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1.25.2009

Nautical Birthday Card :: January Blog Hop


I almost forgot today was the 25th and I've been saving this birthday card to share with everyone for Papertrey's Blog Hop. This is my very first blog hop, so I am bit excited to see how it all works. This month's blog hop challenge was to share a birthday card. The purpose of a blog hop is to discover other paper craft bloggers and get inspiration of ideas using the same challenge. I hope you all enjoy this card for that special nautical person!

Create this simple masculine card by following these steps:
  1. Make card base by trimming aqua mist cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5" (a pre-scored white A2 card will serve as the card).
  2. Stamp boat on vanilla cardstock and cut out.
  3. Trim square from kraft cardstock.
  4. Stamp sentiment on vanilla cardstock.
  5. Adhere boat to kraft cardstock using dimensionals.
  6. Trim pure poppy cardstock and cut at an angle on one end.
  7. Using the remaining scraps from pure poppy cardstock, trim a flag to adhere to top of sail.
  8. Add hardware to top of kraft square + twine.
  9. Adhere everything to card base.
:: My Goodies {masculine-sailor birthday}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Birthday Basics + Men of Life
Ink: Stampin' Up!-chocolate chip
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink-pure poppy + aqua mist + kraft + vanilla
Accessories: Stampin' Up!-hodgepodge hardware; twine (from Michaels)
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

32 comments:

Regan said...

so nice- you do masculine cards so well!!!

Joan B said...

you've got tons of talent! love this

Jak Heath said...

wonderful card such a lovely design.

Sara Paschal said...

Great card, nice job!

Karen said...

Hi Ashlee. I really like that you added the directions. Great work! For me, masculine cards are always hard to make and with your permission, I will CASE this one for DH in a few months. Karen

Latisha said...

I think this is fantastic!

Sandy Kay said...

What an eye-catching card! I went on to look at your other work and it's all top-notch!!

Jennifer Kirk said...

Oh, this is so striking. I love the simple lines. Very nice!

IamDerby said...

Great card it would be perfect for my FIL

Angie Tieman said...

This is super duper cute! And what a great guy card too!

Gwen said...

awesome guy card!!! great job!

Lori said...

Excellent man card!!!

maricopastamper said...

Fabulous card & welcome to Blog Hop! Hope you can join in next month; I really enjoy it!!!

Lizzie Jones said...

Great color scheme! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Great masculine card!

Jen Caputo said...

Ashley this is so wonderful! I just love that sailboat set so much!!

Deanna said...

Welcome to your first blog hop Ashley! Great guy card! I love the sailboat!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the edges of the paper strips. Very original.

Chris said...

welcome aboard!! what a wonderful card you have shared!!

dana said...

Nice! I love the contrast of the colors...so crisp!

Kathleen said...

LOve the Kraft and the hardware on this card---it's a great combo!!! SO glad you played tonight!!!

Verna said...

Good job!

Sharon said...

That little "hardware" at the top just adds something to the card! Great look for a no-nonsense guy!

Savitri said...

Hey hey, GORGEOUS as always, Ash!!
Love the clean design!!

Chrissy said...

what a great "man card" - thanks for sharing!

Babies- Beth said...

Love the card, and spent time tonight looking at all of your projects~wow! Great work!

Lori said...

What a fabulous masculine card, Ashley! Great job!

Wendy said...

I love this and the set too! So great!

Donelda said...

cute. i like the angle cuts on the cardstock strips!! interesting.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Welcome to the Hop!! Wonderful use of colours (because I'm SUCH an expert! haha!) and I LOVE that sailboat set!! - which I don't have - which I should buy!

Claire Brennan said...

Ashley this is tasteful and elegant - lovely - like all of your work!!

Anthonette said...

Wow! This jumps off the screen too, Ashley. Super cute!

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