Monday, April 19, 2010
Birthday Card for Max
This card is for my precious grandson, Max, who will be 5 on May 2nd. Max is autistic and just the sweetest little boy you'd ever want to know. He's smart as a whip but a bit behind in his language skills. He has really come out of his shell over the last 6 months and we are so happy to see him starting to interact with the other children at school. He seems to have a very special connection with one of the little girls in his class who has downs syndrome.
Back to the card...I always have fun with Max's card each year. I get to use stickers of his beloved Sesame Street characters. I love kids cards with primary colors and these stickers were just made for a card like that. I dug through my papers and found this fun piece that worked out perfect. I just had to figure out a layout so I could use all the characters, then I added the stamped and punched "5" circles and the "Happy Birthday" greeting. At first I wondered if it was a bit too busy, but the more I looked at it the better I liked it. I know that he will take time to examine it very carefully and it will bring a big smile to his face. I had fun with the inside too.
One more card done...two more to go.