You Rock Birthday Boy

My nephew, Cam, turns 17 this week.  Cam loves baseball and playing guitar along with lots of other things teenage boys like, such as driving, cash, freedom, etc.  For Cam’s birthday this week I pulled out the Skating By Stamp Set, another I hadn’t inked up yet but had in my cubbard for several months.   The Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge  put me in mind of a gate fold card.

Stampin Up Skating By

The gate fold was easy.  I cut the card base from Thick Whisper White card stock at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  I scored it at 1 -1/2 and 2-3/4.  The square basic black mat piece is 3-3/4 and the DSP is Wildflower Fields in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, free with a $50 product order.  The red accent paper I pulled from my retired stash called Stacked with Love.

I heat embossed the guitar and You Rock on basic black card stock then snipped it out and popped it up on dimensionals.

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Stampin Up Skating By

I touched up the inside with some pieces of Washi Tape.  It’s so easy to add a ittle pizzazz with washi.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. This is the perfect birthday card for a 17 year old! The colors are great as is the gatefold card. I know Cam will love it!

  2. Lynn, I adore this card! The Birthday boy will love it!

  3. Great card for a musical teenager! Love the color palette too.

  4. Oh, Lynn! I LOVE this card! Gate-fold cards are awesome. Great colors…and a perfect card for a teen boy! Thanks for playing with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. THIS CARD ROCKS!!!! Wow – what a super special card and I know it will be one that is cherished! Way to go!!! Thanks for playing this week with the challenge!

  6. Great card Lynn! I particularly like the large oval inside the circles – may have to pinch that idea….lol

  7. Great card. Love the layout and colours used. TFS

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