I really wasn't sure what to send as a birthday gift so I knew I couldn't go wrong with a gift card to Toys R Us. I decided to dress up the gift card by creating a little bag, trying my best to make it appropriate for a boy!
I don't have much variety for a boy themed card. So I ran to my computer and chose a digital kit with boy colors. I printed out digital papers from the retired kit, Vacation to the Moon by Camila Designs. Then, I stamped out a little monster and colored him with Copic markers.
I also had a scrap piece from a cardboard box. I cut out a piece and use the corrugated piece for my background. I thought it was perfect and added that grungy look - perfect for a little boy. I wrapped some twine to give it a little dimension.
To dress up the gift card, I used the Mini-Envelopes template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs over at The Digi Chick. This is a perfect template to keep around for those last minute gifts or cards! It's so convenient too because you can adjust the size to fit almost anything!
Here is my son at the party, enjoying some cotton candy. Doesn't he look silly with that headband around his head? I just love the way his hair flopped over the edges! What a ham! They used the headband to attach the sensors for the laser tag.
And here is my little guy running around the boulder trying to hide so he didn't get hit. He hid out most of the game but finally got hit and had to sit out. He had a blast! But I think I had more fun watching him use "hiding" as his game strategy. That's my boy!
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Glassine Bag: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Papers: (Vacation to the Moon) Digital Kit by Camila Designs
Envelope: (Mini-Envelope Template) Kelleigh Ratzlaff at The Digi Chick