Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sailboat Birthday Wishes

Hello friend!  How are you doing today?  Good I hope!  I really wanted to play along with the latest Papertrey Ink challenge.  That DT sure knows how to color things up!  I decided to try Lisa Johnson's fun colors to get me out of my comfort zone!  They reminded me that my sons birthday is coming up and these colors work really well for a little boy.  The card is not quite what I had envisioned, but will do.  I guess I have put myself on a patterned paper diet of sorts with all my stamped cards the last few days.  I am certainly trying!  HA! 

Started with a Kraft card base and stamped Tin Types in Pure Poppy.  Stamped my sailboats onto Vintage cream and added Spring Rain saddlestitch ribbon with Scor-Tape.  Rounded my corner and popping it up on my card front.

Threaded a few buttons with baker's twine and stamped my sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages, popping it up with foam.

Took a large Spring Rain button and threaded it with more twine and secured it over the ribbon. 

Well, that is all for me today.  Thank you for stopping by! 


Supplies used: All Papertrey Ink
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Mega Mixed Messages, Background Basics: Tin Types
Ink: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
Embellishments: Baker's Twine Martha Stewart Crafts, Spring Rain Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Buttons, Pure Poppy Button
Tools: Corner Rounder We R Memory Keepers 


  1. This is so cute Lindsay! Love your ribbon treatment and where you placed the buttons!

  2. Oh my goodness girlie, this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE those colors, love the design, and the ribbon is AWESOME!

  3. I can't see the second two pictures, but the first is ADORABLE! Love it!

  4. Ooh, love this! I'm hoping to tackle these colors later myself. The sailboats are perfect for this combo, and I love the ruffled ribbon "waves".

  5. Super fun! Love the fun use of the ruffled ribbon for water! :) Hope you had a fabulous weekend -- sorry we missed ya at the Archivers get-together (but I'm sure you enjoyed your weekend with the hubs). :)

  6. Super cute. I agree those colors are great for boys. I bet your son will love it. I hope to try this color combo one day soon too.

  7. Wow, that ribbon treatment is fantastic!

  8. Oh my gosh,. this is the sweetest thing Lindsay. The bunched ribbon is darling and those sailboats make me say,"Awwww."

  9. Oh goodness! I love love where you placed those buttons, stamped the boats, and your ribbon "waves"!

  10. Gracious this is my favorite of this past week..... my hubby loves his sailboat so anything with that theme pulls on my heart strings. Love the colors and the clean layout........ BEAUTIFUL!!! Wait it might be tied with the one from today ......... that paper is just crazy beautiful!!!