Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ballerina Cards

Hope everyone had a great Easter....a pretty quiet one here, Good Friday is not celebrated in New Caledonia and then the boy had to work all day Saturday so it was just like a normal 2 day weekend for us......with the exception of lots of easter eggs, homemade hot cross buns, some sneaky pastries and some gorgeous sunny weather.

Last week I made a couple of birthday cards for my daughter and niece, who are both turning 4 next week.  I took my inspiration from these cards that I've had pinned for a while now - I thought they looked like great fun for kids - they're cute right?!

Pop Up Cards @ Ikat bag
Knowing how great my drawing skills are I went in search of something I could cut and paste instead - much safer that way!  I found some lovely vintage paper doll images "Betsy McCall" that looked a treat.  I printed them out and played around until I had the right size for the card.  Next I added some pretty accordian folded paper for the tutu, added some extra bits and voila a card that I am sure two little girls are going to enjoy receiving.

These are the two ballerina images I used:
Purple Ballerina
Pink Ballerina



  1. These are so cute!! What a fun and simple idea.

  2. How adorable! Would sure try this out with my little cousins. :)
    Great idea!

    Kisses from Egypt all the way to you. ♥

    Roudi @ c-is-for-craft.blogspot.com

  3. I love the ballerina card and thank you for the lovely images. XX