Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays: Count Me In

It's my husband's 55th birthday this weekend!!!  Of all of the cards that I make, cards for my husband are absolutely the hardest.  He is such a totally plain and basic kind of guy that any decoration is too much.  But..I'm a cardmaker...I have to add something.  I did want to use the number "55" to play along with CAS-ual Fridays Count Me In challenge.   Then I made two entirely different cards.

I think this looks like my husband - although those few little dots might put it over into the "too much" category for him!

Wowzers!


I actually did this next card first.  I came up with the tag which I really liked - but then spent way too much time struggling with what to do with it.  I'm using a sketch from Lisa at dahlhouse designs but even with this fabulous layout, I'm still feeling like the background could be different/more/less/something...I don't know??  What do you think? (Keeping in mind my very basic husband for whom the three patterns is likely going to be too much!)
 
Turning 55


Wowzers!
  • Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Exlamations
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Real Red, Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because 6x6 pad
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Accessories: WPlus9 tag die, Paper Smooches Numbers dies (the smaller ones), May Arts twine, Stampin' Up dots
Turning 55
  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Digits
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Confetti Cream, Simple Stories Happy Day
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso
  • Accessories: WPlus9 tag die, May Arts twine, Papertrey Ink Impression Plate

20 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Kim, both cards are so fun and fresh and cool! LOVE!

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are great! The first one is my favorite. I'm fortunate that my hubby has so many hobbies...which does make it easier when trying to pick a theme for him when I'm making cards...

Lisa said...

I like both of them Kim!! But I suppose if he likes plain then the first one is probably best. What's with husbands and "too busy" anyway!?! The second is my fave though!!!

Marjolein said...

WoW!!!
I absolutely LOVE both cards!!!
The first one is great humour!
And the second one is such a perfect card for anyone who's turning 55!
Love how you shoved the numbers in eachother. ( sorry for my bad English, but I think you understand quite well what I'm trying to say here) :-)
Bye,

Marjolein

Marybeth said...

Love them both! I think this is a great age! wink wink!
I wouldn't change a thing on either card! The first is maybe the most CAS. HBT your husband!

Lisa Arana said...

Kim, I'm tickled pink you used my sketch. You are so fabulously talented sweets. I LOVE both cards, but I think the hubs would love the first one more being so simple. But, "I" am in LOVE with your second one. You could send it to me when I turn 55!!! Hee hee. I love that background, it gives it a little somethin' somethin' going on in the background. Thank you so much for being inspired by wanna sketch, you've made my day!

Kim Heggins said...

What fabulous cards Kim...love them both and those numbers are the best!

Chrisd said...

Great cards but in our crowd as people join the 55 club, two nickles are taped inside birthday cards to mark the occasion. Everyone thinks is a stitch at parties and a big HB to him!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Kim, I am loving both of your cards as I am sure your husband will too. My favorite though has to be the second one with that embossed background.

Deepti said...

Lovely cards :) my favorite is the second one and background in this one is just perfect

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Both are great ... but am leaning towards the first! The dots are definitely NOT too much! Back from hols ... trying to catch up! Hugs xxx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Simply wowzers Kim!!!

samanthadesigns said...

I love these cards...I think they are simple and totally cool!

Carol L said...

Surely your husband would like either of these great cards! I absolutely love the embossed background on #2 - very rich & classy!

Happy Dance said...

Husbands are definitely hard to create for! However, you've knocked it out of the park with both cards. Seriously love them and he surely will too! If forced, I'd go with #2, but love the first as well. I think it's the embossing on #2....Very cool. Bev

Stacey Schafer said...

how fun are these!

cm said...

Both cards are awesome! Love the tags, especially! Great reminder to use my own tags/numbers dies! Always inspiration to be found on your blog, Kim. Always!
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Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wow, both are amazing! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME work, Kim!! Congrats on making the Contender over CAS-ual Fridays!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another winner card, Kims!! Wowzers!! Congratulations on the Contender win from CFC!!