Yesterday, we had a special family birthday. I don’t know how the years passed by so quickly, but they did. I wanted to make a truly special card. Last year I created a San Francisco Giants baseball jersey card (I will see if I can find a picture and post it) and my son really loved it. I knew that this year I would have to make something equally special or even top that. He is really into computers so I decided to make him a card that looked like a mac book. (By the way, he did not get a real mac book as a present; he got a bike.)
I used a full sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 inch brushed silver card stock and folded it in half. Then I rounded all four corners with a corner rounded. I cut lots of little pieces out of basic black card stock for the keys, and wrote on them with a white gel pen. I cut an extra piece of brushed silver for the mouse pad, and rounded those corners. I used basic black card stock to make the screen; a strip of basic gray for the header, and printed the message on regular computer paper. My favorite touch is the front of the card: I punched a cupcake out of vellum to replace the apple symbol.
It was a fun card to make for someone that I knew would appreciate it. He did, and that made me very happy!