Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wish Big Basketball Card

My husband celebrated a birthday last week.  I had originally planned to create a card for him doing something with a license plate (as one of his gifts was new license plates).  While doing a search of Cricut license plates, I came across a football card created by my sweet and talented blogging friend, Lee-Ann of Snappy Scraps. (You can see Lee-Ann's card HERE.)  I decided to scraplift her idea and created a basketball card.  I never did make a license plate card!

I used Basketball Solutions to create the oversized ball on this card, hand cutting it down to fit the 5x5 card base.  I used a Creative Memories corner rounder on the corners.  The basketball player is also from Basketball Solutions.  I used some silver metallic paper for the shadow - and used the same paper to cut a pennant using a Lacy Banners metal die from My Craft Spot

The orange circle around the sentiment was cut using one of the My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies metal dies.  The inner white circle was cut using a metal die from the same set.  The "wish BIG" sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags set.  I added a bit of Halloween baker's twine - also from My Craft Spot - behind the sentiment pennant.

I stamped inside my card too!  This time, I used a fun sentiment from My Craft Spot's Birthday Wishes set. 

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Have a fabulous day!


The Cropping Canuck said...

I may have to scrap lift this card as well. A perfect boy card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

FABULOUS guy card!!! LOVE how you did this!


Linda Kaiser said...

I love this card. The colors are so dramatic and perfect for this fun card.

Love it.

jessica said...

LOVE this great card!! perfect colors and great sentiment!!!
LOVE it :)

Debbie said...

Awesome card!! I'm sure your DH loved it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card Kate! Love the design! Carri~Abusybee

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card Kate! Love the colors and fun sentiment:) Great guy card!
Sherrie K

Bobby said...

This is a great card! I don't have basketball players but I can scrap lift this to make a soccer card with Sports Mania.

Annie said...

Perfect boy card! My little guy is 3 and starting to notice sports. :)

tammy said...

Kate !!
This is absolutely stellar!! I'm sure that the recipient was super blessed ! Thank you for being such an inspiration!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Lisa said...

I love this basketball card.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this card making. As a matter of fact this will be my first card. Can you advise what you used to get the 5x5 base card shape?

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

I used a piece of black cardstock measuring 10x5. I then scored the cardstock at 5in. on the long side to make a 5x5 card.

Have fun with your cardmaking!! Please let me know how it goes for you!