Friday, July 11, 2014

Mad about Plaid

My little devil of a nephew, Sawyer, will be celebrating his 3rd birthday in early August. He is spunky and has that "I'm into some trouble" sparkle in his eye. He is a daddy's boy for sure and I knew I needed to make him a special birthday card. My sister is thinking about doing a farm/barnyard theme for his birthday. This kid is flannel and overalls all the way. 

I wanted to use the Color Throwdown #300 challenge. First I started by cutting out a "3" from some Navy cardstock. I thought I could make a cool pattern behind it, like plaid from a flannel. Once I covered up the pattern, I didn't like how dark it looked. I had to step back for a bit and reenvision it. I loved the plaid, so I made it simple by just leaving the plaid image in the corner and attaching the Navy "3" I had punched out and discarded. 

I'm not going to lie. I had to check out Google to see how to make a plaid pattern. Once I saw it and did it, I felt kind of dumb because it was so darn easy. I hope he will like the card and his barnyard party. 


  1. Love your plaid! What a great little boy card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

  2. Fun plaid!! Your nephew will love it! Glad you played along at CTD!

  3. How cool...I loooove your awesome plaid!!!! I will have to give this a try!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!