I wasn't able to make it to her big family and friends birthday party as it was too close to Atticus' due date and I couldn't make the trip twice.  But we did have a smaller, more intimate nuclear family party for her later when I arrived.  So this lucky little girl got two birthday parties and two cakes!

As always, I made her a handmade birthday card.  I used the same Crafty Secrets set "Birthday Kids" that I used last year (you can see last years card in THIS POST).  I think I will use this same set for all my grand children's birthdays.  It's just so cute! I love the vintage images and the numbers.

To create my card I first stamped the background with the background image stamp in the set in a light pink.  I then put dots of clear Stickles randomly in the background.

The sentiments were stamped directly onto the main image panel in different colors of ink.  The little girl was stamped on a separate sheet of card stock and then cut out and framed using Spellbinder's Nestabilities.  The cake was also stamped on a separate sheet of card stock, fussy cut, then glued outside the frame.

When the card was complete,  I adhered the entire front to a pink card stock base.

And here are some pictures of Alethea's little birthday party with us and a few of her larger party.

Alethea's mom said Alethea was so excited for her big birthday party.  She loved helping mom in the kitchen making the cupcakes.  She was tickled pink that the party was just for her.  She is use to going to birthday parties for other people, but this was the first year she fully understood the party was for her.

She was so excited to open our gift from her:  a Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Miniature Dollhouse.  Her mom said every time she went to her cousin's house she would fight with her cousin over this dollhouse, so we thought it was about time she got her very own!  And she was excited to get it!

Her mom kept Alethea's party much more simple and low key this year (in comparison to last years😊!) because she was 9 months pregnant at the time.  They had the party in a local park and this was the table Ashley set up for her.

Alethea's mom and snuck out prior to our little nuclear family party to pick up a small cake and a balloon.  When we opened the door to the apartment we sung "Happy Birthday" and showed her the cake and the balloon.  Alethea had no interest in the cake at first, but went ga-ga over the balloon!

These are the home made cupcakes mom made for Alethea's first party.  Notice her 9 month pregnant belly sticking out on top of the picture?  ha ha!

While cleaning out some cupboards I found this cute little sun hat and I had no idea where it came from.  I'm thinking it was probably an adults garden hat that shrunk in the wash.  Good thing I kept it because it's the perfect fit for Alethea! She wore it quite often the few days we were with her.

Here Alethea is examining my homemade card.  Dad made sure Alethea took time to open and look at the card before opening the gift.  He knows how hard I work on those cards!

And finally a picture of Grandpa Todd showing Alethea where to put the furniture in the dollhouse.  Hopefully she will have years of fun playing with this dollhouse.

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. That car is beautiful. You're really talented. Looks like she had a great birthday and I'm sure she'll love that doll house.

  2. The card is adorable Amy. What a cute stamp set! And such great pictures too! She's such a sweetie!!

    1. Thank you Ellie! I think she's a sweetie too, but I'm a little biased! :)

  3. Awww, sweet girl! I love the card you made her!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. Adorable card! Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration (or two!). :)

  5. aww...look so cute when wearing hat....
    Happy great birthday.....

    1. Thanks! I know, hats add an extra layer of cuteness!

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  7. Ah how cute! Looks like a fun little party!


  8. So cute! Happy birthday to your granddaughter! it's great she could have two celebrations :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Thanks Mica! I think she seemed a little confused by the second celebration, but that's ok. Next year will be different.

  9. She's just precious! The party setting in the park was beautiful and those cupcakes are making me want to stop by a store and pick some up on the way home. What a beautiful handmade card! I hope Mom and Dad are saving those to give back to her when she grows up.


    1. Thanks Ruth! I think they're saving some of the cards, but not all. Storage is a problem.

  10. Happy birthday to Alethea! She is just the cutest! I love the card you made for her!

  11. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! She is just darling! Love the card you made!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. Love how you make these treasured homemade cards! :) She has such beautiful blue eyes and blond hair and I love that pink house she got (and the cupcakes look yummy!).



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