Tyler was invited to a birthday party for another 9 year old- As I was leaving for work, I left several boy birthday cards for him to pick to sign- an ice cream cone card, a sock monkey and one of my Hoppy Birthday card showing Frog Billie. I thought they were really cute but I was told that these were "like preschool" and that I needed to up the cool factor.
As I had only 20 minutes until they were actually leaving for the party, I did a quick variation on another card that I made earlier since I had some of the pieces already cut for a class. Using motorcycle stamp in basic black, colored in with red marker and creamy caramel for the shadow, mounted on basic grey then I used an old screw brads that I got somewhere. Embossed heavy duty aluminum food containers with the texture plate using big shot, stamped the sentiment from Crazy for cupcakes, alphabet from a retired SU set and mounted gears punched out in burshed silver CS using dimensionals. Tyler said it was- "okay". That is probably as much excitement I can conjure up from a 9 year old boy about a birthday card he was going to give away to another boy in a few minutes. Oh well- maybe some day he will appreciate this.