Female Golfer Birthday

Do you have friends that enjoy golf?  I do! And as a golfer myself, I hear from friends how difficult it is to find golf themed birthday cards especially for females. Today’s project is a female golfer birthday card that was made for a friend’s recent birthday. In the current Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, the Country Club Suite offers a selection of products perfect for creating golf themed cards and projects for both the male and female golfer.   Father’s Day will soon be here and I’ll be using the set for a special golf themed card for my husband.  The card below features the Country Club Designer Series Paper and the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.  Act quickly though, the Country Club Suite is retiring and the last day to order products from the suite is June 2 or while supplies last.  

Card Details:
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″ to create card base.  Place card front into the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (will be available in the new Annual Catalog) and texture emboss.
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper: background layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  NOTE: do not attach to card base yet.
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper: select golfer image from paper and cut with a Layering Circles Die.  
  • Color the golfer image.  For the female golfer on the card, the following Stampin’ Blends Markers are used: Ivory (skin), Light Balmy Blue (skirt), Light & Dark Old Olive (trees) Color Lifter (trees), Soft Suede (tree trunks)
  • To emphasize the image, Seaside Spray Classic Ink is lightly sponged behind the golfer and trees.
  • Sponge a small amount of Garden Green Classic Ink along line of the tree bases to mimic grass.
  • Add the golfer circle to the Country Club Designer Series Paper layer so that the right edge overhangs the designer series paper.  Turn over and cut the overhanging piece.  Refer to card photo noting the right side of circle is cut.  Now attach to the card base using a strong adhesive.
  • Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Clubhouse Stamp Set using the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut with coordinating die from the Golf Club Dies.  TIP: order the Clubhouse Bundle which includes the stamp set and the dies – you’ll save 10%.
  • Next, attach the sentiment to a strip of Garden Green cardstock with Snail adhesive. 
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the sentiment to the card and embellish with small Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

The Country Club Suite will definitely get lots of use in my craft room!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order products in the Country Club Suite and then you’ll be ready for making a variety of golf themed projects.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

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Vacation’s Over!

If you’ve been following my blog you know that for the past three weeks, my husband and I were traveling.  Well, vacation’s over and I’m trying to get back into the groove.  Guess you would say that I’m suffering vacation withdrawal!  Have you ever experienced it?  In addition to visiting places on our bucket list, we celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary.  (yes, I was just a babe when we got married! LOL)  Before leaving on the cruise, I made an anniversary card for my husband.  It was definitely a surprise to him.  He wondered when I had time to make the card between Christmas, packing for our trip, removing Christmas decorations on December 26 and watching the two grandchildren on New Year’s Eve.  Fortunately, I was able to sneak in a few minutes from the busy schedule to make a simple stamping anniversary card.    The Heartfelt Bundle and Country Club Designer Series Paper from the Mini Catalog were perfect to use for creating a quick card.  

How to create the card:

Use Thick Whisper White cardstock for the card base.  Next, add a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Garden Green cardstock.  The top layer is a piece of the plaid Country Club Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″).  Punch a Garden Green heart using the Heart Punch Pack from the Heartfelt Bundle.  Stamp the dotted heart onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad.   Use heart punch to cut the shape.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog.  Add he green heart  to the card using snail adhesive and layer the sentiment heart atop the green heart using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel adds a touch of sparkle to the sentiment heart.  Finish the card by wrapping the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the card and tying into a flat knot.

Hopefully, you were able to view my Facebook posts featuring photos of some of the spots visited.  As we were cruising, internet was not reliable thus I did not post as many photos as planned.  Our trip was outstanding and we were able to cross a few places off of our bucket list.  Below are a couple of highlights from our excursion to Machu Picchu.  Definitely, add this wonder to your trip bucket list.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend and check back next week for more project ideas!

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Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

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