Saturday, July 12, 2014


Hello Friends! I tried something new again. Earlier this year, I picked up a copy of  Papercrafts Card Creations for Him magazine. I was in need of a birthday card for a male friend, who is into robots and technology. While thumbing through the magazine something caught my eye. Now, I don't usually go for this type of thing, but, this guy is pretty  special, so I thought I would give it a go.

Don't is the card I created...

I used the pattern that I downloaded from the Papercrafts website. I printed all the various pieces onto card stock and fussy cut them out. Then I simply adhered them according to the picture. I pulled out some old alpha stickers from my scrapbook supplies to create the greeting. Then I added some ginormus brads to balance things out a bit. It doesn't show well in the picture, but Mr. Robot there, has a few sparkles...I used silver card stock on some of this parts and I also added Glossy Accents to a few of his buttons.  I have to admit it was a lot of fun making this card. Would I do it again? No. But, it was fun that one time!

For the inside of the card, I printed the binary code for Happy Birthday onto white card stock and then cut it down to fit inside the card. Impressed that I know binary code? Ha! Don't be...I Googled it!

That's it for me today! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Is it Autumn yet?


card stock: Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Not Quite Navy, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Brushed Silver(Stampin' Up!)  Neenah White
stamp set: Happy Birthday(Close to My Heart)  Cogs and Gears(Club Scrap)
ink: Metallic Blue(Encore!)
other: brads(Hot Off the Press)  alphas from my stash


Sheila H said...

Your card is a real Wowzer, Barb! All that fussy cutting is amazing. I would never have the patience - LOL!!

Jeanne said...

I think this is fabulous! Your friend will feel extra special upon opening this great card. Thanks for sharing how you created it as well. That's the neat thing about cardmaking, you can tailor any card to suit the recipient and you've done so splendidly here! Happy Sunday!

Alanna said...

WOW Barb, this is just too cute and what a labor of love. Your friend is sure to love it.

Caryl W said...

Awesome Card!! Way to make him feel special!! I'm so proud of you for stepping out of your card making comfort zone!!!!