Ballet dance trio

I've been asked to make a special birthday card for a friend, and as the little one has just started ballet, my friend asked if I could incorporate that interest somehow.

I immediately thought of a cute Bugaboo digi image I have owned for over 4 years, and made this card for the precious little girl.

The ballet trio come as little stick figures, which I do love, but I had in mind to make ballet skirts for them this time.  How I remember both of my own daughters (and later grand-daughters) loving the soft pink leotards they dressed in for practice.  So searching pinterest, I found this idea - sponge vellum in pink distress ink (worn lipstick), then punch out with a scalloped circle, and fold in half 4 times - this makes it easier to 'pleat' into shape.

Of course, the card needed a little bit of sparkle and a big 4 - the stamped name used Stampin' Up!'s alphabet stamp: Brushwork Alphabet.  I find it so easy to line up, and makes such a difference when personalising is needed.

I hope Hallie loves being 4!


  1. Gorgeous! Love the little pink skirts and the personalisation. I too remember my girls in their little pink leotards and chifon skirts. Only Miss E (21) still dances now. Although Ms A (12) would like to but the time was too late at night as far as I was concerned.

    1. Happy memories - but fitting it all in was not easy! I'm in awe at how many activities/practices my youngest grand-daughters do nowadays, but they love every minute of their gymnastics and swimming!


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