One of my nephews has a birthday this week. He'll be 12. It feels impossible, since I remember vividly holding my sister's hand while she was delivering him, surely no more than a few weeks ago. Her husband and I couldn't believe this tiny miracle had finally arrived!
Now, that tiny miracle wears bigger shoes than his dad and is about as tall :-). No more cartoon characters for this tween -- he needed a card that was contemporary, fun, but not at all childish.
I've been showing a lot of cards that use the pennant dies lately. Can you tell they're my go-to at the moment? I love how easy it is to create a nice crisp matte for a sentiment -- and how well they work for card of all kinds. Here, I've matched the arrow of the pennant with some arrow-fledging patterned paper for a coordinated look.
Now, to find the perfect gift for this not-quite-a-teen -- if only THOSE came in coordinated packages!
- Pool Party base
- Sahara Sand, cut to 5 1/4" x 4"
- Sweet Sorbet DSP, cut to 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (I just scootched up an eighth from my normal 1/4" matte -- this is from the new Spring Occasions catalog)
- Scrap Sahara Sand and Whisper White for die cutting
- Crisp Canteloupe
- Pistachio Pudding
- Pool Party
- Staz-On Black
- Big Wish (Spring Occasions catalog)