Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Basketball Card

It's my turn to post at My Craft Spot and I'm delighted to share my project with you all.  Today is my middle guy's 15th birthday and I made this card especially for him.  I'm so happy with the way it turned out!  I'm also going to enter this at Little Scrap Pieces where this week's challenge is BIRTHDAY.  As ALL my children have August birthdays (as does my daughter's boyfriend), this challenge is perfect for me!!


I used Basketball Solutions to create the court mat.  As the cartridge has just a half court, I used my Gypsy to duplicate the image, turn it around and weld it to the first to make a full court.  I did the same with the orange shadow as well.


The basketball player on my card is from Paper Dolls Teen Scene.  I used my Gypsy to hide the number 5 that was on the shirt and substituted 15 (my son's age) using Opposites Attract.  The little basketball is an accessory from Paper Dolls Teen Scene too.


The little sign was simply cut with a paper cutter and I then used sentiments from My Craft Spot's Inside and Out Set #2 (Birthday) and Sweet Sentiments Set #2 (Boy).  I added some eyelets and strung some Halloween baker's twine - from My Craft Spot - to "hang" the sign.  Finally, I added a little star brad to finish things off.


Inside, I stamped a sentiment from My Craft Spot's Birthday Wishes set.  I also used a basketball stamp that I've had in my stash for ages.  It was perfect to tie in the front of the card with the back!

19 comments:

jessica said...

This is adorable!! Love the cuts and great sentiment!!
TFS and have a GREAT Wednesday!!

Carol said...

Awesome card! love the cuts - great job!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this you did such a cute job on this card. hugs

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, if I'd made that awesome card, I'd be happy with it too!!! Happy birthday to your DS, he'll love his card!!! It's really cool!!!

Good luck in the challenge, my friend!

Norma said...

Perfect card for a boy for sure and your son will love it:) TFS
Hugs,
Norma

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cool card!! Happy Birthday to your son!!Wow all August baby's!! Most of our birthday's are in March!!
Kristan

Debbie said...

This is great, Kate!! Masculine cards at all are a challenge for me, never mind a teen boy, but you nailed this one!!!

Lisa said...

Happy, happy birthday to your son, Kate!! And wow, this card is fabulous!! I love how you made the full court!! What an awesome card :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen said...

Hi Kate terrific boy birthday card the basketball theme is great. Hope you enjoy all your August birthdays! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week. Karen

Anna K said...

Great card for your son! I have a 15 year who is also into basketball. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Scrapper69 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your SON!!! LOVE your card Kate! I bet your son will too! :o)

Pat N. said...

What a great card for your son! August sure sounds like a busy month for you. Can't wait to see some more cards!

Rosie said...

The card is so cool! He's going to love it!!!

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Carol said...

Love this card...and so will your son! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.
XOXOX & Blessings
Carol

Carol said...

Love this card...and so will your son! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.
XOXOX & Blessings
Carol

Tammy said...

Perfect sports card. Awesome cuts. Happy Birthday to your DS.

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, this is so awesome! Awesome cut:) Happy Birthday to your son!
Hope your having an awesome weekend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

CraftyJAR said...

That's a really cool card. Its so perfect for a teen, it can be so hard to make cards for that age group.
Judy

Jayne said...

Awesome card Kate.Love how you added his age to the shirt.
Jayne x