Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mommy and Son Birthday Cards

I'm sure you have a slew of friends who have birthdays coming up... it always seems like August and September are just flooded with birthdays, and the other months are always missing out on the party. So ya, I've been trying to make slightly different cards than your basic balloons and cakes!

Well one of my closest friends in Connecticut, and her son (my favorite 5 year old!) have birthdays in the first week on August.  Like most 4 year old boys turning 5, this little guy is obsessed with planes, trains, and automobiles. He knows more about the Metro North train line than I do!

A special Truck card for Brady, turning 5 years old!
Truck Card Details:
paper is all basic colors from my stash, nothing fancy
truck shape from the Make the Cut gallery, and welded together for a card
all shapes in card were cut using my Silhouette SD machine
top of truck is texture embossed with a Cuttlebug folder
'5' stickers from my stash

I made him a shape card that looks like a Dump Truck (all kids get so excited when the garbage man comes by!). I also wanted to make him something special, so I created these personalized blocks for him. He can spell his name and I added some little trucks and cars to each block. I really love how they turned out! If you want customized blocks with your child's name, in any colors you want, just email me and we'll work something out!

customized play blocks

his name spelled in different mix-n-match fonts and colors
Don't they look great? Even my hubby was oohing and aahing over them while I was working on them. I really am pleased with this gift!

And his mom... She's such a great friend, and is a preschool teacher by day and the mom of a kindergarten boy by night (well, actually 24 hours a day) so let's just say she really values her adult time. I think happy hour is the thing we're both best at together :)

Happy Birthday Cocktail
Because Happy Hour should last for 24 hours when it's your birthday :)

Martini Card Details:
martini shape svg from Make the Cut gallery, welded together to make a card
all shapes in this card were cut with my Silhouette SD machine
yellow dot paper from DCWV lemon stack
pink and blue paper from DCWV glitter stack
olive filled in with Stickles 'green' and 'thistle'
stamp from TPC Studios
ribbon, skewer, and adhesives from stash

Hope you all had a great weekend!

<3 Rachel W K
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  1. Great birthday cards, and the blocks are awesome! He is going to love them! Your friend will love the 'cocktail' too!

  2. Great job Rachel!! The blocks are so cute, and the cards are just as wonderful!!

  3. Those are awesome! I LOVE the dump truck card- that is totally my guy too. And the blocks are neat, too. Are you going to put those in your shop??

  4. Kristen, I really want to add them as a custom option in my shop... but I am worried that the price would be too high that nobody would go for it. These five blocks took so long to make, almost 4 days! hah... any tips?!?

  5. Rachel, the blocks are fantastic! I think you should go for it! How did you make them? Stencils and paint? Just curious of the process in terms of pricing or time saving...

    The other side of it is that some people won't care if they are pricey. They know things like this were made with care and will pay the price.

  6. I just love the martini card. It's so detailed. Great job.

  7. Your cards are both fantastic! And those customized blocks are so cute.