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Grandfather card

This is a vintage style card I made for my father-in-law.  I used Waltzing Mouse Text-it stamp set as well as a Michaels $1 stamp.  The patterned paper is from K & Company that was embossed with the swirls Cuttlebug folder.  I antiqued the card with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink (which mixed with the chocolate chip Stampin UP ink and gave the backgrounds a real cool red tint), and distressed the edges with scissors.  The die cuts are made with Spellbinders and the Cuttlebug.  The ribbon is from Archievers.

Fire truck birthday card

Hello!  I made a boy (or girl, if she likes fire trucks!) birthday card following this weeks Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.

I used Stampin Up Good Neighbors stamp set for the houses, trees and sentiment.  The fire truck is a digital stamp from Waltzing Mouse that you can find in the Help for Katie donation set (see the side bar for info).  I colored the truck using Copics and hand cut the road.

Thanks for stopping by!


Fall Birthday card

Well, I know I haven’t posted in while.  I have had a lack of mojo due to major stress at work.  However, things are looking up. 

It is my brother-in-law’s birthday on Sunday.  I have the worst time making masculine cards, so I wasn’t really looking forward to it.  Plus, most of my stamps seem flowery or just not guy-ish.  I have a pick up truck stamp making its way to me but I wanted to get this done ASAP.  Anyway, I used the Stamping 411 sketch (minus the bow).

First, I cuttlebugged my blue paper with the swirls folder.  Then I used a Unity tree stamp; which I inked in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink, embossed with clear powder and cut out.  Using a little leaf stamp from the Waltzing Mouse Bountiful Baskets set and the chocolate Chip ink again, I made a background pattern on the base card.  Using the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the same set, I stamped it onto a cut out from a Spellbinders Nestie.  Next, I attached the Nestie cut out to the blue paper, then added a little white rectangle over it. Finally, I attach the whole thing to the base card. 

Using the same wee leaf stamp, I added a few to the tree and colored them.   Using my versamark pen I “wrote” over the leaves and then embossed them with clear powder.  I added the tree to the card using dimensionals.  Then, I stamped and colored several more leaves.  Next, I added Gold Stickles to the leaves and covered them with Glossy Accents.  Since it is a card for a man, I decided on no ribbon.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.


Medallion Birthday Card

I wanted to play along with this weeks Waltzing Mouse challenge since I just received my stamps and wanted to play!

This is the sketch we were supposed to follow:

It’s my DH’s birthday on Friday so I decided to give this a masculine bent (I hope I succeeded!).

I used Bazzill cardstock, patterned paper from The Paper Studio, Offray ribbon, pearls by Mark Richards, Nesties and Stamps from Waltzing Mouse, Hero Arts and Stampabilities.

I originally cut the medallion into thirds, but when I was laying it out I thought it looked better together with the ribbons separated.

My new stamps were easy to use and I love the pizzazz it gives the Nesties!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback.


Little boy birthday card

Over at 2S4Y the challenge this week is to interpret the following sketch.


This is what I came up with.  I used the airplane cut from the New Arrival Cricut Cart, including the banner.  The paper is from Nana’s Kids by DCWV and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.  I finished off the inside with a shadow cut of the airplane and a strip of the patterned paper.

This card is for my nephew’s birthday, he’s turning 3.  He is so cute!  My “baby” (6 year old son) told me yesterday he wanted me to have a baby boy so he would have a friend to play with at home.  I  pointed out to him that a baby wouldn’t be able to play with him for a couple of years and that I would have to spend a lot of time with a baby, he changed his mind.  Phew!  Dodged that bullet!


Male birthday card

I used the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 you this week to make a birthday for my father-in-law.  It is really difficult to make a card for a man!   No flowers, to cutsie animals, what to do! 

I decided to use a dark patterned paper and a coordinating light blue paper from My Minds Eye.  Also used a brown scrap and Martha Stewart botanical punch.  Then I paired it with an olive green ribbon that corresponded to the color in the paper.  I used two cuts from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge to frame the sentiment.

I finished off the inside with more patterned paper and botanical punch.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!