The end of October is a busy time for birthdays, with my son and godson having birthdays on consecutive days. Being amazingly organised and well prepared, I ended up making them the day before my son’s birthday. I can hardly believe that my little ‘baby’ is 5 tomorrow. 5! It doesn’t seem like that long has passed, but apparently it has so I designed and made him a card to suit his current interests.
Can you guess what he’s into? It was pretty easy to whip this one up with the Cricut, using George and Basic Shapes and Boys Will be Boys for the number.
My godson’s card was a whole different ball game. I tried to use his party invite as inspiration-it was a roadworks sign, so I immediately decided to use Boys Will be Boys as it had lots of transport. In my head it also had a road sign with a 4 on it and a nice road for the vehicles. Sounds quite simple doesn’t it?
The unique design features of this card, such as the terrifyingly huge road sign and white lines that look like they were painted by drunkards (thank you roll on tippex!) make it really ‘special’ don’t you think? The driverless truck is an additional hazard but we will ignore that. It looked a bit empty so I added some trees and flowersoft for interest. I had forgotten until now why I hadn’t used it in ages. It’s horrible stuff, I got it all over to my work area and couldn’t get it to stick to the flipping glue! (My hands, however, looked like something that had come out of a swamp.) Me and this card have fallen out now, I’m not adding anything else and I’m not sure it’s up to my standards to actually use it. I have a backup bought card that I may have to give him instead, we’ll see how it dries!
It’s so frustrating when you’ve tried to create something and it doesn’t turn out at all as you’ve planned.
Have you ever had any disappointing projects? What did you do about it? Also, if you have any ideas for how to save the 4th birthday card I’d love to hear them!