Daily Archives: July 12, 2011

happy 16th

It’s that time again. Another 16th birthday and time to teach another child how to drive. I’m not quite sure why the job always falls to me. It’s always¬† little nerve-racking to say the least.
Yesterday David turned 16 and I just can’t believe how quickly the years are flying by. “Guy cards” are not my forte but I’ve tried to combine a few of his favorite things together into a fun card for a 16 year old male. David loves music, wood and games and so this is what I came up with.

One of the elements I really rely on when creating cards for males is texture. For this card I’ve die cut a star from some corrugated paper and also used Distress Crackle Paint to alter the chipboard notes.

Quick Tip: Bingo Calendar Numbers are a great way to personalize a birthday card with the recipients age.

Supplies: kraft cardstock by Bazzill, patterned paper by Crate Paper and from Little Boy line by Echo Park, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, Brown Bingo Pieces by Maya Road, buttons by Basic Grey, twine, Nested Star Die by Spellbinders, Broken China Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger, Mini Pin by Tim Holtz, Journaling Ticket by Tim Holtz, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Wonderful Birthday stamp set by Hero Arts, Lille Printed Paper Tape by 7 Gypsies

Lastly, here’s a fun photo of most of my crazy kids from our family party last night. I love it when they all get along!

Take care…