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Friday, June 20, 2014

That Awkward Moment when the Rubber Band Snaps You Under the Chin...

I was never a big fan of those point birthday hats when I was a kid. The rubber band always hurt when it snapped under my chin, and I just could never get comfortable wearing it.

So, it's weird that I chose to make them the focus of this card. This was for my nephew Jared.
I made this--

This is a CASE of a card I saw on Pinterest.  I can't find it in my "almost a million" card pins, but suffice to say that I liked it, and I ran with it.

I used Stampin' Up's Banner punch and coordinating stamp set to make the hats, using clear embossing powder to give some texture. 
The paper is from Crate Paper, I believe, and the asterisk top-thingy is a die from Paper Smooches snowflakes dies.

The "scrabble" paper is popped up on foam tape, as are the hats, and the card stock squares are dry embossed in a Swiss dots folder, as you can see.

Another view--

And the inside-

The sentiment stamp is another Stampin' Up set. 

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All Best-


  1. Tee hee - great visual of you being rubber band snapped :) I like this - it's colorful, happy, and SO birthday-ish! Love how you tied in the party hat stamp on the inside, too. Hope all is well! Plugging along here - too much to do and too little time! Crafty things I haven't even opened get it, I know you do! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. That's a wonderful card! I love the banner paper in the background and inside. And the colors - oh my, what a celebration! Good to see you again, wish you'd come back more often : )

  3. Great card, and I'm sure well received!

  4.'re card just gave me the coolest idea! I love the interior sentiment and that hat stamp. That lends so much creativity to my mind. I love the way it looks and the exterior I'm sure blows the Pinterest version out of the water. This is a terrific Birthday card!!

  5. Oh, I always hated those rubber bands! Your party hats, however, are fantastic and I'm sure they won't be snapping the recipient! Bonus!!


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