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Friday, November 1, 2013

Lego Birthday

Today I wanted to share with you the fun birthday card I made for my son, Zachary.  It's definitely a bit unconventional, especially since it's for his 18th birthday!  I chose to make it fun and creative, since he is so very creative and still loves to build and create with Legos.  Honestly, he really does!  After he creates detailed scenes and men with them, he takes hundreds of photos and makes stop-motion videos which he then sets to music, adds sound effects, and enters some into contests.  So that's a bit of the background as to why I chose this for his birthday.  This incredible creativity truly is who he is and I hope he always nurtures that creative soul.

The card is a center step card, giving it lots of dimension.  The sentiments are from Delightful Dozen and Remembering Your Birthday.  I just love all the fun messages in both of these sets, don't you?  I used bold primary colors Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point.  The little circles on the Legos were made with the 1/2" circle punch and sponged with the coordinating color to give it a little depth.  I also popped them up on Dimensionals.  I think they really do look like Legos!

Of course, I had to make a custom envelope using my Envelope Punch Board, as I extended the Legos off the edges of the card, so it wouldn't fit into a standard envelope.


  1. I love this card...I hope your son enjoyed it!

  2. He hasn't seen it yet. Tomorrow is the big day! ;)

  3. Susan, Cute idea! I have come over from Stampin' Connection and I am your newest FOLLOWER. Your blog and projects are lovely. Hope you will come over for a visit on my blog and FOLLOW ME if you wish.


  4. Thank you so much for your kind words, Louise! I really appreciate it.