Nov 16 2009

A Jurassic Birthday

Published by at 11:12 pm under Birthday,Masculine


Well, this is most definitely NOT my usual floral style, but it is fun and adorable for a little boy, don’t you think!  I made two of these cards, one for my great-nephew who just turned eight and one for my nephew who is turning nine on my birthday.  Yup, my brother’s son was born on my birthday.  And guess what my brother named him?  Hmmm .    .    .    . well let’s see .   .   .   . he named him after me?  Well .   .   .  NO, but he did name him after my dad, who just happens to have the same name as ME .   .   .  LOL!!  For all of you who guessed my Dad’s name is Jerry .   .   .   . you are correct!  Now, you may be thinking it must get awfully confusing when we all get together, but it’s not.  Dad is called Jerry, I’m called Jerri Kay, and my nephew is called Jerry Wayne.


I made envelopes for the cards with the Scor It A-2 Envelope It template that I carry in my store, A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique.  To make the label for the envelope, I stamped it, cut it out, and ran it through the small handheld Xyron.  The sketch I used for the card design is one I got from Splitcoaststampers years ago.  It’s pretty simple and one I use a lot for cards that I send out to nieces and nephews.  The dinosaur, bones, and tree are adhered to the card on Joy! Crafts foam pads.  I wrapped natural jute thread around the horizontal panel four times.  Two of the palm fronds are on foam pads for a little extra dimension.  I sponged around the edges of the panels with ColorBox Chestnut Roan chalk ink.


I kept the inside of the card pretty simple.  I stamped off the dinosaur stamp on a piece of scratch paper and then stamped the dinosaur onto the designer paper randomly.  I also stamped a trail of dinosaur footprints walking across the panel.


These page pebbles are adorable and perfect for a Jurassic card.  With the little air bubbles in them, they look like fossilized amber.


A Touch of Grace-Paper BoutiqueJoy! Crafts foam pads, Scor It A-2 Envelope It, Scor It (on sale for $39.99), Zip Dry Adhesive

Stamp Simply Ribbon StoreNatural Jute Thread


Stamps:  Basic Gray Dino

Paper:  Basic Gray Archaic; SU Chocolate Chip

Ink:  Color Box Chestnut Roan chalk ink ; Versa Magic Hint of Pesto (dinosaurs) and Wheat (bones)

Accessories:  Genesis Paper Trimmer, Scor It, SU Natural Linen Thread, Page Pebbles, Zip Dry Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Corner Punch, Sponge

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit, I hope to see you back soon.


28 responses so far

28 Responses to “A Jurassic Birthday”

  1. Joan Ervin says:

    What darling little boy cards, Jerri….the colors are perfect and I love the cool looking stamps!!! One of my DGS’s LOVES dinosaurs…I’ll have to case this for sure!!!!

  2. This is totally darling! I love it!! That special little boy will go through the roof!!! Job well done!!! Your do dinosaurs good!!! LOL!!!

  3. Kittie says:

    Jerri, your nephews will love these cards. The BasicGrey paper is so perfect with the dinosaurs.

  4. Becky Jo says:

    Great card and envelope! I’m sure the boys will love them. What a great idea for my grandson – thanks. Hugs!!

  5. Velta says:

    Jerri Kay ~ You are killing me with your versitality (sp?)…This is just PERFECT for boys that age…I just know the boys will love them!

  6. Sheri says:

    Very cute Jeri. I have only seen your amazing floral cards so this was a nice surprise. What lucky little guys they are to get these adorable cards. When is your birthday? Wonder if we share as well.

  7. Barbie Cain says:

    Absolutly Adorable!! Love it!

  8. Pinky says:

    Jerri, this is absolutely adorable and I know your nephews will love them. So, gf, when is your birthday? Inquiring minds want to know…

  9. Jill Haddad says:

    Definitely not the usual look I’ve come to expect with a JerriK original – but really – what boy would like the flowers and the cut work that you do so well. Dinosaurs were a MUCH better choice! 🙂

  10. Linda Ellington says:

    I love it!! It is adorable, I am sure your nephew will love it.

  11. Willow says:

    Funny about your name because my given name is Jeri and we had Jeri Lee (me), Jeri Lynn (my cousin) and Jerry (my male cousin, and what we called him escapes me right now) at any rate, when family got together, it would take a bit until our middle names were added, after all 3 of us descended on whoever called the name a few times they remembered to add our middle names…LOL…thanks for the memory!!! And great boy’s card!!! Will have to keep it in mind for my grandsons!!!

  12. Elaine Allen says:

    HI Jerri –

    What a wonderful aunt you are! The card is so sweet and contains your usual attention to detail. What kid wouldn’t love getting this?!!

    Elaine Allen

  13. Cathy says:

    Totally adorable! He’s going to love it!

  14. Beth Norman says:

    Wow, even your masculine cards have fun embellishments. Lovely job Jerri.

  15. Ida says:

    This is “Awesome!” – I love everything about this fun card.

  16. Rose Ann says:

    This may not be your “norm”, but it sure is CUTE…and perfect for any little boy!! Love it, Jerri!!

  17. Linda C. says:

    Love it!

  18. Candy says:

    These are awesome Jerri, your nephews will love them!!

  19. Conniecrafter says:

    so cool, they will love them and great attention to detail!

  20. Elaine says:

    Very cute card! I like the color combination!

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  22. Janine says:

    How cute is this Jerri!!!

  23. Janine says:

    How cute is this Jerri!!!

  24. How completely adorable!!!! Love the antiqued look — perfectly jurassic! 😉

  25. Well, it may not be your style completely Jerri but it’s so so cute! I bet he loved it!

  26. Davi says:

    What a fun card for your nephew!! Love all your extra touches on it and Im sure he will too!! 🙂

  27. Tosh says:

    Jerri, you do this style fabulously. There is nothing you can’t do! What an adorable card for a little guy!!

  28. Silke Ledlow says:

    Hi GF – this is one super duper cute birthday card!!! It reminds me of the dino area at *Island of Adventure* – LOL!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

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