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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy Birthday Adam


Paul and I were invited to the 21st Birthday of his trainee at work. It was a bit of an honour as it was all his family that were there and it is obvious he thinks a lot of Paul to have invited us. They’d had a collection at work for him and decorated his desk and the office so it was all set up for when he got there the following day. I think he was quite surprised they had done it as they do not tend to go all out on things like that.
I’ve only met him a couple of times but knew he was into sporty cars so cracked open a Kanban card kit that my MIL bought me from QVC a few years ago. I don’t tend to use these kits on their own and prefer to mix with other papers etc but in this case with a bit of personalisation it was perfect as it was. The card blank was printed already but I did find that I had to trim the edges down as the little tabs had ruined the metallic edges of the card. The decoupage layers were die cut but there was too much white in odd places so I trimmed it down  so it was neater. I layered on 3d foam squares and added some peel off lettering to the tool box, his age to the wheels and a sentiment sticker to finish off.
I was quite pleased with it when it had been tweaked a bit but would not have been happy with it if I had used the kit as it was. I have use Kanban papers and cardstock many times but this is the 1st time that I have used a readymade kit and have to say I was disappointed with the quality of it. However the Birthday Boy loved it and that is all that matters J

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – 6” Square
Image – Kanban
Sentiment – Peel off stickers Docrafts & Dovecraft
Tools – Scissors, 3d foam
Techniques – Decoupage

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-




14 comments:

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!!
Angela

Cumbrianlass said...

~This is a great card, and just right for a car made male.
Thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
Janet

KraftyKoolKat said...

This has turned out lovely Mandy. I know what you mean about kits though, I never feel like I have had a good enough play.

I spotted you over at MIM and thought I would come for a closer look and I am glad that I did.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

. said...

This is super cool. I love it. I found you through Simply Create.

Patricia said...

Fabulous card for the guys. Thanks again for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!

craftygranny said...

Brilliant card it's gorgeous my twins would like that. Thanks for sharing at artistic inspirations hugs trisha x DT. x

Keti said...

Great male card, especially if he likes card.

I saw you at MIM. My projects are 78 and 218 if you decide to stop by.

Happy New Year. Hugs from Slovenia. Keti

Moshie said...

What a great male card! I love the Kanban papers and images you chose. I bet he loved it! You did an awesome job! Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration. Hope to see you again. hugs

Sandy said...

It looks great - I like the personal touches you used to make it unique for the Birthday Boy, A fun card to celebrate his 21st
Thanks for linking up with MIM this time.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy

Sande said...

Wow, Mandi! AWESOME!!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy "Celebrate" challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Sande xx

Roxann said...

Thisi is beyond fantastic! So glad you used it at The Outlawz Color Challenge in December. You were randomly selected as our December winner of a gift certificate from My Digi World! Please contact me and I will tell you how to collect your prize!
Congrats!
Roxann

Karen C said...

So cool! Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy's Celebration challenge! Hope to see you in our next challenge! Be sure to check out our store to see what free stamp is being given away!
Hugs,
Karen C

Mona Eidhammer said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Maria Therese said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts ♥