Sunday, 10 May 2015

AAA Cards Game #39 - 1st Birthday Extravaganza Party

 

Well how exciting is this? AAA Cards is 1 year old! And just like all babies this first year has seen amazing growth and many milestones reached. So of course we're going to celebrate in style and share our success with all our friends and followers with loads of superb prizes and a spectacular blog hop.

The challenge this month is so simple - make us a birthday card to help us celebrate! Mega prizes for the winners!

The image I've used is from Digi Stamp Boutique, the balloon stamp from Uniko Studio and the die cut rectangle and sentiment from Lawn Fawn - three of our blog sponsors.


My card was definitely made with another first birthday in mind - my youngest grandson will be having his first at the end of the year. So I went with a mix of sugared almond colours, a fun image and a wobbly balloon.


The photo below shows the mechanism behind the balloon which not only makes the balloon pop up when removed from the envelope but also makes it wobble whenever the card is touched - such fun!! This was inspired by the wonderful Jennifer McGuire here.


And here's a teeny tiny video to show how it wobbles.



Supplies:
Stamps: Digi Stamp Boutique, Birthday Billy; Uniko Studio, Balloon Bash
Inks: Memento, summer sky
Colours: Promarkers, mint green, pink carnation, arctic blue, cool grey 1
Die: Lawn Fawn, large stitched square stackables, Happy Birthday border;
Other: Action Wobble Springs

Now off you go round all the DT blogs! Here's the running order:

Jane Taylor  * me

Visit all the DT blogs and leave comments to increase your chances of winning. There's prizes for lucky commentators on the AAA Cards blog and facebook page too. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy!

And keep crafting!

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64 comments:

  1. Too cute! Love the little turtle!

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  2. Oh that turtle is the cutest image I had ever seen of a turtle. Lovely colors you chose.

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  3. Fantastic Jane and I'm sure your grandson will love it.
    Cute and perfect. X

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  4. Aww!! how adorable is this ..Love the cute image and the wobbling effect :)

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  5. Jane that card is simply adorable. I must try this ...

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  6. happy first birthday! what ad adorable image, well coloured, thanks for sharing

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  7. The little turtle is so sweet and I love the balloon from Uniko! The balloons are put of stock and I'm waiting to order a set! :)

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  8. Such a sweet card. Great tutorial. I love this sweet turtle. Best wishes on the occasion of 1 anniversary. I wish you many folowers.
    Regards,
    Bozen

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  9. A very cute card - just the thing for a pre-schooler.

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  10. Cute card, love the little wobbler.

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  11. It really is a cute stamp. I never think of using digi stamps for some reason. I'll have to check some out.

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  12. It really is a cute stamp. I never think of using digi stamps for some reason. I'll have to check some out.

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  13. Jane, this is so adorable baby birthday card! I wish you happy 1st AAA Cards Birthday!

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  14. A fun and sweet card! Love the pastel colours!

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  15. What a sweet turtle...super fun!

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  16. Such a sweet birthday card for AAA and your little grandson. Love the pop up balloon. Thanks for sharing the link to Jennifer's tutorial. Thanks for all the work you did to get this party started!

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  17. Love the use of digi images here. Really showcases what can be done. And the wiggle balloon is so fun for a 1 year old!

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  18. hello, Jane... for each of my kids I took all the cards they card on their birthdays and layered them together biggest to littlest and punched a 2 holes in the middle and tied a string through. It made a little book and my kids both flipped through them and read them like books. They got to know their relatives handwriting, and now that most of them have passed away they are treasures to them. Awesome Card... that little turtle is awesome.

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  19. Awww.... I love the cute little turtle and his wobbly balloon!

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  20. Fab card Jane, love the wobbly balloon. Those colours are gorgeous as is the cute turtle. :)

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  21. Happy Birthday to AAA cards! Your adorable turtle, sporting his birthday cake and sweet wobbly balloon, is pure delight! Your grandson will adore this, as do I! May birthday #1 be followed by many, many more...love your challenges and, especially, the DT inspiration!
    ~c

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  22. How cute! Happy birthday to AAA cards challenges!!! Many more!!!

