My grandson and grand-daughter celebrated their 8th and 11th birthdays last week. I often make their birthday cakes (with varying degrees of success/failure) and I usually go along with whatever theme they choose, or match them with their presents and cards.
Dreydon chose a nerf gun for his present so I thought a target would be a fitting idea for both the card and cake.
And yes, he did use them both for target practice, though he was limited to one shot only at the cake!
Shanice wanted (and got) a jacket for her birthday – not really an inspiring theme for cards and cake!
However, she is into unicorns (isn’t everyone) so that’s what I went with.
One of my grandsons turned 14 this month and I find making cards for teenage boys quite difficult. Well, not actually making the card, but coming up with the idea.
After much searching and debating, I settled on this tiger, which I drew, then cut out of black paper with my scan ‘n’ cut (quicker than doing it by hand).
I stuck some white paper behind the eye cutouts and pink behind the nose, then stuck it on some orange paper and trimmed the edges. the whole thing was glued to some folded white card and a coloured happy birthday peel-off added, plus a couple of green jewels for the eyes.
Thanks to a snarky comment that dented, even further, my non-existent confidence a few months ago, I stopped posting my card & craft makes on my blog.
I have now got past that… it’s my blog and I’ll post what I want.
Don’t like my posts? Don’t look at them!!
These are cards I’ve made over the past few months.
The one above was for my parents anniversary
and the one below was for my Dad, on Fathers Day.
An anniversary card (above) for my hubby,
and a wedding card (below) for my brother-in-law & his new wife!
A Push n Pull card for my daughter’s birthday.
I can post this now, as I heard from the rafflecopter winner of my swag bag this morning and she has received the package.
“when u say swag bag u meant a legit swag bag lol!!! super excited. my mother in law is super jealous so I have to share with her so thank you for sending so much!”
I made a paper bag with ribbon handles, and a parchment note card so I could write a short note to the winner.
I made three different bookmarks (see yesterdays post), a miniature notebook keyring and a flip-book with book covers and author details. (All the authors gave their permission for the covers and info to be used)