Monday, July 22, 2013

For the Man I Love

For my husband's birthday, I wanted to make him a special card.  He's a big supporter of my card-making and even helps give some design advice.  Did I mention he's a patient man?  LOL  This year, I decided to make him a Never Ending Card.  They are definitely easier to make than they look and I will definitely be making more.  There are lots of great tutorials on YouTube.  My card is 6" square.  I tweaked the directions I found a bit to make it work better for me and this is my final result.



This is the card front.  I used two digis from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the focal points and some die cuts for the accents.  One thing that made decorating the card challenges is that I had to make sure things were pretty flat so that it would fold properly.  I added lots of faux stitching throughout the whole card to help things look a little more finished.



This is the 2nd "page."  I used Echo Park's Times and Seasons collection for the card and used several of their stickers.



For the 3 page, I wrote several memories of his past birthdays.  I've blurred out the writing to spare you mushiness.



For the last page, I included more stickers, a digi stamps (top left & bottom right corners) and two proverbs from a box of proverb cards I've had for years.  I included a note on each to personalize it a bit more.  I also have a block where I wrote my birthday message to him.  Again I removed it for you.  :)  I'm note sure what happened in the picture but the polka dot trim at the top of the journaling block matches what was used on pages 2-3.

Here's a short video of how the card works.  Surprisingly, there was no feline assistance. 




Supplies:
Cardstock, Recollections
Patterned Paper & stickers:  Echo Park (Times & Seasons)
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy Digis (Masculine Birthday, Sentiments for Him), StampArt Design by Kathryne (Love to Think of You)
Tools/Embellishments:  SU Journal Writer (Close to Cocoa), Uni-Ball white pen, Spellbinders {Photo Corners (hearts), Classic Squares Large & Small, Proverbs to Go by K & Company

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges- Celebrate (Birthday or other celebration)
Craft Your Passion #172 - Happy Birthday
Paper Pretties Wed. Challenge #267 (PPWC267) - Sentiment as the focal point
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #151 - Let's Hear It For the Boys (masculine card)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll come back soon.

5 comments:

Dan said...

What a great card, I hope your husband loved it! That never-ending design is so clever and you've pulled it off beautifully. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Lori said...

What an awesome "For The Boys" card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Tamie said...

Love your awesome boy card. It is a great birthday party. The colors and layouts are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 crafty chicks.

~ginny said...

I am impressed Stephanie! This is a fold I have not tried, and I admit, I am intimidated by it. You carried it off beautifully! Thank you for sharing your great project in the Happy Birthday Challenge at Craft Your Passion!
~ginny
CYP Design Team
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Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

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