Sunday, January 4, 2009

You Rock!

Well, it's that time of year again around my house...boy birthday season. That's what I call it anyway, and it's my least favourite cardmaking time of year. Of the nine boys/men's birthdays, seven are in the first quarter of the year...ugh! I don't know about you, but these seem to be the most difficult cards to make. Why can't guys like flowers???  LOL!

So when I saw Jen's Sketch For You To Try I knew it would be a perfect one to start off my boy cards. 

There's only a teeny bit of stamping on this card, just the sentiment, and it's from the Essential Sentiments set from MFT. The other thing I don't have a lot of is boy-themed paper and embellishments. I'm happy that I picked up some Scenic Route patterned paper at my LSS, Right at Home Scrapbooking, a while back, and I thought the colours would be perfect for one of my nephews. 

I covered and SU chipboard star with red patterned paper, then I added a lower case "d" ghost letter (cause this card is for Drew). I used my small star punch for the kiwi kiss star and topped it off with a blue button. The tag is stamped with white Stazon (although it looks blueish in the photo, and actually it's not pure white on the card either) and cut out with the Spellbinders Tags Trio shapeabilities. 

I ran the brilliant blue background piece through by Tiny Bubbles cuttlebug folder for a bit of texture. The three patterned panels are pierced along the top and bottom edges. I have a glittery green star all covered with Stickles that I'm going to add to the inside of the card, once it dries in about 12 days! LOL!

If you have any favourite boy/men cards, please leave me a link in the comments section. I'm looking for inspiration.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Dana White said...

It is a perfect male/boy card!

Anonymous said...

I just make my husband like flowers!! LOL Great card Karen, love the vibrant colour of it!

Janet said...

This card rocks!!! love the colours!!

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Felicia said...

WOW! You card is adorable! I too dislike making male cards. lol I just can't do it. I find it hard to come up with what stamp set to use! lol But this card is very cute!

jen del muro ( said...

YOU Rock!!! This is SO AWESOME!