Monday, August 22, 2011

29 again?? Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the 29?? AGAIN birthday blog hop.
We are so glad you have decided to join us today!

If you came from  Kari's blog at Purplefuntastickcreations, you're in the right place... if you just came across the blog hop today, you're in luck!! We're gonna have a great time, but you'll want to start at Deb's blog at Scrappin Mamma so you don't miss a thing.

For my project today, I am featuring this manly birthday card. I find masculine cards the hardest to make, but I love how this one turned out. 

I used some leaves from Cindy Loo for the candle flames, Plantin Schoolbook for the candle bodies, and Preserves for the scalloped circle and circle.  Here are the measurements:
flames : 1"
candle bodies : 3/4" x 2 1/2"
scalloped circle: 4 1/4"
circle : 3 1/2"
card base : 5" x 10" scored into a 5" x 5" card
layers : 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

I inked around the edges of the candles with brown ink and the flames with orange ink.  The center candle is mounted on 1/8" pop dots and the two outside candles are mounted up on 1/4" pop dots. The wicks are made with some black craft wire. I wrapped the craft twine around all three candles.

These two tags are from a McGill tag punch, then I embossed the sentiment using a Studio G stamp and added some gel pen stitches. The top tag is mounted on pop dots while the small tag is glued directly to the card front.

The inside of the card is finished off with scrap paper.  The stripy paper is from DCWVs Stack 7 (inked with blue ink), the brown cardstock is generic stock from Target and the blue textured card base is Bazzill, the rest is scraps. Like the front, I added gel pen stitches to all the brown cardstock layers.

I just love the dimension on this card. :)

 What is the grand prize you ask ???
sponsoring us with $ 20.00 in files
 Kristal from Getting Cricky is giving away one of her 
wonderful stamp sets { "Positive Thoughts" }
 Scrappingmamma is giving you a lot of scrapping 
items and  a custom made card.  

 1. Become a follower of EVERY Blog in this blog hop.
 2. Leave a comment on EVERY Blog in this hop. 
4. Leave a comment on Scrappingmamma-Crafts FB FAN PAGE so we know you stopped by. (even if you are already a fan you MUST do this)

TIP: If you are having a problem seeing any of the "followers" lists, you can follow a blog by clicking on the "follow" link at the very top of the blog pages.

To enter for MY blog candy, please leave me a comment and be sure to leave me a way to contact you. 
Now, to continue on the blog hop trail, please head over to


scrappingmamma said...

Cheryl~ Your card is just the cutest!! I love it! Thanks love for being in this birthday hop with me:-)
scrappingmamma~ {Deborah}

Tammy said...

Cheryl!!! WOWEEEE!!!! This is so cutie patootie awesome!!---such a lovely job and so creative---leaves for flames........I love how your stitching pops---really well done!! thank you so very much for allowing me to learn from you:) Huge hugs and blessings---bartlettpair4atmsndotcom

Judy said...

Your card is really great! It is perfect for a guy, but pretty enough for anyone!! WELL DONE!! Thanks for the 'follower' tip because I am having that issue a LOT:-) I am a new follower now that I found a way...
jejaeb (at)


Very nice card, love all the sticthing and the way you wrapped the candles!! I am already a follower!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

Love the card - always did love blues and browns!!! Great project and was fun hopping with you!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your manly card, I like how you did the inside!
All requirements met :0) Thanks for the opp to win some fab candy!
staci412 at optonline dot net said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us..Very nice and the blue and brown is very nice for a guy card. What a fun hop!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

lorby said...

What a nice masculine card. Very nicely done. I also check out your sympathy card below and thought that is also nicely done. I was wondering how you got the black lines around the outside of the sympathy card? I'm following you now.

Lisa R. said...

Great job with a masculine card! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Nicolette said...

Awesome card!! It has been so much fun being in the hop with you. Love your blog!!

Happy Stampin,

Maria said...

Super cute card thanks for sharing

Heidi said...

I found you through the blog hop and your blog and projects are just adorable! I had to spend a few minutes looking around. I can't wait to see what other fun projects you create! I'm your newest follower!

Helena Lane said...

Glad you are helping Deb celebrate her Birthday! Cute card, keep up the great work.

Emily said...

Your card turned out great! I think masculine cards are the hardest too, but you did an awesome job!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Janet said...

Your card is great I love the details and the paper definitely a manly feel. TFS nice to be hopping with you today
Big Blog Hugs *Janet*

Carla said...

That is a great card. I have to agree that masculine cards are the hardest to do, but you did a great job with this one. I love the candles. Thanks for sharing!! or racincrafts at aimdot com

smyiow said...

Love the colors that you used! That is great card!!

J said...

Love the card...the candles look dimensional!
justina1218 at aim dot com

Mallika said...

greeat job !
the candles are very pretty too
now following you too

Edwina said...

What a GREAT card! Love it! I love all the detail you put into your card. The colors go so nice together. Thanks for sharing what you did to make your card. I appericate it. Have a good day! Edwina Brown

scrappin2babygirls said...

love the card.. super cute and the colors are great. im a follower.

Vicki said...

Lovely card. Love the candles. TFS.

vwilson577 at

callyannc said...

I love the candles. They are so lifelike. Love the card! TFS CallyAnn(follower)

Laura (tweetyb) said...

LOVE your card!!! It is so pretty!! And thanks for the tip about the followers!! Never even knew that was up there!
♥ Laura ♥

jennyplace2 said...

Wow, what a great guy card! Love the shades of browns and blues and the way you wrapped the twine around the candles. TFS!

Babe O'Mara said...

Nice job done on that masculine card. Great colors. TFS


Crooked Scrapper said...

I love this card!! I have everything on hand and am going to scraplift it just as soon as I finish this hop. Thank you for all of your wonderful inspiration!!!

Eva Laney said...

Oh nice, I like everything about your card! AWESOME!!! thanks for the tip about the followers button.
Eva :0)

Claire Spielman said...

Very nicely done..colors are great!

Amy E said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all your pen work!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love how you did the inside of the card too! It's always so neglected and yours shows that it can be fun and simple to decorate inside too! Thanks so much!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Shawnee said...

I love the shading on your card. It really makes the candles stand out. Very nice!!

Unknown said...

Love the use of the twine and I have some of that cardstock. I see a card in the future. Thanks,

Jill Angel said...

Oh how I love this card! I too have trouble with masculine cards and this is so perfect! TFS!

Anniebee said...

Adorable card, Cheryl! I love the blue and brown color scheme and the twine-wrapped candles. I'm already a follower.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Lisa M. Lam said...

That is one cute card! I have a hard time w/masculine cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley Nicole said...

Love this card. Love the demension and the stitching. Nice being on the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Barbara B said...

The card is just too cute for words. I love it.
Barbara B.

tluiz said...

Love the colors. Cute design.