One of my piano students shares a birthday with my mom (Happy Birthday Mom!) so I celebrated with an awesome card and some of her favorite candy.
She is also a tomboy, hates pretty much everything girly and loves the color green. For her birthday party she went to a "ninja place" - and her favorite show to watch is Ninjago.
RIGHT. Like this mother-of-a-2-year-old knows anything about Ninjago. (I do Baby Einstein, ABCs and Twinkle, Twinkle, not school or Legos or haute kid TV shows.)
But I digress. So Google was my friend and there was an easy peasy Ninjago idea for multiple things - perfect for an easy card.
I printed off a sample birthday invitation with a good facing photo and printed it off at about 50% of its original size to fit a card. Then I cut the main shape out for a template.
I was going to use black cardstock for the eyes/brows but I had no black cardstock! So I went to plan b and sketched the eyes/brows directly on the yellow cardstock piece cut from the template and then filled it in with a permanent marker.
Perfect! Glue yellow piece on green (her favorite color), cut out a matching piece for writing ease inside and glue.
Pretty impressive for this non-Ninjago Mama, huh? :-)
Except then she told me her favorite Ninjago ninja was blue... ha! Can't get everything right.