January 12, 2010

Boys will be Boys

Here's a boy themed boxed card set that I was working on last week.  I made them for a girlfriend of mine who has kids around the same age as mine.  Her birthday is coming up so I wanted to make just a little something and thought kids birthday cards would be a great thing to have around the house.  With two kids in school the birthday parties sometimes become daunting so it's nice to have a set of cards on hand and one less thing to worry about.  I'm in the midst of making a girls set for her as well.  I'll show all of you that set on the weekend.

Anyhow for the majority of these cards I didn't use SU! It's paper I've been meaning to cut into for a while now and finally found some inspiration.  If you have this adorable dp collections, Bayou Blue, Baja Breeze, Ridinghood Red, More Mustard and Old Olive, are all SU! colours that go really well with it.

I hope your week is going wonderfully!  Right now I am enjoying my Terrific Tuesday with my 2 year old to keep me company.

Birthday Boy
Paper:  Old Olive, More Mustard
Ink:  Bayou Blue (on the BOY chipboard)
Accessories:  Billboard Decorative Strip (Letters), chipboard (Boy), scallop border punch

Happy Birthday Boats
Paper:  Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Whisper White
Accessories:  White embossing powder, 3/4" circle punch (wave), 1 3/8" circle punch (boats)
Stamps: Favourite Teddy Bear (retired)

Happy Birthday Trains
Paper: Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Blue Bayou
Accessories:  Large colour rounder bunch, Sewing Machine
Stamps: Favourite Teddy Bear (retired)

Enjoy the Ride Shaker Card
Paper:  Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Acetate
Ink:  Black, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Micro Beads, Foam tape, dimensionals
Stamps:  Everyday Flexible Phrases, NSU (Enjoy the Ride)

Dino-Mite and Birthday Blast
Paper: Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze, and More Mustard


  1. these are so cute! What a lovely gift :) I especially like the trains :) Great colours!!

  2. Holy cow - those are wonderful! What a great collection of boy themed cards. They will be a wonderful gift!