Celebrate Today, Faboulous Four, Balloon Framelits, Punch Art, Cat

Has it really been a year since my little friend, Nora, had a birthday? That is incredibly hard to believe! But there is nothing like a child to demonstrate the quick passage of time, especially a toddler. She is now talking (and I can understand what she says!) and can tell us exactly what she wants. She has wonderful manners, saying “please, Aunt Debbie” – wow, she can have anything she wants when she does that!!

Well, last year’s Elmo birthday card (you can see it HERE) was a HUGE hit so I wanted to make her something that she would love just as much. One thing she really loves when she comes to my house is seeing my kitties. I had also given her a cute little kitty stuffed animal and she carries it around everywhere, so I am hoping that she likes my cat punch art on the balloon. It was super fun to make and didn’t take a lot of work at all.


  • Stamp Sets: Celebrate Today, Fabulous Four, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
  • Ink: VersaMark, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
  • SU Tools: Balloons Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Alphabet Press TIEF, Corner Rounder Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch (retired)
  • Finishing Touch: Melon Mambo Emboss Powder, Large Pearls (retired), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Bushing Bride Baker’s Twine, Melon Mambo 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Washi Tape from Project Life Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack, Old Olive Blendabilities Pen


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