Celebrate Week: Birthday Cards For Boys

Tracy Schultz GCD July1 Oh My Stars 

 I'm so excited to be kicking off our week of celebrations here on the blog! Today I'm showcasing fun birthday cards for boys. I don't know about you, but I have a nephew who absolutely adores wearing different patterns at the same time, especially if they're super bright. So this card is right up his alley!

  Tracy Schultz GCD July2 Oh My Stars close-up

I used some fun patterns from Flower Child for my card. I took the plaid and yellow striped papers and cut them just smaller than my card front. Then, on my plaid piece of paper, I cut along the straight lines of the plaid to remove the lighter portions of the plaid design. I glued down the remaining stripes onto the yellow paper leaving the gaps where the lighter portion was removed. This is where the yellow striped paper (or whatever pattern you choose) peeks through, and makes one new, crazy pattern.

  Tracy Schultz GCD July3 Oh My Stars paper 

 Here's a picture of what the entire design looked like once it was made. I added the white layer to balance out the busyness of the plaid and stripes. [Supplies: Cardstock- PTI enchanted evening, white; Decorative Paper: GCD Studios Flower Child #1642, #1646, #1639; Stamps- Market Street Stamps Blast Off; Ink- Palette Landscape, Prussian Blue; Accessories- Copic Spica sky blue glitter pen]

  Tracy Schultz GCD July 4 Out of This World 

 Next, I decided to make a slider card that reveals a fun sentiment. I think everyone loves interactive cards- especially boys who are so hands-on! I used a couple fun patterns from Sweet Tooth for this one.

  Tracy Schultz GCD July 5 Out of This World close-up 

 The green striped paper was adhered directly to the card front. The blue paper houses the slider element. To make the slider, I simply cut two vertical strips on the left and right side of the decorative paper, from halfway to almost the top edge. Then added my sliders and adhered that to my image panel.
  Tracy Schultz GCD July 6 Out of This World slider 

 The little arrow is a prompt for the recipient to pull up. When he does, the fun sentiment is revealed- along with more of that gorgeous paper! [Supplies: Cardstock- PTI kraft; Decorative Paper- GCD Studios Sweet Tooth #1560, #1552; Stamps- Market Street Stamps Blast Off, Hero Arts Just a Note; Ink- Palette Burnt Umber, Orangerie; Accessories- prismacolor pencils, craft knife, paper piercer]


  1. Soooooooooo awesome!!! Love both of these!!! I loveeeeeee the pull up arrow!!!

  2. Super cute card Tracy!

  3. Cute bring on the inspirations this is where I struggle!

  4. I love the plaid stripes. Brilliant!