Jack’s 7th Birthday

This weekend was my son’s 7th birthday!  We had a great (although, slightly crazy busy!) weekend, with a trip to the London Motor Museum on Saturday (perfect birthday treat  for a car-mad young man!), followed by a trip to a soft play centre with friends Sunday morning, and rounded off with a lovely family gathering at home, complete with cake and candles!!

I’d like to share the card I made for Jack’s birthday.  I apologise in advance for the photos – the colours are not as vibrant as they are in real life, but another gloomy morning in Essex is draining all the warmth from them – must get a lightbox sorted, pronto…not sure I can wait for Santa’s visit!

jack card

I cut the candles from the cardstock using the Silhouette – unfortunately I’m still having issues with papers snagging, so I abandoned the more intricate detailing and instead used a patterned paper behind it to decorate it.  The spotty paper was just from an offcut of wrapping paper, nice to use something from the ever-growing stash of offcuts I just can’t discard!  The name was cut, offset and cut again and then mounted on 3D pads for depth.  The striped border is one of the cut files included with the Silhouette, which allowed the orange mat to show through.  There are 7 candles, as it was Jack’s seventh birthday and lots of orange as it’s one of his favourite colours 🙂

The bright and colourful theme popped up again in the form of his birthday cake a little later on!  I tried my hand at a Rainbow Layer Cake – and, apart from the uneven layering, it was pretty successful, as you can see here:

jack cake

jack cake cut

Not long after the last guests had left, I had two happy, snoring children wrapped up warm and cosy in bed, followed shortly after by two shattered but smiling parents!

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Lia Stampz – Use Your Scraps (I used odds and ends of gift wrap for the candles)

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes With Texture Topping

Dream Valley Challenges – Clean and Simple

Scribble and Scrap Crafts – Always Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts – Clean and Simple

Paper Creators Crafts – Birthdays

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge – For The Boys

The Cupboard Trilogy – Spots and Stripes

Sister Act Challenges – Anything Goes

Wags n Whiskers – Cards For Kids