Sunday, June 28, 2009

More birthday cards for boys - part 1

We seem to be in the middle of birthday season for boys at the moment. Hayden is about to head off to another birthday party - this time to a ninth birthday for twin boys. Eek - not one boy birthday card, but two!

As I was deciding just where to start, I got to thinking, that although there are quite clearly lots of differences between the things that boys like and the things that girls like, from observing my boys and girl, I know that they also have some similarities. Like the fact that they all like cake. And presents. My girl just likes them a bit more pink and sparkly than the boys (although I am pretty sure, that if cupcakes with pink icing were the only thing on offer, they probably wouldn't say no - just complain a bit between bites!)

Time to get out the 'Big Bold Birthday' stampset.

This set is about to retire from the USA/Canada catalogue, but will be available in NZ/Aust until September 2010. I am pleased about that, as this is a very versatile stampset. Especially handy when it comes to birthday cards for boys. For the first card I decided to stick with cake.

I started with a piece of patterned paper from the now retired 'East Coast Prep' and took the colours from there. It all came together pretty quickly after that - with the help of my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get all the cake and candle bits lined up just right. One card down, one to go. But you will have to come back tomorrow to see that one!


  1. very cool boy's card all right - love the big 9

  2. The big 9 would be me taking advantage of my 'best of both worlds' opportunity. Roll on big numbers for NZ/Aust I say!