January 31, 2011

All dressed up

........Ah ha thought you were going to see a dress or lady all dressed up!
This card was so much fun to put together.  I ran across this striped paper in my stash and thought it would made a great guy card.  Originally I was going to cut a fishing reel in the center square and some small fish where the buttons are.  My Mom had come in my room and said the paper reminded her of a tie.   While I was looking through my cartridges for fish and a reel, I ran across this cut on Simply Charmed.  Isn't it the cutest cut ever?  It was paired up in the handbook to be a Father's Day card, but since I don't have my dad here anymore and I wanted to make a gut card I turned it into a birthday card.  I added a pearl brad for a tie tack and inked the edges of the "shirt" and collar cuts to make them stand out.
Look at the texture on the white paper, it looks like the texture of a shirt, I didn't notice it till I took the photo.  Don't ya just love it when something like this happens? :)
I made this card following one of the sketches this week at RAQs challenge on the Cricut message board.  I love making cards from sketches because it pushes me to make cards I would not make!
Well thanks so much for stopping to look at my card, I would love it if you left a comment.


Cricut Couple said...

So Clever! I had no idea this cut was on that cartridge! I have to go look it up! I just LOVE this card! TFS!!!

lanejoy1 said...

I love this card. It's so hard to make something for the men but this is awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sharon said...

I just love this!! I made 3 cards today from Simply Charmed and I did not see this cut. I'm going to go look. I just have to make a card with this cut! I love it!! :)

Summer said...

So cute! lOVE YOUR CARD!

mforquer said...

Donna - I love this!! How very clever! The patterned paper is just too perfect and I love how you inked the edges!!! Hope you are well!
Missing you!

Patsy B. said...

I LOVE this card! You are such an inspiration! I haven't been on the Cricut message board for a long time because I just dont like the new format, and Kelly and I have been busy teaching classes. My 16-year old special needs grandson has had some recurring medical problems, so I have also been making a lot of trips to Childrens Hospital. He is starting to feel better again.
A million hugs to you Nana Donna!

Peggy said...

Donna, I really like this card. A great idea for a masculine card.

Michele said...

This is really cute! I love the tie pin too! Clever!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi there .Great guy card! That textured shirt is a real winner . Love that striped paper ..
hugs Shirley-Anne