Frosty Friend

Happy Friday!!
I've been busy creating this week and I have several projects to share.  This first card is one that I created with someone in mind. (actually TWO someones).  I'm on the Morale Boosters Committee at the school where I work and we needed two "Thank You" cards for two of our administrators.....they both just happen to be men.  Now if you make cards you already know that masculine cards tend to be more challenging for some reason.  I have no clue why.... Well, this time I'm really happy with how my design came together and I hope you like it.

The card base is Early Espresso with a layer of Cherry Cobbler on top.  The cool wood grain panel is a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that was embossed in a folder that was inked with Early Espresso ink first.  How fun is that?  I'm really excited about the tag.  I first punched a small oval in the Cherry Cobbler card stock scrap.  Then, I took the Label Punch and centered the oval in it and punched out the tag.  The "Thank You" sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and adhered to the card.  Then the tag was adhered over top of it using Stampin' Dimensionals so that it pops up and frames the greeting.  Cool, huh?  I spritzed the whole card with a little Pacific Point ink and then spritzed it again with the White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.  It's such a pretty effect.  The photo just can't capture it very well.

Here's a look at the inside....

I made a little pocket to hold the gift card with a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and then stamped a coordinating "snowball" stamp from the same stamp set.  Voila!

I hope they like them.  :-)  We'll find out tomorrow!'s way past my bedtime so I should sign off for now.  I'm happy that tomorrow is Friday and I can wear my comfy jeans to school!  Woot!'s the little things.

Have a magical day!


  1. What a wonderful masculine card. Thanks so much for sharing this idea.


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