Wish Big Birthday

Hello there!  The Pals Paper Arts have a fabulous color challenge for you this week.  Take a look at the colors, grab your provisions then head on over to the Pals to link up your creations!
PPA202 May 1

I needed to make a birthday card for Jacob, a 14 year old boy, and I have to say, my first thought was "What the heck am I going to use?"  I think man cards are hard, but a man card for a teenage boy has got to be the hardest thing ever to make.  Luckily the colors of this weeks challenge fit my needs perfectly.

I figured that the word bubbles framelits would work, but they were all smaller than I wanted, so I did a little figuring out how to make the framelit bigger.  I apologize that I did not take pictures during, but here is how you do it.
  • Figure out the size of the inside of your framelit.  This took a bit of cutting and measuring, your paper needs to fit somewhat snugly inside the framelit.
  • Tuck the paper through the middle, so that the bottom edge only will cut, figure out how much height you would like.
  • Run it through the big shot
  • Repeat the second step, but doing only the top, figure out how much height you would like, making sure your paper only is cut up top.
I knew that I wanted to use the make a wish stamp from the Perfect Pennants stamp set, so I knew how tall I wanted to make my new word bubble.  Whisper white craft ink makes a pop on the Bermuda bay.

To ribbon or not, I decided that even though this was a man card, you could still use ribbon.  What do you think?  Is this ribbon manly enough?  I think it ties all of the colors together nicely.
I do love the fresh prints designer series paper pack, the colors and designs all work very well together for a seamless look.
So what do you think?  I think the card would work for anyone.  I love to read your comments, so please let me know what you think.  You can also email me if you have any questions on how I resized the framelit.

Happy Birthday to Jacob, Max's little brother, he is really super sweet.  My sister is also in labor as I type this post (Wednesday), so maybe my new nephew and Jacob will share their day.  I am really looking forward to meeting little Evan!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Perfect Pennants
Paper:  Fresh Prints DSP stack, crumb cake, whisper white and Bermuda bay card stock
Ink:  Whisper white craft ink
Tools:  Big shot, word bubbles framelits, ribbon, retired stars die


Michelle Quinno said…
This is fantastic! Love what you did with these gorgeous colors!
Dawn Tidd said…
I love the color-blocking, Sandie. I think the ribbon looks terrific, not too feminine at all. Jacob will love it. Congrats on your new nephew!
Unknown said…
Beautiful Sandie! Love your layering of the ribbons!
Linda Callahan said…
Pretty mix of patterns and textures! Congrats on a new nephew!
Susan Itell said…
This is great! It makes me realize that I need to used different prints together! LOVE IT!
Queenie Jeannie said…
I wondered how you did that!!! Bravo! And thanks for sharing the idea too.

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