Hulk Birthday Card

My son was recently invited to a birthday party. Boys in his age group are over-the-moon for superheroes. I went to the store to find a suitable greeting card, but didn’t see a card that grabbed my attention. Plus, birthday cards are getting expensive at $3-$4 a piece.

I decided that I could put together a birthday card pretty quickly with supplies on hand. First decision – the design! The birthday kid will be receiving this awesome superhero toy:

Hulk Birthday Present

Why not make the birthday card match the gift? Now I’m not an artist, but I managed to free-hand draw some basic shapes using the picture on the toy as a guide. I ended up with these pieces:

Hulk Pieces

Next, I selected some cardstock from my stash and set out to trace the pieces and cut them out. I glued them together, added some ink detailing, added a Happy Birthday sign, and here you have the completed card:

Finished Hulk Birthday Card

Hopefully, the birthday boy will enjoy his one-of-a-kind card!

Happy paper crafting,



Mom, I want a Pokemon birthday party!

My little guy will be celebrating his 7th birthday soon. He asked me for a Pokemon themed party. I’ve been looking at local stores for themed party supplies, but haven’t had too much luck. So, I thought I would make some of the party goods myself.

To start with, I’m going to surprise him on his party day with a special Pikachu shirt. Pikachu is his favorite Pokemon character. I picked up a plain white t-shirt, cut out some fabric scraps, and satin-stitched all around the design.

I think he will be very happy to have his own Pikachu shirt!

Next up, I plan to make some Pokemon themed goodie bags. Wish me luck!