Birthday Star

20150804_220834“Kid cards”—especially for boys—are not ones that I make often—simply because my stash of supply and tool stuff tends towards the vintage, the feminine, and the grown-up. But I knew I wanted to at least TRY to create something for my great-nephew’s upcoming 9th birthday.  He’s a sports nut—so how hard could it be?


I grabbed some retired DSP, simply because I liked the colors and graphic design—not childish, but still fun. From there, since I knew I wanted to incorporate some of this year’s baseball-playing shots of our boy, the card kind of planned itself.


I went with a large size—the base is cut 6-1/2” x 12”, and then folded it to a closed size of 6-1/2” x 5”. This accommodated the photos and elements I wanted to use. Nothing fancy here (on purpose), and basically the die-cuts are the literal and focal stars of the effort. “Star” was the perfect theme for this card, since the birthday boy was on an All-Star team this summer.  I did add a couple of line-drawing clip-art pieces that I have had on hand for years now (and never seem to run out of uses for). I love the batter silhouette, especially.


I don’t know if birthday boy will “get” that I crafted something specifically with him in mind—but I do think he’ll love the baseball theme and having some printed-out-photos to set out on a shelf. Sometimes digital just isn’t enough.

And, wow—I can’t believe he’s nine years old already!

Here’s what I used:

  • Colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay CS, Kaleidoscope DSP (retired)
  • Stamps: Be The Star and a “Happy Birthday” from an old Paper Pumpkin
  • Tools:  Stars and Circles Collection Framelits; Confetti Stars Punch

–Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today!


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