Tuesday 23 September 2014

Make a male birthday card with Hello Love from Stampin' Up

The heart of England is once again bathed in golden sunshine - which has reminded me of the sun in one of Stampin' Up's hostess stamp sets, Hello Love.  I thought the images in this set would work well for a masculine card and you'll be glad to know that when I checked with my quality control department (my sons) today's card got the thumbs up! Come and see:

I started by heat embossing the sun in gold and colouring it with Daffodil Delight blendabilities. I love all the fabulous elements in this gorgeous set (and the best bit is that you can get it for free as part of my Stampers 6 club or with orders of £150 or more as part of Stampin' Up's rewards system.)

I stamped the sentiment next, keeping it nice and straight by using my stamp-a-majig, then added the arrow and bird, stamped, coloured and fussy cut with my sharp paper snips. A final sprinkling of candy dots and the card was done!

I shall be linking up with The Male Room, where the challenge is to use metal on your card (I'm hoping my gold embossing counts);  The Paper Players where Jaydee has come up with a CAS male challenge; and CAS(E) this Sketch where I fell in love with this beautiful sketch:

(Click on each item to find it quickly in my online shop) 
If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

Thank you to everyone who has asked how my daughter is getting on at university. She's settling in well and has obviously found soulmates in her flatmates as she keeps texting me photos of cakes they've been baking together! I do miss her of course and keep hearing her voice in my head. I remember saying to her recently that I don't worry about her in the same way as I worry about the boys. "I know," she said cheerfully  "With me it's just my eyeliner choices and whether I've tidied my room!"

See you tomorrow,


  1. I love this card Vicky! And my SU order arrived yesterday, great stamp set :-)


    Di xx

  2. That's a TWEET little card! (Sorry!)

    Glad to hear your daughter is doing well and that you are keeping your chin up.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Hi Vicky - I'm sure gold embossing counts as metal - well I think it does anyway! Lovely CAS card. Thank you for joining us in The Male Room!

  4. Super fun card for the challenge, Vicky! Love the dimension you've created! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  5. Oh, this is so sweet! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  6. Such a pretty card and certainly goes in the sun theme we have had since April (and I retired, lucky me) LOL.

  7. Gorgeous card Vicky. It's good to see the sun on a day it was well and truly in hiding up here lol xxx

  8. Super cute card, Vicky! I love all of that clean white space. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  9. Vicky, it's been a while since I remember England being bathed in sunlight... maybe that's because I tend to get home over New Year :-)

    I can totally see why your card got the approval of your quality control committee. I love it. The candy dots are a great finishing touch.

    So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  10. Love that cute little bird in front of the cheery sun Vicky - a fun CAS masculine birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  11. Such a fun take on the sketch! I love the colors you used, too!

  12. You use this set so well Vicky and what a great way to use that sketch - thanks too for joining us in TMR this week - Jacqueline xx

  13. Congratulations on being a Favorite at CTS for this fun and fantastic card, Vicky!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Great CAS - Such beauty in it's simplicity.
    Fab job ;)

  15. I think metallic embossing counts! Ii love the clean, simple design - I particularly like the way you coloured the sun! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!


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