Friday, October 20, 2017

Quick Birthday Card

A quick birthday card for a young teenage boy.

It's obvious to me after making this one today,
I need a break from crafting ;) 

It's pretty "blah"except for the glitter on the 
candle flames, nothing like the thought I've put
into some of the cards I've made him before. 

I wanted to put a matching blue layer on the back,
but because I didn't trim the card down as I should have,
it isn't going to fit in the matching envelope I already made.
Using that darker blue as a final back piece would
have improved it, oh well. 

Also, I glued the front panels onto the back side of 
the card that I had preprinted on the inside !!!!
What a dork........ maybe he'll get a giggle out of it.
a kind of a trick or treat card since his birthday is 
so close to Halloween anyway ! Yeah, perfect excuse !

I chose the orange and pop of blue theme to sort of be
the colors of a University team that his bedroom
had been painted in. I've already made several football
themed cards for him over the years.
I don't know that he cares all that much anyway,
you know how teenagers can be:
they only care about what may be inside (money!).

The background was made with a Stampin' Around wheel
and Pumpkin Pie ink. I added orange glitter to the flames.

The word bubble is from Hero Arts,
stamped in two shades of blue ink from Stampin' Up!
then hand cut out, attached with a pop dot.
The paper layer behind is actually a piece 
that has pumpkins on it ! I had no intention
of having the pumpkin images show; 
it happened to look nice with the texture.

Because I have used primarily orange colors 
on this card (and the hidden pumpkin paper!),
I am entering my card in the current challenge at

Thanks for looking =) 


  1. I don't think this card is "blah" at all! I love the little pop of blue on there! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

  2. Love the glitter on the candles! Thanks for joining us at a Use Your Stuff.


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