Sunday, February 13, 2011

Crafting With Eric



My 15-year-old son, Eric, wanted to make a card for his girlfriend tonight. I had a few leftover hearts from my Valentine Tree project from last week and told him he could use those. He wanted to make a card himself. In his words, "I picked out the paper, made the dots, stamped the ticket, and stuck it all together with the ATG gun." He even made an envelope using my Kreate-a-Lope, and now he thinks my stuff is "pretty legit".


Recipe:

One 15-year-old boy, the night before Valentine's Day
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Hawaiian Shores Papertrey Ink Cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Sweet Blush Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Folder
Papertrey Ink Just the Ticket Die
My Creative Time "You Had Me At Chocolate" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink
White Bazzill Paper for Imagine Cuts (hearts)
Cotton Candy Stickles

19 comments:

Beck said...

So cute! I love it, Go Eric!

LesleyfromWI said...

He did a great job. She will love it!

QuiltFrog said...

Erik, You did a great job! I can see you have your mom's talent. I am sure your girlfriend will love the fact that you took the extra time to make her something special.

Heather said...

Great job Erik- Your girlfriend will love it!

My Creative Time said...

Okay, you tell Mr. Eric that I am VERY impressed w/his card making skills!!! I'm sure his girl will LOVE it!!;)
Big Gypsy hugs,
Emma;)

Glora said...

This is awesome. She will LOVE it. Tell him he did an AMAZING job! Hugs- Glora

Penny said...

Katie, You cracked me up with the recipe. My 14 year old daughters spent the day putting together Target mailboes for their friends today. Love seeing the kids involved in crafting. Tell Eric I am very impressed. I am sure his girl will be too.

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a beautiful card! Most important...what a beautiful memory for Mom and Son! I know the young lady that receives this card must be special! Thank you so much for sharing this Valentine story!

Diane M. said...

Great job Eric! She'll love it and obviously your mom is proud of you by sharing it with us.

Julie said...

Great card and envie. Bet his girlfriend loves the valentine.

Heather said...

He did a great job! It's fabulous!

Kelly said...

Eric - you did a wonderful job! Your girlfriend is so very lucky to have you! Not many teenage boys would do that for their girls!

Staying Crafty said...

Eric, you did an awesome job! Your girlfriend will love this!!! I hope you'll do more cards for special people in your life - and if your mom keeps sharing with you you'll save money from buying at Hallmark too ;)

Linda Kaiser said...

Eric, you did a great job! Your girlfriend will love it!

Congrats!

Carrie K said...

Good job, Eric!

Brens Designs said...

Great job, Eric! I bet she loves it!!!

RetiredMom said...

Great job, Eric!! I love the colors you used and this will make your card stand out and be special!

L.B. said...

Awesome job...I think he just made a lot of girls wish they were his girlfriend...

LEEANN said...

Love it and love the fact that he actually made it. My kids just want me to make things for them without them doing any of the work.