Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Little Boy Birthday
My nephew turned 7 last week. I knew this was coming, but the little boy cards are not the easiest, so I found myself scheduled for a Peter Piper Pizza party and no card. I've just completely taken a vow that I will not spend money on greeting cards. No.matter.what. When you own enough stuff to fill (and then some!) a scrapbox, you have no business spending hard earned cash on cards. What does it mean to own a scrapbox, you might ask? Check it out here.
So I reached into the scrapbox and found a primary paper stack. Fun stripes and stars throughout, I simply cut 3/4 in. strips and adhered them to a kraft paper card. The sentiment came from a Fiskars set I've had for a long time. I stamped the sentiment with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and then die cut the frame with my Apothecary Accents Framelits. I left the cut in the die after running through my machine and used my Ink Blending Tool to apply some Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the edges of the tag. This card doesn't scream 7 year old, but I'm pretty sure the 7 year old doesn't notice a store bought card any more than they notice a hand made card. The focus (fortunately?) is on the present. Still, it's a passable card and I had fun making it. I can claim 20% of eight different 4 x 6 pieced of patterned paper were used up out of the stash. It sure doesn't seem like I'm going to consume this stuff anytime soon!! I'm having fun trying!