Happy 1st Birthday Little Girl Card

Photoplay Hush Little Baby Girl 1st Birthday Card Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Happy 1st Birthday Card with Photoplay Hush Little Baby Girl Collection

Hello, Friends!  I recently had to make a Happy 1st Birthday card for our sweet next door neighbor’s little girl.  Fortunately, I had Photoplay’s “Hush, Little Baby Girl” paper collection in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Although it’s designed to welcome a new baby girl, I was able to make this adorable collection work perfectly for a 1st birthday card.  Today I’m going to share a few sneaky tricks that you might be able to use the next time you have the chance to make a 1st birthday card.

Tricks of the Trade
  • First, create a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base from white cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 5 7/8″ square of the green gingham paper pattern.
  • Then select two different patterned papers. Die cut each with a different sized circle die.
  • Now, die cut the “1” from the “1 month old” 3×4 card using a smaller circle die.  Sneaky, right?  Since this collection is geared for a new baby, you have to get a little bit creative to make it work.
  • Create a pair of banners using other patterned papers and dies.  (I’ll try to link these below, but they might be discontinued.  Just use whatever small banner dies you have in house.)
  • Overlap the 3 die cut circles as seen in the photo. Then adhere the banners to kind of tie everything together.
  • Now comes the fun part!  Create a little scene with stickers from the paper collection.
  • Finally, add a ribbon border and a button to finish off this cheery card.
A Peek Inside

Create a dynamic interior for your card by layering diagonal cuts of the gingham check and the rainbow striped papers.  Then cover the top half of the card with the sweet pink hearts design.  Add a 3×4 card sentiment and accent with a few more stickers.  Quick, easy, and oh, so cute!

Finishing Touches

Create a custom envelope with your envelope punch tool, puffy alpha letters and a little cupcake border.  (I found this in  my stash…how lucky was that?)

We had a sweet little birthday celebration dinner together, and Abby loved her card, but I honestly think her mommy loved it more. 

That’s it for me today, folks. Short and sweet!  I’ll be back tomorrow with this week’s Throwback Thursday.

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




5 thoughts on “Happy 1st Birthday Little Girl Card

  1. Gena Krannig

    Absolutely precious card, Kathy! I love the colors and the darling images. I know your neighbors were thrilled with this sweet creation! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. MaryH

    You’ve worked your magic again to produce such a charming Bday card. This is such a happy, colorful card. Hope Abby’s parents are saving all her cards so she can see how much she is loved and so she can enjoy this precious card at too when older!

  3. soozyb2013

    Very sweet card Kathy. Love the little giraffe 🙂 Have a wonderful hump day! We are getting a ton of rain at the moment and it’s needed badly but doesn’t make for a pleasant outside experience.

  4. Susan Steele

    This sweet little card is soooo adorably cute!!! Luv this! And I’m sure Abby’s family did too!!! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Helen

    Oooh what a delightful card. Simple, colourful and perfect. I hope her parents keep it in the trove of childhood treasures.

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