Hi there! happy 11/11/11! today is actually my middle son's birthday, Collin is NINE today, I can hardly believe he has gotten so big! Curse of a mother, I guess... This is a pretty cool day to have a birthday, actually. I told him that unless he lives to be 109, he will never have an 11/11/11 birthday again. Here's his card, I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and it doesn't have the 85 zillion layers that many of my cards do. Ha! ;) Here's my boy a couple weeks ago & as a little one!
Ok, now I've had my little walk down Memory Lane, we can get back to the crafty goodness that is this card. ;) I'm so happy with it, because it IS a really cool boy card & works well for an older boy, too, but it really is still bright and fun, I think. :)
I started out with an already cut and scored white card that I'd had from before. I masked off the top and bottom scored sections with painters tape and stamped the video game controllers in each section. I decided to use some DP in the center section, and die cut some pieces for the sentiment. After the sentiment and DP were on, I wrapped some ribbon around the top and bottom of the middle section, and I really liked the dimension that added to the card. The final touches were some punched stars with a button and a "9" metal tab on top of the sentiment.
All the stamps are from the PTI set Game On. You might remember that I made the invitations for Collin's party a couple weeks ago with the same set. :)
Well, I hope you like this card... I am very happy this is our last kid birthday of the year. By mid-November, I'm always a little "birthdayed" out since my boys' birthdays all fall in a 7 week period. Have a great one! We are doing some party stuff this weekend, should be fun! :)
supply list: stamps & dies: Papertrey Ink; punches: EK Success; ink & solid cardstock: Stampin' Up!; ribbon: Stampin' Up! and Hobby Lobby; patterned papers: My Mind's Eye (lime twist collection); metal "9" tab: Tim Holtz
DUST IT OFF!: Oh, my star punches, I've had them for years & they are so wonderfully versatile! Gotta love that! :)