Sunday, 28 October 2012

Join in the Celebrations

This is the card I made for a nephew who celebrated his thirtieth birthday yesterday.  Erik is a joiner and I decided I wanted to use the La Pashe flippin' Men DIY character to make a card for him.  This card uses three different printed sheets from the La pasche The Big One CD  On the front and front inside is the Flippin Men DIY character plus the frame from the DIY Framin' Card.

On the inside is the decoupaged scene from the DIY Framin Card.

You can just about make out the decoupaged elements in this photo.

On the back of the card is the character from the Flippin' Men half size sheet.  The verse is based around the one on this sheet with a little bit of tweeking.

You've got drill skill
you're hammer handy
you do what joiners do best
the good news is
this is the day
for you to take a rest
so go and put your tools away
break out a beer or two
'cause it's a celebrating day
especially for you.

The hardest part of this card was cutting the aperture for the frame as I'm cutting knife challenge.  The numbers and backing layers were cut using Sizzix sizzlets and Spellbinders dies and the little tools on the back of the card were cut using a Quickutz die.  other than a few brads and kraft candy these were the only embellishments used.  Hopefully Erik enjoyed his day.

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges


  1. Wow, what a fantastic card--I love that you personalized it for this man! The images are so well-done, love the cut-out, the background, and the entire design! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Wow! What a fab card! Love the window too it's brilliant, thanks for sharing and playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo xx

  3. Oh I love how that window opens thanks for playing at Gingerloft. Any interest in joining our DT

  4. Wow!! Super cute and creative card, I love it!! lol!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
    Alice B.

  5. This is soo fun. Love that bg!

  6. stunning male card liz.the design is brilliant and fab fun images :D

    xx coops xx

  7. As I said above--this is a fantastic, personal card! You did a great job on it and I thank you for sharing it with us at Lady Anne's as well! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. This is such a great card, I love how you've combined the frame card with the flippin' card, such a good idea. I'm sure he loved his card.

    I spotted your card at Make It Monday so called in for a closer look.

    Jo :)

  9. So glad you are my number on Make it Monday .Totally cool card .Amazing masculine in every detail . LOVE IT MUCHLY .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  10. wow what a stunning card perfect.. love the lo thanks also for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ hugs sassyxt for our challenge

  11. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DigiStamps4Joy and good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}


  12. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  13. fun card, love the idea
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  14. Wow that sure is a lot of great work! Great card, I'm sure he will love everything about it! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

  15. wow this is great . I love these images. Thanks for joining us at challenges 4 everybody. Hugs trisha x

  16. What a wonderfully detailed card, you created! I love that you have the man in the foreground with a workshop behind him and when you open the card you can fully see the workshop!! Love it! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Birthday Challenge!!

    ~ Amanda :)

  17. An outstanding card! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at HERE COME THE BOYS.
    Hugs Di

  18. Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy's "Anything Goes ... with a masculine twist" challenge this fortnight! Good luck in the draw and remember to pop in tomorrow to get the details of our next exciting challenge!

    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Digistamps 4 Joy DT Lead

  19. I'm not a fan of flipping men, but I really love how you have made this! It's brilliant, and so well thought out.

    Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaserr!


  20. Wow what a fabulously fun male card! I love the workshop background and the way you have designed your aperture! Thanks so much for joining us at the Poodles Parlour this fortnight and Good Luck!
    Danie xx

  21. Fabulous card and colors and love the verse Liz...Loz
    Visiting from MIM..

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  24. Wow what a fab card for a man.

    Thanks for joining us at gingerloft


  25. Wow that really is a fabulous card! From seeing the front of the little guy to the back when you open up the card. Brilliant!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  26. Waw what a brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. Hugs! Mojca

  27. What a fantistic card! Love all the layers you have done. And that inside is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's.

  28. Fantastic card!!! My goodness the work you put into this is amazing. I love it.

  29. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at CMM. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k