Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Brother!

Masculine cards can be challenging. My baby brother had a birthday last week. My husband took charge of the shopping AND the wrapping of his gifts. I just had to make a card. 

The zipper envelope is a Kerri Bradford cutting file from the Signed. Sealed. Delivered. set. It is such a cool and versatile design. Love it! I added a little stamping to the zipper part to jazz it up.
The star icon on the front of the envelope is also part of the same cutting file set. There are an assortment of icons which makes it easy to customize the envelope. I cut a second star icon and layered it over the envelope for a little dimension.

I designed a folded card in Silhouette Studio to hold the gift card and fit inside the envelope.
The front was stamped with the A Muse Studio grunged sunrays and embossed in clear.
I stamped the Papertrey Ink sentiment in A Muse french roast ink on a scrap of (very, very) old My Mind's Eye patterned paper. 

This is what the inside of the gift card holder looked like. 
A rugged masculine card for a rugged masculine guy.

A Bold Thanks

I'm taking Kerri Bradford's Silhouette Getting to Know You class. It is a self-guided class full of great tips, easy to follow videos and a terrific message board. I'm enjoying it a lot. If you are Silhouette owner, check it out over at I'm looking forward to her more advanced class coming up later this month too.

One of the class projects was to make a circle card with one of Kerri's cutting files. I used this week's ColourQ Challenge for my color scheme. It's a bold color scheme that really makes an impact with a simple card structure.