Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Batty Birthday"

One of the boys in my Sunday school class today has a birthday Oct. 29th.  He was so excited to tell me "I'm having a birthday-slash-Halloween Party", as he told me SEVERAL times!  So I thought I would make him a card specifically for his "birthday-slash-Halloween party".  :)
 The card base looks black, but is actually a dark purple scrap of cardstock cut at 6 1/2" x 10" to make a 6 1/2"x5" card.   All of the papers are scraps from my stash, so I don't have any company names.

 The little bats were cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I cut them at 1/2" with the 'Real Size' dial on, the gift box is from Holiday Cakes cut at 3".  I really had a hard time not making that bow all glittery!  I had to keep reminding myself this was for a 10 yr old boy!
 This bat is from Holiday Cakes, blackout feature, sized and manipulated on my Gypsy.  I wrote the sentiment with a green glitter gel pen--I just HAD to have a tiny bit of sparkle somewhere!  :)
The inside bat is the same bat cut from Holiday Cakes without the manipulating.  I really wish the colors showed up correctly, the bat looks pretty good against that dark purple.  I hope you and the birthday boy like the card!  Thanks for coming by!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes - use green, purple, black and white
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday - Halloween
Cooking With Cricut - purple & green


  1. This is SO cool! I love how the bats are flying out of the gift box - so much fun!

  2. What a cute card!!! I love the 'batty birthday' theme!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  3. I love how the bats are flying out of the box! So cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  4. Very cute! I love the bats coming out of the gift! Great job.

    Jazzy - CWC DT Member

  5. What an awesome card for a little boy, Sarah! He will love it! Thanks so much for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

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  7. This card is SO cute- and thoughtful!! I love the way you have the bats flying out of the box- such a fun idea! Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week!
    CWC DT

  8. What a cute idea for a birthday card!! LOVE it. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison, CWC DT

  9. This is just about the cutest idea for a little boy. I just the design of the card and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for joining CWC
    Charlotte CWC DT

  10. What a perfect card for the occasion. Thanks for playing with us at CWC. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli

  11. Great card - the little boy will love it!

  12. How thoughtful! Nice boy card...which can be a little difficult to make especially for us "sparkly" loving gals!! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut!

    CWC DT

  13. Love the bats! Thanks for joining us at CWC this week!

  14. wow I love the idea of bats coming out of the present, its terrific!
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team


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