Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Riding the Rails...

Christmas is over and I always feel a bit like a deflated balloon. I needed a boost, so I thought I would make a birthday card for this week's Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday "Anything Goes" Challenge. I wanted to make a card for a boy, which I never have enough of, and I had my father-in-law in mind, as he is a big train lover with a December birthday.

I started with choosing some happy, bright paper from Echo Park. I knew I wanted to make a banner, and I used this darling hanging pennant from Taylored Expressions, adding a bit of glitter to each flag and stringing them on some twine.

I spelled out "Birthday" along the bottom of the card, adding a fabulously red ribbon to finish it off. It felt a little funny to not be making Christmas cards, but I always love a good party!

Stamps: Fly Your Flag 1, Your My Type (Upper and Lower) (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Little Boy (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Cardstock: Choice Snow (TE); Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Fibers: Marmelade Baker's Twine (The Twinery) Pure Poppy Stitched Saddle (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Fly Your Flag 1 (TE)
Accents: Stickles (Ranger)


Laurel said...

OH my this is so adorable! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

Mary Fish said...

papercrafting perfection. choo choo! m

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY adorable!! What a great card to kick off a new season! I hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year! ♥

Ann Schach said...

Aw...this is so cute! What a way to perk up any child's day!

Unknown said...

I loved this card when I saw it yesterday on FB. It's super CUTE! I love all the different papers you used, the banner and ribbon are super!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year! ;o)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so adorable!!!! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!!!!