Look Who’s Turning 40!

Today I’m celebrating my 40th birthday, so I thought I’d create a quick card to mark the occasion!

I still can’t believe it! I’ve anticipated this milestone birthday for a long time, but now that it’s here, it’s still hard to believe! 40 is the new 30, right?! I am so very grateful for so many things – my family, my friends, my health, and all of you – my Paper Pixie fans! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for blessing my life in so many ways!

Ok, a little about this card – the “40” is actually cut out of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper layer, so it’s the negative of the numbers to allow the Berry Burst layer to peek through.

QUICK TIP: To get the centers of the numbers positioned in the right spots, I just placed the ‘4’ and the ‘0’ that I cut out back inside the negative, then I applied Multipurpose Glue to the center pieces only and placed those inside the numbers. Once the centers were adhered, I just removed the numbers and voila – perfect placement!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope to “see” you tonight! Have a wonderful & blessed day!


  • Bermuda Bay cardstock – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • Berry Burst layer – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Picture Perfect Party DSP layer – 3-3/4″ x 5″


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24 thoughts on “Look Who’s Turning 40!

  1. Happy Birthday !! I read and look at your blog everyday and I really enjoy it !! Thank you!
    Have a wonderful year ahead !!!

  2. Happy Birthday, Julie! Hope your day is special & great. I enjoy our Wednesday facebook lives, but can’t believe you aren’t taking your birthday off! I agree that 40 is the new 30, so, if that’s the case, then 50 must be the new 40, right? 😀 (giving away my age there, aren’t I, LOL!?)

  3. Happy Birthday Julie. Turning 40 sounds magically young to us folks in the “golden years”.
    Enjoy every moment of your youth and treasure your husband, children, family and
    friends. Have a blessed day.

  4. Happy Birthday, Julie! Your card is “picture perfect!” You share the same birthday year as my oldest daughter ~ milestones for both of us too! 🙂 Have a fun day!

  5. Happy 40th birthday, Julie!!! I hope you get to enjoy a sweet treat like the one on the
    great card you made. Enjoy!!!

  6. Hey, we have the same birthday. Happy Birthday to us! For me 40 was a piece of cake compared to the stress of 50. But it’s good to be alive and well. Enjoy your day!

  7. Happy Birthday to you, Julie!!! Yep, you’re still looking 30 to me; lol! Have a blessed and beautiful day, and extra fun tonight on your Facebook Live “show!” See you then! Hugs!

  8. Hey, HAPPY BIG 40 BIRTHDAY!! Hope it was a good day…….missed it yesterday. Love your little boxes. Keep up the ideas & thanks for sharing.

  9. Happy Birthday! Julie! I hit 40,27 years ago. I hope it’s a great birthday and everything is well! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sorry, I am a few days late in wishing you a VERY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing your craft with us. You and I share a wonderful birth date – yeah. 7 March gals. Hugs: Mal

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