Gamer Birthday Card

 My favorite thing about crafting is the ability to make unique creations, tailored to the recipient.  I dug deep into the paper stash to create a gamer themed birthday card.  My card is based on the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges-

The gamer themed paper is from the Boy Oh Boy paper pad by Carta Bella.  I have had this in my collection for many years, so chances are it is long retired.  The vast majority of my card is created with retired goodies.  This is why we have collections, right?  

In keeping with my love of dimension, my circles were applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  I die-cut extra layers for my game controller to mimic the actual button controls.  A few stars were cut from the same paper pack to use as coordinating embellishments.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
M1144 Bitty Birthday Stamp Set-Retired
Boy Oh Boy Paper Pad-Carta Bella
Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
Sky Blue Cardstock-Retired
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Game Controller Die-Retired
Circle Dies-MFT
Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
AAA Birthday-Pattern Paper
Cardz 4 Guyz-For a Teenager
Cut It Up-Just for Kids
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies
QKR Stampede-Anything Goes
Retro Rubber Challenge-Anything Goes (Stamps are at least two years old)
Send a Smile 4 Kids-Cards 4 Boys
Simon Says Stamp-Use Two or More Pattern Papers

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I love that patterned paper!! This is perfect for our "teenager" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge!!

  2. What an adorable birtday card, Allisa! Thanks for playing along with our TGIF Sketch Challenge this week!

  3. You're so right about the pleasure in being able to customise the right card for the right person. What great paper to have in your stash! This is a great card, beautifully executed. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  4. Game on! A briliant choice and combo of papers and a fantastic teenage card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  5. AH! I just love the gaming theme of this card and the usage of the paper is awesome!! Thank you for playing with us at C4G

  6. This is fab! Such a great card for any young man (they all love gaming, don't they! :D ) Thanks so much for playing at AAA Birthday!

  7. Your DP is a perfect choice for a teen card, love the fresh but masculine colours.
    Thanks for joining in at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  8. Great card! I love the layout and the fun patterned papers. Thank you for sharing with us at SAS4Kids!

  9. What a fantastic card for a gamer! I love the design and the color theme, and those stars are the perfect final touch.

    Thanks for playing with us at Cut it Up for our Just for Kids challenge!


  10. Fabulous use of the patterned paper. Thank you for playing at AAA Birthday Cards

  11. What a super cute card!! Love the pretty papers you used and great take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  12. This is one of the best things about cardmaking, being able to make cards that are personal. I really love this, the gamer theme is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  13. Love this. Such a cool card.
    Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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