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Have a Squishy Birthday Ro

My daughter's boyfriend has a little girl who is turning twelve this month. Young kids today are really into what is called squishmallows. They are kind of like decorative pillows in shapes. Ro's favorite color is orange and she loves dragons, so I went searching for a squishmallow image to use on a card for her.

I found a background of a lot of different squishmallows and decided to print and color it to be behind the main focal image. The largers dragon image was opened in the Silhouette Cameo Software and cutlines were added around the image, which was printed with registration marks to be able to cut it out. When I plan on coloring an image with Copic Markers I always print it with my laser printer so the lines don't bleed. I also created a sentiment in the software and cut it at the same time.

When the coloring was complete the background was just too busy for the little dragon, so I added a panel of vellum over the background and adhered it to a top folding orange cardbase. The dragon and sentiment were then adhered in place with foam tape.

In the middle of the night I decided to add a balloon with the number 12. I cut it from pink cardstock and the number from orange and adhered the two together with liquid glue. The balloon string was also cut from orange. They were adhered to the cardbase with a combination of foam tape and liquid glue. Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the balloon and the card was done.


·        Tatiana Squishmallow Coloring Page (

·        Squishmallow Coloring Background Page (

·        Silhouette Cameo Sentiment (Andy Font)

·        Copic Markers: E39, E37, E33, E31; YR09, YR07, YR04; YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, YR02, YR00; RV04, RV02, RV00; W8, w7, W6, W1, W00; C5, C4, C1, C0; B14, B12; Y17, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, Y32; V06, V04, V01; R24, R22, R20

·        Penny Black Uplifting Balloon Dies

·        My Favorite Things Little Numbers Dies

·        Limited Papers Accent Opaque White 120# Cover Cardstock

·        Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

·        Paper Accents Vellum

·        Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tangerine Twist and Innocent Pink Cardstock

·        Simon Says Stamp Big Mamma Foam Tape

·        Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

·        Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

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