Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fisherman Birthday Card

My husband's birthday was last week, and I wanted to make something that represented part of who he is. He loves fishing, so I grabbed my Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge, a scrap of Bo Bunny Knight in Shining Armor paper, and the paper I needed to make the cuts, and got to work.

I cut a cattail border in dark green at 1.5". Since the borders on this cartridge are single color borders, I used my Burnt Umber Copic Ciao marker (E29) to color the tops of the cattails. I then cut the man out at 4". I decided I wanted the big smiley face rather than the one that comes on the body, so I cut the head off the body and put the big smiley face in its place.

I then cut out all the clothes (<Fisher>), the fishing basket (select Accessories 1, then Shift, then <Fisher>), and the fishing pole (select Accessories 2, then <Fisher>). I decided to put some fishing line on the pole using Sew Easy's bakers twine, and used my Zig Two-Way glue pen to glue it down. To give the man freckles, I used my Brick Beige Copic Ciao marker (E31).

When I was at the National Scrapbook Day crop, I won a couple of stamps in a door prize, and one of them was a little stamp that said "Give me the simple life." I felt that was appropriate for this card, so I stamped it using American Crafts Chestnut ink. For the inside, I used Tim Holtz's Way With Words stamp, and then used a "Happy Birthday" stamp that I had from another collection.

I used a really neat tool called a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig by Inkadinkado to help me stamp straight. If you are a stamper, I highly recommend getting one of these tools, especially for those stamps that just aren't mounted right! I won this at a crop, and now I wish I had been using one all along! 

My husband really liked his birthday card, and had a great birthday all around. Thank you for joining me today, and happy crafting!


  1. I love that saying! So true!!! :) Where do you find time to do this? Love your creative stuff!!! Fun!!

  2. Cameron usually takes a good nap, so I can usually find time to do craft then. :)


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