Don’t you feel that everything stamps better when it’s FREE, same with Designer Series Paper – you just craft better when it’s FREE!! The Bubbles and Fizz FREE Sale-a-bration paper is no exception and makes wonderful cards – even a Birthday Boy card – not a beer bottle in sight!
The recipient of my card was my second child who turned 8 today. He had asked for a skateboard for his Birthday so this was the inspiration for my card. As with most of my personal crafting, I tend to go a little crazy with quantity of products I use, but I hope you like it.
I’ve used the FREE Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper as the background to my card – doesn’t it look great?
Tips and Tricks for my Birthday Boy Card
- I love my layers, I feel it really adds to the finished look of a card. To save on cardstock, I have cut and punched all my elements from the white layer – a great tip!
- My skateboard is made from an Oval Stitched Framelit trimmed on each side down with my trimmer. The wheels are simply little strips of Basic Black with their edges rounded off.
- Finally my skateboard is mounted on dimensionals to give the illusion of flying through the air. Although I hope my son doesn’t go flying off his new board when he tries his gift out at the skate park for the first time this Saturday!
- I thought the sentiments in Lift Me Up suited my card and what I wanted to say perfectly. I combined two sentiments into one by just highlighting the lines I wanted with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker.
Finally, I thought I would share the cards his siblings made him. We raided my retired box to get some of the stamps and embossing folders.
If you’re in the UK, you might recognise my (badly) hand-cut sweatshirt as Horrid Henry – my 8 year old’s current favourite TV show.
I do like encouraging the children in their creativity – for me, it’d a win-win! I get to spend the afternoon crafting with the little people I love and they get to stretch their minds creatively. It’s just a perfect way to spend an afternoon.