Happy Birthday Noah
My grandson Noah turns 8 on Sunday and because it is Mother’s Day we celebrated his birthday with a family gathering yesterday. Noah loves Lego and will spend every spare cent of his pocket money on more Lego whenever he can.
I created my card with a Lego theme in mind. I cut strips of Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight 1″ wide by either 1″, 2″ or 3″ to suit my layout. To make the “Lego blocks” fit I had to make my card a custom size which doesn’t matter at all when you are hand delivering. I punched all the circles using the 1/2 Circle Punch. It truly is a labour of love to add all those circles to the card to create the Lego look. I didn’t sponge the circles but I did use Glue Dots which tends to give a little more “lift” so they do stand out a little bit. The lego panel is added to a layer of Basic Black Card and then a layer of Pacific Point. I tried to use really bold colours on the card. I inked the image from the Perfect Pennant stamp set using my Real Red, Daffodil Delight Old Olive and Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped onto Whisper White card. I added a layer of Basic Black before attaching to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I recycled a kraft gift back to house his present. I stamped the block image and the parachute image from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set all over the front and back of the bag using Chocolate Chip ink. I cut the letters to spell Happy Birthday (retired die) from Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red card. Then I added the letters to the bag front. I think it looks very cute and suitable for a young boy. Noah loved his card and told me that it was very cool the way I had done the Lego blocks. High praise indeed. Noah’s Mum and Dad are taking him ice skating today and I believe that he gets to choose what’s for dinner. Happy Birthday Noah, have a wonderful day.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and the matching gift bag. I would really love to hear what you think. I know you visit my blog, so if you have the time, please leave me a comment.
Bye for now,