Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to Phillip!

I am on fire!  Well, not really, but I did getting quite a bit of crafting done this weekend. My husband's big 5-0 is on Thursday and in honor of  the event, I made this card.

There is a funny story here.  I made this card over the weekend and stored it away.  Yesterday morning my husband went into my card drawer looking for a card for my son's teacher and you guessed it - he gave her his birthday card.  I had scheduled this to post on his birthday but no matter now!  

This card was based on this week's Card Patterns Sketch 137.  I haven't played in this challenge for a while, and I really like this week's sketch so I figured I would go for it.  The paper combination came together a bit slowly.  Since this is a card for my husband I didn't want the paper to be too feminine, but I still wanted to use some color.  I ended up using Stampin' Up paper as the card base (and for a few of the elements), Canvas Corp's Black & Kraft Fresh Words Reverse as the mat, and then a small piece of my favorite My Mind's Eye Stella Rose to draw attention to the center of the card.  I am just loving my crinkly ribbon from My Craft Spot - it's here again in Cranberry.  All of the stamps you see are from Waltzingmouse, other than the sentiment - that's a Papertrey Ink stamp.  The flower is a spellbinders die that I saw recently on their blog and fell in love with.  It's an anemone flower and the set is awesome. I sprayed the entire flower with glimmer mist, added a quilled flower cut using Flower Shoppe to the center, and added some stickles to the edges to make it pop.  I love my flower and I was able to stop myself at just one keeping in mind that I am trying to keep the femininity toned down on this one.  This card is a bit different for me.  My color patterns tend to lean toward the matchy matchy and I like that I've mixed it up here.  And most importantly, I hope my husband likes it.  

Happy Birthday old man!

Paper:  Stampin' Up, Canvas Corp - Black & Kraft Fresh Words Reverse, My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose
Cartridges:  Flower Shoppe
Spellbinders:  lacey circles, scallop circles, banners & anemone flowers
Ribbon:  Crinkly ribbon from The Craft Spot
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - faux circles, banners, Papertrey Ink - Happy Birthday
Other embellishments:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist & Stickles

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. LOL too funny! I'm glad you were able to take lots of pictures of it before he gave it to your son's teacher. Beautiful card! Love that bunched up ribbon and the flower IS amazing! Love all the textures and the layers on this one, especially the colors combination too. Happy bday to your hubby!

  2. This is adorable. I love those papers you chose, and that flower is awesome!

  3. Funny Story!! My daughter stays in my card drawer!

  4. Well your hubby really liked his card so much... he gave it away! That is so funny! I love the card as well, loved the colors, crinkle ribbon and the flower, wonderful! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my place and your kind words about the loss of my Mom, you are very sweet!
    Crafty Hugs,

  5. Awesome card to match the funny story!

  6. Extraordinary! I know your husband will be thrilled with this stunning card. I feel as though I have been given a gift by vitrue of having seen this. Love all the WMS goodness and how fun the handwritten PTI sentiment is. Just perfect. That flower is pretty special too. Gorgeous, I mean, handsome card. ;-)

  7. Fabulous card! I bet he loved it. I love your work!!!!!

  8. Happy Birthday to your hubby! Your card it GORGEOUS!!! Please keep crafting.....love, love your creations!
    Sherrie K

  9. What a sweet birthday card! Love the sparkle and the stripes!! Hope your husband didn't mind getting a different birthday card then. LOL So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I'm enjoying looking around on yours-much inspiration to be found!

  11. At least you know your hubby loved the card if he picked it out to give away!! So glad you got pictures of this gorgeous card before it left your craft room for good! The ribbon is just fabulous and I love the flower so much! The quilled Flower Shoppe center looks so beautiful inside the Spellbinders flower! I hope your hubby has a very happy birthday :D


  12. What a great card! I think I would've cried if that happened to me. At least if I gave my husband the card I would've been able to look at it over and over again! Great story, though!

  13. Wonderful card and I hope my husband never finds the card that I make for him until I actually give it to him! :X

  14. Love this card! That paper is so fresh & fun!


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