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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Young & Sweet and only 17 Birthday Card

  Good morning, so glad you could stop by. For my card today I made my granddaughter a record player card. 

When she was a little girl, we would listen to all sorts of music. Having fun singing and dancing. One of the songs that we liked was a song from the 70's called Dancing Queen.

 I told her that when she turned seventeen, I would play the song for her. Well, that day is here. Today is her 17th birthday. The years have flown by. I wish I could turn back time and go back to those fun times. 

So, for her birthday card I wanted too somehow add that song to it. So here is the card I came up with.

 The stamp and die set are from Sugar Pea Designs called Greatest Hits. Also used various dies and star punch.

I used the draw feature on Cricut to create the words to the song. It was my first time using it. I didn't have a Cricut pen in black, so I used an extra fine sharpie. 

I had to take out the center pen holder and wrapped two pencil grippers around the pen. You do have to cut one side of the gripper. I tried just one gripper, but it wasn't enough to keep the pen steady. Was so happy that it actually worked.

For the card I also used S.U. clear embossing powder, versa mark, brads, heat gun, packing foam to use with my cutting dies and my very old and very loved cuttlebug. 

You can't tell but the record is shiny from the clear embossing powder.

I wanted to add a disco ball but didn't have anything like it, so I cut out three circles with glitter silver cardstock. The stars are also made with yellow glitter cardstock.

Hoping that she likes her card. She will be coming later after school. We will be listening to Dancing Queen and having her favorite Strawberry Angel Cake. (You can find the recipe on the left-hand side bar.)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Happy Birthday Scarlett River!!!

Challenges entered-

Paper Funday - January- #61 Anything Goes w/ opt twist- Let's Celebrate

 Creative Crafting Uncles - #49 Happy Birthday

Try It on Tuesday - Add some text

Avenue 613 - Anything Goes w/ optional twist -new beginnings

Love to Craft- Anything Goes

Through the Purple Haze - #212 Anything Goes

Creative Crafters - #72 Anything Goes


  1. What a lovely 17th birthday card, now you've got me singing that song!

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


  2. What a creative card for your Granddaughter. I'm sure she loved it! I know what you mean about them growing up so fast. Time does not stand still! Enjoy them while you can!

  3. Brilliant memory card for your Grandaughter and yes I will be singing that all night now lol.
    Carol x

  4. What a wonderful and creative card, I love how the sentiment was written, I haven't done that in ages. So many beautiful details, I'm sure Scarlett River will love it. AH! To be 17 again!

  5. This is fantastic your granddaughter will surely love this the detail you have put into it shows in the top notch design an excellent card, I would also like to thank you for popping by my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment it is much appreciated
    lorraine x

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me lovely comment. I hope you had a good birthday yesterday.
    Your card is fabulous and so personal for your granddaughter. I’m sure she will treasure it.
    Liz xxx

  7. Great idea using the Abba song quote for a girl’s 17th birthday. Love the retro feel. Thanks for playing in our challenge over at Try it on Tuesday.

  8. A Gorgeous musical themed card for your granddaughter and love that you've also used a touch of Abba too! Hope all is well with you. Michelle x