Monday, October 29, 2018

Fixin’ Birthday Card


Woot – just so happens chance I needed to whip up a birthday card for a friend who is a true carpenter, has literally built custom furniture for our home and so when I saw The Male Room Challenge #97 and the theme being TOOLS well, I got quiet excited (imagine lots jumping up and down in this house…)  because I have two nice Forever in Time stamp sets which are totally tools!  A great fit.  I paired the stamps with a backdrop of Bo Bunny Back to Basics DP in woodgrain.  I built upon a black cardstock base.  I used a Stampin’ Up birthday sentiment, poofing it out in the middle with a triple layer of foam tape and tacking the ends down. (you can’t really see how the sentiment kind of “wows” out in the center, almost 3d)  I stamped and fussy cut the tools, colored them with Tombow Markers.  I bumped out the Hammer and glued the nails down. 


Lacking a stamped sentiment to say something to pull this card together I improvised my own! 

Have YOU ever hand written your own sentiment inside a card? 


  1. Hi Barbara
    Firstly, thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog! YES! I love making my cards personal to the recipient - something they will treasure and not consider, 'just another birthday card'.

    Your carpenter friend is going to LOVE this! Wow! That hammer has so much dimension, and I love your paper! Great job!

  2. I LOVE this card, it's PERFECT for the carpenter and I'm sure he will be thrilled as it's so personal. Great wood background and dimension and as for the insert, you've blown me away with that, how VERY VERY clever, I'm no good at coming up with quotes/sentiments so really admire you on that. I also want to thank you for your lovely visit and comments on my blog.

    Thank you so much for joining us in our Tools challenge at The Male Room this week. I hope to see you join us next time?

    Faith The Male Room DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    The Male Room

  3. Oh so cool!! Love the design and colors. That hammer is perfect! And well done in writing your own sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

    x Lise Mariann, DT


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