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Friday, February 25, 2011

Texting Birthday Messages

Our oldest (GULP) child is turning 16 in a month.  I have been trying to come up with a clever card that is appropriate for a 16 year old boy.  

Cath has a fun challenge over at the Moxie Fab World Get Daring with Decorative Tape.  The challenge was the inspiration for my son's birthday card.




The tape is from 7 Gypsies and it reminded me of a tape measure. I decided to cut a strip that showcased the number 16.  I started with a circle of gems around the number 16 and it was too blingy. So I searched in my odds and ends bins and found the tag rim instead. The background is stamped with Hero Arts designblock Special Day Words.  The phones and messages are from Stampendous. I purchased the set a long time ago and this is the first time I used it. Although now my tween daughter has seen this she is already requesting more cards with the phones and text messages. :) 
A big thank you to Cath for the letters (Thickers) I won from the Moxie Fab World blog the American Crafts collection awhile ago and you would not believe the amount of fabulous papers and Thickers that showed up in my mail. 

The Arrow came off a set of stickers that were a RAK from Louise. (Thank you Louise!) 



Have a wonderful weekend! 

Suzz


22 comments:

  1. Great teen card Suzz! This design would work well in girly colours too! Jo x

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  2. The text message phones are perfect for a Teen BD card! Love the Black and White! Great way to highlight the age with the Rim Tag!

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  3. Oh, Suzanne, you did a GREAT job on a very challenging card...for a 16-year old male! I'll bet your son will love it! I am struggling with a similar thing...making a card for my neice who is 16 today. I wish I had that Stampendous phone! (Perfect for the occasion!!) Love the papers and the Thickers, too. Happy Birthday to your "baby!"

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  4. Hi Sue, your Son will love this card the black and white is striking and I love how you have hi-lighted his age on the card!

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  5. Such a great card for teens!! Thanks for sharing. ;-)

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  6. What a perfect card for your son, Suzz! Love every detail!

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  7. Yes, they do grow up much too fast don't they. My son and eldest child is double your son's age and it still seems unbelievable.

    I bet your son is going to love this card. It's a fab idea Sue.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. What a fabulous card for a sixteen year old, love how you have highlighted 16. Your son will love it. Tracy Evans x

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  9. Very clever and perfect for your 16 year old. Hope his birthday is grand! They do grown up fast don't they!
    hugs Lynn

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  10. Squeal!!! This is a perfect 16th birthday card.. My middle child turns 16 in 3 weeks...Thanks for the inspiration Suzz!!!

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  11. brilliant Suzz, inspired creation. (as usual!)

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  12. Sue, brilliant card for your son! Wonderful design and details! I love the way you've done the sentiment in the thickers and tape! The mobile phones are fun too! Our oldest will become a teenager in the summer - gulp!

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  13. What a cool card for your son, Sue! Love how you circled the 16 and the texting stamps are fab.. sounds like you'll get a lot of use out of them!

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  14. This is so perfect for your son!! Age appropriate and very cool! I will have no idea what is cool when my son turns that age! lol...

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  15. just perfect for a year old boy Suzz. Doesn't time fly. I bet it only seems like yesterday that he was born.

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  16. Sí que es dificil hacer una tarjeta para niño y aun mas para un adolescente de 16 años, pero tu la has bordado, preciosa, preciosa y muy adecuada, ¡¡¡¡geniaaaaal!!!!.
    Besitos.
    Felicidades para tu hijo.

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  17. Such a cool card for a teen! Love this, Sue! I'm sure you'll be making more of these fab cards!

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  18. WOW... this is totally awesome and cool, Sue! I'm sure he is going to love this perfect card!

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  19. Totally cool and creative! Love the BlackBerry text messages!

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  20. Hey Suzanne1 Thanks for entering the Get Daring with Decorative Tape challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  21. this is so cool, Sue! perfect for a teen boy!

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