The banner picture doesn’t give much away today…you’ll have to scroll down a little to see what that mess up above is!

I can’t remember the last time I made a birthday card for a little boy (as opposed to a baby)…it was more fun than I expected.  It might have something to do with the fact that I got some awesome Echo Park “Little boy” paper at a week or so ago (thanks for the pen, btw – I use it at work all the time!) and I was happy to cut into it or maybe it was just nice to make a colourful, fun card.  Maybe it’s both!

So, my layout is quite simple but I bumped it up a little with some sewing, some twine, a button and even used a little bit of glitter.  Luckily for me, this little guy’s mom mentioned some colours that he recently chose for a blanket she’s making so it was easy for me to decide what colours were going into the card.

I used “By Road” which is an older SU set that I really wanted when I first started stamping (back when I refused to colour my images).  It didn’t get as much use as I thought when I bought it and it was really expensive so I was glad to put ink to the tractor for the first time today (I used the dump truck a few times in the past but that’s about it).

I know the card is a little busy but it IS for a two-year old.  I think he’ll like the colourful quirkyness of his birthday card.

Supplies used:

Cardstock: SU – Night of Navy
Patterned paper- Echo Park “Little Boy” (it’s awesome, you need it)
Stamp: SU – By Land
Accessories: number die, baker’s twine, button, nesties, sewing machine. doodlebug glitter
Colouring Medium: dye inks