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Like most boys my son LOVES fast cars, and big loud trucks. And as soon as his party was over last year (Disney's Cars) he immediately put in his request for a Monster Truck party for his next birthday.
Since I have made the children's birthday party invitations since they were born, I started searching for ideas for Monster trucks. There's not much out there and what is...I didn't like. :( I did however find this super cute image that was actually just a coloring book page online. So I just used it like you would any digital image; resized it, printed it out and colored it with my Copics.
It took a heck of a lot longer than I had expected to color, so with over 15 invitations to make I just gave up!! LOL So I decided to buy (shhhh, don't tell the card making police) pre-made invitations and use this as his birthday card instead.
This card is loaded with texture!! I used my paper crimper for the very first time in 8 years!! Don't know what took me so long, 'cause it's actually pretty cool!! The front panel is popped up with foam tape. The back blue panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug, Diamond plate. The border punch is Martha Stewarts, Zig Zag and braided jute wrapped around for even more texture. If I could have found some sand I would have put that on the dirt too!!
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I can't believe my little son is four....he was JUST born!!! But four years old he is. :(
He wanted two things for his birthday...a bike and a hamster. Well my husband has a strict NO pet policy so I though convincing him to get Nathan a hamster was going to prove to be impossible. But he surprised me and said YES!! (He said he knew that the fish were gateway pets! ROFL!!!) Somehow my sister decided to sneak in a almost life size red Dragon that growls and walks on it's own as a gift too!!! LOL The whole family also went to Monster Jam later that night after the party and we all had a blast!!
Here's a few photo's from Nathan's Birthday Party!!
(You can click on the slideshow to view it larger)
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* Image: Online coloring book Link HERE
* Paper: Basic Grey (Max & Whiskers)
* Punch: Martha Stewart (Zig Zag)
* Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (Diamond Plate)
* Misc: Paper Crimper
* Misc: Foam Dots