Chase’s 11th Birthday

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Happy Birthday

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!!

Thanks for stopping in for a peek.

12 thoughts on “Chase’s 11th Birthday

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. Thanks, Bonnie, I try to combine colors in rainbow order no matter where I begin. It helps me not to make mud! LOL.

  2. 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?

    1. 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!

  3. Very colorful, festive card. Education in this country has changed so much and I don’t think it’s for the better.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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