Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Family Reunion and Memorable Moments

Greetings, Stampers! As I mentioned the other day, there are lots of birthdays on my calendar this month. This card is for another of my nephews who is (obviously) turning 12. I have such a hard time making cards for adolescent males, I'm not sure why. Maybe I need some new stamps (grin)! I couldn't find an image that made me happy, so I decided to focus on the greeting and some colorful Designer Series Paper called Parker's Patterns.

I combined two greeting sets for this card. The first, which is on the large panel, is Memorable Moments. I stamped "nephew" in the bottom right corner with the second stamp set, Family Reunion. Now where can you find a pre-made card that says "Happy 12th Birthday Nephew"? Not anywhere I know! That's one of the things I love about making your own cards, you can totally personalize them.

I've played along with Friday Mashup once this week already, but since I'm making another birthday card with brads, I thought I'd link up again. I hope they don't mind having me twice in one week!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Memorable Moments, Family Reunion
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
Designer Series Paper: Parker's Patterns
Ink Pads: Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Paper Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
Accessories: Regals Brads

Thanks for dropping by!


Chellie B said...

You just sold me on two more stamp sets. I have two nephews who are in their teens and one who will be very shortly. All are Gen Z (I think) and as such really dig personalized cards. Awesome, awesome job on this one, Sandy. I love the bold, masculine colors and shapes. I hope your nephew enjoys the card.

Lili said...

Love your banners and the paper you chose. Very happy card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

~Erica~ said...

I Love everything about this card! The pennants are perfect and the sentiment pulls it all together! Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mash Up!

Heidi Baks said...

Adorable birthday card with the banners! Perfect for a boy. Thanks again for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

hollybeary creations said...

We love seeing you play more then once, your always welcomed. This is so cute with those alphabet stamps. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.