Making valentines for teenage sons is almost impossible. They'd be happy with a single stamped heart on a card. Who am I kidding? They just want the box of chocolates. But back in December (before I'd even been asked to be on the design team), Taylored Expressions was doing their release for Valentine's Day and I got totally excited over the Valentine Grumplings
. Doesn't this sentiment just scream "teenage boy"!??
You drive me nuts! They do drive me nuts! It's perfect!!
Check out his face. Usually I see that face staring at back at me - totally annoyed.
I have two teenage sons - 15 and 19. I got this card done and realized that I had gotten a little carried away. I wanted to use the heart die and then I got the bright idea to make it a hole - like in a tree - do you see it?? Then I decided I wanted to use the woodgrain paper and the patterned paper. I'm personally thrilled with it, but I think my sons will think it's too much. So this card will go to youngest son and I did a more CAS card using a different critter and a different grumpling for my oldest son.
I love him "bear-ly" - on many days, that's even more perfect!! This guy has an even grumpier face.
I used the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. I loved the idea of this grumpy bear on a big hill.
I'm thinking I'm going to use these same stamps every single Valentine's Day. Do you think they'll notice?
Oh, Kim, this stamp IS perfect for teen boys! These cards are sooooo cute and so beautifully constructed....LoveReplyDelete
Oh I love these stamps! So perfect for teens...and grumpy people like me! Ha! I am going to add them to my wishlist! Great cards.ReplyDelete
Hahahahaha...brilliant cards for 'grumplings', be they teenage boys or me (my husband would see both cards as a 'fit' for me *grin*). Simply fabulous! I suspect your sons, deep inside, will love these (and all the others you've made for them), recognizing them as signs of love, even though they drive you nuts, at times. Truly, these are hilarious!ReplyDelete
Those little grumpy babies are so cute! Great cards,Kim!ReplyDelete
Two fabulous cards Kim! So glad to see one of them in the gallery at CTS!ReplyDelete
Oh my Kim those images are the absolute cutest!!ReplyDelete
These are too cute! Love the grumpy images!!ReplyDelete
Ha awesome teen boy cards..I totally agree it is hard making Valentines for my preteen so I can only imagine or a teenager. These turned out perfect.ReplyDelete
I think this would be perfect for teenage girls too!! I love these fun stamps!!! Your first card is absolutely adorable. I LOVE the heart cut out from the "tree." The second card I love the large hill you created with the embossing. Great design. FABULOUS cards!!ReplyDelete
LOL! These are brilliant, Kim! They totally cracked me up! I don't have any Taylored Expressions stamps but I think it's high time I added some to my collection! :)ReplyDelete
These are both so fun, Kim! And I agree... totally perfect for your teenage boys! I LOVE the recessed hole/heart portion of your first card. I'm totally gonna do that sometime soon!ReplyDelete
Yep you can use them every year, they won't notice! They are PERFECT for teenage boys, even some men for that matter LOL!!! Super cute cards Kim!ReplyDelete
I love these grumplings......I even love the word grumpling! Wonderful cards!ReplyDelete
Kim...your grumplings are just amazing and I am sure your boys will be over the moon happy that you took the time to make them fantastic cards. Just so sweet.ReplyDelete
Well ... These are just too stink in' cute. So appropriate for teenage boys! I bet if you DIDN't make them a card they would notice! Love the sketch! Hugs xxxReplyDelete
Ha, ha, ha, your cards are just AWESOME!!! ha, ha, love the grumpy faces, ha, ha. I have to see if they sell these stamps over here in the Netherlands as well!! Just can't stop laughing, it's soooo very funny, no HILARIOUS!ReplyDelete
They will definitely appreciate their cards!!! And the box with chocolates of course, ha, ha. :-)
Best Valentinecards EVER!!
Both card are just great! Very nicely done!ReplyDelete
These are awesome, love the expression on the critters and the sentiments!ReplyDelete
Ha! These are awesome! Who knew a grumpy face and a Valentine would be a match made in heaven!ReplyDelete
Such a cute card. Love this stamp set you used.ReplyDelete
Oh, these are fabulous! I especially love the second one and your take on the CTS sketch!ReplyDelete
Oh, those grumplings are adorable! Love your take on the sketch, too!ReplyDelete
OMGosh these are so super cute!!!ReplyDelete