Saturday, February 7, 2009

Your Bug Day

Another weekend....another boy's birthday party! (same thing next weekend too!)


Our oldest boy has a couple of friends that have been his friends since almost birth. We've been in the same small group for a lot of years, and in church for all their years! Such a treasure. I pray they will always have that friendship and can continue to *grow up* together. Yesterday was the party for one of them, and as my sleepy boy has returned home today after the swimming and sleepover in an *indoor tent* ...I can see (and hear) he had a blast! (Thanks Lee :) )


Here's the card I made:





I pulled out one of my BIG letters I purchased so long ago with SU since his name starts with T. I clear embossed the letter on patterned paper, and trimmed it out with a slight edge, then mounted it on a second layer of patterned paper.


The bugs are cut out and/or popped up. Then for fun I used my Stampin' Write marker to color in parts of the sentiment and punched out 3 words with my word window punch and attached them with an eyelet...and added a bunch more eyelets on the card. (my attempt to keep using them).


I organized my embellishments yesterday in an attempt to save some space. Putting things from 1/2 empty containers into other ones. I ended up with 20 or so little SU containers that my son is now using as a tower building structure! They think if they get a few more they can make a giant checkers game! Nothing like repurposed craft items!




Here's the inside. I'm not really much for decorating the inside of cards, but I wanted the rest of the sentiment inside and I had an extra bug!


Recipe: Stamps: Monogram T, Bugs and Kisses; Ink: VersaMark, Garden Green, More Mustard, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise; Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, East Coast Prep DSP; Accessories: Silver Eyelets, Clear EP, SW Markers, Dimensionals

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This card is sooo cute. We showed everyone in the room and even the boys were impressed at how it was made. You know it's a good one when boys will take their eyes off the video game for a minute to say "cool" to a homemade card.

-Leanna

LeAnne said...

Awesome card---perfect use of the BIG letter!
LeAnne

Rose Ann said...

So cute, Christine!! I love the big "T", bright colors, and all of the adorable bugs!! I love how you did the sentiment too!!

Jerri Kay said...

Totally adorable Christine!

Norine said...

this is too cute
hugs
Norine

Anonymous said...

Great boy card!! I love it. They are tougher than girl cards aren't they??

Suzanne

Corie said...

WOW -- this is absolutely adorable -- love it

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a fun, bright birthday card! You did such a great job!

Jeannie said...

Very little boy-like. Perfect!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Dawn B. said...

Now this is an awesome card.. I think it is really neat that he has such a long time friend.. I love the paper you chose.. Perfect for a boyish card.. Super job.

Jackie Pedro said...

Hi Christine! This card is darling! I should order this set before it retires...so cute!