It's very hard to believe that my little munchkins will turn one this Saturday! I'm knee deep in prepping for
In the NICU, the nurses told us they were the most identical set of identical twins they'd ever seen. Their cries are exactly the same and they share many of the same mannerisms. It wasn't until they were about 9 months old and their personalities started shining through that we were able to tell them apart with any reliability. So we've had a system since they were born. Kellan in blue, Trevor in green. So that's the same color scheme I used for their cards.
The papers are from the Studio Calico Take Note Collection. The little star sentiment is from the new Shining Star set. I stamped the number 1 from the Calendar Countdown set on a star cut with the Starry Die Set, then matted on a crumb cake Large Star (SU!) punch. The happy birthday sentiment is from the Small Phrases set and I stamped it onto a die cut from the new Flag It Die Set. The Stars & Swirls embossing folder is one of my favorites and I lightly inked the edges of everything with a little walnut stain distress ink. A little mini library clip and a tiny star rhinestone that I colored with Copics to match are the only embellishments other than paper.
As you can see, I rotated the sketch just a bit, but the inspiration is there. I bought some little 6 x 6 albums for each of the boys to store the cards and little notes about what I was thinking when I made them so later on they can flip through and see them all. I think it will be a fun tradition. Okay, I'm scheduled for order shipping duties at Verve today so I better get going. Hope you have a fantastic start to your week!
Stamps: Shining Star, Calendar Countdown, Small Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Take Note (Studio Calico), Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: Starry Die Set, Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Large Star Punch, Mini Library Clip (SU!), Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix)