Andrew is one of the sweetest and smartest 5 year olds I know. Currently he is an admirer of Captain American, not because he's read the books or seen the movie but my guess would be its because of his cool shield of shapes. For as long as I can remember this little cutie patootie has always been fond of learning. His mom is a very gifted teacher so he has been well educated from a very young age.
I love it when he comes to visit my house, although I don't have toys that a 5 year old would normally enjoy it doesn't stop Andrew from having some good educational play time with my Stampin' Up! punches. He makes circles and triangles, squares and stars! He knows what a hexagon is as well as an octagon and is probably hoping that one day Stampin' Up! will have these punches to add to his fun.
This past week this little genius celebrated his 5th birthday so I decided to make him a Captain America card featuring the shield he is so fond of.
This card was made with the Layering Circles Collection Frameliets, the Star Punch and appropriately named stamp set, My Hero! I added a couple of In Color Enamel Stars on each side of the word Celebrate to complete the front of this fun card.
The My Hero stamp set also has this adorable shield stamp that worked perfectly to honor this special little wise and adventurous birthday boy!
I wasn't there when he opened it but his Mom sent me a few pics that really made my day.
First. she said he liked the way I wrapped his gift, he imagined it was a shield. I had to laugh because as you can see wrapping gifts is not my greatest talent but Andrew didn't seem to mind one bit.
It sure was nice knowing that just the packaging alone made him happy on his special day.
Of course when he opened his card he took time to read it because like knowing his shapes, he known how to read for quite some time now.
This little Captain America is so special to our family. I'm happy to know he liked his card and gift and even more thrilled that he is a part of our lives! We sure are blessed that we have the opportunity to continue to watch him learn and grow into the little Hero he was destined to be.
Happy Birthday Andrew, We Love You!