Monday, January 23, 2012

Basketball Birthday Card

I made this card for my husband's birthday.  My husband is quite athletic and loves sports of all kinds, especially basketball, so it was only natural that my thoughts turned to his favourite sport when making a card for him!


I designed my card using Campin' Critters for the base.  The white mat was embossed with my Cuttlebug.  I used Basketball for the main image/word art and Kate's ABCs for "of attention".  The little banner is actually part of a letter O (also from Kate's ABCs).  I stamped the banner with a sentiment from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments Set #1.  I also used some My Craft Spot Halloween baker's twine and a brad from my stash to finish things off.  My husband loved it!


This week at My Craft Spot, we're singing "Let's hear it for the boys!" and are challenging you to create something "typically male" - robots, sports, vehicles, etc.  Be sure to head over to My Craft Spot to check out the rest of the design team inspiration and to link up your own "boy" project in order to be eligible for this week's prize.

Also, over the next couple of weeks, each My Craft Spot designer is taking time to showcase Kimberly's new Valentine stamp sets.  Be sure to visit designers on their highlighted days in order to win fabulous prizes from My Craft Spot!!  Plus, the stamp sets are available for purchase now!

Be sure to come back here tomorrow for the Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop, hosted by Faith Abigail Designs.  I'll be giving away a gift certificate for My Craft Spot!  Plus, you'll have the opportunity to create a card for a child in hospital.


16 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Kate this is so cute!! Love the shape of it!! I wasn't able to comment on your previous project due to blogger acting up but will leave a comment now!!
Kristan

Sherrie K. said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!! What a GREAT card shape and design. Love this Kate:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Diane Hodrick said...

Love that you shaped the card like the backboard of a hoop...very clever. Wonderful card....the sentiment is too cool.

Arlene said...

I love this card. The shape is really great and I am sure your hubby will love it. Happy Birthday to him...

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so neat I love it what a wonderful card for a boy. hugs

Sarah said...

Kate! Love this so much--what a wonderful card :) Love it!

Amy said...

Great guy card- I just love the shape, embossing, and overall theme! I'm sure any basketball lover would love this! :)Amy

Jayne said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby! Love your card and such a great shape.The halloween twine matches really well.
Jayne x

Beckie said...

how cute is this? Love it.

Be blessed, Beckie

Angi said...

This is such a creative design. Love it. :)

Lisa said...

Happy birthday to your hubby, Kate!! I hope he had a wonderful day!! This card is so creative and awesome!! And how clever to use the Halloween baker's twine...it matches perfectly!! Fabulous card :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Hi Kate - Happy Birthday to your husband. I am sure he will love this card!!!

I love the shape and the twine and to stamp the sentiment like that very clever. Great job my friend!!

Laurie

Karen said...

Kate this is so cool love it!

Shelly said...

Very Cool Kate! My boys and hubby would love to get a card like this!
Shelly
http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

Cricut Couple said...

This is just wonderful! What a fun play on words that is completely perfect!

Tracey said...

Hi Kate.....I love how you used elements from different cartridges to create your card. Great sentiment too!