Sunday, February 27, 2011

Metallic Birthday

Yesterday, while in the middle of the cleaning attack on the house, the youngest Kiddo comes up to me and says "MOM! Where are my pants that I wore Thursday?  You haven't washed them have you?!" Not likely, as that would require the laundry to be DONE.

Come to find out, the Kiddo has in his pocket an invitation to a birthday party for one of the girls in his class.  A party that is TODAY. 

This fact is given to me late in the afternoon.  There is no time to run to town to buy the easy cop-out gift card present as it is about time to get ready to go to the same Kiddo's basketball game.  There is no time to make a card. 

So being the Prince of Toads that he is, The TOAD runs down to town early this am to buy the gift card and purchase a card.

Yes, I sent my husband to BUY a card. 

But then the phone call came.  "Have you seen the cards for girls?  Happy Birthday "Princess" .  Fru-fru stuff.  Not a card here that would come from a boy.  You're going to have to make a card."

Ooookaaaay.  Remembered a card I made in the Sizzix class.  Pulled that out.  It was met with less than enthusiasm.  I will admit, that it was not made from colors or papers that I would have chosen myself.  But I was desperate!

Called the youngest Kiddo into my craft room and started  pulling out dies.  And this is what he and I came up with:

The base is a 5 1/2" square piece of Pure Luxury.  The pink layer is SU's Pink Pirouette. Dark Chocolate and Kiss Me Pink metal were die cut with the QuicKutz cupcake die and embossed using Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots and Swirls embossing folders.  The candle is from the personal baking stash.  I personally would have chosen another color.  But the card isn't from me.  It's from the Kiddo.  And that's how it should beHis choices, not mine.  The sentiment is from an old SU set. 

CAS.  Done. 

I thought I'd share the attempts at getting a somewhat decent photo of the Kiddo.  Yeah.  Let's just say it took about as long to get one decent photo as it did to make the decisions on the card.

Whatever you do, DO NOT crack a smile

But feel free to crack yourself up!

You said SMILE!

I'll get what I can take!

I hope you all enjoy what is left of your weekend.  I'm headed back to the cleaning.  It would seem that two tornados also tore up my craft room. 


"Till then......................Explore some creativity with someone special.  It's sooo worth the mess!!


Julie Hoffman said...

This cupcake card is adorable! I love your story. Your son is adorable! Love all the pics of him holding the card!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

he's as gorgeous as your card! those eyes are beautiful! takes after his mom!

hugs :)

Louisiana Belle said...

Your boy is so handsome. Love that card you made! I am amazed at your talent, and last minute, too! Way to go mom!!


With a smile like that and those eyes, how can you refuse him anything? Yes, it is soooo worth the mess!

Sylvia said...

Love your shared creativity! Your life is constantly in caous when living with three men! I should know! Done that! Have a great week Starla!

Beate said...

You got a handsome prince of toad! And you are the Queen of Metal. Gorgeous, last minute, CAS card! You rock!
Hugs and smiles

kaiandkristi said...

Hahahaha!!!! I LOVE the story behind the card! Your hubby truly knows your talent. Mine never would suggest that I "make" one for fear of embarrassing our child! LOL! It turned out great!! I can't believe that you can pull this stuff off so fast and have it look amazing! Great job!!