Fire Engine Kids Birthday – You’re My Hero


The You're My Hero stamp set reminds me of growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles hearing sirens as they left the station to respond to an emergency.  This card is great birthday card for that little boy in your life.

On Air Force bases fire trucks are yellow and I have no idea why.  I Googled it and I found out that there is no particular reason, but there must be in the military because every base I've ever visited has yellow fire trucks.

However, my research indicated that yellow fire trucks were more safe because they are more visible to drivers.  Now that makes sense.


The card is a quick & easy card, just like I like them!  I used real red card stock as the card base with a piece of whisper white to bring out the real red in the trucks color.  The black strip of basic black was a left over scrap and it fit perfect after I stamped the trucks.  To add a little dimension to the tires I placed candy dots from the Neutrals collection on all six tires.

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It's Friday night in my part of the world and I'll be getting to bed soon because tomorrow morning when you're on your way from work or cooking super… I will be reporting to the starting line to run the Air Force Maraton (10K).  You can follow the race on my Facebook page.

I feel so excited about it and I'm beside myself because I HATE running, but I'm so excited about tomorrow.  I feel like it's the first day of school… LOL.

Thank you so much for visiting me.  Wish me luck. —Maggie

About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. That’s really cute, and I know a little boy w
    ould love it!

  2. Adorable card Maggie! Good luck with the marathon – I know you can do it!!! Proud of you!!

  3. Maggie, your card is awesome just as you are. I am so enjoying seeing all the children cards in this challenge. What a refreshing change. I like how you added the candy dots to the wheels. Cute!

    My nephew works on the airplanes in the Air Force on a base in Wyoming. He just loves it and is going to be promoted in December. I’m not up on all the proper wording. He also learned to work with wood and makes the most awesome bowls with different types of wood so some of them have like a checkerboard look. I’m so proud of him too!

    Rest up for tomorrow’s run Girl. I wish you the best of luck. I’ll be thinking of you and rooting for you!

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