12/3/10

Make a Wish...

You gotta love sensitive sons.  You know young men that will make great husbands one day...like my son who has 'learned' from his Dad.  My 15 year old asked last night if I would make a birthday card for one of his friends at school.  I asked, 'well, when is her birthday?"  And of course it was yesterday!  But he says, "that's okay, Mom. Today will be fine."   Needless to say, I was in high gear, as I am not a speedy artist...as I mentioned in my Stories are Gifts post, I need time for something to percolate.

So Make a Wish  is for a 17 year old girl, I haven't had the pleasure of meeting~~~yet.  I love slider cards and thought it would be fun to use that format.  My son requested blue and gold colors.  I headed right to Basic Grey's Cupcake papers, using 5 different ones.  The stamps are quite the variety. From the balloons (See D's) to Purple Onion's Postage Set and party hat, MaVinci's  Playful Heart Alpha, to Stampin Up Birthday sentiment and Making Memories Magnetic tiny words.  Tim Holtz '17' sticker and a very old K&co charm.  The trim is vintage ric rak and pompoms.

The challenge over at PaperCraft Star this week is to create a holiday gift tag using a recipe the team posted.  With the Surprise Slider Card,  the tag appears as you pull from the top, revealing your message.  We'll tuck a gift card to the 'round the corner' coffee stand all the kids love to frequent.
                                                      
So, thanks for stopping by my corner of the world today.  I would love to hear what you think...
         

11 comments:

Ann said...

Oooh, love the slider idea...and the colors are fab!

Tracy said...

What a sweet mom you are. :) I hope your son keeps that sensitive quality. His wife will appreciate it. Fantastic job on your tag, although I'd have to say it's much more than a tag. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Emily Keaton said...

This is perfect for a 17-year-old! Fun and colorful. How nice of you to do this for your son and his friend. :)

Julia Aston said...

What a thoughtful son - and wonderful mother for creating on the spot! Your papers go so well with the balloon strings and the rick rack on the tab - A great design Susan - I'm sure this girl has never received such a special card!

Kimberly Anne said...

How sweet is your son to think of such a thoughtful idea for his friend's birthday. I really like that you prepared such a nice gift on short notice. The use of the slider tag is really creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

This is so dear, Susan ! (of course when don't I think your stuff is incredible, lol...) I can just imagine her looking at this, and sharing it with her friends, and her MOM... (Goooooooooo Ducks !!
Civil war tomorrow and a very big day for us !! First time in the civil war I am not rooting Beavers)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a sweet and wonderful project. I love the slider design too. Thanks for playing with us at Papercraft Star :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

this is terrific, Susan! Love the colorful card and your son sounds so sweet!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a lovely design- I love the slider! I've got a sensitive one and he's a dear! Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Star this week!!

Stella said...

How thoughtful and loving to help your son. I love the slider. Thsi girl is lucky ; she receives something so so beautiful!

Emora Designs said...

I just love these slider cards, they are so much fun! I love the bright colors you used! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star!

Regan