16th Birthday Card

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I'm delighted to be sharing a card creation at My Craft Spot today - and am posting it here on my blog as well.  My middle guy turned 16 a couple of weeks ago and this is the card I made for him.  My son was quite excited to wake up on his birthday to realize that he's now taller than his dad!!

I used Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut 16 number 16s and arranged them to create a large 16!!  (I do this by hand on the inside of my children's birthday cards each year and spell their names on the envelope using the numbers of their new age too.)  To create the border, I used a Stampin' Up punch layered with a strip of white paper.  I topped this with some Cherry Red baker's twine from My Craft Spot.  I then used Tickets metal dies to cut the two little tickets hanging from the twine.

To embellish the tickets, I used My Craft Spot's Small Alphabet metal dies for the h, b and u.  (I used Cricut Craft Room Basics for the number 2.)  I then topped the tickets with two star shapes, also from the Small Alphabet metals dies set.  I finished everything off with a shiny star gem from my stash.

Did you know there is an AMAZING My Craft Spot Gallery?  Click HERE to visit the gallery for tons of inspriation and ideas using all the My Craft Spot stamps and metal dies.  

Have a fabulous day!!


jessica said...

WOW!! Kate what a gorgeous birthday card! LOVE all the 16's and the GREAT card LO!!!
Happy Happy Birthday to your son!!!!!

Sherrie K. said...

How F*U*N is this! I love the "16" such a fun and cool idea! The little tag is adorable with the chunky letters. Awesome job my friend!!!! Have a super Tuesday!
Happy Birthday to your son Kate! I hope he has a wonderful day celebrating!
Sherrie K

Jennifer said...

What a lovely great fun card this is. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my Baby Box. Hugs, Jen x
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a fun card Kate! How are you? We are already back to school. The days seem to just blur together! Miss see you, hope you and the family are all well! Carri~Abusybee

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to your son!! I love the number made of numbers!!! Very cool card!!

Rhonda Emery said...

very cool card

Jean said...

Hi Kate!!!!

Miss you and a bunch of the other "oldies" from the Cricut MB!!!!
I now follow your blog.
Hope you are well


Scrapper69 said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son Kate! And the card you made him looks very cool! I like how you organized the little 16's to create the BIG 16! NICELY DONE! :o)

April said...

What a wonderful card! I love the colors and the idea! Great job!

Life and Knits said...

So cool Kate! I love it! What a great card!!! I love all the 16s, so cool!


Bobby said...

What a neat idea but how did you ever line up the numbers so evenly? I'm sure your children look forward to the cards you make for them.

Angi Barrs said...

Super fun! I love how you added the twine too!

Migdalia said...

Super Cute!! Great job!
Have a wonderful day,
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~Tammy~ said...

This is amazing!!!! You are so clever and patient!!!

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