Saturday, November 20, 2010

birthday card and present for 13 year old boy!

Did I feel a shudder then at the thought of not only trying to come up with a present but also making a card for a 13 year old boy?
I thought so.

Well luckily I didn't have long to think about it so I just had to go with simple. I'm fairly pleased with the outcome, it's no masterpiece, but it passed the husband test. The card blank is from a pack of Papermania Kraft cards, I am so pleased I found these, they are just gorgeous. The knot is again the immovable knot from Simplicity. if you haven't tried this technique yet, then go do it now.

seriously what are you waiting for? It's amazing.

it's okay, I'll wait while you go...

dum de dum.

meanwhile, I also needed a present.

of course it has to be an Amazon Voucher. SO I made another of my scroll boxes. But this time I kept it really simple. The folded tag is made from some of the offcut from making the box and is perfect for holding the tie closure in place.

The immovable knot is one of my favourite techniques at the moment so I am entering this for the lots to do challenge


  1. fab Joanne. I love the card you used. will have to go and hunt them down. definitely a good idea for santa too.

  2. Am going to have to try that knot technique....sounds perfect. You are going to make one young lad very happy. Annette x
    oops that came out wrong, but you know what I mean......

  3. Brilliant Joanne, love the card and the present will be a winner I'm sure:0) xx

  4. This is perfect for a 13 year old boy! He will love both!

  5. Great card and box, I was thinking a 13 year old girl! LOL Better wait till hes 16!

  6. Loving that Kraft card packs from Papermania too...good quality,ay.
    Great card and box...sure the person receiving these will be very pleased!

  7. Great card and the scroll box is good, havent seen one of those before. Boys and men are hard to make cards for but this sure fits the bill its perfect. Bet he will love it

  8. Great card and love the box...thanks for the link too.

  9. Fab technique - would never have thought of it - thanks for sharing


  10. Fab card I will have a go definitely
    Thanks for shareing with us at lotstodo challenge this week xx Alison

  11. neat idea and looks stunning. Perfect for any 13 year old or 93 year old come to that. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

  12. Fab card.... and agreat idea with the knot thing!


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