Memory Box and Bildmalarna Birthday cards…

by Pam Sparks


Birthday fun with a step card again…for some reason, I just kinda drift toward this fold!  See that cute little kitty?  They have a black outdoor kitty at their house… so cute just sitting there watching for Henry and the other kids!

Grandchildren… so precious.  I still remember the day we met Henry.  He was two and from Ukraine.  You know I rarely post family things because that would be a blog in itself!  Six years ago Henry was the first of four to be adopted internationally into our family.  Oh, the excitement of waiting for them to get to the waiting area of the airport!  He had to be scared!  So many people waiting to welcome him to his forever home!

Precious memories.  I’ll post one picture that I love so much… Henry meeting Grandpa Tim and granddaughter Attie in the background.  Henry hugged Tim for 5 minutes… he already sensed that he was getting an awesome grampy!  : )

Pam Sparks Henry Grandpa Attie 2008

Time moves on and he’s 8 already! Since then,  Anya came from Ukraine,  two more from Bulgaria and then you know the story….pregnant and Cedryk was born.  He just turned 2 and he loves tractors and Curious George!

So I had to use an image with a little blonde boy on a tractor!


I used Mimo on a Tractor from Bildmalarna, HERE and  colored with Promarkers and Copics. The number 2 is from an old Quickutz die set.  My Perfect Layers Mini rulers and Mat to cut the ‘perfect’ black border around the image… links below and in the sidebar.

On Henry’s card, the It’s Your Day sentiment is from an old set by Hero Arts and the sun is a medium EK Success punch.  I die cut the trees in green and in brown.  I clipped off the leaves on the brown one and glued the brown over the green then… like I did this tree in this video…

This video and card were originally posted HERE.

Linking up to some challenges…

Dies R Us – Birthday (first card)

Milk Coffee Challenge – use two die cuts or more (first card)

A Blog Named Hero – Die A Little (or a lot) – sentiment is Hero Arts (first card)

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Stamp and Create – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  It’s always so fun to share with you.  Scroll down to my Perfect Paper Crafting post and comment for a chance to win, if you haven’t already… the Crazy Dayz hop has been extended….the last day is Aug. 11th now!


Dies and Supplies I used on these cards…

27 Comments to “Memory Box and Bildmalarna Birthday cards…”

  1. Cute, cute! You’re a wonderful grandmother, Pam!

  2. I love reading about your incredible family, Pam! Can’t believe that Cedryk is already two! Didn’t you ‘just’ send me baby pictures? Sheesh! Love your creations – you are so talented, and SUCH an amazing granny! Keep sharing with us, my friend!!! Hugs…P.S. Our little one’s doing better. 5.5 months, and has finally tipped a bit over 11 pounds!

  3. Such cute cards (and kids…!) I am in awe… you glued all those green leaves one by one!!!! Impressive! (and very pretty). Love the tracker! Will have to look at that one for my grandson! I have time, he’s only 6 weeks old…. :)

  4. Pam,

    Simply adorable! I love your family stories! My brother adopted a son from Russia so I understand the joy of international adoption!

  5. What darling and adorable cards!!!

  6. More winners!! I love the fold cards you make…..and Mimo is an adorable card!!! Loved seeing the kids too-you need to have a pic of all of them together-to share with all of us. I don’t know how you get everything done. Even though I have more time now….alas I don’t have the energy-ha ha!! Happy Day!!!

  7. Oh the kids will love those cards. You had a bunch of birthdays! I am a lucky one to have you as a very close
    Friend and have met so many of your precious ones. Craft shopping with your girls is a hoot …
    The pics with the kiddos getting the corn for lunch was fun. Grandma is a job we cherish and are lucky
    To have!

  8. Really loved your technique for getting green leaves on your tree! I tried to copy the sample in the video so I could post it in my Inspiration File but the technology wouldn’t allow. Or (more likely) I just don’t know how to do it! Have you posted this card anywhere else so that I can block and paste it?

  9. Love your cards and cute little ones. Thanks for sharing how you did your tree, it looks wonderful.

  10. Such a wonderful story – and isn’t being grandma a wonderful job. Love the cards you made – and the video tutorial too. The kids will love their cards.

  11. Great cards especially the tractor card.

  12. So enjoyed reading about the arrivals of your grandchildren. How marvelous your family was able to bring these little ones into a loving, secure home. And a blessing for you all, to have their love in return. Thanks for the fab video showing how you do the tree. Great idea to use the wood grain for some marvelous texture. Don’t have the Marianne die, but I have several MB tree dies. TFS

  13. Oops, realized I forgot to say how much I liked your bike step card too. I am somewhat fold challenged, so I always love to see that kind of card.

  14. I don’t know what I love the most, the cards or the pictures, or the stories. Definitely, the pictures! They gave me a lump in my throat looking at him hugging his grandpa. What a cutie! Your family is pretty special!

  15. Awesome cards Pam. Love the balloon tied on the bike. Too cute!
    Your tractor is awesome! I have a very young cousin that would love this card.
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Your creations are just adorable Pam! Yes they sure grow up fast don’t they! What a fabulous photo you have shared!! Happy Day to you and Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  17. Wow! First I have to let my eyes clear before I can write! Children are so precious and an adopted child is so special, thanks for sharing. Your BD cards are wonderful, so much detail. Love all your creations!

  18. Love the scene you made for the first card, love the balloon tied to the handle bars, that tractor card is just too cute and I love those hearts on the tree, great idea with stamping the design on the tree!

  19. Wonderful cards and diecuts!

  20. Fabulous cards – especially the first one – it is such a wonderful little scene! Your grand kids are adorable!

  21. What a cute picture! Gorgeous card too! Nancee :)

  22. Beautiful cards and such a sweet photo! Thanks so much for joining us for the “Birthday” challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back soon!:-)

  23. Hi Pam! TFS the picture of your grand kids, so cute! Love your sweet card and your video too. Would love to see a picture of you and all your grand kids together.

  24. Lovely card you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee challenge :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  25. Oh Pam what an adorable story and picture. I know you are so blessed to have all your grandchildren and they are blessed to have you. Now off to see what you’ve been creating – haven’t been blog hopping in sadly over 7 months.

  26. Oh, wow! What a wonderful scene you made for the first card and the tractor card is seriously cute! Thank you for playing at A blog named hero!

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