Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bring On the Happy!

Masculine cards can be sort of tough for this gal who likes flowers, butterflies and bling!  But I made this card this morning for someone special who is celebrating the big 6-0 in  a few weeks.  I saw a card on the Silhouette blog recently and decided to use it for inspiration (read: steal it).  Here's my version:
I love the way it turned out. 

I cut the white circle background with my Cameo from a shape purchased in the Silhouette store.  It cut so beautifully!  I took a one inch punch to cut some circles from the Authentique Genuine paper pad.  Those were easily adhered in a random fashion under the circle background and the whole thing was adhered to a 6x12 inch piece of Kraft cardstock.  I cut the banner with my Cameo, too, and heat embossed the sentiment which is from a Hero Arts stamp set I have.

I added a few Papertrey Ink buttons for a bit more interest and that was it....I just love this background and will use it again!

I entered this in the following challenges:
MilkCoffee Challenges: Round and Round We Go-Circles Challenge
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Challenge: No Rules
Tuesday Alchemy: Challenge #23: Button, Button, Whose Got a Button

And a big shout out to Melissa/Sunshine Honeybee for the heads up on the challenges. 

Happy Crafting!


  1. Like the interesting circle look to this masculine card. There are some challenges if you interested that you can enter: 1. Milk Coffee Cards Round and Round We Go Circles 2. Simon Says Stamp and Show Ch No Rules! 3. Tuesday Alchemy Ch23 Button Button Whose Got A Button?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Great circle card.Love all the different patterns and background.Thank you for joining us at Milkcoffee circle challenge.

  3. What a fantastic creation! It also makes a great layout idea & can be changed to suit anyone - man or woman or child. Love your creativity :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

    I invite you to join us at {PIN}spirational Challenges, too!

    Happiness :)

  4. I love how you used the background and put in a few circles-very pretty! (and masculine)

  5. this is SO cool! I love how you've only accented a few of the circles with papers and such, and that a lot of the kraft background shows through. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  6. What a wonderful idea to use the circles in the background! Very nice with a different pattern paper in the circles and buttons.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy

  7. Gorgeous creation!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy

  8. A lovely card! I love how Cameo cuts, can't wait to get mine :)

    Thank you for dropping by at my blog

  9. Your mother must be so proud. :)

  10. I love it---I agree masculine cards can be difficult! Came here from Smitha's Smiling Colors Pin It Party!

  11. Hallo TensGal :) I love the way you put the sentiment with a cute little twine...nice embossing in white too...great idea of your card...kannst du deutsch sprechen..wie viel :) ich bin jetzt deine Follower auch :) aber bitte nich böse ja..ich habe noch Schule und zur Zeit mache ich Praktikum, das braucht Zeit, manchmal mein Blog ist ganz leer :) hier ist meine Email addy : du kannst mir eine Email schreiben wenn du magst :) Liebe Grüße, Monika

  12. Love me some circles!!! This is beautiful Susan!! Thanks for joining the "Pin it Party" :)


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