Counting Sheep Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

Sisterhood of Crafters starts the new year with a fun challenge – “Blue” by sistah Darlene. There are so many ways to use my favorite color but my grandson is turning 1 and I just couldn’t think of making anything else except his very first birthday card!! Firstly, I had to think what a card for a first birthday should be, but I wanted to save the really cute boy stamps for the future. Finally, I decided to use the adorable Counting Sheep bundle, which I had never used while it was current. Even though there’s quite a bit of retired products used on this card, I really love how it turned out.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along before it ends on January 23rd!

My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, this cute Counting Sheep card is 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ and an example of how you make lemonade out of lemons. LOL
  • Full disclosure: The card was originally only the Misty Moonlight frame onto white cardstock, and it probably would have stayed like that if my son (grandson’s dad) wasn’t a perfectionist. He’s the kinda guy who says “what a great card, Mom, but it doesn’t look quite center here.” SO, when I realized that the frame was put onto the card base just a little crooked (I’m an “eyeballer”), I just had to correct it.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Firstly, this card started with making the Misty Moonlight frame, then I cut the Balmy Blue (after embossing it with cloud embossing folder) and Pear Pizzazz, cut with a stitched edgelit.
  • After that, I stamped the sheep with Misty Moonlight ink, gave them just a wee bit of color with Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends marker and cropped them out with their coordinating die.
  • Then, I just couldn’t resist cutting the fence die with Soft Suede cardstock to give one of the sheep some motion.
  • To add a sentiment, all I had to do was stamp it in Misty Moonlight ink, then punched it out with the new Cloud punch. After that, I decided to cut another one and edged both of them with Seaside Spray before layering them onto the card base.
  • Finally, I stamped the cute party hat in Smoky Slate and cut the balloon in Smoky Slate cardstock. (Can you tell my son and daughter in law love gray?? That was my nod to their favorite color!)
  • Because of the problem after attaching the frame to the card base, I trimmed it down the best I could, then layered it onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Then, I made a new card base from Balmy Blue cardstock and dare my son to say anything’s crooked! LOL

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