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Pizza Party Masculine Birthday Card

Spellbinders Sweet and Savory Warm Wishes Camper Paper Rose Retro Days Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Pizza Party Masculine Birthday Card with Spellbinders Warm Wishes Sweet & Savory Dies

Hello Friends!  I’m just popping in very quickly today to share this fun Pizza Party Masculine Birthday Card.  Our eldest son just celebrated his birthday.  He’s a life-long pizza lover, and I would have a hard time counting up the number of times he’s celebrated his birthday with a pizza party.  So when I saw the pizza slice die in Spellbinders Sweet & Savory set, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it!

Cheese or Pepperoni?

This is a pretty basic 5×7 card.  The base is a rust colored cardstock topped with a teal mat. Here’s how I layered it up:

  • First, cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the border print from Paper Rose Retro Days.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ panel of the rust diagonal stripe and adhere it above the striped border.
  • Then cut out and double mat the pizza sign and the movie sign board from the paper collection.
  • Die cut 3 sets of the pizza base crust from the off white paper in the collection.  Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
  • Repeat with the pizza crust edge piece.  Back these pieces with 1/8″ foam tape.  Dot with Dries Clear Adhesive and “Espresso Yourself” Prills.
  • Next, die cut 3 wedges from the rust stripe paper to be the “sauce” layer on the pizza slices. Place foam tabs on the back of these pieces.
  • Then die cut several “pepperoni” slices from the orange diagonal stripe.  Cut shredded cheese from the lighter orange solids squares in the paper collection.
  • Ink all the edges with Distress Ink and layer it up!

Create the sentiments with the stamps linked in the supply list below.

The Sweet & Savory dies also have a big soft pretzel, doughnuts, bowl of soup and other fun food items.  They pair up perfectly with the Warm Wishes Camper that I shared earlier.

It’s been a fun month of birthday celebrations, but I am ready for things to settle back down a bit.  I’ll be sharing a mix of fall and Christmas projects with you in this next quarter of the year.  There are some fun projects in store, so stay tuned!

Enjoy your weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card

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Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Can you hear the ocean calling your name as you see this Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card?  I can almost feel the beachy breezes ruffling my hair and the sun kissing my skin.  Let’s get some sand between our toes this morning as we study this card made with Slate Blue Wrinkled Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There’s not a single element on this card that doesn’t make my beach loving heart happy!  Vintage buttons?  Check!  Sea shells?  Check!  Flip flops?  Check!  Rolling waves?  Check! Sandy shoreline?  Check!  And just look at these adorable little beach huts!  Which one is your favorite?

TIP:  Add some designer style to your creation with a ribbon border.  The Patriotic Vertical Stripe Ribbon on the base of the pocket is a near-perfect color match for those cute beach houses!

Beach Walk Observations

One of my favorite pastimes at the beach is a walk along the shore.  I look for treasures in the sand, of course.  But I also love seeing the colorful beach houses that cozy up to the dunes.  Some of them have really delightful front porches and are painted in fun colors.  I added some cute details to these little beach huts, too.

TIP: Torn paper creates the feeling of rolling waves washing up on the shore.  But torn paper can also simulate the wispy clouds in the sky.  To create the white edge on designer paper, tear it toward you.  Then stack narrow strips together behind a main image to create the illusion of waves and clouds in the sky.

TIP: Add your own sandy shore with glue and embossing powder.  First, draw out a shoreline with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue (AGG).  Then, while the glue is wet, sprinkle on Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Textures and heat emboss.  The glue actually bubbles up a little and creates fabulous texture as the embossing enamel melts.  This is a very FUN technique!

Here’s a close up of the first little beach hut.  You can really see the texture in the faux sand.

How much do we love this rickety little wooden gate?  Fussy cut it from the paper pad, then pop it up on foam dots.  This creates depth, and you actually feel as though you could walk into the scene.

A Peek Inside

So you knew there had to be a pocket, right?  But did you know there would be TWO?  I managed to squeeze in a skinny side pocket on the top half of the card.  And I created a little tide pool with leftover bits of torn paper and a fussy cut seagull.

Create a skinny bookmark with paper scraps and fussy cut images.  Top with Natural Burlap String (braided) and a flip flop charm.  Now you won’t lose your place as you enjoy your beach book!  Or am I the only one who does that any more?  I always try to take a book or two to enjoy while I sit on the sand under the umbrella.   The bottom pocket doubles as a stopper for the easel mechanism.  So I had to create a little gift card wallet to tuck inside.

More cute beach houses!  And room to add a little note for the recipient.

Now I want to run away from home and spend a few days at the beach again!  Care to join me?

You’ll find a linked supply  list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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