Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy 34th Birthday, Baby!

Yesterday was my sweetheart's 34th birthday and I wanted to share his birthday card, which is also a card we will be making at Card Camp on Friday.  I am happy to report that, after 5 months of waiting, Brett is now just as old as I am. :) He loves to make fun of me and say that I am older than him. Well, Hun, we are now the same age, so you can't make fun of me anymore! :)  At least for another 7 months or so. lol

I found this awesome sketch at retro sketches for his card. I just LOVE their sketches and have to play each week. I get so mad at myself when I miss one of their challenges! :)
I just love that cut-out and will definitely use that idea again!  It works great with Framelits, especially now that I have the amazing Magnetic Platform, which will hopefully be available to order again soon. I chose to use the Circle Framelits.  I think it would also look cool with the Floral Frames Framelits, but that was a bit too feminine for my sweetie's card. :)
I used the Season of Style DSP stack here. I love it because the colors are great for Christmas, but the patterns can be used for any time of year!  I think they are very masculine. I grunged mine up with my guessed it, Gorgeous Grunge. :) I stamped the anchor on the back-side of my leftover dsp, which is large white polka dots on a Crumb Cake background, and fussy cut it out. Don't you just love that big sentiment too?! I am not much on tiny sentiments, and this one is just perfect for a masculine card in my opinion!

Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Sassy Salutations, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Tools: Circles Framelits
Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals 


  1. Great masculine card! You've done a great job with the sketch too....I've been thinking of what to do with this one, but so far haven't come up with any great ideas. Yours is wonderful!

  2. Fabulous card...I love that globe, so masculine.