Monday, September 19, 2022

Turning 15 Already?

As parents and grandparents we all are amazed at how fast our children and grands grow up.  In what seems like a blink of an eye, they go from the tiny baby to teenagers and then adults.   

Those are my thoughts as I made this card for my grandson who just turned 15.  I watched him being born and that truly seems like just the other day!  

I know a lot 15 year old kids are standing in line at the DMV the day after their birthday... ever so anxious to get their beginners permit.  Just as many parents are totally scared to death at the thought of their babies behind the wheel.

Here's the card I made for my grandson, filled with as many words of wisdom and caution as I could squeeze in! 

For his card I used Rubbernecker Stamps 'Mustang Fastback'.  I stamped the car and then scanned it into Photoshop Elements which allowed me to size it to fit with the design.  I pulled the road signs from a Goggle search and randomly added them around the image.  I made sure I put the STOP sign by the text '15th Birthday'.  

Once I had it laid out like I wanted, I printed it on Neenah 110# cardstock and then colored the car with Copic markers.

When completed, I die cut the image using Whimsy Stamps Notched Square Die.  I did trim off the bottom edge both to give a solid bottom and to remove the extra white space.  

I used a light gray cardstock to make the custom size card base, as the finished card ended up being 5 1/2" x 6".  After securing the striped matting and the colored image, I added Glossy Accents to the windows, then left it overnight to dry.

I think it turned out pretty good and I hope my grandson will like it too.  It's definitely filled with love!

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Stamp & Fun = Creativity ~ Challenge 416 

Dragonfly Dreams ~ September ~ Happy Birthday 

International Art & Soul ~ Challenge 142 ~ Transport 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 190 

The Corrosive Challenge  ~ Sept 

We Love Stamping (UK) ~ September 

Seize the Birthday - Challenge 247 


Pam's Pearls



Mustang: B21, B23, B26, B28, N1, Y18, Ground: W3



Rubbernecker Stamps, Mustang Fastback

Whimsy Stamps, Notched Square Die


  1. Great card, yes 15 is very young to learn to drive, I think it is still 17 in the UK. I might be wrong as I am not up to date with all that anymore. Your card is perfect for your Grandson. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  2. I am sure your grandson loved it. What an apt card and as Cathy pointed out you can't drive in the UK until 17 so putting a 15yr old behind the wheel feels quite daunting to us. Thanks for joining us at we love stamping xx

  3. It is indeed a scary think when ur offspring start to drove, I', grateful that in the UK it's a little oder at 17. Sure your Grandson will love this, thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  4. A fab card design and I'm glad you squeezed all those reminders on too! Thanks for joining in with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

  5. This is so fun! Perfect for your 15 year old grandson. Great colouring on the car. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  6. I love the signs. Such a great idea.

  7. What a fun birthday card Pam. I agree that 15 is young to learn to drive - we are 16 here and I thought even that seems young. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  8. 15 does seem extremely young to learn to drive. A fitting card. Thank you for joining in our birthday themed challenge at Ddragonfly Dreams.

  9. I love masculine cards. This one is fabulous for a guy! Great job. Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and hope to see you again! Tammy DT

  10. Great card! Love the coloration. Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.