Apr 212017

Making cards for teenage boys has always been a challenge.  Here is what I came up with this year for my great nephew’s birthday.

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There’s a little bit of dimension, but it is really quite mail-able.  And it was fun to make a young man’s card using pretty pastel colors!

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Since the card base is brown a piece of white cardstock was added inside for writing a small message.

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Played along in a few challenges:

Cards in Envy: Pretty Pastels Card Challenge
Cards in Envy

STAMPlorations: April Challenge – “Things with Wings”

The Paper Players: PP340 On the Go!

Seize the Birthday: Toppings Option “Two Patterned Papers”
Seize the Birthday

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Sky Is the Limit” and “Patterned Party”

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; We R Memory Keepers “Indian Summer” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy and Basic Black

13 Responses to “Luke’s Birthday”

  1. It is hard to make cards for teenage boys! You did fabulous and I love that plane with the colors in the background! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  2. Teen boys are the most difficult, but this is perfect! Look at all those challenges it fits, too. Great job, Susan!

  3. Susan, it is so good to see you in the gallery! I haven’t visited your blog in way too long! This is a wonderful CAS card for a teenager, too! Great colors, perfect image and sentiment….and the inside is great too! Thanks for playing with my challenge this week!♥

  4. Oh, Susan, I’m with you about making any masculine cards, but this is a fabulous one with the soaring airplane and the sentiment. I love the out-of-the-box technique too! So glad to see you posting again. Life sure can get in the way, can’t it? Hugs!

  5. Susan, hey gf! Long time since I have seen you post. Cute card for a guy!

  6. I love this card Susan!! I’m with you there on the teen guy cards. I’ve had the hardest time over the years with my son and now he’s in his twenties and has gotten harder to make cards for. Sheesh! I’ve never thought to put brown with pastels. Might have to try that sometime if you don’t mind me CASing the idea.

  7. GREAT card Susan – Love those stamp sets. Such a nice masculine card. Love the banners!

  8. Any teen would love to have a birthday card like this I’m sure. I love the plane flying over the banners – what a great, fun look!

  9. I agree masculine cards, especially for teenagers is such a challenge.
    Your card is perfect! Thanks for playing at CIE!

  10. Great layout and fabulous patterned paper! Perfect masculine card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  11. Great “pretty pastel” offering for our Cards in Envy challenge this week. The soft colors of the sky are perfect. Appreciate your entry!!

  12. Great to see you flying WINGS:)) Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations!

  13. Brilliant take on the wings challenge! Fantastic masculine card. Thanks for joining at STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch challenge!

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