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:
This was a late night last minute card (do you ever do that?) I made for my brother for his birthday last year.
As it was a last minute card, I wanted easy inspiration and so I was so so so grateful for the wonderful 2011-2012 Stampin’ Up! catalogue because I cased page 60!
I think my colours may be slightly different to the catalogue (or is it my bad late-night photography? hmmm) … I used the colours Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz. And I used the sentiment from Grunge Rock together with Extreme Elements.
This is a special card I made for my youngest son on his 4th birthday this year.
I used Real Red and the retired colour Brilliant Blue to get Spidey’s bright colours. I found an image on the internet of Spiderman, then I printed it on Watercolour paper. I used my marker pens to colour in Spidey – really easy to do!
The sentiment is from the stamp set Grunge Rock, stamped in Real Red. The background is from the now retired Newsprint DSP – I thought the Newsprint well suited Spidey as he’s always in the headlines, lol!
Lastly I added one of my favourite sparkles – Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I hope you can see better on this picture:
This is the birthday card I made for my brother’s birthday last year. I just love the new stamp set in the Summer Mini – Grunge Rock – there just isn’t enough time in the day to play with it!
I based the card around the colours Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I used the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Square Lattice, through my Big Shot with some Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped that embossed cardstock randomly with the diamonds from Grunge Rock. And then I used the new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz to finish off the background.
For the centre piece, I used the standard wheel, Music Notes stamped in Crumb Cake, and rolled in randomly across the Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the guitar from Grunge Rock in Basic Black and cut it out. I stuck it on the Music Notes using dimensionals. For the sentiment, it was stamped in Basic Black on Crumb Cake cardstock, and I sponged the edges in Basic Black ink.