Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lego My Eggo...

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My fun-loving father-in-law is one of those "Christmas babies" -- born so close to Christmas that he always got the "Happy Birthday...Merry Christmas" gifts as a kid. We always make sure to celebrate his birthday with extra special love to make up for all those years of deprivation! This year, we got him a really fun Lego set (the whole family is addicted!) and I thought I would make him a card to go with it. It was the perfect chance to make something for the Moxie Fab World Birthday Card Challenge, too!
I don't have any Lego stamps, so I had to create my own, which was actually very simple to do with my word processing program. I created the frame with my Lego "pieces" and printed them out twice so that I could pop them up for some dimension. The little cute Lego guy is just clip-art from the web.
To really make this a fun card, I stamped balloons from the Taylored Expressions set, Make a Wish, which has coordinating balloon dies (so much easier to do than fussy cutting with scissors!) I strung the balloons with twine from the TE Make a Wish Project Pantry and I was left with a really bright and cheery card for the biggest kid I know!

  • Stamps: Make a Wish (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait Classic Dye Ink (Stampin' Up!)
  • Cardstock: Choice Snow (TE); Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Brilliant Blue (SU!)
  • Fibers: Baker's Twine from TE Make a Wish Project Pantry Kit (TE)
  • Images: Lego (thestampin'bean); Lego Man (clip art)


Pam~ said...

You are so brilliant and creative! This card is awesome and so colorful ... LOVE IT! My hubby is a Christmas baby too, 12/27, so I always do something special on that day so he doesn't feel slighted.

Lindsay said...

You come up with the best ideas! This is adorable! I love it!

Unknown said...

Super cute card! Thanks for sharing :)

Diane Jaquay said...

This is just FABULOUS Regina! I love the bright colors; this is such a perfect card for any little Lego lover :)

Sandy Ang said...

Absolutely original! I loved Lego as a kid too. I'm sure I had that clip-art chappy in my set.

Carla said...

Oh I love it. Did you ever see that guy who does all that amazing 3-D art with Lego's. He is awesome. He just had a showing here. I can't remember his name... I'll ask Wes though. Hugs,

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Regina! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Birthday challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)