Friday, March 11, 2022

Birthday Hat - Stampin' Up! Hats Off

   This week I was woefully short on guy birthday cards which really means I had zero guy birthday cards just when I needed to send one out!  I quickly got to work with 2 great challenges again!  It's awesome when challenges just seem to naturally go together especially when I'm short on time and trying to get a card in the mailbox before the mailman comes around!

  I used the colors from Global Design Project and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches to put this one together.  I did flipped the sketch to to the side to better accommodate the orientation of the hat.

  I was happy to find some Garden Green DSP in my retired stash and it was such a small piece that I don't even know the name of it but I do know it was a Christmas design.  It works for a guy birthday card too right?  And the embossed piece of Balmy Blue was already in my scraps so I just trimmed it down to fit.  Love using up bits and pieces that I've saved!

  I stamped the hat in Garden Green then colored it in with Mint Macaron Blends and cut it out.  The patch is colored with regular markers, stamped and die cut.

  The hat is adhered with dimensionals and the sentiment is stamped to the side in Balmy Blue.  This happy birthday sentiment can be found in the Paradise Palms stamp set in the Jan.-June mini catalog.  The final touch are some retired Garden Green candy dots in the corners.  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Hats Off, Paradise Palms

Ink: Balmy Blue, Garden Green

Blends: Mint Macaron light & dark

Paper: Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Basic White, unknown DSP

Accessories: Hat Builder dies, dimensionals, Corrugated embossing folder (retired), candy dots (retired)


  1. I love this! Great colors for a guy card and that cap is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. This is such a great masculine birthday card! Love that hat! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Fabulous masculine card! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.I have to say this is perfect for the current CASology Challenge, too.

  4. Such a great guy card! Perfect color combo for your design! Love that cap!


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