Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Card for Kyle

My friend, Sandie, is always telling me that she looks forward to two cards every year, the birthday card I make her and my Cookie Exchange party invite. While this is super sweet, it does put a bit of pressure on me each year to out-do the year before. I'm fine with that, though, because I could use a push every once in a while to go outside of my "box".
Well, this card is for Sandie's little boy, Kyle. He's also one of Wyatt's buddies, and he just turned four. His party is this afternoon. I hope that Sandie, I mean Kyle, likes his card. :)
This card is also my SSC card for the week. Check out Lauren's post with her sketch and card HERE.
As I was lying in bed this morning (I do my best thinking there, well, and in the bathroom...), I was thinking that these TCP sets (that shamefully I hadn't used till today) would be perfect for this sketch. I can't tell you how much I LOVE these penguins!!! They are so stinking adorable, and I had to have the sets immediately when they were released, and they both sat on my table ever since. Well, till today! Now I can't wait to make something else with them!
I also ordered the NEW TCP sets, and I can't wait for THOSE to get here! I'm vowing to create something with those a bit sooner, though. :)
Anywho, about the card... I actually cut the three penguins apart so that I could easily stamp them individually. I hate using markers to ink up a stamp. They'll fit right back together when I want them to.
I embossed the star with a Cuttlebug mini folder, and stamped the sentiment inside. I used my Threading Water punch for the red border. The right edge tucks underneath of it. I stamped the twill tape with one of the sentiment from the sets, "Happy trails to you", with my Pure Poppy Palette ink, and stapled it down. The card is like a matchbook card on it's side.

Here is a view of it open. I'm not sure what it is about red, but it always looks funky when I upload it, unless I remember to save it as a PNG file. Grr...

Here's the other girls who participate in the sketch each week. Make sure to check out their cards, too!

Alicia Weimen

Tamara Harder

Maria Levine

Dawn Easton

Kristy Vernon

Kim Gasper

MacKenzie Bruckler

Till later...

xox, Kirsten


  1. I love the vibrant colors and the fold, this is perfect for a little guy!

  2. I love it and I am sure Sandi and Kyle will too! Have fun at his party. TTYS! XO, Mimi

  3. I love this card! It's so bright and these images are just adorable. I need to get over to that site because I love all of it. Love the embossed star too.

  4. Adorable (as always!)

    You're the only other person I know who does a cookie exchange every year.

  5. Wow! Love the fold! This is absolutely fabulous. Perfect images for Kyle's birthday card. So CUTE!

  6. OMW! SOOOO cute! And I love how you made it open like that. I wold never have thought to have a card open on the right. Love it!


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