My friend Tiffany's son, Cohen, just had his 2-year old birthday party. She loves to do party planning as a hobby, but in my opinion, she needs to make it a profession! The theme was Chutes and Ladders and I'm telling you there was no detail of this party left out. From the wooden cut-outs, to the cake/snack table, to the party favors, to the table decorations, to the color of the drinks.....every detail was fabulous!! If you're a "boy" mom, you should definitely check out her blog at http://pedicurestopuddles.blogspot.com. She finds awesome "boy" party themes and cool "boy" clothing (and if you're a "boy" mom, you know how hard it is to find cute, cool boy things!).
I was told they were re-decorating Cohen's room from a "little baby" jungle theme to a "big boy" vintage surfer theme. I decided to make him a surfer birthday card and Name Frame using Surfer Edwin from the Magnolia Stamp Company (you can view the surfer birthday card in the post below this one). Magnolia stamps do not have mouths because they are angels and they speak from their hearts, and therefore, do not need mouths. But, since this was a gift for a little boy, I decided to add a little mouth so he wouldn't be freaked out about the "no-mouth" thing.
For Cohen's Name Frame, I paper-pieced Edwin's wet suit from a black piece of paper in the DCWV Tahiti Beach paper pack. I colored his surfboard with Martha Stewart Glitter Pens and Office Gel Glitter pens. On this image I added the CTMH liquid glass to the surfboard only to make it shiny.
To create the beach scene, I glued sand I bought at The Basket Warehouse (an outlet for Hobby Lobby) to a piece of paper that I tore. It was a huge jar for only $1.00 and there were various colors so I snatched them all up! The palm tree with surf boards is a sticker and so is the crab (Jolee's).
I cut out squares from various papers that matched the surfer duvet cover Tiffany bought. I ran all the squares through my Xyron Sticker Maker to get an even coverage of adhesive on all pieces. It makes assembly go so much quicker. Then, I added Bubble Sticker Letters (Bubble-A-Bilities by Paper Studio) for his name. His picture and mat are cut out using my Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Large Die.
Here's the completed project in a white 12x12 Paper Studio Scrapbook Frame I found at Hobby Lobby.
Tiffany truly loved it, which made me feel so happy and thankful! I can't even explain in words the feeling that comes from giving a home-made gift and the person on the receiving end is genuinely grateful. She said she likes it so much she may have a hard time moving it from the living room to his bedroom!
I hope this inspires you to use your stamps on other projects besides a card. I'm a big scrapbooker too, so I generally try to incorporate my stamped images onto my scrapbook pages. I can't wait to ink up Surfer Edwin again for a future scrapbook page of my son.
Thanks again for all your sweet comments and as always Happy Scrapping!