Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quick Boy's Birthday Card

Has this ever happened to you? You desperately need a boy's birthday card, but have nothing in your stash that isn't either girly or baby-ish. So what to do? Smiley from

Well, this happened to me earlier this week. I needed a birthday card for my nephew who is turning 9, but I didn't have anything that was even close to being appropriate for age, and I didn't have time to pull out all my stamps and make something before the mailman came.

A few weeks ago I showed you some ideas using the Stampin' Up! Builder Wheels. I had kept a few of the leftover pieces from those projects and had the one below done in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Melon Mambo.

Obviously I didn't want pink flowers on his card (puh-leeze Aunt Jayne!), so I simply cut the flowers off, leaving me with the candles and stars. That's pretty good for a boyish design. I layered it onto Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive cardstock.
I then took the same two Builder Wheels and wheeled them with Pumpkin Pie ink across Pumpkin Pie cardstock. And you want to know my tip for wheeling things straight? Always do them at an angle - that way it's harder for someone to see if your wheels aren't lining up straight. (And you thought you were going to get some super-secret tip, didn't you?) Smiley from
I took my star punches and punched out a few stars, layered the birthday greeting at the bottom, and voila! - a boy's birthday card appropriate for a 9-year-old that took me less than 5 minutes!

So sometime when you're in a pinch, look at some of the previous stamped or wheeled images you may have left around - it may just be exactly what you need to create the perfect card for the occasion!


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