Posts Tagged "masculine"

Yoda Birthday Card

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
2
May

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I’m taking a break from my floral cards to post this masculine birthday card – because the wonderful teacher of my son is having his birthday today! He is the kind of teacher who inspires his students to learn, and to be excited about learning,  the kind of teacher who cares about his students, is patient and understanding… well, needless to say, my son thought that we (which means I) should come up with an awesome card to show how much his teacher is appreciated.

We went for a Star Wars theme since his teacher is a fan – I chose Yoda because of the way he speaks (my son remarks, “I wonder if Language Arts teachers go crazy when they hear him.” LOL). This card is a shameless CASE of Carlene’s card. Thank you, Carlene, for the layout and elements on your card which were just perfect! Since I do not have a Yoda stamp, I paper-pieced him instead (I made my own templates), and used googly eyes. Green paper is from Colorbok, tan paper is Bazzill, and the coffee brown tunic is Recollections. The edges  were sponged with distress inks (peeled paint, tea dye). The “belt” is twine that I dyed with the distress ink. A close-up of Yoda:

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For the “starry” background, I used a black cardstock spattered with white acryclic paint. I made some spots big, so that they look like faraway planets or moons. The “moon” was cut on the Silhouette using light yellow cardstock (Colorbok), matted on another mustard yellow circle, and the edges were sponged with tea dye distress ink. The “sand dune” was also cut on the Silhouette using a scrap of Bazzill cardstock. The sentiment was printed using Freshbot font, and matted using the leftovers from the “starry” background.

This card is actually 8.5″ x 10.5″ – yup, it’s big, because my son’s entire class will be signing it! Inside, the sentiment goes, “Yoda best, Mr. Rossen! Happy Birthday we wish you!” (Yes, some kids groaned about the pun, LOL!)

Did I mention that this card is also for The Paper Players‘ challenge this week? No? Well then, I just did, right? (Sorry, conversing with 12-year olds makes me like this.) This is for the fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge by Jaydee – I did the top row:  Circle, Green and Twine. This is also for Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you for coming by to take a look!

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Awesome Yacht

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
31
May

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I’m kinda giggling at the title of this post – who wouldn’t want an Awesome Yacht? I wanted to post this fast and couldn’t come up with a more appropriate title.

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This is a card that made me step out of my comfort zone. First of all, I don’t play golf – oh, wait! I kind of do – on the Wii! LOL! And second of all, I don’t use washi tape on my cards. No, it’s not because I don’t have washi tape, I do – it’s just that the rolls of tape I have are too pretty for a card I have in mind, so… they sit there in a box.

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Ship Ahoy!

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
10
Aug

Ship Ahoy

Yin and  yang – that’s what I thought after rereading Publication and Rejection  and one of the comments (thanks, DJ!).  This is one of my rejected projects from Paper Crafts Magazine. The deadline was last March and one of the categories was for nautical themed cards. The round window was done with a Cricut, but the boat was cut free hand from little scraps from my stash. I really like the “waves” which are simply quilled strips of  printer paper (not perfectly done, but I like them anyway, lol). The sentiment was printed using American Classic Extra Bold font. The card base is from Coredinations and the rest are Colorbok  scraps.

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This card is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and will be given to a friend with these paper sneakers:

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After making several gift bags with a floral theme, one of my daughters said, “Make a guy one, Mom, and make it blue!”  I replied, “Are we talking about a gift bag, or are we talking about the movie with the blue people?”  LOLs…Well, I remember that Laurie Furnell had some gorgeous masculine graphics released in the May PCHugclub, and I also have some coordinating cardstock, so I said, “Sure, why not?”  So, here’s what I came up with:

… and here are the step-by step instructions with pics:

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