The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Boy Thank You Cards

My newly minted 8-year-old son worked on writing thank you notes for his birthday presents today. Once he got started, I realized I didn't have quite as many "boy" thank you notes ready as I had thought!! So I threw together a few more for him to use. He has started to show an interest in the Boston Celtics, so I thought he'd like a some basketball-themed thank you cards and made a couple of each of these. I drew the lines on the basketball by hand using a ruler and some oval cutting templates. This 4.25" x 4.25" card was based on this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.
I went totally CAS for this next card. The basketball image is a retired stamp from The Angel Company. I made these with the Moxie Fab World Card Creations: Favorite Occasions week Thank You challenge in mind and used this week's Get Sketchy sketch 67.
I'm happy to report that my DS had smooth sailing for his thank you note writing and everything is ready to be sent out tomorrow!! It's always more fun to write thank you notes when you have fun cards to write them on. I think my son would agree!

Thanks for dropping by for today's little slice of bliss!

Card #1 Recipe:
Stamps: SU Four Square
Paper: SU pumpkin pie, MFP natural, The Paper Company scraps
Ink: SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: CM circle cutting system, SU photo corners punch, SU large tag punch, black pen, oval cutting template, ruler, basketball brad

Card #2 Recipe:
Stamps: The Angel Company, MFP Thankful Mums and Pumpkins (sentiment)
Paper: MFP natural
Ink: SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: EK 1.25" circle punch, CM corner rounder punch

11 comments:

Marisa said...

Totally cute, Emily! The boys will LOVE them! Great work with both sketches :)

Debgem said...

So cool!! This is a great idea. Love them both!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool thank you's for a boy! I like the basketball you created.

Julia Aston said...

How FUN Emily!! love both of your basketball cards - and what a good mother to have your son write thank you's - I know it was always a battle with my son when he was young!! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Anita said...

What a great idea Emily. I'm sure your son's friends will love them!

Benzi said...

Emily, you are so creative with those lines on your basketball and what a cute charm to match.
Love both cards and I'm betting all your son's friends will be begging their moms to start making cute cards for them to send their friends. You may be in trouble. LOL

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are awesome Emily! Love the basketball theme especially the round card! Great take on this week's sketch! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Betsy V said...

These are totally cute!! Boy cards are so hard, but you did a fabulous job!

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Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, you do 'boy' cards pretty well! That's something I stink at. Glad your son liked them enough to write his thank you's! You're a good mom for encouraging the art of the written thank you.

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks again for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)