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Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday Card for a Boy with no Die Cuts or Embellishments

This is one of the rare cards where no tools have been used and no embellishments have been added! No embossing folders, no embossing powder either. The only things I've used are a cutting board, DPs, stamps and Promarkers.

I hand cut the banners to use some up some of those narrow strips of paper that always seem to be left after making cards. I mounted them onto a red DP with stars and a panel of kraft. I attached this onto a square of white paper. All DPs are from Carta Bella.

I love this image from Lily of the Valley - I'm sure I'm going to use this boy for some Christmas designs too. I stamped a birthday greeting with black ink.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Hiding in my Craft Room - #123 Super Scraps
2) Pattie's Creations - #79 Birthdays
3) Seize The Birthday - Anything Birthday
4) Crafty Sentiment Designs - For The Guys
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

36 comments:

Lisa M said...

He is cute!! You're right, that image would be perfect for Christmas too. :) Fantastic make for a masculine card.

chrissy xx said...

Such a sweetie! LOving this little chappie..Brilliant idea Pia..It's GOrgeous.
Chrissyxx

sandie said...

great idea for using the stash Pia, I really like this red DSP and your colouring is just superb x

Deepti Stephens said...

Oo! this is so cute.. :)

Mrs.B said...

So cute - love the design, it doesn't need anything else.
Avril xx

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous masculine great colours and design
Hugs Kate xx

Laine said...

This is fabulous Pia, wonderful colour and design. Saw this on MIM.
Laine
xx

Loz said...

Perfect card for a young man Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Sue said...

Fabulous card Pia, adorable image and I love the layout. Gorgeous papers too.
Sue xx

Sandy said...

He is so cute and would definitely look great on a Christmas card, even Mother's or Father's Day too.
Great use of your DP scraps. A delightful card!!!
Hugs,
Sandy

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Pia, love the image & design.

Donna x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love this little LOTV boy, scruffy haired like my son! Great papers and layout, fab card all together! xx

Jackie W said...

Oh, so sweet! Love the image! You have some fabulous cutting skills! I could never get my banners that straight! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie

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Wishcraft said...

Fab colours and design, super cute card Pia :o) Hugs, Lisa x

aussie aNNie said...

Very cute card, lovely boy stamp and a very versatile one too...no dies or embellies, it's fun to do at times...xx

OttawaMom said...

Super cute little boy image! Love the colours and DSP you used. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Roberta Swisher said...

Fantastic card using those scraps! I agree that little boy would make really cute Christmas cards, too.
Thanks so much for sharing this week at HIMCR...good luck.
hugs--
Roberta
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh nice job Pia!! I find it really hard not to use those same things - especially die cuts lately. What a darling image and your paper banners are just perfect for added interest.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and gorgeous image.xxx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

A versatile image , I agree .Love you card design too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Marjorie said...

Great card Pia, lovely papers and I love this little image..
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Pat K said...

Great boys card Pia. Very cute image and I love the fish tails. Pat K x

having a {me} day said...

This is a gorgeous card! Great way of using up scraps. Very effective. keeley

Lau W said...

es, this image is versatile, love it ! Your card is wonderful, love the masculine colors !
xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable sweetie. Well done you cutting those banners free hand. Mine would be cut all over the place.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Pia..love your hand cut fishtail banners and such a cute image..

luv CHRISSYxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love the clean design and great image.
Pauline
x

scrappymo! said...

This is so cute. It does not need anything else. Perfect as it is.

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Birthdays" Challenge #79!
Sandi ♥
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Tammy said...

This is so cute Pia, I love that sweet image and your fabulous colors!
Tammy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Isn't that image so adorable! Well-crafted card, Pia, perfect for the challenges! Thank you for coming to visit me! I'm happy to be your new follower! Hugs, Darnell

Leikkaan Mervi said...

This is fabulous, beautiful simple sketch, don't need any embellies, cute card!
And saw this at MIM too;-))m

Asha said...

He sure is a cutie! Fabulous boy-card...not over done at all. And you're right, that stamp will be great for your Christmas makes too.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Donna said...

Adorable! I saw this on MIM and wanted a closer look. Donna #77

Marie Gamber said...

Wow! That was some challenge - no embellishments and no die cuts! LOL You did a great job, my friend and you knocked it out of the ballpark! Great boy card! :D
Stopped by from MIM for a closer look!
Hugs,
Marie

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Patties Creations Challenge blog for our Birthday theme
Hugs
Kelly- DT
xxx