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Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Golf

I make cards for all the fellas in my family -  husand, sons, brothers, 
nephews and grand nephews.  So . . . I thought I would dedicate the 
next two weeks of blog posts to all the boys and men in my life. 
Hope you find something that inspires you!!

My oldest son is a basketball player during the winter and a golfer in the summer. Since I used so many golfing images for Father's Day this year, I thought I would show the card, gift certificate holder and gift tag that I made for my son that also included lots of golfing treats!!

The bright colourful argyle paper was my starting point and I used it for all of the projects. My husband gave me the score card from the golf course and I decided to use it on the card. I think it really adds a bit of authenticity to the card and certainly isn't something that you'd find on a store bought card. The golf clubs and the sentiment are both from Clear Dollar Stamps Golf Set. The felt star and the yellow star button are from my stash.
On the inside, a piece of yellow card stock was mounted onto the green card base. Four of the coloured diamond shapes were cut out and then adhered to a piece of white card stock. Beside that I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Fillable Frames #1.  Some more of the patterned paper was mounted onto a turquoise strip of card stock and then a red marker was used to create faux stitching around the edges.

Here are a few details and supplies for the card front and interior:
Stamps:  Clear Dollar Stamps: Golf Set, PTI Fillable Frames #1
Inks: CTMH Black, Ocean
Papers: SU Certainly Celery Card Base; Argyle Patterned Paper, Turquoise, Yellow  & White card stock
Other Supplies:  Felt Star, Yellow Star Button (tied with red floss) are from my stash.
Turquoise, Red & Yellow markers;  SU Ticket corner punch; Stamping Bella red Dots

This cute C.C. Design Balloon Trevor was added to the tag on one of the gifts for the birthday fella. He was stamped on Bella paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with copics. The little T-shirt was paper pieced with the argyle paper, making sure to have one of the diamonds centered on the front. I mounted "Trevor" onto a piece of yellow card stock that had been run through the Cuttlebug with the Argyle Embossing folder and then cut with one of the Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle die. The edges were sponged with red ink.  

The balloon was stamped onto a piece of scrap red distressed paper, fussy cut and then added to the image with a dimensional foam dot.

The circle was stamped with a sentiment from PTI's Just for You and then punched out with a 1 3/4" punch. Another piece of patterned paper was punched out into a circle and then stamped with "treats" and added to the center of the circle.

I purchased a gift certificate from one of our local golf courses and created this little pouch to hold it: The Mat Stack #2 die was used to cut a piece of turquoise card stock.   A 1 3/4" circle of patterned paper was added to the mat stack and then the golf ball image from CDS Golf Set was stamped and mounted onto the center.  I stamped it with the "30th" to represent his age!!  The leaf image from CDS Tags  was stamped on the Mat Stack sides  for added interest.

Two holes were punched in the Mat Stack so that a green ribbon could be threaded through the ends. the sentiment from Tag-its #1 was stamped with CTMH Ocean ink on the bottom corner. The gift card holder was made  usingPTI's Seed Packet die, cut from white card stock, embossed with the Sunshine Impression Plate and then sponged with yellow ink. It's the perfect size for a gift card and I know I'm going to be using it a lot.

Thanks for visiting.    
Hope you enjoyed this little group of stamping treats!! 
Karen C.


Kristii said...

Absolutely wonderful projects!! Love all the bright colors11 Way fun!

Michelle said...

I love this...it's like argyle 3-ways....really fun to see the different kinds of cards/tags you worked from one piece of patterned paper.

Stephanie said...

Such a cute combination of paper goodness!!! I just love the argyle used in all 3. I'm sure he loved it, Karen!

Jill said...

Karen, this is such a great set! What a fun idea you had and you carried it through to such an adorable conclusion! I love the argyle design theme, the summery colors, and the golf stamps too! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Janelle said...

What a great set for your son, Karen. And I love how you used the score card -- I should do that for my husband sometime. I think he'd love it... as I'm sure your son did, too!

Kristin said...

I *love* this card!! What a great set!! :)

Kelly said...

Love how everything coordinates and the argyle is perfect! I especially like the detail that you put on the inside of your cards as well.

Lorraine said...

Oh I love all of these! That bright argyle paper sets such a beautiful tone and you have such cool golf stamps!