20 January 2015

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Share: Operation (Birthday) Smile


Hi All! Welcome back to day 2 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share. This month is all about our favorite goodies from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.

Today's project features Close To My Heart's Operation Smile Stamp Set: You're The Bomb. For ever "You're the Bomb" stamp set sold, Close to My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile. A cute stamp set and a worthy cause. Pretty good combo, right?



So here's the card:


My son turned 14 in December, so this little easel card was just the ticket. (He's a very outdoorsy kid--and also a video gamer... He's a study in contrasts....) The base of this card is Kraft Cardstock cut at 4x8 inches and scored at 4 and 2 inches. The front layer (which stands up when the card is folded into the easel) is 4 inches square. I the layers were made with Twilight, Lagoon and Champagne Cardstocks and patterned paper from the retired Timberline paper pack. (Oh, the sad day this paper retired!!!) I used antiqued copper studs from the Rosewood Mini Medley Accents collection to give it dimension and an industrial feel. The numbers are from the retired color-ready cork collection. The sentiment is stamped in Twilight Exclusvie Ink.

Here's a look at it open:


For a little extra panache, I added a heart to the bomb and a couple of Durables Artisanal Studs to the sentiment.

One more look:


Hope you enjoyed this little card. Now hop on over and see what the amazingly creative Lynn Darda has to share with you at From My Bungalow.

Until tomorrow then....



2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful birthday card! Masculine cards are the most challenging for me. I love what you did with this and the way you snuck in that stamp set. You, my friend, are the bomb!

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  2. What a great card for a teenager! Love the easel design! I bet he loved this!

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