Thursday, 23 August 2012

Three minute cards for a teenage boy

'Cards for a teenage boy' are words calculated to strike terror into many a card maker but I refuse to be daunted! Actually I didn't stamp a birthday card for my fourteen year old son this year as I wanted to draw something that he'd fall in love with immediately... you can see it at the end of this post! But at the end of his birthday he needed cards to thank everyone for all the lovely things they'd sent him, and this is the design I came up with:

These are very similar to last Thursday's three minute cards but much more manly! The cards are post card style, a sheet of A4 cut into four, with a double line scored across it and designer paper added to fit the space.

I absolutely adore these papers and had forgotten all about them! They're from the Well Worn range and are quite male-oriented. This one has a brick feel...

... while this one reminds me of a lovely tweedy dressing gown! I sponged round the edges of the designer paper to give a neat edge before stamping the sentiment from Thank You Kindly.

There's an underwater feel about this one...

... while this seems to be all about chicken wire and marble! Yes, I'm confused too but I know that someone somewhere is thinking 'YES! That's my man to a tee!'

Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Well Worn designer paper, stamp-a-majig

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

My daughter told me the other day that she'd noticed how manly her brother was getting. "I know," I said, immediately off to Mumland. "Isn't he gorgeous?!" She looked slightly revolted. "Yes but you're his mum!" she pointed out. "Oh I expect other people think so too," I said. "Well," said my daughter, having the last word. "They obviously haven't seen him eating cereal!" Hmm, she does have a point but at the moment girls are not the focus of my son's attention - this is:

And I'm proud to say that this card is now being displayed on my son's notice board in his room!

I shall be back tomorrow with something very summery! Hope to see you then,


  1. Fab CAS cards, and an easy idea to whip up a quick batch of cards!
    Your son and my son have a lot in common, as that instrument is the love of his life too! He's also rather handsome, but mums are allowed to think that! Xx

  2. Great CAS cards Vicky, thank you cards are always handy to keep


  3. WOW, WOW, and, er, WOW!

    Your teenage thank you cards are superb, but you have blown me away with your artistic skills at drawing your son's actual card.

    Sarn xxx

  4. Love your CAS thank you cards, Vicky. Perfect for a your son to send. Your drawing of the game controller is amazing!! I didn't know you were an artist,'s fantastic, Vicky!
    They never grow out of the love affair with those things. My son is twenty eight and still loves his x

  5. Wowzers, amazing pencil drawing Vicky. You are so clever!

  6. Super little thank you post cards. I asked my son to type up thank you's. He has an A4 sheet with two lines on it at the top!! It's the thought that counts though. Love your drawing. x

  7. Hi Vicky-Great little thank you's idea.Your drawing is fabby-(you clever thing),and how lovely that the card can be kept and displayed after the Birthday has finished :) x

  8. Crikey, you mean you actually DREW that! Well that explains it really, then. Plus didn't you say your daughter is doing GCSE Art? It's obvious where she gets her talent from, then.

  9. And so that card should be! It is stunning!
    Meanwhile, forgive my brain (it feels pickled at the moment!) but I'm trying to remember if it is your daughter that finished her GCSEs this year like my eldest? Did she get her results? Is she happy? I sincerely hope so as I know the examining boards have lowered the marks given for all coursework for GCSEs and AS Levels this year! Typical. Hugs, Buttons x

  10. Great set of 'Thank You's, easy to put all sorts of tops on them depending on who they are sent to. Love your drawing on your son's card, very talented! Helen (Sydney)

  11. Fabulous set of thank you notes, perfect for your son!

  12. It seems that when I comment on my I pad the comments don't always appear on blogs is as the case with this ! Fabulous play station drawing Vicky what a talent you are ! Did you study art by any chance ?> As for the thank you cards such a great idea and perfect for anyone especially your sons friends.



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