Happy 16th Birthday Jake!

By | May 23, 2014

Today is a special day, my favorite nephew Jake is 16!  Watch out all you drivers in New Jersey!   In honor of his birthday, I made a special card and matching envelope for him. What I’m not showing you is the first envelope (made the wrong size) that I filled with lip balm and breath mints for all the girls he will be kissing to celebrate with!

Before I share the card with you, I would like to share one of my  favorite Jake stories.  When Jake was little, my mom and I would visit, babysitting while my brother and sister-in-law worked so we could spend time with him.  On one of our shopping trips to Trader Joe’s while my mom and Jake (sitting in the cart) went to get a sample of Pumpkin Pie, I walked away to look for a couple of items, all of a sudden all you could hear was “Aunt Karen”, Jake just did not like that I was out of his site, so close I stayed!  I remember his  every time I see a Trader Joe’s or Pumpkin Pie.  Jake is not one for having his picture taken, but I did find one from last year when I visited, rather handsome isn’t he!




Now let’s get down to business.   His card is a “Card-in-a-Box”.  Crumb Cake card stock for the card base and highlighted with Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso and White Heat Embossing. I used paper from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack as accents.  Stamp sets used: Just Sayin’ (WooHoo and You’re how old?); Happy Birthday and Red label are from the Label Love Bundle (stamp set and matching punch); 16 from the Project Life Day to Day set. Chevron Border Punch, Bakers Twine from Tag-a-Bag Accessories, Dimensionals, Real Red grosgrain ribbon  and heart & stars from the New Itty Bitty Accent Punch Set (2014-2015 catal0g).  For the envelope used the Envelope Punch Board, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, hearts from the new Itty Bitty Accent Punch Set (2014-2015 catalog) 1 1/4″ Scallop circle punch and letters from the new Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp set which I then punched out with the 1″ circle punch.

Jakes birthday card


Hope you enjoyed the story and the card, Craft On!