The Sisterhood of Crafters Happy Birthday theme is right in time for our oldest grandson’s birthday next week. OMG…how can hw be 11 years old! I made my birthday card for Chase using Taylored Expressions Balloon Party layering stencils, SimonSaysStamp large Happy Birthday die and Gina K Designs Applemint, Turquoise Sea and Wild Lilac ink.
After die cutting the sentiment in a turquoise card stock, I decided to die cut it from my stenciled panel. I die cut the sentiment one more time, stacked the three die cuts into the panel. I carefully added some of the surrounding letter pieces to the sentiment panel.
I’m a little undecided if I want to add a sentiment strip to the front of this card. Maybe something in block printing. After making this card my hubby and I laughed wondering if Chase could read the sentiment since they do no teach cursive writing in their school district. I just don’t understand that!!
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12 thoughts on “Chase’s 11th Birthday”
They stopped cursive so many years ago. I remember my daughter wanting to learn so she could read the store signs. Neither daughter writes in cursive. Their signatures would not pass my elementary teachers inspection. Love the card! I really love those balloons.
How about it Lisa! I just don’t understand this decision. I guess because they will all be using keyboard and letting auto correct and word suggestions work for them. LOL!
Such great color combo and the written words are so dynamic.
Thanks, Bonnie, I try to combine colors in rainbow order no matter where I begin. It helps me not to make mud! LOL.
What a festive card. Love the color combo. Don’t understand the lack of cursive. How are kids going to learn to sign their name?
Thanks, Judy. I asked my daughter the same question and she just feels that everything will be electronic. I guess they will make a squiggle line and call it their own. I don’t get it!
Oh Gayle this is just awesome! What a fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Very colorful, festive card. Education in this country has changed so much and I don’t think it’s for the better.
Love your stenciled balloons with the subtle, “eclipsed” greeting. Great color choices.
This is a great card and I love the colours. Personally I don’t think it needs a sentiment and I agree with you about the lack of cursive writing these days. I’m glad I don’t have any kids or grandkids to worry about.
Gayle, your card is fantastic. My 28 year old son complains when I write in cursive, as he didn’t learn it in school, either. I think it’s dumb and write in cursive on his and my niece and nephew’s cards. They can probably figure it out. I do love this card.
What a great card and just perfect for our challenge. I’m so glad you linked up to the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Best of luck to you!