already learning how to read. We had a small birthday party for her yesterday at her house. Her Mom cooked her favourite meal which was really yummy. She had a lot of fun opening her gifts. Opa and I gave her a bathing suit, and a tiered skirt with 2 matching tops. I also made her a pink heart pendant necklace and I also made a blue flower pendant necklace for Brooke. Mommy and Daddy gave her 2 books, a puzzle and a Fisher Price Doll House. She and Brooke had a blast playing with the doll house. She also spent some time reading her 2 new books with Mommy and I. I was amazed at how fast she is learning how to read.
Here is the card I made along with the "purse" that I made to hold the necklace I made for her:
Inside the card:
I used some prima flowers to cover the brads inside the "purse". I found the instructions for this purse on this blog. The purse box was designed to hold cards and envelopes that you can make as a gift for someone but I think it can be used for any small gift such as jewellery, candy, etc.
Here are the list of items used to make the card and purse:
Paper: Pink Bazill card stock, Best Creations - Once upon a dream (love this paper!), DCWC glitter mat paper for the stars and butterflies,
Punches: Star punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch - every other butterfly is embossed on this punch. Creative Memories butterfly punch.
Brads and ribbon from my stash.
This is the pink heart pendant necklace I made for Sierra:
Unfortunately, the pendant does not show up that well in the photo. The pendant is Chinese Crystal. The clasp I used is a magnetic clasp. I was afraid that if someone pulled on the necklace while Sierra was wearing it, it would hurt her. With a magnetic clasp the necklace would just come off. Sierra loves this necklace but played with it so much taking it off and putting it back on that she broke it. I took the necklace home with me and will repair it for her but will put on a different clasp so that she is not tempted to putting it on and taking it off.
This is the necklace I made for Brooke. Janice told me that Brooke's nose would be out of joint if I didn't make her a necklace too. Thankfully, I had already bought the blue beads and Swarovski flower pendant to make a necklace for Brooke. I had intended to make it for her birthday in July so I made it yesterday morning instead before heading out to their house to celebrate Sierra's birthday. The photo I took does not show the pendant very well.
Brooke's favourite colour is blue and Sierra's favourite colour is pink. Both girls were tickled pink with their necklaces.
Here is the pendant I used on Brooke's necklace:
This heart pendant from Swarovski is very similar to the one I used on Sierra's necklace:
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