We we’re thrilled to attend a First Birthday party last week. So, it gave me a great excuse to make a pretty card for the occasion.
This design consists of the card and a slightly smaller overlay for the front along with a set of layered blocks, the letters to spell out “one” and some cute bunting.
The little blocks don’t have to be filled with the letters though. I personalized my card with the Birthday Girl’s name: I cut an extra block for the extra letter in her name. Personalizing may not be an option if a longer name is needed. Otherwise, the blocks could be topped with other shapes…. maybe a flower, heart, bird or butterfly, little car, balloon or any shape that you can fit on the top square.
Instead of arranging the blocks in a straight line they could be popped on alternative angles, I did this and I liked the less symmetrical, more casual look. Although I’m pretty sure it won’t matter to the Birthday Child 😉
Also you may notice that my white blocks have stitch marks. I did this with a metal die cut. You could get the same effect with sketch pens. See how I did something similar in this post. An internal offset is an option with the inset line changed to a dotted line and marked with sketch pens.
Credit where Credit’s Due
The number one I used was from the Clarendon Blk BT font. I think it was one of the fonts pre installed on my computer. For the letters I used Arial Rounded MT Bold. I wrote about why I liked this font here.
The Free Files
Here’s the Free Silhouette File for the First Birthday Card V3
Here’s the Free Silhouette File for the First Birthday Card V2
Here’s the Free SVG File for the First Birthday Card
Joan Macdonald says
Thank you for this great file, can’t wait to use it.
You’re Welcome – So pleased to hear that Joan.
hi ive just got the 1st birthday card from you i cant wait too use it ive add you on the sites too grate things thank you Deborah thank you
Thank you so much for this sweet birthday card Pam. My great nephew will be one in December and this card will be perfect. Fortunately his name is Zach, so I will be able to make the letter blocks as you have done.
That’s fantastic Jan, so pleased you will be able to personalize it for little Zach 🙂
Great design. Thank you!
You’re most Welcome Cindy.
Thank you so much for the free Friday Files. I should comment more, to show how much we appreciate them. Linda x
Thanks for your comment today Linda 🙂 . I’m pleased you like my files.
Thanks for your generosity in sharing your files. Even though many don’t send a personal thank you I know they appreciate them as much. as I do….
My pleasure Linda. Thanks for your lovely comment.
Leny Guerra says
Thank you for this gift that you give us weekly. For me, they will always be welcome.
It’s my pleasure Leny. So pleased to hear that.
Christi Conley says
Thank you, as always 😉 (no need to comment back) – I truly appreciate you sharing your talent with us!!
This is perfect – just what I was looking for without even knowing it! 😉 Unsolicited advice – I bet other age cards would be a hit as well! 🙂
Thanks Emma, Glad you found it handy. Unsolicited advice is Welcome, especially as it’s a good idea! Thanks 🙂
Thank you so much! My first grandbaby is having her party tomorrow and this card will be beautiful!