Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Batter Up!

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((If you're looking for my gallery idol sofa card, you can see it in this post.  Only one more day left to vote; it closes at 2:00 Eastern on Thursday!)

My nephew had his tenth birthday this month, which, for me, seems like a hard age to make a card.  But I'm lucky in the fact that he loves baseball, so I went with that theme and made this:
I just love that shimmery paper from DCWV.  It turns every card into a party!  To make this, I got a random picture of a batter and ball (wink, wink), traced it in Silhouette Studio, and cut it out.  Then I cut out the rounded rectangle with the letters, and adhered a red strip and a blue strip behind the letters, and adhered everything to the cardbase.  Don't forget to keep the insides of your letters if you do it this way (like A's and O's).  A pretty quick and easy card from start to finish, but I think he'll still get a kick out of it!

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Brilliant card, I'm sure it's just perfect for a 10 year old :)
Jenny x

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! This so amazing! My nephew loves baseball, and I wish I could make hime something like this! I have a cricut and a gypsy, but I don't think I could ever come up with something like this! He's going to absolutely LOVE it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, this has to be the most perfect boy card ever! I love it. My nephew would love it, too! Now I'm wishing I had a Silhouette. ;)

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - he will ADORE this card!!!!!!!!!

Quite fabulous!!!!!!

Maria :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

This card is amazing! He will love it!! Seriously, you are making me want a Silhouette! (shame!)

Lindsey said...

Meg! Another awesome Silhouette card-of-fabulousness! The random image is perfect, and the glittery paper adds just the right touch of festivity.
Fingers crossed for you for tomorrow! (Although you're a shoo-in...)

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Meg!! I just saw the good news over at PC. :D I *knew* you'd make it into the final round. Wishing you the BEST OF LUCK in the final challenge!!! Go get 'em!!

PS Love this card--perfect for a 10YO baseball lover. You did an awesome job!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is amazing! I need that machine!!!!!!!

Angela said...

love the "random" nature of your image -- what a great fit for its recipient! Now go relax, eh? You have some work to do soon!

onecraftymama said...

*sigh* How perfect for this kid? Love it!