My grandma was always really good about sending birthday cards, even to her great grandkids! I always thought that was so awesome. She passed away last year and since then I have been trying to carry on that tradition for her. I’m not perfect about it. I’ve missed a few birthdays this year, but I’m trying really hard not to miss anyone in the family! I want them to know they’re loved and thought about on their special day!
I have a friend who I buy all my cards from. She’s amazing at making cards! Seriously!! I wish I was as good as she is! She doesn’t do a whole lot of kids birthday cards and she’s been a little busy trying to buy a house so I didn’t want to bother her about it this week. A few weeks ago I started searching pinterest for boy birthday card ideas and I’ve pinned quite a few since them. There were a couple of them that were late birthday cards and I just fell in LOVE with them!! (The link is to the one that I decided to go off of.)
Needless to say, I never decided on what card to make my nephew so, I was able to sit down today, on his actual birthday, and make him a late birthday card. I love how it turned out and it was really easy to make!!
I bought the card premade at Michaels in their $1 bins. I picked out a few scrap pieces of cardstock, a button and some ribbon and got to work! It took about 20 minutes to make, and that’s only because I had the kids home and they kept bothering me.
I used foam adhesives to pop up the little turtle. I LOVE to use foam dots to make things stand out!! I got the turtle shape in the Silhouette store as well as the font I used to have my sketch pens write out ‘Sorry I’m late’. I really need to do a post about sketch pens for you. They are SO much fun!! I love using them, even though I haven’t used them a whole lot. I’m hoping to start using them more with scrapbooking pages.
Well, thanks for stopping by today! That’s it for now, but I’ll be back next week with some more fun crafts.