Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Simple Boy Birthday

Hello! Happy Tuesday! Today's card is one I made for my nephew's birthday. He just turned 8, so I wanted to do something simple and "grown up" for him. I used two sets from Verve Stamps and some BasicGrey Archaic paper. I stamped the stars on the patterned paper and cut them out. I just added some distressing and piercing, and that was about it!


I often have a difficult time with boy cards, so keeping it simple really helped! Boys don't like all that frilly stuff, you know! ;)

That's it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!
Christina

Stamps: Seeing Stars, Circular Sayings (Verve Stamps) Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!) Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (SU!) Paper: Archaic 6x6 pad (Basic Grey) Other: twine (PTI), paper piercer, circle punches, Cutter Kit, stampin' dimensionals (SU!)

11 comments:

Shannan Teubner said...

This is awesome, girl! It's so hard to make cards for boys that age...but the biggest hint, they'll love anything as long as there's a $5 bill inside. :)
MWAH!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is a perfect boy card, Christina!! Love the patterns on the stars and the twine is a great boy touch!!

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, you did a fabulous job with a boy card! I struggle with them...lol!

Amy Sheffer said...

Lovin' this, Christina!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! I like it! A lot! It's strong and masculine, yet fun enough for an 8 yr old boy. Everything about it appeals to me. I love these warm colors and the distressed paper.

Basement Stamper said...

great masculine card. The colors are perfect!

Tracey said...

A fabulous masculine card Christina! Love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Fabulous masculine card!! Love it!!

Michele Boyer said...

I LOVE this for a guy, Christina! I've been struggling to make a card for my 13-yr old nephew. This would have been perfect!

Shabby Horse said...

I love this! The stars are so cute. I love the distressed look and the birthday wishes sentiment. Great card!

Melvin said...

I love this ! its pretty...
Thanks for sharing...
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