Sunday, 19 January 2014

Scary birthday card for little boys

Of late my 8 year-old has been invited to several of his little mate's birthday parties, so I have been on the hunt for cards to suit.  Here's the thing: little boys don't really care too much about the cards. I mean, they are very polite, and say thank you, and maybe even read the heartfelt notes written inside (Ben always wants to write in the cards himself). But really the main event is the present right?  And they really want to rip that wrapping paper off ASAP, while the card kinda gets forgotten in the process.

It's understandable, after all they are turning 8.

So if you are making cards for these kids, you wants something simple.. something that you didn't labour over for too long.  And today's card fits the bill. I used the "Witches Brew" Designer series paper from our current Holiday catalogue, and some of the "Witches Brew" washi tape splashed across it. Then an "8" cut from silver glimmer paper - I used the "Typeset Alphabet Bigz" dies with my BigShot for that.  Simple.. literally a 5 minute card... but this one still gets a "WOW" from 8 year old boys :-)

Dont forget that these items (the paper and tape) are coming to an end in our current Holiday catalogue.  Once they are gone, they are gone. So dont forget to check your Holiday catalogue and make sure you got everything you wanted before it ends. If you want to see it right now and check.. click the "Shop Now" button on this blog, and then click "Holiday Catalogue".

Have fun!

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