It's been a fun month with the whole masculine theme over at PTI. I like referring to Matt and Hank as "my boys" and have designed all my projects thinking of them. This little project today I created just for Hank. He might only be 26 months old, but I've got his 3rd birthday card all done for him. Never have I been so prepared.
Hank LOVES airplanes. He is constantly searching the sky when he hears one overhead. And once it flies away, he asks me for more. Melts my heart. If I could put more airplanes in the sky for him, I'd do it. A little out of Mama's control, however. How about a cookie instead?
Creating for Hank using the Fly Away set was just a pleasure. I took a stamp package and made this little card/toy combo. Everything is glued down except for the airplane. Instead, I opted for a magnet on the back. The little wand I created has a magnet as well. Hank can make the plane move through the clouds and over the map by placing the wand on the back of the box. Total two-fer. He'll have more fun with this than a regular card, hands down.
A couple little design ideas to pass on:
1. The edges of the stamp package are covered with dotted ribbon. Fits the $15 stamp boxes perfectly.
2. Wand is made of a dowel. Actually had to use Matt's table saw to cut it. All by myself, thank you very much. I told him I used it and was told it wasn't a table saw but a Dewalt Compound Miter Saw. Snort. You probably don't need one of those to complete the project.
Before I covered the dowel with patterned paper, I wrapped Scor-Tape around the dowel and then wrapped Rustic Twine around it several times. Sticks like a dream.
Double sided tape also used to secured the wand to the back of the package before I covered it with Pure Poppy cardstock. Holding up nicely. In fact, this project couldn't have been brought to you without massive amounts of Score-Tape. I should have asked them to be an official sponsor:).
3. Basic Grey Magnets on the back of the plane and on the end of the dowel. Really nice adhesive already so it was easy-peasy.
Be sure to check out what the other girls are up to with their Boys to Men projects. I can't wait to see myself. They always blow my mind.
Stamps: Fly Away (available April 15th), Birthday Basics, Big and Bold Wishes
Patterned paper: Pretty Pastels and Men of Life by PTI, cloud print by American Crafts
Ribbon: Pure Poppy Dotted Satin
Perfect Match Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain
Punches: Daisy Punch and Circle Punch by EK Success
Vintage Buttons: Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise
Copic Trios: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Smokey Shadow
Font: Geobats for North America Continent
Other: Wooden dowel, Basic Grey Magnets