I started with the patterned paper, which is a 6x6 pad from Crate Paper called Toy Box. I've been saving this as it reminds me of '70s-'80s ish kid stuff. My husband and I were both born in the late '70s with older siblings, so we had lots of books and toys handed down. Thats why I thought this paper would be perfect for his birthday. :) Once I chose coordinating card stock, I stamped the images, added eyelets and ribbon, and assembled everything.
BTW, my husband's name is not Jimmy. The background paper looks like a stack of books, and I didn't notice until I photographed the card that the way the pattern was cut makes it seems like the card says "No. 1 Dad Jimmy", lol. Oh well, I explained to my husband when he opened it and we had a bit of a laugh about it.
Even though the card was for my husband who is not as into glitter as I am, I couldn't resist adding some Clear Stardust Sakura pen to the images. I love these Sakura pens!
I used my smallest Nestabilities circle to cut circles from some of the leftover patterned paper and used them to decorate the inside of the card. I really liked how it turned out. All set for our son to add a bit of scribble before giving to daddy! :)
I've decided to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Catered Crop - Ravenous for Ribbon Quickfire
- Daring Cardmakers - Tessellation
- Color Throwdown - Ridinghood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
- Creative Craft Challenges - Boys will be boys
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion - 100th Challenge Celebration - Anything Goes
- The Pink Elephant - Lets See Those Layers
These are the supplies I used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze. Crate Paper Toybox Collection 6x6 pad.
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown.
Markers and Pens: Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise. Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust pen.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Eight Great Greetings, On Your Birthday. My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Acrylic Stamps.
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Standard Circles.
Embellishments: Recollections Eyelets, hemp twine from stash, red ribbon from stash.
Tools: Paper trimmer, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Crop-a-dile, Cuttlebug.
Adhesive: Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner permanent, foam squares.