I made this on Saturday morning for Matilda's birthday. Then, on Sunday morning, I made one for you--I mean, I made the templates and instructions to make your very own Birthday Counting Cards. Just because even though I designed these cards--I sorta fell in love with them--and then I wanted to share it with you. Because I like you and appreciate how you've been stopping by and visiting my blog every now and again when you have some time to waste.
Matilda was turning 6, so she had 6 cards of goodies--1 necklace with a photo of Carl before his surgery, 2 buttons from Belle and Boo (find them here), 3 fruit juice lollies, 4 quarters, 5 snapshots of friends, and 6 vintage paper dolls (found those in pilllpat's flickr set here...other amazing vintage paper craft stuff there too)...
I made the design so it was usable for any child up to the age of 7 (does the novelty of something like this wear off after 7 years? I wasn't sure...). I have to tell you, I really, really loved making this AND giving it. I hope you'll like it too.
And you can make your own version of this with your own selection of goodies--you can download my template and instructions here:
DOWNLOAD BIRTHDAY COUNTING CARD TUTORIAL