Birthday Madness

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

When I think of little kiddies, I think of the crazy fun and adventures they like to have.  They love making messes, love to get into things, and like having fun basically all the time.  So, when I found out our dear friends Derek and Christine's son Aaron shared the same birthday as my mom (June 30th), I knew I needed to make a special card just for him.  At first, I thought it would be great to do a super hero-type card, as that is what his birthday party theme is.  Unfortunately, this is the first card I've ever done for a younger kid, so I don't really have "quite the stash" in supplies for little ones.  Then, all of a sudden, I had the idea to use Halloween-type collections.  Halloween is perfect.  It had monsters and crazy colors and big eyes: perfect!

 {Products used: Patterned paper and paper Monster: BoBunny (Whoo-ligans collection); spray mist (splatter): Mr. Huey for Studio Calico (hot dog color) and Tattered Angels (fully purple); clear stamp (Birthday): TPC Studio; ribbon (orange and green dotted): BoBunny (Whoo-ligans collection); star brad: Making Memories (Toil and Trouble collection); quote on inside of card: K&Company; adhesive: ATG by Scotch; other: googley eyes (craft supply), cardstock}. 

Inside of the card reads: 
"Wishing you a simply spectacular, magically marvelous, fantastically fun birthday!"

I really like the messiness of this card.  As the card says, it's birthday madness!  I love how it's messy and the little monster is a little messy and it's crazy!  This is how I imagine my little boy would be if Alex and I had kids.  This card was created based on this sketch by Elle's Studio, and is participating in the Thursday sketch challenge: 

{  I really was so in love with this sketch when I saw it and knew I had to give it a try.  While I'm not entirely happy with my card, I would really love to try this sketch again on a layout.}

Thanks for reading and have a great Wednesday!
Kelster Jean

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  1. You did a very good job for a little boy card. I have troubles with making masculine cards but with kids its a little easier.

  2. great card.. how very nice of you


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