Saturday, June 11, 2016

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge

I created this card for my great-nephew.   He's into all kinds of sports, so I thought he'd like it.

I used the Let's Play Ball stamp set from Close To My Heart and these inks:  Tangerine Tango from Stampin' Up, Mocha Mama Powder Puff Ink from Quick Quotes, Tuxedo Black from Memento, and Red Pepper Adirondack Ink from Ranger.  The paper is from an old DCWV 4 x 6  Mat Stack, and the dots are from Cloud 9 by Colorbok (no longer in business).

This is part of the Share the Joy Challenge over at Taylored Expressions.

Have a great weekend, and remember to be unique!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

An Easy, Quick Masculine Birthday Card

This week I thought I'd share a card that I just made for my brother-in-law's birthday.  It was a last-minute card (Shh, don't tell!), so it had to be easy and quick. 

To make this card, I first created a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch base from kraft cardstock.  Then I cut a banner just slightly smaller than the card base from one of the papers in the Echo Park Note to Self  6 x 6 paper pad.  I then cut 2 smaller banners from papers in the same collection, and I stamped sentiments from the Stampin' Up B*Y*O*P set on them.  I used my Tiny Attacher to staple the smaller banners to the large one.  To add a little "fun" to the card, I tied some brown twine and added a bow from a small scrap of beige twine that I had.  I stamped "Happy Birthday" from the same stamp set, and I called it done.  It actually took me only about 20 minutes to make, and it's perfect for a gift card!

Thanks for visiting, and remember to always be unique!

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