Monday, September 24, 2012

Basketball 1st Birthday Wishes

My husbands employee and friend, Brian, invited us to celebrate his son, JAG's 1st birthday this weekend. I love shopping for lil ones and miss shopping for fun Boy clothes (all my girls an my one boy limits the fun lil baby boy clothes).

I know that Brian, a 6' 5" man, played professional Basketball at one point and our new Great Sport stamp set covers all of the sports my kids play!

I couldn't resist using the cute basketball from the Great Sport stamp set. I stamped it with Pumpkin Pie ink on the envelope (simulating a bouncing ball) and on a white bag. I stamped the basketball with Pumpkin Pie ink on the Pumpkin Pie paper. I like the subtle nature of that.

I then took the Early Espresso paper and ran it through the Perfect Polka Dot folder and my Big Shot to create the texture of the basketball. I then corner punched the cardstock to create a "large" ticket.

I then used the stamp set Memorable Moments and our Ticket Builder punch to create the sentiment into Happy Birthday tickets (sports, game, tickets.. Lol).

I stamped with Early Espresso the Happy 1 ST Birthday on the Pumpkin Pie and punched them out into 3 tickets. I then punched the Pumpkin Pie inked basketball over the sentiments. I love the subtle look of it all. They float above the texture with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.

I couldn't resist a lil bling. But it was JAG's first birthday and being the first born and a son, I couldn't see adding jewels or pearls. I nabbed my Gold Shimmer Smooch and added a little bit of sparkle.

I hope you can enjoy this 1st bday basketball card. I couldn't resist stamping the envelope, gift bag and tissue!! I know we were blessed to take part in JAG's big day! Have a bouncy day!!
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