Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Masculine birthday card with contrasts for PPCC no 433 design team project

As adults I find that celebrating birthdays is usually a balance between daily living obligations vs relaxing and taking it easy. So this card shows that struggle--forceful words on the cover folds but either whining complaints or wishes or accomplishments on the inside panels.

Dr. Digi's Dunderton Rugby Club image of "Derek" is the star of this card:

PPCC blog #433 is another weekly challenge with Anything Goes (with paper-crafting) theme starting June 5, 2019. There are 2 prize sponsors & contributors of images for the design team to highlight: Time For Tea Designs and Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. I'm working with one of Dr. Digi's series featuring Derek.

PPCC post link for recent winner & top 3 since #433 hasn't been posted as of 2:20pm Wed. 6/5/19=

**I'll edit in the link for #433 as soon as it is available.
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Dr. Digi's ID badge=

Time For Tea Design's ID badge=

more scanned pics from start to finish:

Dimensions: 7" high and then each section is 3.5" wide or 10.5" wide total

"Do I have to adult today?"  "I need a nap!"  "Busy, busy, busy."

"I love naps."  "Can I get a day off?"  "Gettin' stuff done!" And in the top right corner of the center panel: "Nope, not today!"

Before the day was over, I had edited--changing the birthday related stick-on and adding a tiny planner sticker to Derek's left ("I need a time out").

Some of the vendors:
a. for the black and white glossy label sticker and the black & white checked washi tape= Pen + Gear
b. dark red marbleized cardstock = Colorbok
c. triangle print and zebra print papers= The Paper Studio
d. stickers "strong" and "fearless" = Simple Stories
e. all the planner type stickers = Simple Stories
f. others not mentioned thus far in the blog post...I've just had too long to keep track of.

Facebook groups and another challenge blog being linked to/shared:
a. Paper, Paper, Paper, and DT Calls (FB)
b. 100 Pattern Papers Challenge (using old inventory= the triangle  print and zebra print papers from The Paper Studio have been in my stuff for 1.5 years)
c. Cute n Crafty Challenge #28   = theme is Father's Day or Card for a Man [mine is birthday card for my brother]; link

Have a wonderful week!
From the USA heartland,
Becca S


  1. Becca, great design on this card. Love the different shape and how it opens up.

  2. Great masculine card love the fold and all the sentiments-perfectly true!
    Carol x

    1. Thanks, Carol! My brother is always complaining about work-related stuff, so this will be a good match for him.

  3. Very nice card - love the layout thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Thank you, Beebeebabs, for checking on my postings!


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