Thursday, April 11, 2013

Exploring Cricut - 16th Birthday

Hello! How is everyone!! It is my turn to share at Exploring Cricut today and I have a birthday card that I made for my nephew. He turned 16 on Tuesday and likes the color blue.  Sometimes I think teenage male cards are harder to do than adult male cards. So, I decided to use shapes and make the "16" the focal point of the card.

I started with the number 16 and worked my way out making my design. The plaid mat is a 1/4" smaller than the base of the card. The blue strips are were cut at 1". The arrows were from Gypsy Wanderings and were wider than what I wanted. It came from this page below. 


 I cut them as is on the cricut and then trimmed them with scissors.

 As you can see there is no bling or embellishments (how sad), but it is for a 16-year-old boy:) Hopefully, he will enjoy the card as much as I did making it!

A2 cardbase
Papers - DCWV
Happy - Cricut Craft Room Basics 0.76"
Green Rectangle - George and Basic Shapes 3.38"
"16" - Birthday Bash 1.71"
Arrow - Gypsy Wanderings 1.36"
Birthday Sentiment - My Creative Time

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



Scrapping Girl said...

Teen boys are definitely not into bling, lol! (mine either, unfortunately) More like into grunge! I think this is a great card design for a teen boy-I like the kind of graphic design with the number, rectangle blocks, and arrows. Very teen!

teachermom5 said...

You did a great job on this teen boy card. The bold colors and images are just perfect. Great job.

snappy scrappy said...

So it!!

DIANA L. said...

What a fun birthday card. Definately for aboy

Sharon said...

Great card!!! Just perfect for a teen boy! :)

Lisa said...

This is fabulous!! I love the design!! I would have struggled with a teen boy's card - you did an awesome job!! Have a great day :)

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Diana said...

Annette, this is a very handsome card. Perfect for a 16 year old boy. I bet he loved it! ;)

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

This is such a fun card! I think it's perfect for a teenage guy with the bold graphics and colors!

Liz O. said...

Agreed , cards for teens are hard to design, but I bet your nephew loved it. I love that the 16 is the focal point and the use of the trendy arrows is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!
Have. A great day!

Unknown said...

You did a great job on this card. It's very hard for me to do a masculine card, I love bling.