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.
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