Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 9th Birthday, Collin! :)

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! :)

hugs! Noelle

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! :)


Annette said...

aww he is so adorable... they grow fast... I bet he has an awesome birthday planned and this card is so this stamp set...

I think you can officially say that you WILL be addicted to GF...they are just fun stamps... Can't wait to see more... Have a wonderful day..

Lesley said...

Oh my! I loved walking down memory lane with you, what an adorable fella! Happy birthday Collin! Love your card, it is the perfect boy card and I know he will love it! My birthday is 08/ on 08/08/08, I got to celebrate my champagne birthday...I think that is what it is called when all the numbers line up like that. What a special day!!

Julie Marshall said...

Love your card! I have this stamp set and just used it this past week for my son's birthday card and his friend's. It's just perfect for the boys!

Anne Marie said...

Happy birthday to Mr. Collin (a little late)! He's a little cutie-patootie, Noelle! Very cool card, too. That is a great stamp set to have for kids his age....although my husnband would probably love it too with all his PS3 games. Lol! Have a great day! :)