Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PWC301 Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday Pardner!  I love Paper Pretties "Cowboy Cooper" stamp set and that works out great for me because this week Paper Pretties challenge PWC301 is "Birthday Cards".  I don't know about you but I always need birthday cards, and I especially always need masculine cards.   Your birthday card entry can be masculine or feminine, it can even be for a pet, you don't even have to use Paper Pretty products but if you have them we'd sure like to see them. 

Because this card is for a boy I've kept it relatively clean and simple but I couldn't resist using a little cord to hold a horse charm.  The only other embellishment is a star punched out from card stock. Buttons and plain brads are usually okay but for me, I think when it comes to cards for guys, usually it's better to keep things minimal.  The image panel was cut with the largest rectangle die in the set so before I took it out of the die I sponged distress ink around the edges.  When it's removed from the die the white edge that was under the die resembles a mat.

The weather this winter has been pretty miserable for most of the states.  In my neck of the woods it hasn't been too bad but many of my friends and relatives have been hit with more snow, ice and cold than they've seen in years.  So now that it's March everybody is anxiously awaiting spring.   Every year at this time Heather, the owner of Paper Pretties, has a fund raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  All of the proceeds (less the PayPal fees) from the sale of this digital stamp set Easter Babies are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Since this set is digital it'll be readily available and quantities aren't limited.  Your order is greatly appreciated.  Order now and you'll have plenty of time to use it for Easter cards  and decorations.

And how about FREE SHIPPING!  During the month of March all Paper Pretties orders over $10 will ship for free.  Just enter the code FREESHIP when you place your order, it's as simple as that, and don't you deserve a little present.  Yes you do, so go shopping and have some fun.

Here's the deets:
stamp:  Paper Pretties "Cowboy Cooper"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Copic X-press Blending card stock; Stampin' Up Garden Green card stock; Bazzill Yukon Gold card stock; October Afternoon Sasparilla patterned paper
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up star punch; twine; horse charm; Spellbinder's Rectangle die

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC301 - Birthday Cards
Creative Card Crew 57 - Charm
Ladybug Crafts Ink - One for the Boys
Sentimental Sundays #197 - Cards For a Boy/Man
Craft Your Passion #204 - Young at Heart
One Stitch at a Time #203 - For a Boy

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  1. Fantastic card, I love the image

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a lovely day!!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  2. Lovely image and fabulous card.. Thanks for joining us over at SS.

    DT Pam

  3. This is a great card for a boy Chris - such a cheeky little image. Really do like that backing paper and your beautifully coloured little cowboy.

    Thank you so much for joining us over at the OSAAT challenge this week lots of luck.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  4. Hi Chris! This is so sweet...just love the design and that fun paper. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week! Best, CG

  5. Very fresh and sweet card. Elements are wonderfully chosen. I like the background of a comic book. Very suitable charm. Thank you for participating in our challenge in Creative Card Crew. Hugs Adriana DT

  6. Fabulous card, great image and love all the DP's.
    Thanks for joining in the LCi challenge 'one for the boys'

    Kath x

  7. Oh what a pretty card. Thanks for joining our challenge at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  8. Pretty card for a little boy.Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew Challenge. Good Luck - Joanna DT


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