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Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

My favorite childhood book was called, The Egg. I made my parents read it to me over and over again until I had it memorized. The premise of the book is kids find an egg, they roll it up a hill, only to have it come crashing down the other side, the egg cracks, and a baby dinosaur is born.

Who knows why we choose the books that we do as kids?

But for whatever reason this book was my favorite and it has inspired me to make a Happy Birthday Card. I finished the card with a Mini Bowdabra bow.

Make your own card inspired by your favorite childhood book using the instructions below.

Materials Needed:

Instructions:

1. Begin with your favorite childhood book. As you can see my book has seen better days but I read it none stop as a young child.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

2. Find an image in the book you like and trace it using tracing paper.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

3. Trace the image onto white paper using carbon paper or just heavily press the image into the paper using a pencil. Color the images with colored pencils.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

4. Glue the traced image onto a card along with the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

5. To make the bow for the card begin by gathering assorted ribbon and a 3-D coordinating stickers. Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half, place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

6. Place four small strands of sheer dovetailed ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra. Next, place the end of 3/8″ wide grosgrain ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

7. Fold the ribbon at the 1.5″ mark to make the first loop.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

8. Make a matching loop on the other side and cut the ribbon at the 1.5″ mark and dovetail the end.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

9. Place another strand of ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra begin on the opposite side.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

10. Fold the ribbon at the 1.5″ mark on both sides and dovetail the end.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

11. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. Then take the two tail ends of the wire through the loop.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

12. Pull the wire tightly.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

13. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and bring it around to the back of the bow and knot it.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

14. Fluff the bow.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

15. Trim away excess wire and place a 3-D sticker in the center of the bow.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

16. Glue the bow onto the card.

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

17. Give as a Happy Birthday card, maybe include your favorite childhood book as the gift!

Favorite Childhood Book Inspired Happy Birthday Card

 

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