Hi all – I hope you are having a productive week leading up to Thanksgiving – is everything ready?  Do you have the turkey, the ham?  We have both.  I have more little turkey milk cartons to make – one for each of the kids although the kids are really kids any more they are becoming adults.  Yesterday was Kyle’s 20th birthday!  I can’t believe I have a 20 year old!  Where did the time go?  Since I needed a card for Kyle for his birthday I used this weeks color challenge for his card.   Here is the inspiration picture –

I thought these colors were good for a masculine card even though the inspiration photo isn’t.  I am working on another project that uses the Peek-a-Boo die for the Big Shot so I had that on my craft table and decided to play with it for this card too.  After playing around with it quite a bit I finally came up with this –

This is the front – I made owls using the owl punch and set them on each of the peek-a-boo windows – each one says “got birthday?” – and when you open the windows you get –

one cupcake and then two cupcakes with candles –

And then on the inside of the card – it’s better than the outside –

This time the peek-a-boo window reveals the best part of the birthday –

The gift card (or cash) – I created a pocket under the window – used the word window punch to make the opening for the gift card – or fold up some case and slide it in there.  So that is the card that Kyle got for his birthday.

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, So Saffron, Soft Suede
  • Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron
  • Stamp sets: Got Treats, (and an old birthday set – I had limited supplies with me, sorry)
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Peek-a-Boo Die, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, Owl Builder punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponge.

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.