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MAN-day Monday: Big Brother Congratulations


Hey there,

One of our clients at work sometimes brings his little boy, Reuben, into the office and he is the cutest little thing ever! A few weeks back, the family were blessed with another little baby boy which meant that R became a big brother. I made a card for baby Samuel (which I will share soon) but today I wanted to show you a sweet and simple card which I made as a Congratulations card for a wee dude.

When I was looking at my papers from WRMK 72 & Sunny collection I noticed that the animal patterned paper had both a big turtle and a little turtle so i wanted to cut these out and use on this card to depict a big brother and little brother. It helped that they were really cute turtles too!

To contrast with the green i choose a red paper from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes paper. I LOVE this pad, cannot get enough of it!! {note to self to buy more}.

The most time consuming part of this card was making the greeting. I didn’t have a stamp that said exactly what i wanted to say so i used alpha stamps to make the greeting. For the ‘You’re a big brother’ bit, i made it span the whole width of the card and the white strip coordinates nicely with the white space at the top of the card. Next I hunted through a zillion stamps to find one that said Congratulations, but i didn’t like any of the typography / fonts that were on my stamps so i simply stamped this part letter by letter as well. This time I made the greeting narrower, used a square punch to chop the ends into a flag shape and used pop dots to add dimension.

This is one of my favourite cards just now. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by for another MAN-day Monday. See you next Monday for some more inspiration on making cards for the boys in our lives.

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