Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Birthday Card for Little Boys for Mojo Monday

Well, I am concentrating on little boy  birthday cards lately for the simple reason that I'm going to need a lot of them in the coming months and years.  I already have 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, and I just learned last week that the grandbaby we are expecting in January will also be a boy! I had three daughters, who I love dearly, but no sons, so I didn't get to experience raising boys.  My girls are helping me make up for that by supplying many little grandsons for me, and I'm loving it.  (And Cedar, you are a special little granddaughter, too!)

I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week as a rough basis for my layout:

I had fun designing the front of the card using the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set.  It has such cute images and they are images of things little dudes like, such as anything to do with technology or building!
  • I'm loving the colour palette of warm, autumn colours here, including a sheet of water-coloured Crushed Curry from the Colour Me Autumn DSP in the new Holiday Catalogue.
  • Finally, I'm getting around to using the Striped Grosgrain Ribbon which I love!  It has a great bold look to it, adding another dimension to the project.
And speaking of dimensions, this card has a surprise inside:

  • This is an example of the Building Block Pop Up Technique which you can see in a little more detail here!  I'm not going to give you much in the way of details, because this is one of the sample cards from this month's Stamp of the Month Club.  Find out more here.

And it's Tuesday, so here are this week's weekly deals!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today! 

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  1. Kind of like salt in an open wound that they put the back to school MDS on weekly deals this week! :(

    1. Kind of. But they would be marketing all over North America and in most places it's school as usual.


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