Thursday, May 16, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card and the rest of the story!

Yep! This is the card that was laying on my desk yesterday.  TH makes it so much easier to make masculine cards these days, just love it since I have 2 sons.  As you know I found some great sales last week and one of them was this die.  I cut it using a cream cs, then splattered it with distressed inks.  The center of the clock is stamped with a Hero Arts happy birthday sentiment, distressed with a little ink then the clock was put back together, using a brad for clock hands.  Celebrate was stamped onto a thin sheet of cork, then mounted on an embossed snippet from my stash.  It all sits on a very dark brown cs and then onto the card base that had been grunged up with blue and brown ink.  A few clock gears for embellishment and I was done.
It is a birthday card for my oldest son, who's birthday isn't until August. No, I am not THAT organised, let's get that one straight right now!! So why is it finished so early?  (Story below, or you can stop here and  have a great day)

 Well grab a cuppa and have a seat.  While in San Diego for the birth of our grandson Taylor I had taken about 1//3 of my stamping supplies. (If your a follower you will remember that story) Well, the trip was coming to an end and I had packed up all my supplies and ready the Playhouse for the trip home on Sunday. It dawns on me that my youngest son's (Taylor's Daddy) had a birthday on Monday.  Now I'm not a BAD Mom, just an excited Grandma!!  So I ..............................................
BOUGHT him a card, in fact they were 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store, so I found a very nice one for him and for my GD who turned 3 the end of April.  Bases covered!!  Family never says much about the hand made cards anyway.......WRONG!!  Tony (my son) gets this look on his face and then starts laughing and says "A store bought card? Really?  How much did that hurt?" Okay so HE does like the hand made cards.  Megan's birthday rolls around ( I am still unpacking the Playhouse and no time for crafting, but I'm thinking I already have a great card and gift......good to go) WELLLLLL, let me tell you about that! My DIL always reads the cards to her girls while they open their gifts.  SHE throws a fit when she sees the card "What is this? You BOUGHT a card, where is the beautiful handmade card you ALWAYS make? Don't do this again, we WANT the pretty cards!"
So now you have the whole story!
Well, if you made it to here, you must be either shaking your head with disgust or laughing your butts off!  Either way I have learned MY lesson, and thanks for hanging in there for the whole story.
Off to make more BD cards, also have a GD birthday in August.....better hurry on that one!!! LOL
Inky Hugs


  1. Hi Krisha,
    Nice to get a close up of that card, love the stamped cork, I havent used that in ages, I must dig it out. I am one of the ones laughing my butt off, that will teach you!! Hugs Mo x

  2. I'm laughing my butt off too Krisha, good to hear your beautiful cards are appreciated though. You're so right, those dies make cards for our menfolk so much easier and this is a fabulous card - the stamped cork looks amazing
    Claire xx

  3. I'm laughing, Krisha.
    Great card,
    Rosie x

  4. What a great masculine card! I love what you did with Tim's clock die and once you start, you will find tons of uses for it! And just when you think they don't notice!!! I have not bought a card since I started stamping and always mention to my hubby, how much money I save us!

  5. Great card - and you better start making early if you want to avoid the store cards and the derision of your family! Amazing isn't it ... no-one says how much they like them until they don't turn up anymore? Maybe they will be more vocal in their appreciation from now one - so it may have been a blessing in disguise!! x

  6. Great male card - that clock is such a great die, and you've used it so well...

    How lovely to discover how much your family values your cards - even if you did have to remove them to find that out! You never know what you've got til it's gone...!
    Alison x

  7. great masculine card!! works perfectly!!

    thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a kind comment