Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Birthday Boy

This spring, the son of a friend of mine turned six. Six is big, and needs to be celebrated accordingly!

Here's his card. (I got the idea from Inchmark, which I found through the Crafty Crow.) "One" is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, "two" is packages of Pez, "three" is 'Cars' stickers, "four" is whatever the name is for those things that are sponges in very small packages, and when you put them in water they grow into something big (in this case, dinosaurs), "five" is Starbursts, and "six" is quarters.

For his present, I made a shirt. He likes to loudly draw out his goodbye when he leaves somewhere, so that it sounds something like this:

A friend drew the picture, and I transferred it to a shirt using a freezer paper stencil. [And it just occurred to me that even though I have made a ton of shirts this way, I don't think I have posted a single one before now. I have to get on that. In the meantime, you can go here for the tutorial I used. At this point I've made enough of them that I don't need to look at the tutorial anymore, but if you've never done it before they lay it out really well for you.]

This little package was for his sister, cause it's hard to watch your big brother get all the presents!

And here's the birthday boy, wearing his present. :)


  1. That is a great idea for a birthday card - I'll definately have to remember that one. USA might be a bit far to come get that Big Chill but thank you
    Lisa x

  2. I can just hear those boys calling out their goodbyes when I see that shirt---so cute! I think I will make a girly version of that card..great idea ! I have enjoyed browsing your blog,
    Cheers, Peta.

  3. Awesome! I might have to steal your idea for the card. Someone I know is turning 5 very, very soon....

  4. Your card idea is wonderful!

  5. The card is really lovely - what a great idea!
    Thanks for your welcome note, too - it's always a bit hard to get comments at first, isn't it?


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