For those of us whose inner children were mistreated, making kid cards can be tough. Really tough. Over the years, I've tried to let go and keep them fun and loose, but seriously, people. loose isn't me.
Today's card uses a simple little background stamp and a sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes, a set from Stampin'Up!
A Stampin'Up! demo chastised me for not using the proper spelling of the company name, with the apostrophe and the egregious, deeply annoying exclamation point. I'm torn between a desire to only ever for the rest of my life use the abbreviation SU (with no egregious enthusiasm) and an editor's abiding desire to be correct.
Oh, how conflicted we first-world citizens can be!
Anyway, here's a kid card for my nephew, who is six going on three.
My mother and I were talking on the phone last week when my nephews and niece had a snow day (they live in Maryland). Mom, who lives with my sister and her family, was talking to me about something and then yelled, "Pull your pants up!" I glanced down and realized her comment wasn't directed at me because my pants were up. Because I am an adult, mid-day, talking on the phone with my mother. Then Mom told me, in a shocked voice, "He pulled down his pants and rubbed is bottom in the dog's face! Can you believe it?"
My poor mom raised two girls, and now she has four grandsons. Yes, Mom, I can believe it.
Oh, the Y chromosomes!
The card, by the way, uses the Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea pad, which has such fun and tropical greens and blues. Of all the Kaleidacolor pads, I'd say it's my favorite. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe tuxedo black for maximum opacity and pop.
stamps: Stampin'Up! (SU) Endless Birthday Wishes
ink: Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue