Friday, August 5, 2011

Sailboat Birthday card

I have a cute card to share today.  My favorite part is because of the shape, the card ROCKS!!  How cute is that?? :) I LOVE cards that move!
The card shaped comes from Boys Will be Boys, it's sized to 5" (the real dial size is 4.33" W x 5.24" T)  and welded into a top fold card.  It easily fits into an A2 envelope too. I cut the boat out of scrap card stock and embossed the red sails with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  All layer got inked in their color and an finger dauber (the white layer was inked in black ink).

The little boy and his clothes are cut at 2 1/2" from Paper Doll Dress Up. I cut his body (on black out) , a shirt, hair, and sailor hat and collar.  Again, all layers were inked before assembling. His face is from Peachy Keen stamps, Everyday Character Face Assortment, 5/8" face.

I love the waves!! :)  The top waves are from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 1".   The bottom waves are from ZooBalloo cut at 3/4". These are both cut with scrap Bazzill textured card stock.  Again, I embossed them with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked them with my finger dauber.  I finished off the portholes by filling them with these adorable buttons. I added a couple lengths of craft twine (tied in the back) and hot glued them in place.

This adorable flag is hand cut to fit where the original flag was. The stamp is from Scrappy Mom's set Simple Sentiments.  Some white gel pen doodles finished the card.

From this side angle, you can see the card base it cut in white. It is folded at the top so it can rock on the curved base.  As much as I already loved shaped card bases, the rocking motion on this card is terrific.  It's sure to make my nephew smile on his birthday. :)

Challenges:
The Paper Variety : Circles (buttons + the windows + the embossing)

BTW, I just found out I won at ABC Challenge for my last submission : 

39 comments:

Adrian said...

this is so adorable!

Tanya said...

Totally CUTE Cheryl!! I LOVE this entire card!! You ROCK!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Laurie said...

This is soooo cute!!! Love PKS stamps! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Bobby said...

Another winner!!

Bobby said...

Just saw the part about winning a challenge for your monkey spinner card. Congratulations!

Chris said...

Hi Cheryl! What a CUTE card! Goodluck in the challenges. Thanks for visiting my blog in the blog hop and leaving a nice comment! I am your newest follower!

Chris
www.craftemama.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

This is adorable, I just love everything about it and the buttons adds the perfect touch! Thanks for joining CTO!

Mary said...

Cheryl, this is so adorable. You should also enter it at Face it Fridays Peach Keen stamps challenge
http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ It's a shaped card using PK stamps. This is perfect for it!

Karen said...

Hi Cheryl brilliant placement on the buttons over the water...sure you nephew will be smiling
Karen
www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Sue said...

I love this card. Your little sailor boy is adorable. I love the water at the bottom of the little boat. Great job. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety.

Charlotte said...

This is the cutest sailboat I have ever seen. Love the PK face and the cute buttons.
Charlotte

Jen said...

OK, Cheryl . . . this is way too stinkin' cute! LOVE it! The two different wave cuts, the embossing, the buttons -- all the incredible details make this one special card. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Tina said...

This is so so cute! The embossing, inking and colors are amazing! The 3 little buttons on the front are perfect!
Tina- a follower
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Crafting Misfit said...

Great attention to all the details. I love this!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
Visit my blog!

Sherrie K. said...

This is SO cute Cheryl! It totally "rocks"!! You did a fantastic job on the cut and the colors. Nice work. Good luck in the challenges!
Sherrie K
http://sherriscraps.blogspot.com

Jill_in_AL said...

He is precious and I love the flag with text and the buttons. Who couldn't have a "happy" if he received that card?

Esther said...

Love the shaped card, love the embossed waves, love the sentiment on the flag, love the cute boy!!!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Super cute card. Thanks for playing along at CTO! ~Shen-DTM

Suzy said...

What an adorable card!! Great use of circles! Thanks for coming "around" to TPV this week :)
Suzanne

Jean said...

Adorable. Love the colors and all of the details. Also, the fact that is rocks is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

Michelle said...

Cute sailboat card!! I think the recipient will LOVE it!! :)

hugs,
Michelle

http://michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com

girlia said...

I love this sailboat shaped card. I know my nephews would definitely love receiving this. Great job!

CraftyJAR said...

OMG! I love this card, every, every detail! The little boy on the boat is just the perfect touch! You nephew will love it. Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Judy

Jackie said...

Oh this is super cute, thanks for playing along with TPV!

Trail of Treasures said...

This sailor is too cute for words!! Loving the shaped card, the waves, and of course, the little sailor! Such a great card for a boy! Great job with the challenge and thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO!

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

Trell said...

Super cute! Love the faces. Thanks for playing at CTO!

Trell - DT

Diana said...

This card is so cute! Love it! :)

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really adorable, love how you made it into a shape card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

sari said...

Oh my... What a fantastic card! Just love the shape, the great details and lovely colors!! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Kathy D. said...

This is adorable! love the shape. love love the sailor tucked in behind the boat. great details...buttons as the portholes!!
Thanks for going Auburn with us at The ABC Challenge.

CraftsManda said...

Oh how I love this card! It is sooo darling. I love that it rocks, too!

Kathy D. said...

Wanted to let you know The ABC challenge will be back!!! Check out the blog for the update www.abc-challenge.blogspot.com

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