Sunday, January 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to my epicly awesome kiddo!

This post is overdue - the birthday was a couple of weeks ago - but I wanted to share the card I made for my son's birthday this year. I knew I wanted to use PTI's Game On set, especially the "epic year" sentiment, since "epic" is one of his favorite words, it seems! lol But I also love the whole postage theme, so I incorporated MFT's First Class Friend set and dies, and also PTI's Postmarks, for a video-game-postage kinda thing! :) The colors are Blueberry Sky, Canyon Clay and Spring Moss. I love this color combo for a masculine card that still has some pizazz and contrast, color-wise!

The focal point postage label image is popped up on foam adhesive. I stamped the simple background using A Little Argyle, added a strip of Blueberry Sky stripes and the 3 little brads to finish it off.

Check out the little stamp I made from the "rated GR8KID" stamp! I stamped it on the MFT stamp die cut, and added a border with some masking and PTI's Label Basics set. (See this post for a detailed description of this.)

Part of the birthday boy's gift was a monetary gift this year, since he has been saving up for a high-ticket item. So I wanted to make a nice coordinating money holder, using the same color schedule as the card. I used a Silhouette envelope file that I modified to be sized for dollar bills, and added a simple "belly band" style closure, with a tag from PTI's 2012 Birthday Tags set.

Just slide off the band and the envelope opens right up. He enjoyed finding some green in there!

Thanks for stopping by!


Joyce said...

Wow--What a terrific card and money holder. I'm going to remember this color combo for a masculine card.

Carolanne said...

This is just so nice!!! Love the money holder! Hope your son had an epic birthday:-)

gardener said...

You have captured me with your postage type card. Love how it all came together. I've already gone to MFT's website and put both the stamp and die into my cart. Yum. I found you from this months PTI newsletter. Definitely will be visiting your blog frequently. Thanks for the great inspiration.