Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Proceed to Party

Hello my crafty friends, we actually have a bit of sunshine today! Yippee! Hope it is sunny where you are today. 

I have Bret's birthday card to share with you today.  Now this type of card I would have never made for my other boys at this age, but Bret has a very level head on his shoulders for his age, where as the other boys didn't. Bret turns 21 today, so I made him a party card. Totally CASED! You can see the original here. I saw it years ago on Pinterest and knew that was the card I would probably make for him. Well it didn't change and it is the card I made. This weekend he will be in State College with his friends. They are going to a popular club there on Friday and then his friend is throwing him a party on Saturday at his apartment at Penn State. Soooo, I had to make this card for him. Of course I've had the "talk" with him many times about being responsible when drinking, not getting into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking, etc...One of the reasons for getting together with his friends in State College. They can take the bus around or Uber. Plus he has been designated driver for his friends many times as he was the last of them to turn 21 so I expect one of them will do the same if they don't have transportation. But in State College they have buses that take the kids everywhere as the whole town is part of the college for the most part. So here is his card.

I got the cup from my image library in Design Space on my Cricut Explore. I had to tweak it to look like a solo cup. The original cup had a straw that I sliced off and weird lines in it that I hide. Didn't have an inside look to the cup either, so I made one with a free shape. But in the end I think it turned out pretty good! I topped my solo cups with glossy accents to make them all shiny. I then popped up all the cups as I stacked them. In real life it looks awesome. The Explore also wrote my sentiment as well for me. 


 An angled view to see the "shadows" better from the cups. I used white paper with a slight texture to it and my pen didn't write as well as it usually does. Never gave that a thought when I selected a snippet of white card stock! My whole card is made from snippets except the card base! Yay for me for using snippets! lol 

As always I appreciate you stopping by and visiting with me a spell. I am off to the movies this afternoon with my teacher friend. I am really enjoying getting out and seeing some movies! Thank you for your sweet comments as always they bring so much joy and sunshine to my life! 

Off to play at the Snippets Playground since I haven't been over in forever!


Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Cricut Explore Cartridges-Fast Foods, Free Shapes, 3 Birds Life's a Party writing style font for the sentiment

22 comments:

Misty Elam said...

Hi Brenda!! I LOVE it!!! Very creative, you are!! Boys that age are difficult to make cards for so kudos to you for coming up with such an awesome idea!!

Susan Edwards said...

Brenda this is such a fun card! I cannot believe your Bret is 21! I truly do like this birthday card, it is perfect for his age.

I do miss you and hop that you are well. I think of you so often!!

Hugs,
Susan

Lisa said...

This is so fun, Brenda!! I love those little solo cups!! You did a perfect job with them!! What a fabulous card!! Happy, happy birthday to Bret!! I hope he has a wonderful 21st!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Barb said...

A really fun card for your son's birthday Brenda. I hope he has a great celebration with his friends. Barbxx

Happy Dance said...

Happy birthday to Brett! And I'm guessing that he'll listen to his mama, and not be irresponsible on party night. This is such a fun card! Reminds me of some good? old days... I'll bet he's going to love this card! It's fabulous, my friend. Really a fun card!!! Bev

Carol L said...

What a super cute and FUN card for Bret's 21st birthday! Happy Birthday Bret!! This card reminds me of that Toby Keith song - "Red Solo Cup" and now that song's in my head like an earworm! LOL I love the creative way you put this together and the glossy accents make those cups look like the real thing! You did good for your son Mom - he'll love this ;)

scrappymo! said...

Great card, Brenda. Her is going to love this one!!!

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Brenda - isn't it so funny how each of our offspring differs in their maturity and responsibilities, and what you can do for one you can't so for the other.
Love how you have stacked the cups and how you have placed the sentiment.
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

Wow Brenda - this is amazing! Brett will love it for sure, you did a great job. And of course I would love for you to be a GD, why ever would you think you might not be good enough? I always love your work so don't hide that light under a pail!

Hugs

Di xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE it Brenda! A clever design that I'm sure Bret will love too! It's nice to know that he will be safe and sound on his milestone birthday, which, I'm sure, is a weight off your mind! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!! Happy Birthday to your son!

Bonnie said...

Perfect for a 21st birthday, Brenda! Happy birthday, Bret!

Anita in France said...

What a brilliant party card, Brenda ... perfect for Brett's 21st ... and for his giant step into party time!! Bet he'll love it ... happy birthday to him! Hugs, Anita :)

Loll said...

Happy Birthday to Bret!! The card is awesome and I bet he will LOVE it. xx

Tina Campbell said...

Happy Birthday Bret! Such a cool card too :) You did a fantastic job with the cup file too :) Love the sun this morning really cool to see the sun rise this morning too as I was taking Buddy for a walk :) Have a great week my friend :) Hugs to you, Tina

Veerle said...

A fun card but indeed one that can bring a 20 year old to some ideas LOL.
Hugs Veerle x

Sheila H said...

I love this card - it's so appropriate for a 21 year old's birthday, especially a guy. Wow, you really rocked using your Cricut Explore.

Marlena M. said...

Well aren't you a cool mom~this is adorable Brenda!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well I'll be honest I don't know what solo cups are Brenda, but well done on adapting your image with all its tweaks to make this loving card dear friend.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A great card, I love all of those cups.

Sue xx

Lynn said...

Superb card, and just the thing for a 21st birthday celebration. I think this may have to be CASEd some more! Lynn

SARN said...

What a marvellous card for your son. Brilliant use of snippets. xxx