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Monday, September 5, 2016

CIE: For the Kids

Hi, everybody! Happy Labor Day! Hope you're in the midst of a great holiday weekend.

In addition to being a holiday Monday, it's a Cards in Envy Monday! And, we have such a fun challenge these next few weeks: Kid Cards! Birthday, encouragement, hello cards. All are welcome... as long as it is a card made for a child.

My card was made for an older "kid." My nephew Josh turned fifteen last month, and I couldn't wait to ink up one of Tim's Crazy Dogs for my dog-loving nephew's birthday card. Teen boy cards are not at all in my wheel house, but I think I did okay with this one.  :)

Since our little pup is thinking about all the things he likes to get on his birthday, its inside sentiment reads:

Hope your special day is filled with all your favorite things. 

Strathmore; Neenah Soler white; Stampin' Up! basic gray
Tim Holtz (and Kristina Werner's) Crazy Dogs stamp set
Distress Inks: twisted citron, bundled sage, barn door, hickory smoke; StazOn jet black
crazy dog image colored with Prismacolor pencils
SU word bubbles with original, computer-generated sentiment
My Favorite Things shimmer mist; Wink of Stella; Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz stencil, applied with Ranger blending tool
circles: SU owl builder and cupcake punches
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Ranger multi medium matte; Paper Studio foam circles

Hope you'll join us over at Cards in Envy. Cards no longer need to be A2 sized. But, they do need to fit into an envelope and be mail-able without any extra postage. 

I noticed there's a black-and-white-with-a-pop-of-color challenge going on over at Casual Fridays. It's actually been a while since I've played over there. Think I'll link this little guy up for that challenge.

Parting Thoughts

The Halloween Cards 4 Kids challenge started Saturday over at Send a Smile 4 Kids. And, there are just a few days left to play along with our Single Step Challenge at Words 2 Craft By, which closes on Wednesday. The best news, there are prizes to be won at both!

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Such an adorably cute card Sybrina!!!

  2. ahhh your doggie is too cute!!! LOVE the fun image!!

  3. Love your doggie and the sentiment! Super cute card!

  4. Very cute card! Love the green background while your sentiment and characters are black and white. Too cool!

  5. Hi Sybrina! Just got my crazy dogs stamps and need to get them out to play! You did an adorable job with yours! Have a great day!

  6. This is the perfect card for a teenage boy! My son is a teenager too and I know how hard it is to make cards for that age group. I think you nailed it though. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Gosh, I love those dogs and you did a fab job for a teen card! I'll bet your nephew loved it!