Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Class of '10 Congrats

"Uh oh" was my thought when I boarded my plane last week to SFO. I was reflecting on the great news that my brother was now gainfully employed, when I realized to my horror that my two cousins also had graduated - one from Boston University (also with honors ;) and his brother from his local high school. So somehow many of the boys in the family were hitting milestones. And with Father's Day coming up...I have my work cut out to think man-ly cards!

Inspired by my flight, I was determined to make a card with planes, and thought of the Free Spirit - Boy from Walzingmouse Stamps. Isn't that paper plane just pure hotness? As a avid paper plane engineer, I could not wait to return from my trip to make this card. Coincidentally, I also returned just in time to play along Waltzingmouse Stamps' first sketch challenge. So, without further ado...

Graduation
Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Free Spirit - Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Vintage Circles, Small (Waltzingmouse Stamps) 
Paper: Preppie Pack - Oxford (Bazzill Basics Paper), Cardstock - Cream (Recollections), The Boyfriend - Study Hall (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Earth Elements - Ruby Red (SU!), Brilliance - Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: Nestabilities - Circle, Small (Spellbinders)

I have grown quite fond of the Free Spirit set. It makes the daunting task of making boy cards fun! My formula for a boy card is: 

Boy Card = good boy stamp set + bold colors + boy-specific pattern paper

Now, it's your turn. What are you favorite boy stamp sets? What fool-proof formulas do you use?

Psst - if you haven't entered the WMS Sketch Challenge, run to your scrap desk and create something. One can never have enough Waltzingmouse Stamps ;)

10 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

A cracking guy card!! LOL, you found the perfect paper too!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Julia Aston said...

what a great grad card - this stamp set is so fun! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Laurie Marmon said...

Great card! Guy cards are much easier with Claire's sets aren't they? And you were in SFO and didn't look me up?!? JK!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I think we need a SF meetup! I'm still hoping for one in Ireland to meet Claire! Sorry, I digress... I love this card! What a clever use of the WMS set and the CC paper! Great work!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

A wonderful card! Gee, you're inspiring me to get on the four grad cards I need to make!

Thanks for playing with us in the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

rlo said...

Claire Brennan - Thanks for stopping by. The Free Spirit set is my current obsession ;)

Julia Aston - I concur! I'm surprised by how much I have with guy cards now.

Laurie Marmon - heh, next time i'll stop by i'll come bum on your couch. Maybe we can meet up with Jen C. and have a fun WMS stamping day

Jen Cuthbertson - well if you're ever in the NJ/NY/PA area, let me know. I'd love to meet up with another fellow, stampy mouse.

Lisa Hjulber - i'm waaay behind ;) my motto "better late than never..."

Belinda said...

Yay -- perfect with the Cosmo BF line!!

Ann said...

Wow I missed your card when I was hopping through the WMS challenge entries - but I'm certainly glad I found it now. Its a GREAT man card! I love that paper plane stamp too but sadly this set is still on my wish list!

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog too. I love getting comments and I was so excited to be one of the top 3 ;o)

rlo said...

Belinda - well, it's your fault that I got introduced to Cosmo Cricket ;)

Ann - oh no worries. I didn't have a chance to go through all the wonderful blogs either, but all the entries were amazing! Aren't Claire's stamps just all too precious?! Can't wait what she comes up next.

Lynne Phelps said...

That paper was MADE for this stamp set! Wonderful job, love the colors and the 10!

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