Friday, March 16, 2012

Two Cards in One Post!!!

Wowzers I've been pretty busy this month. Between birthdays, baby shower, Inventory Challenge and my guest position, my craftroom has been a very productive place. My youngest son's birthday was Friday and we enjoyed a family luncheon. Hard to believe that he's 31 already. I wanted to make him a special card and not one that I usually do. I give credit for a fabulous tutorial HERE for a jacket card and BINGO. Perfect for him because he has to dress in a suit pretty often for his job. I love to experiment with different styles so this was another fun card to create.

I used a Magnolia stamp named Cool Edwin, textured CS and DP's (7 Gypsies Venise), Cuttlebug Allegro Embossing folder, Distress inks, twine, Copics, Clear velcro and Perfect Layers Rulers, Glossy accents & ribbon.

Now My Inventory Challenge #73 You're in shape: Anything but a square or rectangle And also another card for StampingScrappingChallengeCentral as a guest spotlight designer. Pastels/Easter is their theme.
Here are several views of my card that is loaded with texture and sparkle!

I used my Cricut Damask Decor Cartridge to cut the card shape and the beautiful inside egg design. Stickles for sparkle and a Viva Decor pearl pen to add all of those pearls. A Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing folder for more texture.
Here's more of the recipe:
Stamps: hAnglar Sitting Butterflies Duo and Studio G (image colored with Copics and Faber-Castell Polychromos) Cryogen CS & Copics available at StampingScrapping
DP's: DCWV Spring Fling
Punch: MS Wildflowers, butterflies, EK Deco Scallop, Fiskars sm. butterfly
DieCuts: Sizzix Branch w/leaves #2
Embellishments are from Recollections as well as the flowers. Ribbon from stash

Please visit my very talented team mates blogs to see their newest creations:

Thanks to everyone who visits my blog and especially leaves a comment!! Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Cathylynn, those shapecards are awesome. You did an amazing jog with both of them. The jacketcard is the perfect gift for a man. I love all the details and the colors you have used. Your eggcard is amazing, so much to see. Again you have used fabolous colors. And your coloring on both your projects is beautiful.

  2. Both cards are great!! I love them!!

  3. Wow.....what a idea. Great jobs.
    Hugs Renate

  4. Fabulous shape cards, I so love the jacketcard

  5. WOW! I love them both!! The jacket card is FABULOUS!! Love all the details you added...very very handsome. And the egg card...gorgeous!! I love the details and the colors are incredible! Great job !

  6. WOW.....your cards just blow me away!!!!! What a talented and creative lady you are!!!! Love your son's birthday card....a work of art! Of course, you know how much I love Haenglars and this is absolutely precious. Totally stunning work, Sweetie!!!!

  7. WOW WHAT DO I SAY there are not enough GREAT words for these cards!

  8. Cathy, Both of these cards are outstanding and are so creative and gorgeous! I am still looking at the mens' shirt, wow, I love it. The Easter egg is so pretty and I love all the details. You are inspiring.

  9. What an Awesome Card that business shirt. Thanks for posting the tutorial. What a great idea. OUtstanding and your cards are awesome. Great job. Luv them both.


  10. WOW Cathy, those cards are FABULOUS. Your son's birthday card is just out of this world, so masculine, I must try this for father,s day. I love it. your embellies are perfect. And... my coup de coeur goes to this second wonderful card! I am so glad you used the damask decor cartridge, isn't it beautiful and fun? Love the beautiful spring colors, and the all the texture. Your coloring of this cute hAnglar is awesome. Great job, very artistic, you are full of talent my friend, so creative and outstanding. Hugs.

  11. You are such an overachiever! Two? Really, you're making us look like slackers! Lol!
    These are fabulous! I thought your "man card" was the coolest thing ever until I saw that little egg I can't decide which I like better. Oh well, guess I'll have to just love them both!!!!! Fabulous Cathy!
    Rene :D

  12. Oh wow!! Now how stinkin' sweet is that Edwin shaped creation!! Love your clever design and your second Easter design is so sweet with gorgeous Spring colors too!!! Thanks so much for sharing you lovely makes and for stopping by my blog!! I really appreciate it!! HUGS

  13. I just cannot get over the suit card - so many details and it looks fabulous! So you open the jacket to revel the vest and there it is in the vest pocket - cold, hard, cash. Who doesn't love the color green I ask you!! And then yet again another layer -- goodness gracious - you always have had a way with paper. Remember your hot air balloon? Fantastic.

    Now here you go with one beautiful Inventory Challenge card -- I love the colors of this jewel and your design. But most of all I love the inside. I have always loved looking into sugar eggs. And sugar, you made a good egg. I need to know more about this card. I love that little bird - he is adorable and the flowers are grand.

  14. Absolutely FABULOUS! BOTH OF THEM!!!!! Gorgeous details on each, so much attention to the details...absolutely gorgeous. Love how the vest opens up to reveal a little pocket for the moola! The Egg! Oh, this is simply stunning! Wow, wow, wow! These are not your mama's cards - for sure!!! Hugs...Barb <><

  15. OMG Cathylynn, this is just too adorable, the card with Edwin is really way out there.. the suit is just so stunning and then when you open it up and there is Edwin colored so adorably and oh yes, don't forget the money, wow. so cute!! Then there is the sweet lovely Tilda with her Easter Egg colored so daintily. Such a darling card and so much beautiful bling on the cover.. and Tilda is colored so gorgeously.. Oh both cards are so beautiful...
    Hugs, Jea

  16. Beautiful egg shape creations. Love sweet and lovely. The Edwin tuxedo card is awesome and cool. Thanks for the inspirations and I have to try it someday :o)

  17. These are gorgeous! I love the shirt idea, just fabulous and your sweet hanglar fairy is delightful, Very pretty
    Hugs Julie P

  18. I think all I can say is amazing, awesome and how creative. That shirt idea rocks!!!!!!!


  19. WOW c'est donc bien original tes première est vraiment génial!!! Bravo défi relevé haut la main!!!
    Bisous Nadine

  20. TWO wonderful projects, Cathylynn, and with two of my favorite images! I love both Maggies and H&S stamps. Love that neat idea of the shirt with Edwin inside, and your Easter card is gorgeous!!!


  21. Wow cathy i have never seen the shirt card!!!! Wow this is really amazing work!!!!! I love it!!!!!! The second card is stunning also!!!!! Perfect design for easter!!!!Gorgeous colors too!!!!! Wow just amazing work all together!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

  22. Your card is absolutely beautiful nice colours
    Thanks a lot for joining us at the lovely hÄnglar only challenge
    Hugs Ria

  23. A wonderful creation - I love the spring-colours and all the cute details - great !!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at the LHO-Challenge.
    hugs Ilona xx

  24. Hi Cathylynn, both your cards are gorgeous!! I'm sure that your son loved the suit card. It is so amazing!! And, I love all the embellishments that you have added to the egg card. Have a wonderful Sunday!!

  25. What an imaginative inventory card!

  26. Creative cards Cathy-Lynn! love that handsome Edwin card! Very cool!

  27. They are both lovely !!

    Hugs Monique

  28. Oh my gosh, hun!! These are so frickin' fantastic!!!! I ADORE the jacket card! This is the first time I've ever seen one like that and it's AWESOME!!! I bet your son was totally amazed, cause I know I am!! And your Easter card...Oh my word! ADORABLE!!! Love the papers and colors you used and the Easter blocks you set your cute little hAnglar girl on!! Gorgeous inside and out! Awesome work, CathyLynn!!
    hugs, Sharon

  29. Thank you so much for sending me an email, so i could come over an see your fantastisc jacket card!!
    It is awesome <3
    And thank you so much for linking back to me, i really apreciate that :)
    And the second card is awesome!!
    Love all the fab details and the hÄnglar girl is adorable :)
    Hugs from Maya


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