Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pink Is for Boys

Are you ready for this week's Paper Pretties Challenge?  This week PWC150 is a color challenge to use pink, green and a neutral. 

I wanted to use this "Cooper" stamp because I just don't make many cards for boys or men but pink and green are usually very feminine. 

Looking at the image it became clear to me that pink could be used on the egg and that everything else could be done in green's and tans.  If the men folk in your life are liberal you could give Cooper a pink shirt.  Keeping it fit for a boy meant that ribbon and flowers would be off limit.  I did add a button and some twine with a charm to dress it up a little.

If you need to make some Easter gift tags or cards there's still time to get the "Easter Babies" digital set.  They're being sold as a fundraiser.   All the proceeds (less PayPal Expenses) will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  How sweet a deal is that?  You get an adorable set of stamps and you do a charitable deed at the same time. 

don't forget the inside
 Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Easter Cooper"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Stampin' Up "Kraft" cs; Kaiser Craft "Post Card" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Nestibilities egg die; SU kraft corduroy button; burlap twine; charm; brads and mini brads; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC150 - color challenge use pink, green and neutrals
Shabby Tea Room #58 - How Egg-cellent
Sentimental Sunday #51 - Celebrate Easter
Dream Valley #5 - Easter
Secret Crafter #130 - Stitching
Craft Your Days Away #18 - Easter
Simply Create #41 - Egg-tra Special
Card Ideas - Let's Hear It for the Boys
Fussy and Fancy - for a Child
Creative Inspirations #57 - Easter
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter

Thanks for stopping, I hope you'll come back again.  I hope you'll join us in the Paper Pretties Color Challenge PWC150 to use pink, green and neutrals.  All the challenge details (the rules, prize info, the linky tool, you know the drill) can be found by clicking on this link.  You'll also be able to see the beautiful cards made by the rest of the design team.


  1. This is awesome. I love the stitching and the egg shaped die cut is perfect! Wonderful job!

  2. Lovely Easter card. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

  3. Love the greens & tans & the pink in the egg really makes this card pop!

  4. What a cute card, and definitely great for boys! Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley Challenges :)

  5. This is a great card, and I love your little charm. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  6. Love this fabulous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  7. Chris: your 'boy' card is sssoooo pretty--I love the stamp--I'm partial to boys because we have 1 son with 2 grandsons---very special to us. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for this challenge. Hope you can be with us for the next one.

    Simply Create Design Team

  8. Super sweet card and image! Love boys cards! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  9. Chris: This is so cute! I love the funny boy.:)
    Thanks for sharing it at Simply Create, Hope to see you again. ~hugs~darling Ho~

  10. Cooper is such a cutie! Great layout and I love the twine!

  11. Great card

    Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. Cute card! I love the stitching you added!

    Thank you for joining our “Celebrate Easter or Spring” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


    **Check out my Meljen’s Designs blog candy!**

  13. Great image and love your stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Creative Inspirations Easter challenge.
    Jenni x

  14. I love how you did this. Love that you used these for boys!

  15. Totally adorable card! Thanks for playing with us at Card Ideas!

  16. Great card. Now that's what I call an egg! I love all the stitching. Thanks for joining the challenge with creative inspirations.

  17. fun card! thanks for playing at Card Ideas.

  18. Great card! I love the added button,twine and charm. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.



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