Wish Big Birthday Card for Guys

I am not particularly fond of making masculine cards, usually because I find them boring and plain. Men don’t like glitter or rhinestones or ribbon–things I use almost every time I make a card. For this project, I started out by picking colors most guys like, then layered the card stock in a striped pattern, reminiscent of a man’s sweater. The strips are Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Tempting Turquoise on a Crumb Cake base.

The stamps are from Bring on the Cake. I stamped the “Wish Big” in chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with scissors. Then, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” in Temping Turquoise ink on Very Vanilla, swiping the edges in So Saffron ink. I attached the hand to the card stock with a stampin dimensional and colored in the words with Tangerine Tango marker.

I matted the Very Vanilla onto Tangerine Tango card stock after paper piercing. Along the bottom edge, I added Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim. Now, I’ll admit, it’s not very manly, but I had to put my own personal touch on the card somewhere!

Take a Spin {Fun Birthday Spinner Card}

Well, Birthday season in my family has officially begun. It starts off slowly in February, then gets CRAZY in March (8 birthdays in the month of March alone) and then every month thereafter. I guess I”ll be making a lot of birthday cards!

This Take a Spin stamp set is a lot of fun. I went to town coloring in all the images with my SU Markers, both directly onto the stamp and then filling in some of the images after it was stamped.

There are 4 different stamps in the set, and the Game Spinner Hands are sold separately in a set of 12.

As you can see from the close up above, I colored the majority of the stamp with Chocolate Chip Marker, (direct to stamp)  using Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Marina Mist as accent colors. Then, I stamped onto Whisper White card stock and trimmed around the game board.

Next, I stamped the image a second time, with White Craft ink onto Marina Mist card stock, heat embossing with White Embossing Powder.

Using the cropadile, I punched a hole in the center of the game board and attached the Game Spinner Hand.  Then, I adhered that piece to the Marina Mist card stock using stampin dimensionals. TIP: If you just slightly bend the ends of the Spinner Hands upward it will spin easily.

My new favorite thing, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim, was glued around the Marina Mist card stock with Tombow Mono Multi. I added a square of card stock behind this piece with stampin dimensionals for added stability so the game board wouldn’t cave in when you touch the spinner.

The card base is Chocolate Chip, which I ran through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The ribbon is 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain in Marina Mist.

Inside, I lined the card with Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock. I swiped the edges of the White in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped 2 sentiments from Bring on the Cake.

Recordable Stampin’ Sound Card {Happy Birthday Grandma}

I made this card for my Grandmother’s 78th birthday. I know it’s not very grandma-ish but I think she’ll like it because there’s a surprise inside!

This card is a Recordable Stampin’ Sound Card. As the name implies, you can record your voice, music, a song, or any type of greeting. Some things to note about this product:

■ Card measures 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
■ Fits into our Padded Envelopes
■ White
■ Cover with Designer Series Paper or Card Stock and embellish
■ Record a message up to 10 seconds
■ Includes play, record, and lock features to ensure message is set

Here is the inside of the card. I stamped “Happy Birthday” from Bring on the Cake and colored it in with different color Markers. My daughter recorded the message.

To record your message, (1) simply flip the black switch on the side of the card to “on”, (2) press and hold “record”, (3) record your greeting (up to 10 seconds long), (4) let go of the record button, (5) then set the black switch to “off” to lock your message.

The supplies used are the same as the card I posted yesterday. I covered the front with Early Espresso card stock and patterned paper from American Crafts.

The cake is stamped with Early Espresso ink, the candles colored direct to stamp with various color Markers, and paper pieced using the AC Patterned Paper.

I used the paper piercer around the border of the Whisper White layer, matted with Early Espresso card stock. Then, I attached Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim all around the card stock with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. A double layer of Stampin Dimensionals attaches it to the card base.

To give the cake a little more dimension, I used Crystal Effects to highlight the dots on the patterned paper.

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