Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey April Blog Hop (Playing Cards)

 

It's blog hop time at Papertrey, where the theme this month is to incorporate an angle in your design. I was particularly drawn to the image above, and used that as inspiration to make two boy birthday cards.


I think the general idea of using playing cards related to the child's age has been around for awhile, but I haven't tried it yet. Obviously, this birthday card is for a 10 year old. I bought several sets of playing cards at a garage sale last summer for 5 cents each. Can't go wrong with that! Plus, you get two cards out of each playing card when they're cut like this : )


I added Seeing Stars dies and punched stars around the 10 of spades, and a sentiment in embossed red glitter.

I also have a 2 year old boy birthday coming up ...


A perfect use for a 6x6 pack of dinosaur paper that I got from Moxie Fab (thanks!) This card couldn't have been easier to make. I cut the dinosaur paper to size and added the halved two of hearts. A strip of paper was added below because the sentiment on the top of the dinosaur paper needed to be cut off.


I have not yet put down the gold embossing powder ... it may yet earn a permanent spot on my desk. The fins of the dinosaur are cut with an exacto so I can slide the sentiment underneath. You might have noticed there's something on the inside. With all the left over patterned paper trimmings, I decided to use some on the inside of the card ...


The sentiment I had to cut off before is now worked into the greeting on the inside of the card. I think the added colors, shapes and shine makes it a little more fun, especially for a child who can't read.

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

30 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! And leave it to you to cut them off in such away that the correct number of shapes is left on the playing card! Great colours and shapes for any age, but definitely good for someone who can't read - very thoughtful!

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  2. These are all so fun Kelly. Each one is fabulous.

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  3. Kelly, these are fantastic!! Using cards are great for birthday ages, great idea!

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  4. I love these, Kelly! I have so many random card decks laying around, waiting to be used in a project like this!

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  5. Don't ever put the gold powder away! Just adoreable boys cards. Lovin' that dinosaur!

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  6. All your cards are just too cute.

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  7. What a fabulous idea-as usual--your ideas are so clever and beautiful and filled with out of the box creativity.

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  8. Oh, two more wonderful cards for the challenge! I always enjoy seeing your projects, Kelly!

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  9. These are so fun! I love how you used the playing cards, seamlessly incorporated!

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  10. Super fun and bright card - great cards Kelly!

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  11. Two very fun and creative designs using the tilted playing card Kelly!

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  12. How fun! Great idea to tilt those playing cards!

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  13. Love the use of playing cards. And decorating the inside with the left over paper is so perfect for a youngster.

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  14. WOWZERS Kelly what fun designs, love the playing cards!

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  15. What great cards Kelly! I've never thought of using playing cards on a card, but that is a GREAT idea! Love all the bright colors! And the inside of the second card is awesome too!

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  16. Bonjour Kelly!
    So much inspiration there!
    We are so fortunate to have you!

    Hugs~

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  17. I LOVE this card. What a great idea for a birthday card!

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  18. Inspired, Kelly, so much fun and such thoughtful detail ... so you! Anita :)

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  19. such an adorable way to add the recipient's age!! love em!

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  20. what a great idea to use play card on kids' card. love them all, inside and out!

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  21. Love these Kelly! That dinosaur it just way to cute and I love the background! Great way to add the age… wish I thought of that with all the extra decks I have around.

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  22. Just love the stripes & colors in the first card & the use of the playing cards is terrific!

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  23. Wow!! What fabulous cards and I love that you used playing cards on them!! Such a great idea and so very fun!

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  24. WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL group of Cards!! I LOVE your takes on the Tilted Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  25. Great ideas for these cards. More to add to my to do list. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. These are just so awesome!! I love the idea of using playing cards like this!! The first one is my favourite, just such a brilliantly balanced melee of colours, patterns and awesome! But the inside of the second one is just totally brilliant, love all the mix of elements in an almost journalling style! You always bring something new to the table with your work and that's why it's such a delight to visit!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly