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With one exception, my March calendar is full of birthdays for guys. Namely my husband, son, nephew, and son-in-law. I looked in my stash last week for a "guy card" and realized that I needed to replenish; all the "guy cards" were gone. Fortunately, the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack provided just the right inspiration to make a quick stack of "guy cards."
Since "guy cards" tend to favor strong colors, I knew that the Taken With Teal background papers in the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack would be perfect. I ran a few pieces through the Big Shot to make a stack of Top Notes and sponged the edges of each one with Taken With Teal. I adhered each Top Note to a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock; I rounded the corners and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip so that there would be an easy transition to my Chocolate Chip base card. Two slots were punched into the Top Note/Sahara Sand and a piece of Pumpkin Pie Striped grosgrain ribbon was run through and tied off at the bottom.
The focal point of the card is the stacked packages image from Happy Moments, a stamp set that you can earn for FREE only during Sale-A-Bration (with a qualifying order of $50 in merchandise). This image is stamped with Basic Black ink four times: on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock and on three scrap pieces from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack. The 'happy birthday" image is also stamped with Basic Black on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock just below the stack of packages. The images stamped on the three scrap pieces of paper are cut apart and then one package from each paper design is attached to the stamped image (in its corresponding location) with SNAIL. The edges of the Pumpkin Pie cardstock are sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. The edges of a piece of Whisper White cardstock are sponged with Taken With Teal and then attached to the Top Note slightly higher than center. The Pumpkin Pie cardstock is attached, centered, to the Whisper White cardstock. Holes are punched in the corners of the Pumpkin Pie cardstock using the 1/16" hole punch and Silver Vintage Brads are inserted and set. The focal piece is then attached to the base card, using Stampin' Dimensionals, approximately 1/4" from the top, left and right edges of the card front.
The Happy Moments packages are stamped on the lower left corner of the envelope front using Basic Black ink and the packages are colored with Stampin' Up's Many Marvelous Markers in Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and Sahara Sand (similar to the package colors on the card front).
A quick and simple card in strong colors with hardware (the metal brads) thrown in for good measure. It doesn't get more guy-friendly than that, does it?
Have a great week! I need to get a few of these cards in the mail (one of them is already late...).
Stamps: Happy Moments; Inks: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Taken With Teal; Many Marvelous Markers: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand; Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack; Embellishments: Silver Vintage brads, Pumpkin Pie 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Pads, Top Note die, 1/16" hole punch, 3/16" corner rounder, horizontal slot punch; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope