Today is my sweet baby girl’s 11th birthday!  Hard to believe it was 11 years ago that Miss Emily came into the world – and in a hurry too I might add!! Just over 2 hours labour – eeeeek!  It all seems like yesterday – well ok maybe not yesterday but not that long ago!

Emily has always loved the Garden Whimsy stamp set so I went straight for that set to create her card.

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When I had the thought of those butterflies I thought them flying through the grass would be a nice effect and I thought what better stamp for grass than the one from Inspired by Nature.  I added a bit of sponging for the grass and added some sponged clouds using the scallop circle punch.

As I had a Stamp A Stack here yesterday I gave hubby the task of doing birthday shopping – brave I know!  He did quite well and just goes to prove he can buy birthday presents after all!

It was then my task last night to create the gift bag to fit the presents in.  I found a tutorial by the lovely Makeesha and just did some tweaking with the measurements to fit the presents in. So two sheets of Sweet Always Designer Series Paper and some ribbon later and we have a bag for the presents!

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I just stamped some more butterflies, cut them out and popped them on and whallah 🙂

I hope she has a wonderful day today as she’s going to bed early tonight after one of her friends slept over last night … well not sure they actually slept so maybe we should call it a giggle-over!!


  1. Love the card and bag – a very “Happy Birthday” to Emily!!! (Please give her a belated hug from me.) Yes, “giggle over” says it all! It’s my daughter’s birthday today but she’s a bit older than 11!

  2. Looks lovely Leonie. You were good to get that all done yesterday after the S-A-S. I can’t believe Emily is that old. I’m sure she enjoyed all her gits and the special card and bag

  3. They grow so fast hey Leonie??? I like the term giggle-over too….cause there is always soooooo much sleep going on…NOT!!! Love the card to bits….gunna have to get outside my box and start combining sets together like you have here. Ta for planting the seed. Sleep well tonight!! 😉

  4. OOo how sweet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miss Emily 🙂 Have a wonderful day!!!!!!
    Love your card & the bag looks so kewl Leonie 🙂 Hope she didn’t keep you up tooooo late
    Tan xox

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