It’s Birthday Time for a Sweet Girl!

By | September 12, 2016

Our baby grand-niece Piper will be celebrating her 1st birthday this week!

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And in case you were wondering what a red fox might want to say to a little girl on her birthday:

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(I computer-generated the inside sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock.)

Piper and her mom, dad and big sister Cricket live in Vermont, and we just missed seeing her when we were there last year. We had a nice long visit with Cricket and her mother, and two days after we returned home, Piper was born! Well, we will be visiting again soon, so we are looking forward to seeing both little girls and their parents.

Here are the colors that I used on Piper’s Fox card. I took my color scheme right from the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack.

I used the mushroom patterned paper as the main background, and then because I had a strip left over when cutting the 6″ x 6″ sheet of paper down to fit the front of the card, I turned that strip over and used the back, the gray and white vine motif, for the horizontal band behind the fox. It’s a great way to use your paper scraps, and with a Paper Stack like this one, you always know your colors will coordinate!

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Another thing I want to mention is about the oval on which I placed the fox: I used the Layering Ovals Framelits; the larger one with a straight edge in Pool Party cardstock and the smaller one on top of it with a scalloped edge out of Vellum cardstock. I love the semi-sheer look that it gives to the background – really pretty!

The fox body parts are punched out with the Fox Builder Punch, then assembled, but the stump and the little word bubble are stamped and then cut out with Paper Snips; very quick.

Here are the supplies that I used to make Piper’s card. All of them are available in the big annual catalog, or by clicking on any picture and going to the online store:

Price: $110.00

Supply List

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Here are some fun facts from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department – “The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is not native to Vermont; it was introduced by European colonists. The native fox species, the gray fox, proved too elusive, so early European settlers brought the red fox to use for fox hunting. Red foxes, however, are native to other parts of North America. In comparison, the red fox is slightly larger than the gray fox and it occupies a wider range of habitats. Hunted and trapped for its coat, it’s a popular furbearer.”
Our Foxy Friend on the card is definitely the Red Fox variety; we can tell because he has a white tail tip and black booties and socks. Gray foxes have a little reddish in their fur but their tails are black on top and on the tip.

 

 

2 thoughts on “It’s Birthday Time for a Sweet Girl!

  1. PaperPuff

    Super card. Nice to go for an unusual colour scheme for a little girl too.

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