Friday, March 18, 2011

Unity Masculine Birthday Card

I have been pawing through a lot of my older paper crafting supplies lately. I have a lot of older supplies and I'm starting to think that should I never buy another scrap of paper and use what I have everyday for the rest of my life, I will still have so much paper that when I die I will still not have used it all!

To my credit, a lot of people are liking my cards and purchasing them through my church so my daughter and I can fund our Mexico Mission Trip this coming summer. I keep running out of baby cards and masculine cards of any description. I love making baby cards and I'm trying to get a couple per gender and do an occasional unisex card every week to fill the need but, I am struggling to get masculine cards made because I seem to always land a bow and rhinestones on my cards and I have occasionally ruined a perfectly good masculine card by adding a bow and some bling!

I pulled out an older Unity stamp for this card that I got from Kate at i {heart} papers and the set this sentiment is from wasn't in packaging, so I'm not sure what set it is, but I think it's fabulous. I paired it up with some older Christmas paper to make this masculine birthday card. No bows! No bling! I dirtied it up using my favourite (discontinued *grrr*) texture stamp from 'Itty Bitty Backgrounds' by Stampin' Up! I also pulled out a notebook that I bought 3 years ago because I loved the shapes of the pages by Making Memories to stamp the sentiment on.

I really am determined to make a dent in my stash this year. All you people who know me and have seen my studio can stop laughing now and then pick your jaw up off the floor! I really will get through a lot of my supplies by summer. An impoverish Mexican community is calling our names and we need to get there some how!

stamps; sentiment unknown (unity), itty bitty backgrounds (SU!)
paper; spiral journaling notebook (making memories), figgy pudding (basic grey), brown, parakeet, coconut swirl (bazzill)
ink; tea dye, black soot, pumice stone distress ink (ranger)
accessories; border punch (martha stewart), hemp twine (unknown), mini paper clip, word tag (T Holtz idea-ology), brushed pewter brads (making memories)


Oney said...

I think it's hard to create a masculine card but you've done a wonderful job on this one. I like it. Thanks for sharing your talent and good luck using up some of your stash.

Conniecrafter said...

I know what you mean about masculine cards they are hard to make, you did a fantastic job on this one, wishing you all the best to make enough money to go on your mission trip!

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