Jun 13 2013

CCMC256 Bootiful Occasions

Happy Birthday to me!!!! 

One year I'd love to get one of these Topsy Turvy cakes for my birthday…they are just SO fun looking!  Yes, "It's my birthday and I'll stamp if I want to!!!"  I'm hoping to get lots of stamping done today!  I wasn't feeling very creative yesterday and had a sinus headache most of the day due to the weather changing.  But, hopefully today will be a LOT better!


And today we have a fun color challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Hope you will join us this week and post your own creation!



I thought the colors were perfect for a masculine card and use the new Soho Subway designer paper!



Here are the details:

  1. The base of the 4 1/4 x 11 card is Early Espresso folded in half.
  2. I added a layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Pacific Point, embossed with the Woodgrain folder, then used a sponge dauber to add Early Espresso Ink over the edges and raised areas.
  3. I added a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip of the Summer Starfuit pattern in Soho Subway, also inked with Early Espresso around the edges.
  4. Next I cut a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 square of the letter print in Soho Subway and distressed the edges before placing it on front.
  5. I cut an Oval Framelit from Early Espresso and adhered to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. The boot was stamped with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake, then the bottom of the boot watercolored with Early Espresso and the stars colored with the Summer Starfruit Marker.  I cut it out, added a mini brad to the bootstrap and placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. I stamped the greeting on Very Vanilla, punched with the Large Oval punch, then sponged the edges with Early Espresso.
  8. Finally, I added Bakers Twine to the wood button placed on the front with a mini glue dot.


I think I'll use this for my Father's Day card this year!  My dad will like it! 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team to see all the different cards using this color combination! 




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12 People have left comments on this post

Jun 13, 2013 - 07:06:27
Chellie B said:

Sorry to hear you're another sufferer of weather pressure headaches. They're awful aren't they?
Hoping you have a very happy birthday today and are able to stamp to your heart's content!

Jun 13, 2013 - 08:06:31
Deb said:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Love your card! Love all the sponging and texture! And the dsp looks so great with the images! Love it!!

Jun 13, 2013 - 10:06:28

Awesome masculine card!!   I just love that cowboy boot!!!  Have a very Happy Birthday today, hope you are feeling better!

Jun 13, 2013 - 02:06:01

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CONNIE!  May all your wishes come true!  Awesome masculine card!  Love it!

Jun 13, 2013 - 09:06:42
Vicky Holmes said:

Happy birthday, hope you had a great day!

Jun 13, 2013 - 09:06:22
Lisa Young said:

Happy Birthday, Connie!! I hope it was a wonderful stampin' kind of day 🙂 I really love your card – especially that boot. 

Jun 13, 2013 - 11:06:47

Love your card…TFS

Jun 14, 2013 - 08:06:18
Carol Carriveau said:

The cowboy boot and the wording really make this card…and the background color…with the woodgrain….fabulous!      Happy Birthday a few days late….hope you had a wonderful day and will celebrate this weekend!

Jun 15, 2013 - 09:06:18

Awesome card Connie!  That boot is priceless and I love the SOHO background paper.  Perfect colour match.

Jun 17, 2013 - 08:06:36

Happy Belated Birthday Connie! Looks like we had the same idea with the new DSP. Love how you did the boot!

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:06:27

Happy Belated Birthday, Connie!!  Hope you feel better!   I love your card and all the different visual textures have have included!  The boot is the best… I'm going to have to give in and get that set; it's just too cute!

Jun 18, 2013 - 10:06:36
Lisa Martz said:

I absolutely love this…LOVE it!  I hope you had a great birthday on the 13th!