Birthdays for Boys

This week my nephew (Brendan) celebrated his 8th birthday.   And it seems to me (maybe I'm wrong) that eight can be a difficult age to make birthday cards.  Too old for cute cards, too young for the teenage cards (and I do have my eyes on a few Stampin' Up! stamp sets suitable for the older ones - such as Extreme Elements and Beware Pirates).  Soooooooooooo I had to think up something a little bit different from my usual slap dash birthday cards!!

Although my Wish Big for the new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue is HUGE, I have only been able to buy a few sets of stamps, but very well selected if I do say so myself!!  And this includes the 'Party This Way' set that I have used on this card.  Actually worked out better than I expected.  The card is bright (perfect for boys) and doesn't break my husband's rule of  'no fancy stuff' on cards for males!!  I used my Concord Crush marker to colour in the chipboard number eight to match the birthday greeting just underneath it!!

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Party This Way
Papers: Old Olive, Whisper White, Pacific Point & Real Red
Inks: Pacific Point & Concord Crush
Other: Assorted circle punches, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals and Chipboard numbers

Now I had better put the card in the mail!!



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