So, what do you do when you have a son who's about to turn 17 and he feels he's too cool for a handstamped card? Lately, when my son is getting ready to go to a friend's birthday party and I offer up my services to make a card, I get a "nooo, that's okay... you don't have to..." I usually persist and say, "No, really! I want to!" That usually proceeds with a rolling of the eyes and a "...whatever." Perplexed, I head to my craft space and try to come up with a masterpiece that I hope will change his mind when he sees it. Only, to get a "hmmm, thanks..." Since I don't get to go to the parties with him, I have to trust that he actually gives the kid the card. It's difficult to know, since when I ask him what his friend (or his friend's mom) thought of the card after the party, I get another rolling of the eyes and a "ugh!" Oh, the joys of the teenage years!
Soooo, now that it's my son's 17th birthday tomorrow, I had to come up with some sort of card that will hopefully get a "cool" or "nice" or some other positive response. Don't worry, I won't be passing out from holding my breath. But I do hope it makes him at least a little bit happy, even though he may not show it on the outside.
My goto teen card stamp set right now is Grunge Rock. Here's what I came up with:
Here's a peek at how the gate fold card looks:
I don't think my son will be as impressed as I am with how this card turned out, but 20 years from now he won't be able to say I didn't care enough to make him a birthday card for his 17th birthday (or any other birthday for that matter)... yes, I am a stamper!!!
I hope you're Happy Stampin too!