Friday, July 12, 2013

Grungey 5th Birthday

  So are all of you ready to jump ship as Did You Stamp Today? readers??  I've been gone a long time haven't I?  So much for the summer of relaxation and free time!  =)  We've pretty much been going non-stop since school got out.  Camps, out of state trips to visit family, anniversaries, birthdays oh my!  Next summer I'll know better I promise.

  But for now I do have a card to share for the new Fab Friday challenge.  This time around it's a color challenge.  Woo-Hoo!  Are these great colors for a guy card or what? 

  And as luck would have it I needed to make a card for my little guy's 5th birthday which was yesterday.  Here he is all ready to get the party started at 7am.  It would have been earlier but we told him not to come out of his room until his clock said 7:00 at the earliest!  He was excited for sure!

  To explain my "grungey" card so it makes sense, you need to know that Alex is the child who doesn't care if he's got food all over him, his clothes on backwards or inside out (notice the pj's inside out!) and will walk around the grocery store with his party hat on (yes he did all that on his birthday!).  He is a hot mess most of the time but he can be super sweet, gives great hugs and has a smile that makes me smile.  My grungey card is in his honor!

  I've got some fun new goodies on this card.  Most notably is the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I knew this one would be perfect for backgrounds, guy and boy cards.  Another new item is the washi tape.  This stuff is so fun because you just rip it and go with measuring, no scissors and if you want to reposition it just peel it up and try again.  It's a very freeing accessory!  =)  And do you see those red "brads"??  Well they aren't really brads.  They are the new candy dots that you just stick down like the rhinestones and pearls.  And they come in ALL the colors!  You can make them real brads by adhering them to the new brad bases or just use them without.  A great double duty accessory!  My last item you might not even notice but I was super excited to see them when I first got the new catalog.  Circle Framelits!!  Woo-Hoo!  It's awesome to have circles in so many sizes that nest so neatly and fit in a small little sleeve!

  Dig into your stamping supplies and play along with us and our fun colors for Fab Friday Challenge 22!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Bring on the Cake, Blast Off ('birthday')

Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red - marker

Paper: Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Accessories: candy dots, washi tape, Circle framelits, dimensionals


  1. This is adorable, Amanda! LOVE those candy dots!

  2. I love this, Amanda! So fun and perfect for a little boy. Your description of Alex reminded me of the quote "A boy is a noise with dirt on it!" :) I totally know what you mean about an "on the go" summer. Ours is definitely going that way too!

  3. Sounds like you've the perfect child & he looks cute in his hat. Super card too, loving the candy dots & colour combo. Hugs Bev x

  4. Very cool & grungy card for a perfect & cute little boy!! Love the grunginess!! (I think I just made up a word there!! LOL) Love those candy dots, I think I'm addicted to them. It's a good thing they aren't edible, even they almost look like they are!! :)


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