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!
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.
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.
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