Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!
This month, our blog hop theme is Party Time! We hope you will be inspired by all the beautiful creations the Pals made for you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
My grandson’s birthday was March 2; a milestone, 18 years! It’s hard to design a card for a young man, but I thought he would appreciate the humor from A Grand Kid Stamp Set.
I began with a background of By The Bay Designer Paper, layered on paper from the same pack. The first layer is 4″ X 5 1/4″, and the top layer is 1/8″ smaller, giving it a 1/16″ border. The layers were glued to a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.
Matching the gold streaks in the designer paper, I used the A La Mode Alphabet Dies to cut “18” from Gold Foil Sheets. To give the numbers dimension, I cut a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet the same size of the Gold Foil, adhered them together, placed the number dies on top of the Gold Foil, and ran them through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine. Then, I removed the numbers, leaving the backing intact until I was ready to attach them to the card front.
Next, I stamped the sentiments, “to an amazing Grandson,” and “no amount of money could ever show how much I love you…” in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock. After stamping, I used Something Fancy Dies for cutting, and placed them on Dimensionals. I love how the Something Fancy Dies have layering dies, to add a nice border.
To complete the humorous sentiment, I stamped “…but here’s some anyway.” And, I added “Happy Birthday,” also from A Grand Kid Stamp Set. I stamped it in Versamark, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and set it with the heat tool.
I went to the extra effort of giving the inside a border to match the front, and decorated the Basic White Envelope flap with another pattern of By The Bay Designer Paper. All of this may go unnoticed by my grandson, but he’s sure to enjoy the money:)
Thank you for visiting. Here we are in 2009; time flies!
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 12th, when our theme will be Flowers in the Garden, showcasing cards/projects with flowers.
Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art. ***YOU ARE HERE***
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls (80) in April.
Love this card; absolutely beautiful!❤️
Thank you, Dagmar! I’m so glad you like it!
What a great birthday card for your grandson! Love that paper and how you popped up the 18. Thanks for joining the blog hop this month!
Thank you, Debbie! Always a pleasure to join!
I love your card. The sentiment is perfect for an 18 year old!! Great job. What beautiful memories us grandmas and great grandmas have of our grandbabies. Mine will always be my babies. Of course my daughter had to birth all three boys for me to get them. 🙂
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Linda! I appreciate you telling me about yours!
Great card Su! Such a sweet picture of you two.
Thank you, Tricia!
Such a sweet card Su! I love that you gave it some bling, but still kept it masculine. Brilliant!!
Thank you, Melissa! Everyone likes gold:)
It’s so hard to create a card for a teenager, especially a teenage boy. But you created just about the perfect one.
Thank you, Rosanne!
Su, my eyes opened wide when I saw your card. The DSP is beautiful with the long, thin numbers. I agree with Jackie… even an 18 year old will love it!
Such a nice compliment! Thank you, Debbie!
Great card for that grown-up grandson of yours Su. He’ll love it!
Thank you, Rae! He has grown up way too fast!
Fun 18th birthday card! Love the gold numbers!
Thank you, Windy! Loving the Alphabet a’ la’ Mode Dies!
A Masculine party Su! Always a pleasure to see how you put your own stamp on our Pals Hop!
Thank you, Deb! Always needing masculine cards!
This is so sweet! And one even an 18 year old would love! Awesome.
Thank you, Jackie! I think he did!