Aug 28 2017

O”fish”ally One

My grandson, Brody, turned ONE years old on Friday and they held his birthday party on Saturday!  He’s such a happy baby!



Here’s the card I made for his birthday…the theme of the party was that he was “O-Fish-ally One”!  His mom came over and cut out many circles and ovals to make bobbers and fish for decorations…unfortunately I didn’t get good photos of them finished (left that to my husband since I’m not getting around easily…and he kind of missed the boat with his photography skills at the party).

Here are the details on my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Next layer is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of the Herringbone Pool Party pattern in the Coffee Cafe Designer Paper package.
  • The fishing bobber was made by cutting two of the largest Stitched Layers Circles from Whisper White and Real Red cardstock.  Then used the large Layering Oval to cut away a potion of the Real Red and make the curve.  They were adhered together.
  • The top of the bobber was a 1″ square of Basic Black cut on the sides to an angle and adhered behind the circles.
  • The #1 from the Layering Alphabet was cut from Basic Black cardstock and added to the bobber towards the left side.
  • The Hip Hip Hooray greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set was curved and placed on the block, then stamped with Basic Black Ink.
  • A 1/8″ Circle was punched in the topper and then Basic Black Baker’s Twine was run thru the hole and then circled on the front of the card, held with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The bobber was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I think it turned out SO cute!  Love to be able to personalize cards to match the theme of their birthday parties!!!  One of the reasons I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the first place was to be able to made cards and favors like this!  Wish I had been a demo when my kids were little!


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One Person has left comments on this post

Sep 7, 2017 - 10:09:54
Michelle said:

Happy Birthday Brody! Fun theme and card!