First of all her card, I used the sketch over at Carol's Fun Sketch challenge which I really liked the look of. The card had to have some pink on it, cos Carly loves pink & I wanted to use an image she doesn't have (not an easy task, this woman has some serious stash!!). So I used a digi-stamp from Pink Petticoat and added the sentiment myself on the 'puter before printing it out, same with the Happy Bird-day sentiment too. The DSPs are Stampin' Up! from the set "Tea Party" and the c/s is SU! Pretty in Pink, flower & button from my stash.
Next I made her a birthday book using a template from Papertrey which I'm entering into the latest challenge at A Passion for Papertrey.
The templates are really easy to use and you get some nice ideas with them, I went for the birthday book idea as I thought it would come in handy, but Carly can use it for something else if she prefers. I've used the same SU c/s & DSP as on the card, so it all ties in together and a bit of ribbon from my stash. Although I have to say all that measuring & scoring was quite a challenge for me, as it's definitely not my forte, but I was very pleased with the result and will be making one of these again for sure!