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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Retro Rubber Challenge Footbal card.....

Hello everyone: With 5 grandkids doing all kinds of activities, I'm making cards for them not only for their birthdays and Holidays but for all other occasions and to congratulate them for their sports and music endeavors. I made THIS card for my almost 11 year old granddaughter to congratulate her for being accepted to be part of the 5th. and 6th. grade Orchestra in her elementary School, she plays the Viola.
As I told you before, I've been making cards for my grandkids for many years but I really never took any pictures of them, back then, I never thought I was going to have a Pinterest account, let alone a blog but now, I have both, which is amazing to me. So one day I decided to borrow the kid's cards so I can take pictures and also, to share them with you here.
 I made this card for my grandson Gabriel 3 years ago for his birthday and to celebrate a great season with his Green Hornets football team, the uniforms were, well.....green and his number was 32.  As he is growing up, it's getting a bit more difficult to make any type of card for him so, no more cute little critters or trucks and trains, he is going to be 15 in September so, I'm still wracking my brain to come up with a suitable card for this beautiful young man.
I'm participating in the Retro Rubber Challenge "By the Numbers", your card has to have numbers in it so I thought this would be perfect for it.  The football shirts were cut from a die that makes baby Onesies, I just cut the bottom part where the "snaps" are and it looks great, I was giggling when I finished this card, he really got a big kick out of it.
The numbers and the words were hand written by me with a gold pen and the "It's Your Day" sentiment in the corner and the football are stickers.  The Birthday sentiment is from an old Flourishes stamp and the banner is from Spellbinders.
So I hope you like this card, it was fairly simple to make and the best part is that he loved it.
Please leave me your comments, I love reading them.  Have a question?.....I'm here to answer it.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, till next time, keep on stamping.
Maria.
RRCB20

15 comments:

  1. I can just imagine he "got a big kick" out of it! This card with the football jerseys on it is perfect for the little Team Player!

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    1. LOL!! Patti, if you could have seen his face when he opened that card in front of his friends at that party.....I bet you anything he thought I made him a card with a cute bunny or something like that, and he was going to be embarrassed, but his face just lit up and all I heard were ooooh and aaaah from his friends and he looked at me and said, "Thank you, grandma" with a big sigh or relief.

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  2. LOVE IT LOVE IT ! I just gave one of my GS a Roller Coaster card that I personalized with his name and FURY on it (big thrill ride here at Carowinds ) He was very impressed . You just never know ???
    This is so cute .... you are so clever GM !

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  3. Sonny, this card was a big hit with his team mates too, but the best part was the priceless look on his face.

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    1. Thank you Mary, it was a great season!!

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  5. What a trip down memory lane! Great card, Maria! It is certainly to be enjoyed... Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

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    1. Hello Katy: Yes, seeing this card again took me back to that awesome season for this kids, the final game, which they call the Super Bowl was more exciting for all of us parents and grandparents on both sides than watching the real Super Bowl, it was thrilling.

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  6. Maria! What a lovely blog post and how wonderful that your grandkids are so adored and I am sure they ADORE their grandma!! The card is so cute and what a wonderful reaction from your grandson! I saved as many birthday cards as I could from my grandparents and cherish them - and they weren't even handmade. So I can only imagine how your grandkids cherish your cards! Beautifully done and thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber!!

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  7. Jane, when I asked the kids if I could borrow their cards I was amazed they had kept ALL of them, it was so sweet when I saw this cards from many years ago. I know for a fact they display the more recent card in their bedrooms but they keep all the other ones in a box in their closets. When I told them I was surprised they still had all of them, they just said: "of course we keep them, grandma.....".
    Love this kids.
    Thank you for visiting.

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  8. Oh my GOSH Maria, this is really fun!! :) I just love your design and how you've tailored it to your grandkids!!! How sweet and this makes it so much more personal to the person you're giving it to!! I love the colors, the theme and everything!! I'm thrilled that you liked my card and also thrilled that you've played along with the challenge at Retro Rubber!! I know that they will love this special card from grandma!! Thanks so much for sharing it and thanks for your kind comment on my card too!! :) HUGS

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    1. Hello Vicki and thank you for your sweet comment. I think I have as much fun making cards for my grandkids as they have receiving them. I love the fact they have kept all of them through the years.
      Love, love playing at Retro Rubber, I get to use all of my beloved retired stamps.
      Hope you visit me again.

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  9. this is so clever, and I just may have to steal your idea! :) thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  10. Great idea fits the challenge so well, I love the gold numbers on the shirts. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  11. What a wonderful tribute for BOTH of you! You showing your pride in his accomplishments and he appreciating that to the point of keeping the card you made. Believe me, not everyone values the handmade cards we make! Your card is wonderful and am so happy that you shared with all of us! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

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