Wednesday, June 6, 2012

55 years ago . . .

 Tomorrow is my Father-in-law's birthday, so I had to make the dreaded "man" card. : )  Actually, they really aren't so bad; not as easy as a girly card, but still fun.  The Last But Not Least #4 challenge this month is to create a card with (gasp) NO stamping!!  Not even one little sentiment.  That was a bit challenging for a birthday card, but I have this fabulous die set from PTI (by the numbers)--that I love--that coordinates with the Big Birthday Wishes stamp set (also by PTI) that I used on the inside to create the birthday wish.  I hope that is still within the spirit of the challenge.  Plus, the happy birthday paper sort of gets the point across.  See those gear shaped things in the corners?  Aluminum tape!!  (Coolest stuff ever if you want metal accents that are super inexpensive).  I use chipboard suns from Maya Road's "How's the Weather" mini chipboard package and covered them with aluminum tape.  They look like gears (I thought) which is perfect 'cause my FIL is a tool salesman and used to be a mechanic.
Here's the sentiment for the inside.

Last But Not Least #4--no stamping
C.R.A.F.T. #157--background text
Skipping Stones Design #131--sketch
{PIN}-spirational Challenges #10--photo inspiration (I went with the blue/green color scheme and stripes)
Creative Inspirations #166--card for male
Fab 'N Funky Challenges--go green

Paper: DCWV; PTI's ripe avocado cardstock
Ribbon: PTI's ripe avocado and 1/8" yellow ribbon from Offray
Dies: PTI's By the Numbers
Stamps: PTI's Big Birthday Wishes


Jingle said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones!

dj said...

Great did a great job creating a card without any stamps!! Thanks for playing along with my Last But Not Least challenge.

jimlynn said...

This is wonderful!!! Love the way you used the tape to make the little gear things too! A great card for any guy!
Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.

Mynn xx said...

This is perfect! LOVE the patterned papers and colors you used--your FIL will love it! :)

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome!!!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!!! Hope to see you again next week!!!!

Corrinne said...

Fantastic creation! It's fun AND sophisticated :)

It was wonderful to see you join us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week! I welcome you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy ( as well - Our theme is Sand, Surf & Sea :)

Lots of joy!

Unknown said...

Very elegant card - Thank you for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this time!

DT Member
Celestial Things

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Really like the card and the sentiment is realy sweet!

- Mel xx

Grandma Bonnie said...

Heather, you so make me smile..."the dreaded man card" is a great card.. I lament with you...because all of the work put into "man" cards are really not appreciated..i however, do appreciate you work and am so glad you were able to join us (even with a man card) at {Pin}spirational challenges!

Mona Evy said...

Wonderful male card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge.

Emma H said...

Wonderful card - even with no stamping! (haven't tried that yet, not sure if I could!)
Thanks for playing along with Fab n Funky this week!

Katie Gehring said...

What a great card for a special birthday! Hove your father in law loves it!