Sunday, July 29, 2012

(Stinkin' cute!) Hoyt's 2nd Birthday card

Yesterday was my lil grandson, Hoyt's, 2nd birthday and he was TRULY & TOTALLY ADORABLE!! My mom (great-grandma) and I sat together and laughed through the entire gift-opening event. OOOH MY GOSH!! The only word that comes to mind which somewhat describes the lil guy's reaction to every-single-gift is "DELIGHTED!" Hoyt is normally reserved -- almost stoic. And, he was still QUIET and IN-CONTROL, but when he unwrapped his packages, his face expressed -- yes, it's the only word that will suffice -- DELIGHT!! His eyes crinkled...his mouth had either the BIGGEST grin OR formed a perfect "OH!!!" of excitement and glee!! Mom and I agreed that we'd seen LOTS of lil birthday boys and girls throughout the years, but NONE who sweetly responded to EVERY gift, one-after-the-other! I'm grinning, just thinking about it.

Grandpa and I got Hoyt a Little Tikes basketball and goal (and some Nerf shooters -- he's ALL boy) and I used a "basketball theme" on his card, which features a Hugware clipart bear purchased a few years ago -- and a black & white basketball goal graphic that I dug-up from my digi files. The sentiments were made with PrintMaster software, the numeral two made with a PTI die from paper that I hand-striped, and my Sizzix balloon die got more action for the inside. The basketballs on the balloon were digis from my files that I cut-out with a 1 3/8" circle punch -- perfect size. The "wish" sentiment was made with a stamp. All very clean and direct -- no muss/no fuss -- just like lil Hoyt.

I had no envelopes large enough for the card, so I used some checked paper and made one using this tutorial as a guide (scroll down the page).


  1. Awwww, sounds like an absolutely wonderful birthday! Love your fun card, Debbie! That bear is so darn cute!

  2. Deb, I just love to read what you write. You really do have the gift of writing!

    Your card and envelope is just WONDERFUL!!! you really know how to use those digi clipart! I love everything about the card :)

    So glad that the party turned out great. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOYT!!

  3. don't you just want to freeze them at that age?:) love that bear, deb!