Monday 11 August 2014

Easy teen and male birthday cards using Stampin' Up's Little Letters dies

It's lovely to be home again (even if it did rain for most of the weekend!) but while we were away we had a major family celebration: my eldest son turned 16! I brought all his parcels along, cunnningly disguised as a boring old suitcase, and although he would never admit it, I think my son was slightly worried that we'd forgotten about his birthday! Come and see the card I made for him:

My son is planning to be a graphic designer so I went for a very clean look using Stampin' Up's new Little Letters thinlits dies. The word was cut out of the panel and layered over a piece of Basic Black card stock. TIP: To keep the dies really firmly in place as you line the letters up, I recommend using the magnetic platform for the Big Shot. This makes all your thin metal dies easy to use.

Before deciding on the black and white theme I'd planned to use blue and the backing card here was given an ombre effect using my Coastal Cabana blendabilities. This card design would work just as well for a girl, perhaps with a floral designer paper backing - what do you think?

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These Little Letter thinlits dies are very useful for male cards, especially teenage males where a single terse word seems appropriate! Although you won't be able to believe I could say such a thing about this gorgeous young man...

... who combines being strong and silent with a kind and cheerful nature and a great sense of humour. My lovely boy!

See you tomorrow.


  1. Really good for anyone. Thanks and welcome back to the zone.

  2. A super teenage card and happy birthday to your son! He looks a fine young man. X

  3. Coolest card for a 16 year old boy I've ever seen! xxx

  4. A really good idea you could use on lots of occasions.
    Jackie x

  5. Aw! yes our boys are so special, Happy birthday to your son.

    GREAT card and he would appreciate the simplicity of it, knowing design.

  6. Hope your son had a wonderful birthday. I love the card, it's beautifully simple. I'm looking forward to using my letter dies too x x

  7. Gorgeous card and happy belated birthday to your young man!

    Sorry I'm so late commenting hon, my Dad passed away on Saturday morning and his sis 2 days before, so it's been tough around here. I have gotten a few posts up about Daddy, if you'd like to take a look.

    Em x
    Creative Em


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