Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Work Hard, Play Hard...

Good morning crafty peeps. I'm popping in with a quickly made card. (Because when you use papers, stickers, and ephemera from the same collection, and a great sketch, it just works!)

 Here's the inside:

I really need to make more masculine birthday cards. I have a bunch coming up and need to get crackalackin making them. The front of my card came together quickly using some paper, that sticker, and the basketball ephemera. The inside actually took the longest, as I combined individual word stamps from three different sets. I had to MacGyver the word "on" into the word "an" by taking a pen and adding the 'kickstand'. LOL! I also had to mask a larger sentiment just to get the word "have". Luckily, I own a MISTI. Seriously, a labor of love going on with this card. ☺

I'm entering my card at CAS Colours & Sketches #156

They are honoring Leslie Hanna of The Crooked Stamper with their sketch, and I really wanted to play along. Thank you very much for doing that, Patricia! ♥

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm getting ready for this huge blizzard that's supposed to hit on Friday. UGH. Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday sentiments, Oh Hell No sentiments, Freaking sentiments
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue
DP: Carta Bella - Work Hard Play Hard
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Carta Bella - sticker and basketball ephemera
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares


  1. This is fabulous, Chris! Perfect papers and style for a masculine birthday, and bravo and piecing together your own sentiment for the inside! Love that!

  2. This is a very cool card! I admit I likely would have turned to my computer for the inside — great MacGyvering!

  3. I love your interpretation of the sketch and the inside sentiment shows real patience and persistence - it was worth it, it looks great! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

  4. Awesomely masculine card, great take on the sketch.

  5. Cool card! Great use of the sketch. I've had to MacGyver sentiments before - it isn't easy...but usually it is worth it - this looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  6. Awesome masculine card & great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in on the fun. Hugs Bev x

  7. Fabulous interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  8. This is a terrific card for a guy of any age, really, but especially those hard-to-create-for teenagers. I'm so glad you joined in our sketch challenge at CC&S! :)

  9. Fab take on the sketch and a super awesome dude card, love the chalkboard in the centre!

  10. A fab sporty masculine card suitable for either a teenager or an adult. Great work and thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x


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