Sunday, January 20, 2013

Vintage Verses Birthday

 


I can hardly wait until tomorrow for SaleABration to begin, and for my new box of goodies to arrive from Stampin' UP!  I have been playing with the new toys that I got, but I can't wait until I get more.  There is nothing like a new box of stamps and paper to bring out my creativity.  I have been either so buzy, or so sick since Christmas, that I was beginning to wonder if I would ever feel like stamping again.  I have been having so much fun making cards the last 2 days, I can hardly wait to show off what I have been making.
Debby and I are having an Open House next Saturday to show off the new Spring Catalog and SaleABration products, so I am going to hold back on some samples, so my guests will be surprised.  I also have to decide what will be my card for Make-n-Take projects on Saturday. I used a stampset called Vintage Verses for the front of my card.  I love the sentiment of "Wishing you a day as perfect as you are" for a birthday card, but it could be used for any number of occasions.  I was so tickled that it fit perfectly in the Labels Collection Framelits.  I used the outside cut from the framelits for the inside of the card.  I love the way that looks.  Kind of clean and simple, short and sweet for a guys card. 
I used a couple of challenges for my inspiration on this project, too.  A new challenge blog that I found, Seize the Birthday #2, had a great layout, and called for a masculine birthday card.  I love the idea of a challenge blog for just birthday cards.  Yeah!  Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #42 had the great color combination that I used for the card to use white, olive green, and blue.  Mine was done with paper from Summer Smooches and Gumball Green and Not Quite Navy paper and inks.  Friday Mashups challenge 93 was for a birthday card with brads, so I used some small silver brads for trim, and they just hit the nail on the head.  And, over at Just Add Ink they have a wonderful blog hop for Big Shot projects, and their challenge this week was to use the Big Shot, and I used the Labels Collection Framelits, and an embossing folder for the background.    This was a fun card to make, and I was pleased with my masculine birthday card, because you can just never have enough of those.  I think my friends will like this one for a future card buffet. 
Thanks for stopping by today, and come back tomorrow and you can check out the new SaleABration products.  Yeah!!
 
Mary Alice


 


14 comments:

  1. A lovely card, you've used the colors nicely here and you've got some great texture going on!

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  2. Mary Alice your card is just gorgeous, I love the die cut and the sentiment. I love that sketch you used.

    Thanks so very much for sharing your work with us at IBSIC!

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  3. Wonderful work here, love the die cut and the saying, so special! Great use of the colours too! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  4. Lovely birthday sentiment, and lots of brads -- perfect! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  5. Gorgeous birthday card! I love how you used the colors for the challenge! Just beautiful! Thank you, Joanna

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  6. Love this card!!! It would be perfect as a masculine card.
    Your embossed background really brings the card together. Thank you for joining us at IBSIC.
    Calypso

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  7. Great embossed background, and use of colour, Mary Alice. Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink!

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  8. This is lovely! I love the embossed background and all the brads. Such fun colours too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

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  9. I like the layout you have used Mary Alice. The layers and different designs of the DSP is very striking. Chantell JAI

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  10. Great masculine birthday card - love how you used the brads, and the combination of patterns and texture works well! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

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  11. Glad our Blog Hop allowed you to use your SAB items and I always like to see masculine cards to provide inspiration. Thanks for joining in with our Blog Hop at Just Add Ink this week.

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  12. Lovely card! That combination of patterns and colors works really well!

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  13. This card has great texture.. and not just with the embossed background. The DSP really make it pop with life! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mash Up!

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  14. Very pretty... I really like the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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