Saturday 21 February 2015

C4C274 - Masculine Birthday Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog!  Our Hostess Kelli gave us this sketch:

As soon as I saw the circle on the sketch, I knew I wanted to use Karen Burniston's Spiral Circle Pull Card. It's one of my favourite Pop it UPs dies and it worked pretty good for the sketch! I had to get creative with that little square at the bottom of the circle though.

The spinner stamp and findings I've had for awhile - I keep forgetting about them. But when I was hunting for something else, I saw these and kept the stamps out for this card.

I love those little notches that cut with the die. They keep the card closed until the recipient pulls the sides and opens the card ...

... which reveals the inside ...

I used a couple of dies from the Tags Pivot set as well - the tag, reinforcement and paperclip. The little banners were punched. We will write our message on the beige circle inside the card, which is hidden when the card is closed.

Check out the blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge.  We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C274.

Here are the blogs for the whole design team:
Anja de Regt - Stamping Anja -

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits -

Danielle Lounds - Fat Cat Stamper -

Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio -

Jessie Rone - Can You Say... Addicted To Stamps -

Joanne Grzelak - The Inky Ocean Gazer -

Karen Aicken - Altered Scrapbooking -  (that's me!)

Kelli Hull - Stamping with a Dream -

Lynn Put - The Queen's Scene -

Peggy McCurry - Artfull Journey -

Raquel Mason - Raquel's Stamping Blog -

Vanessa Buzard - Vanessa's Paper Creations -

916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
917 Clock and Gears (Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
973 Tags Pivot (Tags & Paperclip), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Beige Astrparche card stock
Patterned paper - Colorbok
Spinner stamp and findings - Stampin' Up
Bakers Twine
Happy Birthday to You and Star stamps - Avery Elle
Banner Punch and words - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. gorgeous card

  2. love how you were able to use this sketch on the Circle Spiral Pull card ... great male card

  3. Love how the spinner reveals the cake - how fun! Love your color scheme too.

  4. wow...fabulous use of the sketch.....great detail work


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