Friday, August 26, 2011

A Sweet Wish


What do you get when you combine a sketch challenge and an impending birthday? The answer is: this card. For Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop this week, I decided to use the August Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge HERE to make an early easel birthday card for my brother-in-law. I chose the June '11 KOTM (all smiles) because of the cute cupcake image and sentiment. But I struggled to keep it masculine, foregoing a pink candle for a white one (it's a real one!) and rather than frilly ribbon, I used rough twine. Don't you just love the papers? The definition comes from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Paper Stash pad and the plaid is from The Lodge Stack by DCWV.

Take a tour through the blog hop HERE and shop for Unity goodies HERE.

On a serious note, to everyone in the path of Hurricane Irene, stay safe! I'm hoping that where we are won't be heavily affected but I bought power outage provisions just in case. Send good karma to the east coast, please. *smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)
@scrapcollectr on Twitter

22 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great birthday card!!! Love the text, cupcake and twine!!! (=

jennifer mitten said...

I love this! That definition makes it stand out..

lynn said...

sending the karma!--your card is a perfect guy card and the candle is so fun:)

Jingle said...

Great birthday card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful!!! LOVE the colors!!!

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StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome card. Great colors and just love the layout.

Ruby said...

Love this rustic birthday card.

Linda said...

What yummy cupcake.... Can I have one?

Erin said...

Love the text and cupcake-so happy!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I am totally loving everything about this card. The cupcake is great and I love the papers you used....while it's masculine, I would love it, too! :)

NoraAnne said...

Great masculine card Cindy! I love that you used a real candle and that cupcake is one of my FAVS! Good luck, hope you don't lose power and stay out of the way of the winds and water!

sharon g said...

The twine adds a nice touch!

Brenda said...

Oh I love tehse colours and this beautiful paper you used! That dictionary text is simply perfect!

*Alison* said...

this is so fun! I really like the text in the background.. off to finish the unity hop :) HUGS

Annette said...

very sweet card..love that cupcake..thanks for sharing

Danie May said...

I love your take on the KOTM Sketch and the use of plaid checks with the newsprint. Fabulous!

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

I love this card! it has pop!

Jen said...

Love how you kept it really masculine - and I love that real candle!!! LOL

shuggy said...

great card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute paper and super amazing easel card!

Kary said...

Hi Cindy! This is a wonderful masculine card. Great colours and I'm sure your brother-in-law will enjoy it.

Anne Tussing said...

Awesome masculine birthday card! I love that you used a real candle!