Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big Guy Grilling.....

Here is the birthday card I made for my dad. I love this Grillen Guy from Stamping Bella, I have used him quite a bit. I saw this card design on one of my favorite Blogs "The Spotted Chick". She had used a magnet to hold the card closed. When I saw that I thought to myself "I have those and I belive I bought them quite a few years a go and never used them". Sure enough after digging around for about an hour or so I found them. It is funny how much stuff we buy with the great intentions of using it and never do. I even got to the point that I told myself I wouldn't buy something unless I had a specific project in mind and planned to use it right away. Well, that idea lasted about a month until the next great paper line, stamp or embelishemtn came out, and I just HAD to HAVE it!! 

Anyways onto the card, I used some old Grill themed patter paper that I had in my stash for the top of the card and the bottom is a pattern paper from the Rusted Sun line. The base of the card is made Real Red Cardstock and I matted my image with Crumb Cake, both are from Stampin' Up. I paper pieced his shirt with a scrap piece of pattern paper to make him loo like he is wearing a plaid shirt. I coloured him with my copic markers and ink around the image with some Shadow Ink from Hero Arts. I had bought this ink about three years ago and never tried it out. I stiched around the edge of the image with my sewing machine and some white thread. I tied a scrap piece of ribbon to a triangle clip and attached it at the side. The settiment is from "The Spotted Chicks" Blog, she used it one her Grilln' Guy Card card.  I made it on my computer then punched it out with a circle punch the matted it with some more Real Red Cardstock. I used the same Grill themed paper for the inside as I used on the front. I also stitched around the inside with white thread. The sentiment is a quote from the internet and I made it with word to fit my card. I highlighted "Sometimes" in red as my Dad likes to joke that he doesn't have the beginning of Alzheimer's Disease he has "Sometimers" Disease. Sometimes he remembers and Sometimes he don't!



  1. Really cute the design!! I'm still finding stuff I needed soooo bad...but forgot I had?!!

  2. Hey, great card! The stitching is perfect and love how you paper-pieced his shirt!