Oct 21 2008

Stamp Simply SUO Birthday

This was a really quick birthday card I put together this morning using all the papers still on my table from yesterday’s sympathy cards. I used all the same cardstock and I flipped the DP over to the other side — I was in a super rush and it worked for me!!! This is for ayoung man and I think it does have a masculine-enough feel, while still using some great colors!


The interest on this card comes in part from the use of an embossing folder and my Scor-It to create double embossed lines above and beneath my zig zag embossing — SUCH a quick way to dress up a card when you’re in a rush.

Hint: Sometimes I have a bit of a hard time getting these narrow embossing folders straight on my paper. Well, if you score one line first, then you can butt your folder up against the scored line and it’s guaranteed to come perfectly straight. Then after runningit through the Cuttlebug with the folder, THEN I go back and add my other embossed lines on the Scor-It.

Stamps: Its Your Birthday

Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Garden DP

Ink: Black Stazon, Craft White

Accessories: Large Star Punch, Vintage Brads, Scor-It, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder

And before I go today, I’d like to introduce you to one of my very best friends IRL. I know many of you know her already from her activitiy over at SCS. Her name is Deb, or DeborahLynneS, at SCS. She starting blogging just a couple weeks ago and has some fun and fabulous projects posted over at Dream In Color. Stop in and take a look – you will NOT be disappointed!!! HUGE CONGRATS, Deb, on your new Blog!!!! Best wishes —

That’s it for today – just a simple little card using all Stampin’ UP! product. This week will continue with more simple cards, and I AM in an SU mood this week!!! Hope your week is going well!!! Thanks so much for stopping in!

28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Stamp Simply SUO Birthday”

  1. Bonnie Sharp says:

    Simply lovely! In a masculine sort of way, of course……..!

  2. Charlene H. says:

    I like your tip for the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

  3. jo ann deheer says:

    wow! great guy card. i have three in my life: husband and two sons. am always looking for the masculine side. and YES, i love your tip for embossing with those wonderful narrow CB folders. i need to use my scor-it MORE for adding a simple *punch* to my cards. thanks for sharing the tip!!! and … i love your card!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    This is a fabulous masculine card Sharon, I love the reverse side of the DP! My nephew’s birthday is coming up and I need some great ideas for a masculine card as those are most definitely not my forte . . . LOL! This is perfect!

  5. Wonderful card! I think it works great for a man.

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, what a great card! Thanks so much for the tip with the scoring lines. Love these colors too!


  7. Nancy says:

    This is a great masculine card! Love the zigzag!

  8. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    This is a great card! I love how you used the new little embossing folder — and thanks for the tip! Great masculine card!

  9. Kathie says:

    What a cool card! What I like best about your blog besides all the GREAT designs is your willingness to share all the tips you discover along the way! AND I agree Deb’s blog is wonderful – now I have two blog stops every morning!! What AWESOME friends I have. Thanks again Sharon.

  10. Gigi says:

    Sharon, you showed a beautiful white card, not too long ago, with an embossed bird and you used scored lines, too; this was a great inspiration for me. Ordered the CB ef and made a beautiful sympathy card with it; added some scored lines, too, for more texture. Your tips for doing things a little easier or faster are great, such as using a scored line to emboss a border! I ordered a bunch of the border ef and can’t wait to try them out using your suggestion for ‘butting up against a scored line.’ Your blog is a treat to read and your projects and ideas are terrific!

  11. Karen Q says:

    I love this card. It is a perfect masculine card. Thank you so much for sharing it and the tip about the litttle cuttlebug folders. Have a great day.

  12. Cindy H. says:

    What a handsome *guy* card!! Love it! Thanks, too, for the great tip – they’re always appreciated:)

  13. Ida says:

    Very nice!!! – In fact I think this is a great card for both a man/woman as I happen to love those colors and would be pleased as punch to receive this card.

  14. What a great guy card! I LOVE the embossing– will have to try that!
    Thanks, too, for linking my blog!

  15. Angel says:

    Okay…. you’re tip on lining up the skinny folder has me saying WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? That’s why I come here though, because you share these little tips and such fabulous designs as well. Thanks, Sharon!

  16. I think this is a fantastic card. Masculine cards aren’t easy. Great work.

  17. beate says:

    Gorgeous! I love the faux stitched dry embossed border. Love the white edges on the star.
    Wonderful card.
    Hugs and smiles

  18. LeAnne says:

    You are so smart! I have this folder and haven’t used it yet, but this is great inspiration!

  19. veronica says:

    love all your scoring! the striped paper is great too.

  20. nancy littrell says:

    TFS your simple SU card and hints on getting straight EB lines. I love sharing your simple cards with my hostess club. They all subscribe to your blog 🙂

  21. Kathyc on SCS says:

    I’m loving your SU projects! I really like this masculine care and may have to break down and get that star punch; LOVE it!

  22. Carol says:

    Thanks for your great card and awesome tip for embossing with that tiny folder! I love the colors on this card, and that striped dp is awesome!!

  23. Very nice design on this card – I was thinking about putting my star punch to work earlier today, and here is your great card! TFS!

  24. leslierich says:

    This is an excellent masculine card! Just right! Oh, how we need these ideas for guy cards. Thanks so much for the tip for lining up those borders. I don’t have any yet but I’ve been eyeing them and I’ll sure remember your words when the time comes.

  25. Great guy card, Sharon. With four sons I’m always looking for great ideas for masculine cards! And I have all the stuff to completely CASE this! hehe

  26. Charlene says:

    Thanks for the great tip, Sharon…as usual…you are amazing.

  27. Vicki says:

    This is awesome!! What a perfect masculine card!! Love this!!

  28. Melissa says:

    You saved the day for me on this one! I needed a card for my mom’s husband, and this was the perfect one to case. Thank you! I’ll post a copy of my case on my blog this week.

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