Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Best Ever - CAS/Masculine

05/02/2017 Update: Winner at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #116.

My stepson, Ross, has a birthday coming up so I decided to use a few challenges for inspiration to make his birthday card. Ross was always an outstanding baseball player throughout his youth and young adulthood. Although he no longer plays much, he still loves the game.
I made an effort to keep the card clean and simple plus low profile for easy mailing. Using patterned paper, the baseballs were fussy cut and adhered to a card base of navy blue cardstock. The stars were die cut or punched, then adhered - some with foam tape and some directly onto the card. The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut and adhered with foam tape. The inside of the card was lined with vanilla cardstock and decorated with die cut stars.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. CASE This Sketch #218

2. Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Challenge #116

3. Aud Sentiments Challenge #178
    (Use a Sentiment Stamp)

4. Crafting from the Heart #156
    (Anything Goes - Just for Fun)

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, punch cutting, fussy cutting, CAS
Size: A2

Stamp: CTMH "Life Is Sweet"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Paper: Moxxie "Play Ball"
Dies: Stampin' Up! Stars Framelits
Punch: Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents Star
Misc: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. Melanie, this is an awesome card! What a fun idea to put together that cascading bunch of baseballs combined with those scattered stars. What baseball-loving guy wouldn't love this card? Great colours and perfect sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in with our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Oh Melanie as far as Masculine cards goes this one speaks volumes! Ross is a lucky guy, to get such an awesome card. Even if he's not actually playing ball any more he'll be thrilled with this special baseball theme. The paper is gorgeous and I love the stars too! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Anything Goes challenge this week.

  3. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  4. Cool card, thanks for sharing with crafting from the Heart!

  5. Awesome card Melanie! Perfect for a baseball lover. Fantastic take on the sketch, love the die cut stars tucked in with your baseballs! :)

  6. Wonderful card for a lover of baseball! Very masculine and Ross will love it!

  7. Very bright and cheerful and fun to look at Melanie. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us on Watercooler Wednesday. You Rock, Girl!

  8. Very fun card any baseball fan would love it. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Such a great card..loving the baseballs cascading down the front. ...that's alot of fussy cutting! Thanks for playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. :)

  10. You just have such a way with your masculine cards...very creative and love it.

    1. What's all this fussy-cutting, did you remember The Brother Scan and Cut?

    2. The Scan 'n Cut cut the baseballs incorrectly because of the stitch lines.

  11. Great card, Melanie! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  12. Your card says All Star all the way! Great design and colours. Thanks for playing along at the Watercooler this week.