Friday, February 6, 2015

Best Wishes Birthday Boy - Give a Poem a Home

A short time ago, my nephew celebrated his 9th birthday. This year, it was a Star Wars Rebels theme. Well, I wasn't able to produce anything Star Wars, but I did manage an "outer space" theme.

Since I was off the mark on the theme, I wanted something different for the card. I've been meaning to try a card in a box for a while. Here's what I came up with:

This one is an A2 card (4.25 x 5.5 inches). I think it might be easier to work with an A7 (5x7) in the future. I popped up my elements on clear acetate to give the floating effect. These are just stickers I bought at the dollar store one year. I mounted them on white card stock and cut them out first.

The sentiment hides on the back, straight piece. I printed it on card stock with my laser printer. It reads:

It’s your birthday.
Jump for joy!
What should we give
The birthday boy?

A pail full of hugs
And some presents too
And only the BEST
Birthday wishes for you!

Even the men at the party said it was a neat card. I was happy with it! There's a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and plenty of other tutorials on the web. The Splitcoast Stampers one makes a huge card, so I modified the measurements to make it an A2. It's pretty easy: Score the height in half and then make 4 equidistant score lines along the width + a half inch on the end for the glue tab. I've even seen a tutorial for a nicely shaped horizontal one (much better than the Splitcoast Stampers dimensions). I plan to try that out too! (one day)


  1. Such a fun card and perfect for a young boy….I am sure he was thrilled to receive it :)
    These types of cards are so fun to make aren't they :)

  2. That is awesome - I have such a hard time with boy cards - love the acetate holding the elements up like they're popping up.


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