Mary Poppins Birthday Card

My niece is a Mary Poppins Super-Fan so I made a card using images from Disney’s Spoonful Crafts website.

First I created the word and moved it around until I liked how it looked, then I added the Mary image on top and adjusted the transparency to 85%

You can get both Mary Poppins and Bert Silhouettes here.

Cards for the Birthday Girls

Two of my nieces (sisters) have birthdays two days (plus 2 years) apart and this past weekend we got together to celebrate.

It’s been a pleasure to watch them grow into women and they are both wonderful mothers.


Renee’s card (top) was made with SEI scrapbook paper that I’ve had for a long time. I found a nice script R, traced the outline and cut it out of the pink patterned paper. The butterfly sticker is also from an old SEI kit. I mounted the butterfly on a foam dot, first dusting the back of the sticker with talcum powder to tame the glue.

I started Lupe’s card by adhering the blue washi tape in three strips. The stickers were all part of a set I got from a cute boutique in Palo Alto. I gave the banner letters the same treatment with powder and foam glue dots, raising them up off of the cardstock.

Happy Happy Birthday Ladies!


From Sketch to Card: He’s Two! Birthday Card for Nephew Aaron

Beginning Sketch

I don’t always make a sketch, but this time I had an idea while I was watching tv so I grabbed one of the many notebooks I have.

Papers Chosen

When I had time to make the card, I grabbed some papers I thought would be a fun color palette for a 2-year-old. Plus, I knew we were going to “Jumpin Up” for the party: a bright primary colored place with lots of jumpy structures.

In Progress - trying different papers/colors

I played with the colors a little. I originally thought I’d use the light blue circle on the right side. But when I tried the green, it really made the yellow stand out.

The silver is washi tape from S.E.I. and the papers are from a pad I’ve had for ages. I traced the number from a chipboard number I got with a set from JoAnne’s long ago.

Finished Card for Aaron

Here’s the final product. And a blurry picture of the birthday boy at play

Aaron's day

He’s 2. I shouldn’t expect him to be able to stand still on his birthday, should I?