Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birthday Cards for my Grandsons.........


Michael and Alex's birthdays are this weekend (my grandsons are cousins and 6 years and 1 day apart) and these are the cards that I created. I don't have any stamps that are geared for children so for this first stamp, I cut out a piece of patern paper for my focal image. The paper comes from the Monstrosity 6 x 6 paper pad by Sassafras. And I used the Friendly Flags stamp set CL475 by Hero Arts for the sentiment. From the scrap monster paper I punched out one of the monsters with a circle punch and attached it with dimensionals. The inside of the card is a digital sentiment from Hero Arts Monster party digital kit. It says, "Hope you have a monster sized birthday". This card is for Alex who will be 2 on March 31st.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alex!!



The monsters in this second and third card come from Hero Arts (5277) digital image Monster Party. I paper pieced the monsters and the balloons. The stamp for the balloons is Balloon C4982 by Hero Arts (this stamp was made in 2008 and I think it is discontinued). The sentiment is from Birthday Messages CL139. The tan background paper is by Basic Grey and the yellow pattern paper is Doodle bug. I love the color of yellow and blue together. The inside says, "Hope you have a monster sized birthday". I love that sentiment and used it in all three cards. This card is for Michael and will be 8 on March 30th.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael!!


I had so much fun making the first two cards, that I decided to make another digital image birthday card. I didn't realize how easy it is to use digi images and how much fun it is. Love the idea that you can make your image any size that you want. For this monster I colored him with copic markers and used the magic background CG211 by hero arts for the background on the main image. Instead of the sentiment being on the inside, I decided to put it on the front of the card. I used an embossing folder (folder is from: Darice and is called Swirl) for the red paper.
Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.


11 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful work, Sue! Isn't digie image FUN and QUICK!? Love the added googly eyes and twines! Perfect for the little guys! Happy early birthday to your grandson Alex!

Sue said...

Hello Sue
Well you have made some great cards for your Grandsons they are going to love them, I have found the digi world too and thinking they are not so bad, certainly much cheaper.
Have a great weekend.
Smiles:)

CinnamonSally said...

These cards are fabulous Sue and perfect for your grandsons. Love all your monster designs!!

Barb said...

Awww, they are going to love these, Sue! Each card is so cute! :)

Greta said...

Just adorable, Sue! Bet the kids will love them!

Brenda said...

Happy birthday to Michael and Alex! They are going to love these super cute monster cards Sue!

joy said...

You did a wonderful job with the monster theme, Sue! The boys will enjoy getting cards you made for them. I have to admit I've never tried the digi stamps yet. Maybe someday!

Nancy said...

Hello Sue! These are perfect adorable birthday cards! Too cute!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Aww, these cards are so cute! Your grandsons will love them! :)

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Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS cards Sue - perfect for little boys! Many thanks for stopping by my blog too - much appreciated :)