Sunday, July 23, 2017

Car-topia Birthday - Masculine

7/26/2017 Update: This card was selected as a Top Three winner in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #221.
Lots of men in my family equates to a constant need for masculine cards. There are several topics that are popular with the men and boys, cars being one of them. This card will be mailed so I made it with a low profile.
Two panels of Cartopia paper were adhered to a white card base. The license plates were fussy cut from the Cartopia Collection and aligned in keeping with the card sketch. A strip of red paper was adhered along with the die cut sentiment. The metal gears were adhered, again because of the sketch. The inside was decorated with another birthday die cut and a strip of coordinating striped paper.

The card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #221

2. Watercooler Wednesday #128

3. Happy Little Stampers July Challenge

4. Addicted to Stamps & More #251

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Basic Black
Paper: Bella Carta "Cartopia" stack
Dies: Peachy Cheap
Misc.: Spare Parts from Tim Holtz (gears)


  1. Melanie I really like your cartopia themed masculine card for this week's challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. It's awesome and I know the guys would really get a chuckle out of it. Great job of matching up those license plates and all that fussy cutting.

  2. What a cool card! Love your designer paper background and your sentiment. That row of license plates is fantastic! :)

  3. Awesome! Love love this paper! Love the license plates ... such an awesome take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts!

  4. Perfect card for one of those car enthusiasts, Melanie. Our family is full of those too. I NEED that set of papers!

    1. I'll bring them with me to Saturday's crop. You are welcome to use them.

  5. Hi Melanie. I hear you. Lots of men in my family, too, so I need all the inspiration I can get. Love the wonderful colours in your card. The Designer paper is awesome and adding the fussy cut license plates at the bottom of the card is brilliant. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. super card! I just love the license plates, it all comes together so perfectly! thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.


  7. I always find masculine cards hard to make, so I love your bright and cheery car card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  8. Love those license banners...another great masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us this past week at AHSC.

  9. You have created a truly awesome card, Melanie, and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated by the recipient. The license plates as banners was such a creative touch, and every element just works together seamlessly. Great job and thanks for sharing with us this week at AHSC.

  10. Great use of your DPs and dies in this fab masculine card.
    Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything goes with Dies. :)

  11. You've certainly aced the 'challenge' of creating masculine cards with this cartopia design! Guy perfect in every way! Thank you for sharing this handsome gem in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge gallery!

  12. So that fun paper!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!