Yes, you read my title correctly! Our grandson, Will, is turning 6 next week. I'm going up to visit later this week and wanted to take his gift along with me so I'm sure he has it on his birthday. Naturally, that meant I needed to get his card made too. I told you in another post not too long ago about a card I sent him last fall. I think it had a raccoon on it and he wasn't thrilled with it. His brothers told me that he even tried to give it to a friend! Well, I had to make something I knew he'd like for his 6th birthday, didn't I? Last summer we took him and one of his cousins to the Atlanta Aquarium and it was at the dolphin show that he decided (and whispered in my ear not to tell anyone) that he wanted to be a dolphin trainer when he grows up. He's since told people about his aspiration now so I think I can tell you too. Will's birthday card is full of dolphins!
My Silhouette came in really handy for this card. I used it to cut out six dolphins. It's so easy to resize the files to make two different size dolphins. To cut the circle slider I used the Sliding Star Framelits and that worked perfectly to make a circle for the dolphins to jump over that big "6" cut out with the Large Numbers Framelits. Next I had to come up with water in which those dolphins could swim. The perfect piece of Designer Series Paper was found in the pack of By the Shore DSP. I love all the color variation in this piece. Lots of Dimensionals were used to pop the DSP up off the Soft Sky card stock base so the pennies, on which the dolphins are mounted, would easily slide around the circle. Labeler Alphabet is really getting workout in my craft room and it's used again for this sentiment.
Inside the card are four more dolphins (6 total, I hope Will notices.) They're jumping through the hoop left when cutting the circle slider for the front. I stamped "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" (a little crooked) from Birthday Banners across the top of the circle in Dapper Denim.
I hope Will doesn't want to give this card away!
That's it from me today. I've been working hard on my new craft space and it's taking lots of my time. I'm heading over there now to wash walls from wallpaper removal, which is more painful than the removal itself. :( We scraped ceilings over the weekend and sanding is the next step. Thankfully, my husband bought some attachment from his shop van last year when we were doing another project that will save on some dust! Have a great day! - Dawn