Friday, December 16, 2011

Jacob's Lego Birthday Card

Edited to Add: I've had a few requests for instructions, so I've added them to the end of this post.

I thought I'd take a little break from Christmas projects to show you Jacob's birthday card:

He turned 11 at the end of November and is still very much into Lego. Not having any Lego stamps, I made some Lego Punch Art instead. I've also used Big Top Birthday DSP, which is perfect for kids cards. I love using the paper corrugator as a more masculine alternative to ribbon.
Jacob's comment on receiving his card was "Mum, how do you come up with these things??" My answer..."I'm a genius!" (of course) LOL

To make the Lego pieces I used Pacific Point, Real Red and Daffodil Delight cardstock. I punched circles using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack Circle Punch. My Lego pieces are 2.5 x 2.5cm, 3.5 x 2.5cm and 4.5 x 2.5cm. I sponged all of the edges of the pieces and the circles. Stick on the circles with a little piece of a Dimensional (foam dot) and add a White Gel Pen highlight. That's all there is to it!


  1. That's fantastic - my son (12 yrs) still loves lego too, so would LOVE this card :-)
    Janine R

  2. What a cool card, glad he liked it.

  3. As a complete Lego geek, I absolutely LOVE this card. Marelle, you ARE a genius!!!.....btw...are they brads or crystal effects dots? They just look amazing!!

  4. This is SO cool. Can't wait to recreate this one. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  5. Hey Marelle, this is a fab card for a young boy. I always struggle with cards for kids, but will be keeping this in mind to CASE at a later date. Thanks for sharing and have a safe and happy Christmas ♥

  6. Awesome, Marelle! Love the Lego idea, would be a huge hit at my place!

  7. I love this Marelle! My 5 (almost 6) year old is way into Lego now so I might use this idea for his upcoming birthday. :-)

  8. Deb B (Debadoo)21/3/12 12:25 am

    This is adorable!! My son was a lego fanatic when he was little. Of course, he's 28 now. lol I keep saying I'm going to do one of these lego cards. I really need the punch pack so I don't have to re-figure all the dimensions.

  9. this is marvelous, thank you!



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