Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Trenton

We've had company all week, but I did manage find an hour to sneak into my stamping room and make this birthday card :) ! In the process, I think I discovered the most challenging type of card for me to create is one for a teenage boy. Maybe it's because I raised 2 girls...the whole boy thing is still a little confusing, lol! This card will have a little money inside, so that should help, and it will be attached to several boxes of candy, so that won't hurt either ;) ! Happy Birthday Trenton, hope your day is extra special!! Does anyone have suggestions on stamps or projects that are good for teen boy? Please feel free to share your ideas with me! I could really use some help in that area. Here are a few of the punches and the coordinating Polka Dot Punches (free!) stamp set that I used ~
The card features Pacific Point Blue & Kiwi Kiss cardstock. Love those colors together. I pulled out the sentiment from the All Holidays SU set. The 1 3/4" Circle was stamped with my free SAB set, Polka Dot Punch (pictured above) and layered up with several other circle punches and topped off with a Small Star punch. A little Striped Kiwi Kiss Grosgrain Ribbon, paper piercing and Silver Brad were the finishing touches. Finished size for my card is 4 1/4 square (my favorite!). I used Black Stazon ink for the senitment and Pacific Blue Classic Ink for the Polka Dot Punch Image.
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I have a TON of un-inked stamps and gorgeous new DPs calling to me from my workbench. Hopefully I'll find a little creative time and will be back to share some projects and ideas with you soon.

Thanks for stopping by :) ... have a great weekend!!


Lynn said...

Fantastic card! I really like your use of stamp set and puches!

Linda D. said...

What a neat card. Teenagers are hard to do... girl or boy, but especially boy! So, I usually use a car or truck as my main image... "Driving by to say hi - and have a happy birthday". God bless.

nancy littrell said...

Hey, Nance...Trenton will love his card and have not idea it was a tough one for you. Often I go with guy colors, embellishments and use a sentiment as my main image or my favorite.....a tree :-)
TFS and can't wait to see what you do with your new toys.....

Ann said...

Hi Nancy,

Did you use the following punches for the SAB set?

~ 1 3/4" Circle Punch for the
swirly stamp?
~ 1 1/4" Circle Punch for the 7
petal flower stamp?
~ 5-Petal Flower punch for the
flower stamp?
~ Full Heart punch for the heart

Love your color combinations too!

Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
Ann :)

Ann said...

Oops, I meant the Scallop Punch for the Swirly stamp.

Red ink smiles,
Ann :)

Angel said...

Looks like you hit the target here for a teen boy's card. My only advice is to stay away from pink and flowers...hehehe!

Wendy said...

You did a great job, Nancy. I agree those are the hardest cards! Love the color of my favorites. Very creative. Thanks for sharing!