happy 16th

It’s that time again. Another 16th birthday and time to teach another child how to drive. I’m not quite sure why the job always falls to me. It’s always  little nerve-racking to say the least.
Yesterday David turned 16 and I just can’t believe how quickly the years are flying by. “Guy cards” are not my forte but I’ve tried to combine a few of his favorite things together into a fun card for a 16 year old male. David loves music, wood and games and so this is what I came up with.

One of the elements I really rely on when creating cards for males is texture. For this card I’ve die cut a star from some corrugated paper and also used Distress Crackle Paint to alter the chipboard notes.

Quick Tip: Bingo Calendar Numbers are a great way to personalize a birthday card with the recipients age.

Supplies: kraft cardstock by Bazzill, patterned paper by Crate Paper and from Little Boy line by Echo Park, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, Brown Bingo Pieces by Maya Road, buttons by Basic Grey, twine, Nested Star Die by Spellbinders, Broken China Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger, Mini Pin by Tim Holtz, Journaling Ticket by Tim Holtz, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Wonderful Birthday stamp set by Hero Arts, Lille Printed Paper Tape by 7 Gypsies

Lastly, here’s a fun photo of most of my crazy kids from our family party last night. I love it when they all get along!

Take care…

7 responses to “happy 16th

  1. laura huffman

    happy birthday David. glad your kids get along too. i love how my two actually enjoy each others company. feels so good to see them laughing together and sharing personal moments. keep cool.

  2. A lovely and clever card for a teenage boy.

    I love the family photo and wish your son everything good on his sixteenth birthday.

  3. Cute card and kids!! Wishing David a Happy Birthday!

  4. Your kids are adorable! Happy 16th Birthday, David – hope you had a wonderful day! The card – PERFECT. I am sure he loved it!

    Good luck with the driving lessons, Mom with Nerves of Steel LOL! 🙂

  5. What a great card and I also have to say I love seeing pictures of your kids! You have really nice looking kids and they all seem to get along.

  6. Great card! Clever way of incorporating his “likes” on the card! ;o)

  7. I would say that is a perfect card for him, only two more to go through drivers training 🙂

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