Monday, February 22, 2010

Manly Birthday Cards

Happy Monday!  The start of another week!  I hope you had a great weekend!  We celebrated Chad's father's 60th!  His mom had a party for him, she set up games all over her basement and had a system where everyone played each game and recieved points.  It was a lot of fun! And there was a lot of good food!  With Chad's dad's birthday I had to make a manly birthday card.  I know a lot of us don't enjoy making manly ones but I don't mind.  I just find it sometimes hard to get inspired to make them, I actually give out a lot of manly cards (guy's like to get cards too!)   I had picked up the new issue of papercrafts magazine so I found inspiration there for my first card:



And than after making the first card I had an idea and made a second:



I thought that the scallop border punch by EK Sucess made some great hills for the trees!  What I also did for the trees was to stamp the middle tree first lower and than the last trees afterwards higher (worked best with the scallops)  How I did that was by covering the two small trees with scotch tape and stamping the whole stamp into the pad, and than taking the tape off and stamping it on the paper.  Than cleaning the stamp with a baby wipe and this time putting the tape on the middle tree.   And once again stamping the whole stamp into the pad and peeling off the tape and stamping the two smaller trees where I wanted them. I hope this makes sense, I often do this if I don't want to stamp the whole stamp.   I really liked the idea of stamping the words with different colored inks and with the script being last it worked by just carefully stamping the brown first only the "birthdays are the" and stamping "best" after carefully in the green, super easy!

Products used:  PTI Everyday Button Bits, Blooming Button Bits, PTI buttons, mom's buttons, Kaserkraft PP, Bazill cardstock, SU Chocolate Chip Ink, Colorbox Moss Green, floss!


I am so happy to share that on thursday night I took Ariel to Disney On Ice, Princesses!  For some reason I had completely missed that it was coming and than saw on facebook a lot of people were going.  I shared with my hubby how much I wanted to take Ariel and how I knew she would love it!  On thursday afternoon Chad was in the area near the arena where the show was so he went there and got some great tickets!  We had 3rd row!  It was such a great show!  I am so happy that it all worked out and that Ariel had such an amazing time!

I do have a funny story to share about Ariel.  I had been babysitting my friends two kids, I do it once in a while.  Ariel and J (who is a boy but I won't share his full name) were playing in her room with the door closed, which is fine they are both 4 and they do it because they don't want the littler kids to bother them, Carter would be right there sitting on the bed with them otherwise!  I went to check on them.  J is sitting on the foot of the bed reading a book with Ariel's tag, totally absorbed in it.  Ariel was laying in her bed covered with her blanket.  I see the doctor stuff out, so I move the blanket to discover, well I am sure you know what I discovered!  I asked her why and she said because J said so, he actually had his checkup the week before!  I told them both that they aren't supposed to do that and had quite the laugh!  Kids really can be kids sometimes and there innocence is so sweet!

Well I have been writing this tonight on and off as I watched the Ice Dancing!  And I am so thrilled that Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir did so amazingly and won gold!  Another gold for Canada!  The first in Ice Dancing ever!  And what a great pair, so young with 20 and 22!  Yay!  I really enjoyed watching the Ice Dancing!

9 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

I had a similar incident with my son and his friend who is a girl...

Your cards are great! Those are great man cards... I find them so hard!

Dawn said...

What a great post Anita... I'm sure all of us with kids have gone through something similar.... good that you could explain to them and have a good laugh about it....
I bet Ariel had a ball at the Disney on Ice... and a surprise as well!!!
Like you cards - great idea for a male birthday card.

Vanessa said...

Your cards are perfect! I can`t do man cards - I always want to add bling or a butterfly! Fun story about your daughter!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Alice Wertz said...

wow! wonderful manly cards, Anita!! LOVE those little trees and the tripe pp that you used!

Creative Char said...

Love the cards Anita!

Courtney Baker said...

Ha ha that's a funny story! Super cute card too!

Sanne said...

What a fun way to make those trees - love the idea! Very creative :0)

Jill said...

Love those trees on the scallop hills! Genius! Loved the ice dancing, too! So fun!

Tiffany said...

This is perfect! So clean and crisp looking!

 

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