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21 January 2014

Ribbon Carousel + Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge (one card!)

Hello, friends:}

Have you played along with this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge yet??? This month's theme/challenge--- Love, Birthdays, and Chicken Soup

The beginning of the year is packed with family/friends' birthdays so I created a birthday card for my Father-in-Law for this challenge. This card is also perfect for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge! I LOOOOOOOVE Anything Goes-- it makes it so easy to enter:) 

My FIL looooooves to hunt deer... turkey.... really anything! He loves to hunt- period! So I used a "deer" image for his birthday card. I thought this was a super cute little card because the deer was getting a present and the papers are super masculine... and I used gold embossing powder (MY FAV!!!!!!!).... but when I showed this card to Trav he instantly asked, "Is that a reindeer?" To which I couldn't respond because my mouth was open that he noticed! LOL! I thought I could pass a reindeer off as a regular old deer- GUESS NOT! LOL! 
This card is very basic- I wanted to keep the masculine feel by not coloring or fussy cutting the "deer"/reindeer image... and I didn't want too many patterns cluttering up the design...so BASIC it is! I still love it:) 

I used some old My Mind's Eye Gnome Sweet Gnome papers along with the Paper Smooches Enchanted Elves and Hullabaloo stamp sets. I also used the PS Ovals 1 and Elf Icons dies. And because I cannot help myself-- the gold embossing powder is by Imagine Crafts! You MUST get some! LOOOOOVE

That's it for me today--but make sure you stop by the RCC blog for more details for this challenge and DT inspiration!!! And click HERE to link up your creation!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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16 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!! LOVING that deer and the present!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card!

Shannon J said...

There's a difference between a deer and a reindeer?!! I would have used the same image, and I think it's perfect!!! ;) So is the rest of the card! Sweet as can be, and yet still perfectly masculine - you're a genius - how did you do that??!!! LOVE IT!

Angi Barrs said...

Super sweet! Love all of the different paper!

Lisa said...

He's a cute little fella even if he is a reindeer!!! I'm sure your FIL will love the thought you put into this and maybe he won't notice *wink* . Mums the word Trav!!!

Shelly said...

This is so cute! :) Love all the colors and patterns.

Samantha Mann said...

ha ha ha!!! i can't believe trav noticed the reindeer/deer on your card!! lol!! but i bet he knew because you're cards are so amazing, and you probably used the reindeer on a christmas card that he loved at one point!!! :) that's my theory! ha ha!

the gold embossing powder is awesome!! and i LOVE the papers you chose! totally masculiine!! i can't wait to play around this week! :)

Sue Lelli said...

I thought reindeer, too! It would be a great Christmas card! Darling and love the golf embossing!

cm said...

Your FIL will love this..."reindeer" or 'deer' - whatever the case, it's a four-legged critter with antlers - and he'll be delighted you created something with his 'passion' in mind! I think it's funny that Trav noticed; he's just an incredibly 'tuned in' guy! Deer, papers, gift, embossing powder: LOVE everything!!! Hugs~c

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I have been amiss in visiting you but so glad I came back to see this fab card! I love all the textures! Do I spy cork in there?! rockin!

Jennyfer L said...

Hehe, your intentions were pure for his bday ;-) I had a laugh too when you mentioned it. But its a fab, masculine card!

MichelleZ said...

Men are silly like that. Personally, I thought it was a brilliant idea to use that image for a hunter. I love your creativity. And the gold embossing is pretty awesome too.

Nancy Carroll said...

So cute!!!! Love seeing cards for men! They are so difficult for me to make...

BTW, just got the package for the Season of Giving, you were so very generous, when I have the time to create something with them I will post on my blog & share the link!!! THANKS SO MUCH

yyam said...

Awwww....this is soooooo cute!

Clare said...

So perfect for your FIL!! Though I admit, I was thinking along the same lines as Trav here with the reindeer and all ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hee hee! I see a reindeer too. :) He's a cutie! And I love that golden look to the sentiment.