Thursday, March 1, 2012

Teenage Boy Encouragement Card


It's so easy to make cutesy cards for little ones, to tuck in their lunch boxes, but sometimes our teens need a little pick-me-up.  A little card left at the breakfast table is sure to cheer them up! 

My zipper card is an unusual size, since I wasn't planning on putting it in an envelope.  The base is 9" x 3 1/4", scored at 4 1/2".  The green layer is 4 1/4" x 3", and the cream layer is cut with the Papertrey Ink Movers & Shakers:  Zipper Die, which makes it 4" x 2 3/4".  The sentiment and arrows are from the Papertrey Ink Movers & Shakers Sentiments stamp set.


When my son tore off the zipper, this message was revealed.


To make my stars, I used the Cricut A Child's Year cartridge and cut them at 1", 1 1/4", and 1 1/2".  I embossed each one with a different Cuttlebug embossing folder (see below).

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12 comments:

  1. What a fun and unique card! Such a wonderful way to start the day!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. Katie ~ I LOVE this card! Okay I know I say that everytime but WOW! The colors and inking are just PERFECT! How clever to emboss the 3 stars with 3 different sized folders and do it by size! Oh My ~ so lifting this idea! The PTI goodies are so tempting! UGH! I think this would pick ANYBODY up! I bet your son LOVE it!

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  3. SO cool!!! Interactive cards are the best. I thought that undoing the zipper might ruin all the work that went into the card but it still looks terrific. YAY! Very fun! Hugs- Glora

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  4. Great card....I am so wanting this set.

    Linda

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  5. I am with Linda, I am so so wanting this set too.. Super super cute card

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  6. Love this card. Love the sentiment. This would work great for volunteers. Thanks for the great idea.

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  7. When are you going to get the zipper die back in?

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  8. I love how you used 3 different size dots for the embossing!!!

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  9. Katie, your cards and other creations are always fantastic. I have learned so much and gotten so many ideas from your blog. I just ordered the Zipper Die and stamp set this week and can't wait for them to arrive so I can get creative too. Thanks so much.
    Karen

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  10. I love this card!! I went to get that die and it says unavailable. Does that mean it is out of stock or no longer made? I want one so bad!!

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  11. Love this card, Katie. Your cards are always inspirational. I tried to order the zipper die and it was sold out. I sure hope they reorder it. I was able to buy the other Movers and Shakers dies and the coordinating stamp set, and can't wait to craft with them.

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