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Monday, 23 September 2013

17th Birthday Card

 Today sees my youngest son celebrating his 17th birthday - yikes I am now a mum to a 17 year old and a 21 year old and I am not even 44!!!
 The word on the front spells the word "basketball" and I have added suitable items for each letter - not that my son will think so!!  This took me hours and hours to do.
 Our youngest son has a passion for basketball and his favourite team is the Indiana Pacers.  I'm not sure where his love of basketball came from as it's not very common over here in the UK.
I have made a multi-fold card - not sure what you would call it apart from "a nightmare to photograph!!" - to show off the images of the Indiana Pacers Basketball Team.
  The basketball backing paper I have used is from the Debbi Moore Designs Sports Bears CD.
All the number 17's have been done in Word, cut out, inked around the edges before putting them on.  That certainly was a labour of love.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Get in shape
Ruby's Rainbow - Team spirit
The Paper Shelter - A card with many folds
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Masculine
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Happy birthday baby
The Squirrel and the Fox - Happy birthday
Glitter n Sparkle - Male cards

17 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Wonderful card Kym

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Kym,
This looks like love made it. My son player football for the Sooners and his number was 17. I really have enjoyed seeing all the creative love in this card.
Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us this week at WAW. Please join us on our Facebook page for lots of fun, prizes and inspiration.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Alyce said...

love this! what a fabulous design.. happy birthday to your son! :)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card for a footie fan Ginny x

Elaine Stark said...

A brilliant card. Well thought out and put together. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Basslady said...

what a gorgeous and cool card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lozzy T said...

What a stunning card Kym and what a fab design with all the folds. You have put a lot of work into it and bet your son loved it to. Love the words you have added to the letters, bet it brought back lots of memories. Happy Birthday to your son and snap as it was my daughters birthday today to...Hugs Lozzy xx

Chana said...

Isn't it amazing what we do for our children! This is a fabulous project and it must have taken you hours to compose. The composition is fabulous and pristine! Nowhere do you get a sense of clutter. Very, Very, nicely done! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Sandy said...

Wow, I hope he appreciates all the love and work you've put into this wonderful multi-fold card, just amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue, Create,
Hugs,
Sandy

Angeline Choo said...

What a cool birthday card for your son. I'm sure he will like it :)

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

-Angeline DT

Lydia said...

I sure your son will love your card. The card is so wonderful. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter. good luck
Hugs Lydia

Kathy Tasker said...

Love this card, n love all the thought thats veen put into it.

Kathy Tasker said...

Wonderful card, love all the thought behind it. Your son will love it .

Olivia said...

Wonderful idea. Thanks for joining us at TPC

Angela said...

Wow, what a piece of art; I'll bet your son loved this! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

Annette said...

What a fabulous personalised card. Love it. Hope your son did, and Happy 17th Birthday to him too.
Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘Get In Shape’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
Hugs
Annette
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Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

WOW, Kym! This is so unique and just gorgeous! I am a mom of 3 boys, and I can tell the joy he brings you! I'd love for you to apply for our Design Team at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/2013/10/we-are-having-design-team-call.html