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Thursday, January 10, 2008

For the Birthday Boy!

My nephew's birthday is on the 13th and from the looks of the calendar that would be on Sunday. And that means that I need to get the card out in the mail on Friday so he will get it on Saturday. Or maybe Monday if the post office is slow!!! But at least it will be close to his birth date. Last year I was late with pretty much every birthday card I sent out!!! And no, I wasn't going for a record!!! LOL

For his card I wanted it to be of course masculine. He's going to be 17. WOW, hard to believe! I thought I'd make a shirt card. I went online here to find the pattern. It's a video which I just LOVED because I could follow along. I have made these shirts before and found them very frustrating. This one is done using a dollar bill but I just cut my paper 4" x 7" to fit on the card nicely and followed along step by step. I did it and here it is.

I used the "Canvas" background stamp on the Bashful Blue and use Bordering Blue ink. The main part of the card is Bordering Blue. The words are from the "It's your Birthday" set both by Stampin' Up! I used the ticket punch in the corner and then sponged the edges. I added silver brads to the shirt to represent buttons and that was it. Very simple once you know how to make the shirt.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Unknown said...

Love it! I need to give this a try sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Totally cute!!!!

I'm gonna make one for my son, he's in the service. I'm going to be using military designed scrapbooking paper.

Thanks for such a great idea. Luv U.


Anonymous said...

Wanda, how do you keep coming up with such great ideas? I'm loving everything you make soooo much! TFS

Jeannie said...

Wow! I'm going to try that for all of my male birthday cards this year! Great idea -- I'd rather use my scraps than part with a dollar bil even though the dollar bill is a cute idea too! Jeanne