Masculine Plaid Cards

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Grandpa Gold in his heart

A lady requested this quote for her grandpa’s birthday. It was a good thing that my local scrapbook store found some very old BasicGrey papers in their storage room. They had one sheet of this so I picked it up along with some others. Good thing I did because it was perfect for this saying….at least I thought so!
I used Freshly Made Sketches 276 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1)December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – plaid paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Little Black Dress Collection – Classy Chic)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

In April I made a “DAD” card for my FIL’s birthday.  (which I apparently forgot to post!)
Dad Birthday
I showed it to a lady and she said she wanted one for her dad’s birthday. Well I didn’t have the same paper so this is what I came up with…

Stars - Dad

I put the dad on the bottom right corner this time so I moved the stars up to the left corner. She loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Color Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I ended up “lifting” one of my own cards!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (old retired)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Loyal Collection)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Stars), burlap twine, Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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Surfboard

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Surfboard

I had an order for a adult male birthday. One of his hobbies is surfing so I went with that! I thought this tropical scene surfboard from Imagine That Digi Stamp would work perfectly for a masculine card. I used MOJO Monday Sketch #497 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com– Bonus Category – outdoor activity

2) Imagine That Monthly Link Up ChallengeRemember, you can now get our monthly ‘Featured set’ FREE just for linking up using any Imagine That Digistamp!!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Beach Blanket Girl @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft, Raven)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: 1/16 pop dots, cutterbee scissors

Graduation Cards

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Graduation Congratulations

I had an order for a grandson who was graduating from High School. The school colors were maroon, grey, black. I also made another one that instead of the 3 stars it has 2017 in maroon.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites. I didn’t get to this sketch (#5) last month in Card Sketch Challenge. Original sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches #396.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp – Congratulations Graduate by Deedee Anderson. Her shop is closed but she might have it on her website http://papercraftromance.com/
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer. I did paper piece the tassel to get it the color I wanted.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, bazzill white, Ash, Crabapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accent/Tools: The Paper Studio stars embossing folder, Star brads

Graduation Doors

So I had a last minute order where the guy needed a graduation card for his grandson. He wanted 3 doors with signs and a male graduate on the card. This is what I came up with. Not super happy with the doors but that is all I could come up with quickly. He liked it so I guess it worked.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – masculine

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Graduation Silhouettes from Deer Custom Designs (Etsy)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, silver brads, xyron X

Kissy Fish

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kissing-fish

So I had been trying to think how to make the “baby and momma valentine card” into one that could be given to a husband from a wife only. So I came up with this Kissing Fish version! I used water color design paper from Michael’s to make the fish and the background. Love paper that lets me cheat cause I can’t make my own water color paper…doesn’t turn out as good! I used the same Tuesday Morning Sketch #388 as my inspiration.

Feb Card Inspiration Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – Love.

4 Crafty Chicks #337 – Love

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Kissy Fish @ Crooked Little Studio
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bahama)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Color Splash 6 x 6 paper pad)
Technique: printed the digital image on colored paper and cut them out
Accents/Tools: Twine, computer, Xyron X, heart punch

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Green Guitar Birthday

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Green Guitar.JPG

I needed a guitar birthday for a friend so I made a couple and decided to send this one to the terminally ill boy in Arizona that wants birthday cards for his birthday.

I found the guitar image on the web and cut it out. I used this card as my inspiration for the design.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – see above
2) Operation Happy Mail – not a challenge but a thread where we post who could use happy mail.

SUPPLIES:
Image: found on the internet
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patch, Raven, Limeade)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio star embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, computer, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots

Target Shooting Birthday

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Target Shooting Birthday

A lady needed a birthday card for a friend who will be 79 and likes target shooting. I saw this cake https://www.flickr.com/photos/thecaketailor/5535275056 and asked her if she liked it for a card and she said it was perfect. So I turned the cake ideal into a birthday card!

CHALLENGES:
1. July Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – I liked a cake ideal I saw on the internet!
2. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #304 – Happy Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Shooting Target image found on the internet
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ up Cricut Cartridge, silver brads, xyron X

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Father’s Day Fishing Card

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Fishing Father's Day.JPG

Sorry not the greatest photo as I took it with my phone…totally forgot to get one with my real camera!

So one of the guys at work bought some of my cards and sent it to his parents. Well his mom now has placed orders that last through out the year. She didn’t order a Father’s Day card (long story) so her son decided to order one for her. So I made it and sent it to her as a surprise. She loved that her son and I did that for her. I used scraps from my scrap drawers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. Original sketch found here:
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/02/freshly-made-sketches-124-sketch-by.html

Cardstock: Bazzill (Java)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)
Accents/Tools: brads, Embossing Folder (We r Memory Keepers – woven)

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