Wednesday, November 14, 2012

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Hi everyone! Hubby and I had a great birthday week even though we had to cancel our trip to NY because of Hurricane Sandy. We spend our birthdays at Disney World-4 parks in 2 days! For the weekend, we went down to Miami for my friend's baby shower, where I was the photographer. We can't wait to meet that little girl!

So, I guess that I'm still in birthday-mode so I made a 1st birthday card!

Heartfelt Creations:

Prismacolor Pencils (PC945, PC947, PC1003), OMS, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo), StazOn Archival Ink (Timber Brown, Jet Black), Recollections brown cardstock, Tim Holtz Blending tool, Stars Five Shapeabilities, Shapeabilities labels 18, brown buttons, sewing machine, Thickers brown, black sharpie

Now, I think it's safe to say that masculine birthday (or any cards for that matter!) are pretty hard! So, I started playing with the masculine stamps/dies that Heartfelt Creations has and came up with this very adorable and definitely masculine birthday card!

I used a wooden background stamp for the card base itself. I made a little red wagon and added boy toys-doggy, horse, and a cowboy hat. I did use some filler leaves as well to bring in more color. For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment on blue cardstock, colored it with Prismacolors and die cut it. I just love how cute this card turned out!

Here is the step by step write-up for this layout:
Fold and cut in half a 8.5”x11” the Recollections brown cardstock. Stamp the woodgrain from the Window Accents PreCut Set directly onto the brown background cardstock with brown archival ink. Lightly distress the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and the Tim Holtz Blending tool. Stamp the birthday sentiment on a light blue cardstock and color in with a brown Prismacolor pencil and blend with OMS. Die cut the sentiment using the largest Shapeabilities labels 18 die and emboss it too. With the die still on the cardstock, lightly ink random areas to distress the cardstock and give it an antique feel. Add a number 1 Thickers and the letters st to read Happy 1st Birthday. Cut a 1.5” of red pattern paper, cut a notch at the end, machine stitch it and add it vertically over the center of the card. Lift the ends up for a bit of dimension. Add the sentiment over the top area of the base. Stamp with black ink the wagon from the Days Gone By PreCut Set on red cardstock and fuzzy cut it. Pop dot it and add over the bottom right corner of the sentiment. Die cut greenery from the HCD 720 Western Broncos Die and tuck in behind the wagon on the top side. Color the weeks black with a sharpie. Add small, brown buttons over the wheels. Stamp, die cut or fuzzy cut the cowboy hat, small horse and puppy. Color them accordingly with Prismacolor pencils and arrange them on top and inside the red wagon as shown. Die cut and emboss a tiny star from the Stars Five Shapeabilities dies and add over the cowboy hat.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the rest of the designers made this week!


  1. What a fun birthday card! Perfect some little cowboy!!

  2. So cute. I like your Buttons on it.
    Hugs Nataliya

  3. Sweet Card! love the layers and elements. Perfect masculine card.

  4. Beautiful card Amy. My dd would love it because it has a horse

  5. Perfect boys birthday card! I love all the little elements to this! I agree, masculine cards are HARD to do! Blessings! Kathy

  6. How adorable is this? I just love what you did here. Well done!

  7. Great card!! That dog and horse look like they are having fun... see their smiles?!!

  8. This is such a fun card for a little boy's birthday! Love it. :)

  9. Adorable card! Nice to see a masculine card. Thank you!

  10. What a darling birthday card!! Such sweet images - so artfully used! ~ Blessings, Tracey


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