Friday, May 9, 2014

Guy Greetings

Hi there stamping friends!  Just let me say Yippee!  It's almost the weekend!  OK, now I feel better.

Does your "to-do" list say that you need a birthday card for your dad, brother, husband, uncle, grandfather, nephew, male co-worker, or other guy in your life??  If so, you came to the right place because that's just what I have to share with you today.... a nice masculine birthday card.  We made this clean and simple card at SOS on Tuesday.  If you haven't been to our monthly SOS (Stamp Out Stress) meeting, you should give it a try.  We gather at Symposium Coffee in old town Sherwood for coffee, card-making, and camaraderie.  We always have a good time! We usually meet the last Monday of the month, except that I had a conflict this month and so we met on Tuesday instead.

Here's the card...

I got my inspiration for this card from a similar one done by Janet Jones, one of the talented demonstrators in my downline.  I changed the colors and added in the Hardwood background, but the layout and stamp sets
used are the same.
Here's a quick list of the products I used:
Stamps:  Look up to Father (page 37 of the Occasions catalog)
              Sentiment is from Wetlands, page 69 of the Annual catalog)
              Hardwood background stamp (page 37 of the Occasions catalog)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and 2012-2014 In-Color DSP stack
Accessories:  Starburst Framelits, 2 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Natural 5/8 inch Chevron Ribbon (page 18 of the Occasions catalog), sponge, dimensionals.

This layout would work for a feminine birthday as well.  Just change the background, replace the tree with a flower, add some girly ribbon and some pastel DSP for the bottom of the card and you'd have a lovely card for your sister, mom, grandma, aunt, daughter, niece, etc.

Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend and I hope you'll be able to find some time "just for you" to be creative.  We're all so busy that we have to make time for creativity.  If we wait to find  time, it will never happen.  Engaging in artistic pursuits is important.  When we are creative, we feel refreshed.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."  Pablo Picasso

Thank you again for being my readers!  I'll hope to see you back here on Monday for more card-making inspiration!
Hugs and Happy Stamping!

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