Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Soccer Birthday

I'm married to an Italian and when we go to my in-laws there is almost always a game of Soccer (or football as they call it) on.
 
When my son's soccer loving friend had a birthday today - my boy helped his momma create the card and gift bag with a fun theme...
Shaped and Textured cards are easy to create and so FUN!  Soccer lovers will all want a card like this - from the adult to the kid!  I know that Austin was excited by his card - his dad was blown away - lol - GOAL!
Coordinating the gift bag with the card is extra easy - I mis-cut the first card and resulted in two soccer balls - lol... so I used one on the bag!
Starting with a Whisper White card stock (#100730) emboss the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (#129378) and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439).  Punch the coordinating Hexagon punch (#130919) to create these Basic Black (#121045) card stock pieces.
Once this is done, create the shaped card with the Circles Collection framelits (#130911) and the new Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) and our Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439).  The new Magnetic Platform makes creating so easy - it holds down the framelits RIGHT where you want it -
ohhh - I just love this tool!!
BAM - A Soccer Ball Card!  My son loved writing inside and giving it to his friend.
Taking the 'Defense' and suffering no 'Penalty' (soccer lingo my friend Myrna gave me - lol - Thanks Myrna!) for this mistake - a great bag comes together!  Score - I look amazing, like I did it on purpose!  It was a 'Sweeper'! lol...
(my son plays flag football and baseball while my girls play softball... we don't play soccer.. lol).
Forward! (at this point I'm just tossing lingo to be cute - lol)  This combo is ultra cute and perfect for the birthday boy!!
 
I love that creating personalized gifts makes it a gift in a gift - extra special. 

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