Saturday, March 23, 2019

Basketball Birthday

Monday, my oldest turns 13!!  Yikes, I am going to have a teenager; I'm so not old enough! LOL!  Basketball is her favorite sport and she really got into playing it this year, so I decided to make a box card full of basketballs for her.  A thirteenth birthday requires a pretty awesome card after all.
 The basketballs were die cut with two sizes of circle dies. I hand drew the lines and then placed them all in an embossing folder to give some basketball texture.  Then I sponged on a darker orange ink to bring out the texture a bit.  I die cut the numbers twice, once out of the glitter silvery paper and once out of white card stock and then adhered them together so they would be a bit sturdier.  The white 3 was actually already die cut in my bits and pieces stash.  Below is the back with the main sentiment and where I will write a little note.  The sentiment I wanted to use was too wide, so I turned it sideways.

Stamps: PTI "Baker's Dozen" front sentiments and "Big Birthday Wishes" back sentiment; SU! basketball hoop (have had this stamp set for probably 15 years!); Sweet n' Sassy Stamps "Celebrating Milestones" small numbers
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Circles, large"; PTI "By the Numbers" and "Baker's Dozen" banners

Love To Craft Challenge Blog #32--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--for a child
Penny Black--going round in circles
As You Like It--dies or stencils (definitely dies; because you can create fun dimension cards like this)
Time Out Challenge #131--hugs, kisses and a lot of birthday wishes
Hero Arts National Craft Month challenge--birthday
Make My Monday #92--going round in circles
Crafty Sentiments--shaped cards
Penny's Challenge #422--anything goes
Mod Squad--metal dies with NO digital elements


sandie said...

This is such a fun card and I can imagine your daughter opening up and feeling so special-great design and use of colour. Thanks for joining us at Time Out

brenda said...

A real fun pop up box and great imagination how you incorporated the circles, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Going Round in Circles' theme at Penny Black and More March challenge.

B x

Dawn Phillips said...

This is so clever. I would have been perfect for my son a few years ago. He loves Basketball but his knee prevents him playing now. Thanks for joining us at Make my Monday. Love Dawn x

Gail said...

Like the embossing folder on the basketballs - thank you for linking up at Mod Squad

Sue said...

This is fab!! love the embossing and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous pop-up card and love all the basketballs
Carol x

Beebeebabs said...

Love your pop-up card!!!

CraftyLyn said...

Really great exploding box and lovely sentiment thanks for joining us here at Penny's challenge Lyn DT x.

Ellibelle said...

What a fun and special birthday card you created! So perfect for our circles theme at Penny Black and More challenge. Thank you so much for joining us!

Squirrel x said...

Thanks so much for sharing your really lovely piece with us for this theme, just fabulous and very clever! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx

Brenda said...

I love this Heather, so perfect and special for a guy who likes basketball! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at As You Like It Challenge!

Jill V said...

Such a great card - absolutely perfect for a 13 year old boy! I love how you created those basketballs - your hand drawn lines are perfect and the embossed texture is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining our Birthday celebration at Time Out! Jill

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT