Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blueberries Birthday Card

Today marks the start of another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!!
This weeks theme is

I've been finding myself making lots of shaped cards lately.... and my go-to shape is a tag. Today is no exception.

This wonderful card was inspired by my 7-year old.  He has a Great-Uncle that has these wonderful HUGE old growth blueberry bushes in his back yard.  When my boys were little, their Uncle would happily take them to go pick blueberries in his yard..... When I asked my son what kind of card we should make for Uncle Robbies's birthday, he said "we have to make him a blueberry card!"

All cuts are from Preserves.  The tag card base is sized to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2, and then welded on my Gypsy.   The navy blue card mat measures 4" x 5 1/4" and the green patterned paper measures 3 3/4" x 5".

The blueberries are cut at 3 1/2" and I inked all the layers before assembling them (green ink on the leaves and blue ink for the blueberry layers). I attached the cluster of berries with pop dots and three leaves are up on pop dots too. Gel pen doodle-dots are one of my favorite touches. :)

A scrap of the card base punched with an old tag punch became the perfect sentiment tag.  This "happy birthday" stamp is from Studio and it's been embossed using white powder. More doodles, a few pop dots,  a navy colored brad, and some blue 1/8" satin ribbon finish off the bottom of the card.

I tried to keep the embellishments to a minimum to keep it more of a manly card... I don't know how masculine it turned out, but I love it anyway.

The inside got some scraps of the outside paper and matching inking and gel pen details. All paper came from my scrap bin except for the green patterned paper. It's from DCWV's Cafe Mediterranean mat stack. I know that the blue textured paper that I used for the card base is Bazzill card stock.

We'd love for you to come on over and play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!
This weeks theme is

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The prize is $20 to use in her store!!


jessica said...

this is so super adorable! love the colors and love the card shape!!
TFS and have a GREAT day!!

Pat N. said...

Great card as usual, Cheryl! Cute story too!--Pat

snappy scrappy said...

Love it...the colour and the shape is wonderful! Lee-Ann :)

Leigh said...

I love the card! A unique shape and the colors are fantastic.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

i love this and the use of a white gel pen!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Love this card - the shape and the colours are wonderful. TFS

Anonymous said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous!

DCD Suzanne :)

Migdalia said...

Sweet Card!Adorable!!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

beautiful card!!

Veronica DCD

Diana said...

great card, love the colors!

Bobby said...

Your shaped cards are always so great I don't know why I don't think to do some. I did use this blueberry cut on a card. I think it's very manly.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun card, great shape! Carri~abusybee

Tara said...

LOVE the stitching and doodling you did on this card! I had a great time being part of the team this week!

Gerda said...


Great card, just perfect!

Creative Diva said...

Fun and creative card.