Friday, September 6, 2013

Party Hardy by Deanna M

I have another masculine birthday card for you today. This card is for  my son who will turn 23 on Saturday.

I was actually working on a different project for today's post but when I received my new 6" X 6" paper pads from Cutters Creek from the paper club I am in, I had to use some. We received two new Bo Bunny paper pads, the one that these papers are from is Trail Mix and the other pad is called Key Lime. Don't these names just call out to you? They sure did to me. Interested? Join the Cutters Creek Yahoo group to find out more about the clubs or contact Kim through the customer service link in the store to ask about doing a special order.

On to my card. I started with a piece of kraft card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I cut a brown mat at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8", I just wanted a little of the card base to show. I wanted the patterned papers to be the star. The green patterned paper was cut at 4" X 5 1/4". When I saw this herringbone wooden pattern, I thought it would be perfect to serve as an anchor for my mug, to act like a table top. That piece is cut at 2 1/2" X 4".

My mug is from the Silhouette store and was cut at the  default size. I adhered all the layers together using my Scotch Quick Dry adhesive. Before adding the foam to the top of the mug, I first added some white liquid applique and then lightly covered that with some clear glitter from my stash. I set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I used my heat tool to heat up the liquid applique which causes it to puff up. I thought it really brought the foam to life. I then added the foam to my mug using some clear foam tape.

I then adhered my mug to my card from also using the clear foam tape. To finish my card I stamped my sentiment using some Memento Morocco ink. I received this particular color while in the Memento Ink Pad club through Cutters Creek.

I bought my son a couple of bottles of beer for his birthday along with a beer stein and then a gift certificate to a local restaurant so he and his girlfriend can go have dinner together. I am hoping to etch his name on the stein if I get a chance. I thought the card went along with the theme of his gifts. Thanks for visiting today. I would love if you left a comment letting me know what you thought.

Cutters Creek Products Used:

Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive 
Liquid Applique
Memento Ink Pad
ASI Kool Tak Foam Pads


  1. Awesome card Deanna!!! I love the beer mug, will have to make a trip to the the silhouette store for it. It does look like it's sitting on a tabletop, great job!

  2. This is a fantastic 'guy' card! The puffy foam is perfect! And you're right, the card was the right card to make for his gift. You did great!
    Thanks for sharing,

  3. I love Liquid Applique and don't understand why it is so under-utilized. This is a great card and makes me think maybe this is a club I should have joined, but I am in 5 now (didn't realize how many until now) and don't think another club is in the near future for me. I LOVE Kim's clubs!

  4. Great card, Deanna... Love the cut you chose to use and how you used it. It came out great! I can think of so many uses for that mug, too... I'm going to have to go check out the Sil store soon!

  5. What a cool card Deanna. You did a fantastic job with all the details. Hugs, Fran

  6. Super cute a masculine way! Beer is a big part of my family since my dad has collected beer cans for as long as I can remember. I'll definitely try this for his birthday next month! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  7. Hi Deanna,
    i Really like the Beer Mug! Nice idea for a masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Angela Young


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