With two boys, one in Kindy and the other in Year 1, we’ve had a few boys’ birthday parties to go to already this year! So, I found a layout that I really like using and I’ve just varied it a little each time. I have used the Grunge Rock and, sometimes, Extreme Elements stamp sets . I loved the colour combination of Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Night of Navy.
The next card I added the birthday boy’s age “5” by using the Big Shot and Simple Numbers Bigz Die and gorgeous red glitter paper.
And the next one I added a “6” and stamped the “Happy Birthday” in a different spot:
Well, my special middle boy, Josh, turned 6 back in March. It was a bit of a crazy time in March as we had been given notice to vacate our home (the owner wanted to move in) so we were running around looking for somewhere to live in between packing, school, work, my business and all the usual fun of life! Josh had a big party last year for his 5th birthday, so this year was a quiet affair at home. This was the card I made for him – I really love how it turned out!
I used the stamp sets Extreme Elements and Happiest Birthday Wishes with the colour combination Real Red, Basic Black and Crumb Cake. I love the Big Shot and I couldn’t have made this card without it – I’ve used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die and Simple Letters Alphabet and Simple Numbers Bigz Dies to cut out Josh’s name and the number “6” (which doubles as the number “9”).
I think that SU’s glitter paper is the best paper out there – I hope we get more colours in the new catalogue!!
A beautiful little girl we know turns 4 next week and this is the card I’ve made for her. I hope she likes it!
I’ve used the emboss resist technique for the butterflies from Priceless. If you are on my monthly newsletter list then you will receive a tutorial on how to do emboss resist. One of the many advantages of joining my monthly newsletter!
The close-ups below will do the card greater justice …
I’ve used the colours Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black. I love the textured card stock – it looks great! I used Best Friends numbers for the number 4 and then my Lovely Lilac marker pen to write the “th”.
I also love the Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone brads … these look amazing!
And I tried a new way to use my marker pens! I used my Tempting Turquoise marker pen to colour the edge of my grosgrain ribbon. What do you think? Yet another great use for Stampin’ Up! marker pens!