Monday, May 7, 2012

Delightful (Masculine) Birthday

  It was my husband's birthday on Friday so we had a lot of celebrating going on.  I made Eggs Benedict for breakfast, then we went out for lunch and for dinner we had yummy "Mertz Burgers", scalloped potatoes and corn on the cob for dinner.  We topped off all that eating with Angel Food cake, fresh strawberries, homemade ice cream and whipped cream for dessert!  I don't think I was hungry until Sunday afternoon!

  Here is the birthday card that I made for him.  I used a recent color challenge over at Create With Connie & Mary and the layout is from Paper Players.

  The base is Sahara Sand.  The next layer is textured Night of Navy with paper piercing along both edges. 

  I finally got the Tasteful Trim die and used it to make the scallops with the Peach Parfait DSP.  There are super fun shapes on this die and they are perfect in lieu of ribbon which doesn't usually work on a guy card right?

  The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen (remember me saying that I use this set on every other card....might be every card lately!).  I colored it with markers and stamped it on a Whisper White circle that was cut with the Circles #2 die. 

  I added a Peach Parfait Glimmer brad (yes, still trying to use up these In Colors!) at the top and 3 Night of Navy brads at the bottom.  I popped the whole panel up with dimensionals.

  I really like this color combination for a guy card.  The pop of Peach Parfait keeps it from looking too serious and the textures and shapes keep it from being too boring!  No fuss, no frills = a winner of a guy card!

  I got my peek at the new Stampin' Up! catalog this morning and my very own copy will be here tomorrow!  Woo Hoo!  Not much will be getting done at my house tomorrow!  =) Lots of fun new things to drool over.  I think my wish list might be very long this year!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Delightful Dozen

Ink: Peach Parfait (retiring), Sahara Sand, Night of Navy

Paper: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy textured (retiring), Whisper White, In Color Hostess Pack DSP (retired)

Accessories: paper piercer, dimensionals, brads, Tasteful Trim die, Circles #2 die


  1. Fun card! I keep forgetting to get out my Tasteful Trim die! I like the different elements you have going on. Would be nice for a CASE! (wink-wink)!!

  2. Great guy card! I also love the Delightful Dozen stamp set AND the Tasteful Trim die. Pinning!


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