Self Made Designer Paper for Zion’s 14th Birthday Card

Not wanting to create a ‘boring’ card, I decided self made designer paper for my grandson Zion’s 14th birthday card would be the way to go. A teenage boy isn’t usually wild about flowers or forest animals or geometrics but…..IF he plays the guitar (and cello) a personalized card like this might strike his fancy.

I started around 6:30 this morning and finished the card just before 8:30, complete with envelope, in time to beat the mailman to the mailboxes. Yes, I was running a day late with this card.

I used a stamp set, Epic Celebration, from Sale-a-Bration 2018. Be sure to hang on to those stamps you think you might use some time in the future. With a son and three grandsons all playing guitar I figured the set would get used again and maybe yet again..

The inspiration to make my own designer paper came from that mystery stamping card I made several days ago. It’s sometimes difficult to come up with a card idea for a 14 year old boy that won’t embarrass him or make him feel on the spot. Hopefully this card works.

Today’s Supplies:

Product List
Blender Pens

Measurements/Details for Today’s Card:

  • Card Front/Base: Basic White Thick Card Stock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Next Layer: Pacific Point: 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Stamped Layer: Basic White: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White scraps for stamping the guitar and two greetings

Inside Card:

Inside 14 yr old birthday boy's card
Inside 14 yr old birthday boy’s card
Self made designer paper
Self made designer paper
  • I first randomly stamped the guitars using Soft Suede Classic Ink. For the popped up guitar I “fussy cut” it with Paper Snips and also pulled color from the outline of the guitar image using a Blender Pen. This helped to differentiate it from those stamped directly onto the Basic White layer.
  • Dots were stamped using Pacific Point Classic Ink.
  • “Here’s to an EPIC Celebration” was stamp with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.
  • Headphones were also stamped using Soft Suede Classic Ink.
  • The five adhesive backed stars were added at the very end for a few pops of color.

Happy 14th Birthday to Zion on Friday!

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