In some ways I find boys hard to make cards for, but in other ways it does lend itself to my love of bright colours. James and his cousin Tom have birthdays very close together, so I always end up making similar but not the same cards.
This card uses the Get Happy papers from Cosmo Cricket - these are some of my favourite papers! The man is from Paperbag Studios - Laugh,stamped on glossy cardstock, and the Be Happy text is from one of the Elusive Images new word plates. The hat is from Lost Coast Designs and the corner text is from PaperArtsy (Pierrot - plate 2).James has got lots of curly brown hair which is why I added the wire for a bit of fun.
The image sort of offset itself slightly differently in that you can only see two edges of the base card.
I thought I'd try that for the other card as well and this time I used the PaperArtsy Pierrot plate 1, stamps that I always like using. I even used the name of the paper in the card.
Talking of PaperArtsy, I've just reorganized all my PA stamps into a 4 ring binder. I just punched holes in the bag top and then filed them. I expect everyone did this years ago, but I'm a bit slow!
Also every summer holidays I seem to have a big clearout of my craft room aka the conservatory that I've taken over (I could probably set up shop!) which usually looks a real tip! Do you know, I even vacuum the floor (gasps of astonishment from my family).
Well, the bbq's heating up, so I'd better go!