Thursday, January 5, 2012

Birthday Dreams - Mojo Monday 222

My resolution for this year is to scrap more often, which I haven't done yet, but I also want to continue using my smaller bits for some great cards.  As luck would have it, my son turns 7 next week.  I don't know where the time has gone, but he is fast becoming a "big kid" instead of my little guy.  So, in planning to make his birthday card, I thought I would make him something a little more grown up looking,  because he likes to think he is such big stuff!  And when I saw the Mojo Monday sketch for this week, I knew it would work perfectly for the stamps I had in mind.  Be sure to go check out the sketch yourself, because this is contest week too.  It also works with the CR84FN45 color challenge - see the graphic at the bottom of my post for the inspiration!

Here's what I came up with - hope he likes it!

As my usual, this is a 5"x7" card.  I started with a kraft card base, and pulled out my Dreamin' paper pack from Close To My Heart.  This is a pretty flowery Fall collection, but since the papers are double-sided, I just chose the more "manly" designs for this card.  I distressed everything for a more masculine feel, including using the Edge Distresser on the blue & brown cardstocks, and ink swiping on everything.  I also spritzed my sentiment block with diluted Chocolate reinker in a spray pen.  I used a square punch to create the notch at the bottom of the "ribbon".

I cut my circles to match my stamps with my Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  Since I knew I was using the limited edition Little Reminder stamp set, I cut the circles to the sizes indicated on the carrier sheet for the stamps.  Then I stamped the outer circle months and the inner dates, adhered the layers together, and circled the appropriate date with my markers.  I stamped my sentiment using a birthday stamp from my stash in Chocolate, and a sentiment from Little Reminder in Pacifica.  After lining up the blocks on my card front, I trimmed down the circle to fit rather than layering on top of it, because of the thickness.

I liked the idea of the flower in the sketch, and I made mine using the Art Philosophy cartridge again.  For a more masculine fell, instead of cutting a flower shape, I cut 4 layers of the 2 different starburst shapes in two colors.  For the center, I used a button shape from the Dreamin' MyStickease pack, adhered it to a round Dimensional Element, and inked the edges.  Finally, I added the line of Opaques Mocha adhesive gems.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to go check out Mojo Monday and CR84FN for yourself.  And don't forget, you can shop online 24/7 for all of the products listed just by clicking the links!


  1. Such a pretty card Lori! That layered blossom looks fabulous! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  2. What a grown up birthday card for your young man! LOVE how you made it kinda grungy which just screams BOY! LOVE how you circled 11 which I'm guessing is his birthday?! LOVE how you snuch a flower in, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  3. Lori , I love your card.... Thanks for reminding about "distress". Looks fabulous. Shelagh in Shawingan.

  4. Beautiful card-love the distressed details.

  5. Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!


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