Friday, September 16, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Card

Okay... here I am planning my son's 9th birthday... he wants a Diary of a Wimpy Kid themed party and there are NO PARTY DECORATIONS AVAILABLE!! What's a Mom to do other than make everything! :)

This blog post will be the first of four posts about this super fun party I created for my son. First thing's first... here is the card I made him, compete with "Greg" the main character of this super popular children's book series.
The card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" orange card stock with the corners rounded with my 1/2" corner chomper. Next, come the layer of black card stock, measuring 4 1/8" x 5 5/8" and a layer of wide ruled notebook paper measuring 4" x 5 1/4". I printed the sentiment directly on the notebook paper.

Here is Greg. He's the main character of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series by Jeff Kinney.

This is the sentiment I created using Times New Roman font and an orange box, complete with the shadow. I made this file to mimic the movie cover for the first Wimpy Kid movie.

The inside of the card got a TPC studio stamp and a piece of "stinky cheese" (come back tomorrow to see how I made "cheese touch" cheese for the goody bags too). You could add some more notebook paper to the inside for a cohesive look.

This little piece of stinky cheese measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of yellow paper.

I love the black eyelets I added to the left side of the card. It sure adds a boy-friendly touch and mimics the look of the holes in a notebook.

Come back tomorrow for directions for making the "stinky cheese" and how to make a "cheese touch" game. I'll also have a post about the goody bags all the kids will be leaving the party with.


 If you'd like to see the invites (complete with free files) please see this post:

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9 comments:

Judy said...

Really great card with Greg -- that's using your head to solve your problem! Can't wait to see the rest:-)

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a cutie card Cheryl!

callyannc said...

Super cute! TFS CallyAnn

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love it. Thanks for sharing the file.

Carrie K said...

How cute!! Now, admit it, even if you could buy the party things, wouldn't you want to make them anyway? I think it is so sweet that you are doing this!

Lisa said...

What a great Wimpy kid card. You did a great job on the card and the "cheese touch" Cheese. thanks for sharing the file as well.

Lisa Scrappingpinklady

http://www.scrappingpinklady.com

Pat N. said...

I'm catching up on visiting. All your party favors for your son's wimpy kid party are terrific! Great job, Cheryl. Love the cheese!--Pat N.

Ben said...

Super cute! TFS CallyAnn

Keeping My Cents said...

I am trying to install the greg file and it is saying file not supported. What am I doing wrong?

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