Happy Birthday, Kaden!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Good afternoon, y'all!  Just popping in to send out a big happy first birthday to my little bear!
I started his card by framing a yummy swatch of Amy Tangerine paper with Pool Party cardstock and machine-stitching, with silver threaded, straight stitches, the length of a few of the long edges of some of the patterned strips.  I then stamped a trio of images, in Jet Black ink, on White cardstock; colored them in with pencils and mineral spirits; hand cut them out; and adhered them, with foam tape, near the base of the prepped piece, surrounding a Cameo-cut, Basic Grey, cardstock "1", which I had cover in glitter.
The balloon was stamped, in second-generation, Coral Calypso ink, on a White, cardstock die cut and anchored to the "1" with a length of white string, tied in a bow.  The "BIRTHDAY WISHES" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a White, cardstock, banner die cut and folded around the loose balloon string.
A few stamped, in Jet Black ink, stars and small handful of sequins prep it for the White, cardstock, card face to which it was adhered, with foam tape, to complete the look.
We celebrated this weekend, and I've got lots of pics to share, but I haven't yet had the opportunity to weed through and edit most of them.  So, I'll just share this precious one.  Kaden didn't quite know what to think about everyone singing to him, but I think he enjoyed being the center of attention for a few hours.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Whole Lotta' Happy (Wplus9); Baby Basics (Market Street Stamps) Paper: Pool Party & Basic Grey (SU!); White (Wplus9); designer (Amy Tangerine) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Coral Calypso (SU!) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Cameo (Silhouette); Whole Lotta' Happy & Banner Trio dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); string (Hobby Lobby); sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!)

16 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...Kaden's curls melt my heart...and he is looking more and more like Ezekiel. Love his look of caution! Time does fly doesn't it? Hard to believe my baby is 9 and my oldest is 17. Trying to cherish every moment!

Ruby N said...

He looks adorable!! Your card is so fabulous. Love it. <3

-Ruby
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Miriam Prantner said...

I can't believe it's been a year already! He is just so sweet and this card is perfect! Love the images and the stitching!

Tracy said...

Officially 1, WOW! hard to believe it's been a year already for this sweet little guy. The card is amazing Jinny. I am crazy about the way you wrapped the banner around the balloon string. Happy birthday Kaden!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy happy happy happy BIRTHDAY!!!! What a sweetie! I love love love the card you made for him! Just so precious!! And thank you for supporting Brookie!! xoxoxo :)

Ashley Horton said...

Hope he had a happy first Birthday!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Happy birthday to your sweet one-year-old! He's so adorable, and so is the card his Mamma made for him!

Linda R said...

He is so darn cute.. What a great photo. And that card is awesome my friend. Happy Birthday to your little guy.

Hugs~

Annette Allen said...

1st Birthday already.. wow the time sure does go by fast.. Happy Birthday Kaden.. and oh my that card is too cute..

Maria said...

A big happy birthday to Kaden!!! What a sweetie! He's so cute and adorable! Love all those blonde curls! And, what a wonderful bday card for him...so CUTE!:-)

~Tammy~ said...

Happy Birthday Kaden!!! Oh my gosh...hard to believe it's been a year and he is so cute.

Your card is so precious! What a treasure. You are such a good Mommy!

Leslie Germain said...

Happy Birthday, Kaden!! I can't believe he is 1!!! Gorgeous picture - loving those curls!! And what a precious card that you made for him. I am sure he will cherish it forever!!!

Lisa said...

Oh those curls, THOSE curls!! What a cutie pie he is Jinny and his birthday card is oozing with love!! Happy birthday sweet Kaden!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday Kaden! Oh my he really is so adorable. Seems like just yesterday you had him. Time flies, my baby will be 18 in July--gasp! Love the sweet birthday card you made for your little bear!

Ros Crawford said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY kaden!!! He's so gorgeous!! Love your card too Jinny ... can't believe a year has passed since he was born

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kaden! Time flies! What a sweet picture of him with his cute onesie. Darling card. Love the sweet images... fantastic coloring!