Friday, 16 November 2012

Happy 18th

I have made this card for a close friend of my eldest son, we are all going to his birthday party at the weekend.  The boys have grown up together, and although sometimes their paths have drifted apart, they always seem to come together again.

I got the idea for this card from one of the YouTube videos by Simon Says Stamp, I think it might have been Kristina Werner but I'm not positive.  I used some My Mind's Eye paper scraps and some dark blue card stock that I think came from Joanna Sheen, it's been in my stash for ages.  To make the panel on the left of the card I cut different sized strips from several of the paper scraps and stuck them onto some plain paper diagonally to form the pattern.

The sentiment is from a Hot Off The Press pack that has also been languishing in my stash for ages, I made the frame for it using two Spellbinders Large Labels dies.  The stars have been cut using an X-cut die and the number 18 using a Die-namics die.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:

I also decided to make a matching gift tag using the same method of layering the paper strips and cutting it out with the largest X-cut star die, the only addition is a couple of smaller stars cut from the dark blue card stock.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafted With Love Challenge 17 - Birthday with Number
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 56 - Piece it Together
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 243 - Starry, Starry Night!
Moving Along with the Times - Seeing Stars
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 79 - More Than One Punch and/or Die Cut
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 54 - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Blog - Oh SCRAP!!!
The Pink Elephant Challenge 174 - Punches/Dies
Fussy ad Fancy Challenge 76 - Feeling Blue
Forever Friends November Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.



Andrea said...

beautiful ard as always and love the matching tag check out my blog for news of a special award hugs Andrea x

Ellen Taylor said...

Love the papers and way you angled the! Very graphically pleasing to the eye! Fantastic card and tag!

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.


Deb said...

what a fabulous card, love all the stars
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

KandA said...

Hi Pauline. This is fabulous and just perfect for an 18 male. Have a great weekend xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card and tag Pauline - love the strips of paper effect - greta idea - I moght have to 'borrow' that one :o)
Enjoy the party.
Take care
Debs xx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Great card love that star. Thanks for playing along with us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K.

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Pauline! what a fab design and layout… love the different strips of patterned paper… they look wonderful !! and love the stars! perfect for our theme...the tag looks So good! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Doreen said...

A fabulous card,great papers and

Unknown said...

Languishing is such a rich word. You have made such a special card, and I love the inside as well. I thought the gift tag may havebeen a bookmark it is also so lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.
Psalm 103 Blessings
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card. I love the papers and your design looks fabulous.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is a wonderful and stylish card Pauline. I really love the design and the colours are fabulous. Its also are great way to use some scraps up which are always too nice to throw away.


Karen Letchworth said...

These are VERY cool and creative. Thanks for sharing with us again at Word Art Wednesday. It's always a treat to see your sweet work.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Michelle J M said...

Great card for a young man, super colours. Also love the tag, brilliant idea. Michelle x

Unknown said...

What A great card you have made and the wonderful design.

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

just right for a boys 18th ,hope you all have a great time at the party. janex

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really beautiful card, love your idea on using your scraps! Love the colors that you used! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! SO perfect for a boy's birthday! I love the colors and your design.

Mary said...

Such a fantastic card! I love the way you used up your scraps to create a new paper...great idea :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck!


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi there. This is fabulous. Love the design and fab colour combination.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Love Sandra xxx

Darlene said...

WOW! Your card & tag are just fabulous! What a great way to use up those scraps! Thanks so much for joining our "SCRAPS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Anonymous said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Unknown said...

You are amazing...what a fantastic card - love the creative design and matching gift tag! Thanks for playing along with us at The perfect Sentiment!

rachel said...

great card Pauline - fabulous colour scheme and layout - perfect for an 18th xx

Andrea W said...

Terrific card! I love the details and colours you used. Glad you joined us at Created With Love Challenges.

Sandi McLean said...

Fabulous teen guy card! A difficult duo to do!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really fabulous card, I love the colors that you chose and all the details on your card are fabulous too!
Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

Paula Bee said...

Beautiful card! I love the card and matching tag! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!!

Pia S said...

Hi Pauline! This is such a great card for a teenage boy. I think it can be quite tricky to make cards for this age group, but this color scheme and layout with stars is perfect for such a card! Nice matching tag too!

Jennipher said...

You did a fabulous job on our challenge at The Perfect Sentiment. I can tell that you truly used your scraps. Thanks for playing and do come again!

NanaConnie said...

Thanks so much for playing along in our "Make a Background from Scraps" challenge at Perfect Sentiment this week.
NanaConnie PSC DT

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Beautiful inside and outside! Just perfect for a boy! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends monthly.
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