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  23. FABULOUS card!! Happy 1st Birthday AAA Cards Challenge - here's to many, many more!!

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  24. So cute, Love the turtle! Happy Birthday AAA

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  25. What can I say Jane, I've had a lovely afternoon at the birthday party and such wonderful prizes on offer too. That turtle is adorable and the wobble spring is such a great idea for children's cards. Thanks. Stef x

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  26. Adorable card and great wobbling! :) Thanks for the video !

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  27. Eeekkk - I adore turtles and your card!! Love that the balloon has movement. Thanks for the video too.

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  28. Cool effect and a beautiful card <3

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  29. Cool effect and a beautiful card <3

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  30. Congratulations on 1 year. Your card is just adorable.

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  31. Awwww what a little cutie. LoVe how he wobbles. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  32. This little tortoise is so cute, and the wobbly balloon adds to the fun x

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  33. Adorable. Love the little turtle and the dimension.

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  34. Jane, this is adorable!! LOVE the turtle and the colors!!

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  35. Your little turtle is so adorable, I love the balloon

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  36. Darling card Jane. Love the sweet image, the soft colors. The popped up balloon looks great.

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  37. Your card is so sweet!! I love wobble cards and I know your grandson will think it is so much fun to tweak that little balloon- THANKS so much for the inspiration. Happy Birthday AAA!!
    Lyn

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  38. Such a sweet card for your grandson. Happy first Birthday.

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  39. This is such a super cute first birthday card, Jane! Love the pastel colours and you are never too old for a wobbly balloon! Happy Birthday to you at AAA cards and thanks for a great year of inspiration :)

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  40. Adorable card; hmmm - I think I have some of those wobbly things (somewhere in my room!); balloons are perfect for them.

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  41. So sweet. Love that cute turtle. Hugz

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  42. Awww... (melting away).. Hope the one who becomes it will love it too.....

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  43. Such a sweet image, that turtle is adorable, Cathy x

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  44. This is so sweet ! Love the colours and the adorable image ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  45. Awww, this is so adorable! Beautiful colouring and layout.

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  46. super cuteness, sweet lil turtle. thanks for a chance to win!

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  47. Cute card and sweet turtle! Happy 1st Birthday

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  48. Beautiful a toddler for a yearling. Congratulations! Many followers and wonderful ideas for next year.
    hugs,
    Bozena

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  49. Happy Birthday to AAA Cards challenge and your card soo soo Cute Jane
    I was absence many times cause the theme sometimes come not to my brain hehehe I have maybe no Mojo
    but this time I join two times
    would be soo happy if you leave me some love Jane..
    love your cute and sweet card..so soft the color and you are even still managed it CAS style yeah LOVE THIS CARD

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  50. Happy Birthday to AAA and what fun your grandbaby will have with that wobbler!!!

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  51. adorable little turtle and love how you used the die cuts. Happy bday AAA cards!

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  52. Aww, very cute turtle and love the wobbler balloon. Ax

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  53. Aww,how cute!Gorgeous card :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xxx

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  54. Aww,how cute!Gorgeous card :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xxx

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  55. Such a sweet and fun card! Great colors too

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  56. What a cute tortoise image and the wobbly balloon is great fun and just right for a 1st birthday. I love the colours too. x

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  57. Such a sweet and fun card! I just bought the wobblers...can't wait to try them! Happy Birthday to your grandson and happy blogoversary to you!

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  58. Such a cute little turtle on your happy card :)

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  59. What a little cutie and love your CAS design!

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  60. How cute!! Your birthday card and this sweet cake are totally delighted. I am also seeking to order similar kind of cake for my son’s birthday party which is in party places in the Bronx. Do you know any famous cake shop in Bronx?

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