Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Dirtday!

I've got a fun card for you today. For my new readers who don't know, I have two kids. A 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. There's lots of great girls' stamp sets, but the boy ones aren't so easy to come by. Until I Dig You came along in the new IB&C. With lots of boys' birthdays coming up, I knew I had to get this set. Although I love clear-mount sets, I did get this one in wood-mount. They're much better for kids to use (no lost stamps, no stamps to mount on clear blocks, etc.) and I get any sets that I anticipate my kids or other kids will use in wood-mount.

Tomorrow is one of my BFF's son's 8th birthday. I can't believe he's turning 8!  Time flies. I made him this extra special card using this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

Little hints:

*Like the way the dump truck stamp and gifts are inked in different colors? I used the Stampin' Write Markers to color my stamp. They have the same ink as the ink pads in them!
*Do you always use the same color for your ribbon base and knot (bow)? Mix it up by using two different colors, like I did. I used Daffodil Delight for the base and Pumpkin Pie for the knot.
*Love the sparkly number 8? Book a private Stampin' Party to find out how I made it!  Hint: It involves Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
*I love my Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch for making paper ribbons. I also love it for making a fine scalloped border on my cards. I used the new Just Eat Cake DSP for the strip on the side and then made a ribbon border with my punch and tucked it underneat the strip of DSP. LOVE IT!

Hope you've enjoyed this fun boys' card and keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Lavender_Salts said...

Love it and he will to!!

Patti D. said...


Cathee said...

I am excited about this new stamp set as well! You used it perfectly for this challenge.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh this is fabulous! Love that sentiment and that sparkly 8! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Lisa said...

This is adorable,great job!!!

ant me. said...

Really sweet card!! I love the cut out 8!