Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A super Simple boys birthday card! :-)

Hello~

Summer time around here means less time in the craft room, but for this family, it also means Baseball! It's a love we have passionately in our house! 

I have a super simple card to share today. My son was invited to a party for a friend of his who was on his little league team. He is a sweet kid, and we have taken him with us to a Washington Nationals Baseball Game. (Our love) His dad coaches his Big Brother's team, so they share the love of the sport too. 

When it comes to kids cards, I don't get into a lot of details with my makes because....well....they're kids....they really could care less about the card....especially boys! 

So here's my super simple card (which I swear take me longer to make than my shabby cards do) *wink*!
I started with a rustic cream card base onto which I added my pieced patterned paper layers.  I die-cut my bat, ball, and glove and added them to the center stamping my sentiment in the lower right of the focal panel.
I added a baseball ribbon tab to the top left adding a button layer for further embellishment. 
All and all a pretty cute birthday card for a little guy who loves baseball. 

Further inspiration was found from retrosketches.
An Inky Situation - Anything Goes Linky Party, Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - Anything Goes Linky Party, Link Up Tuesday!
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I hope you enjoyed this quick little share today! Thanks for stopping by! 
~Tammy~

34 comments:

jessica said...

This is so fun Tammy!! Love your take on the sketch and the GREAT die cuts!! Such a perfect boy's birthday card!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

We don't play baseball here Tammy but I love this card! Perfect for a little player! Susan x

Colleen Dietrich said...

So cute! I know simple cards can take longer than fancy sometimes. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is so fun!! LOVING the mitt and the bat!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!This is so cute,love it!love the details!Awesome!!!

Janis said...

Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Karen said...

HOMERUN! that baseball is amazing...Karen

Kristi Schurr said...

So cute! Love the baseball theme!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh so totally love this!! awesome

Martha Herrera said...

Love this card! You gave me some ideas for my nephew's birthday card! He also loves baseball. Hope you are well, my friend.

Stacy said...

such a cute card! I love the sentiment and your son's friend is going to enjoy it! I hope you are having a fun summer.

Mynnette said...

What a super fun boy card!!! LOVE the baseball theme! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :)

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Tammy!! I love the baseball theme!! The sentiment is just perfect!! Super-duper fun and fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
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Benzi said...

Just perfect for a boy baseball player. I bet he'll notice everything you did and love it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't care how dorky it is, I gotta say your card is a "grand slam," Tammy! I'm so CASEing this for the twinks who actually like baseball now!! Thank you!

MichelleZ said...

Darling card! I think that simple cards are difficult. ESPECIALLY for kids. But you rocked this!

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that is too awesome! How perfect for a fellow baseball lover! (And seriously....you know precisely how kids are. CAS is the only way to go!)

Kara Lynne said...

That's a great boy's card, it doesn't look simple at all. I'm with you when it comes to cards for the kid's friends...

Cindy Womack said...

Tammy, this is adorable! I love how you describe it as super easy!!! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a follower now.

Cindy
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Dawn said...

This is really cute! It's perfect for a little guy who loves baseball. Love the sentiment and fantastic layout.

Hugs, Dawn

Lisa said...

Perfect card for a little leaguer Tammy!! Love the all American red white and blue!!

Tara Bruening said...

Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Summer” Linky Party.

Tara
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Nana said...

Too cute. Love it.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, this is absolutely precious, Tammy! Really a fabulous take on that sketch, and so perfect for a baseball loving boy. I adore how you did the sentiment and ribbon/button tab. Adorable stamped images, too!
P.S....thanks for letting me know about Denami! :)

Barb Murphy said...

I love your take on this sketch...it had me stymied! Perfect stamping my dear!

Charlene said...

Its the perfect boy card Tammy!! Love it!

~ Jo ~ said...

Tammy I love this one! Baseball is a big sport in my family too and this is just adorable! Thank you so much for playing along this week with us at Jo's FFC!

Hugs,
Jo
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Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this boy card! The baseball ribbon tab is FAB! LOVE all the die cuts and that button! WOW!

Brenda said...

Oh I love this card!! What a fabulous guy card, I love seeing guy cards!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Melissa Shea said...

I simply love it! So fun!

Maria said...

Awwww...darling birthday baseball card, Tammy!!!

sandi said...

Fabulous, fun card! LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mamawcindy said...

Really Cute Card! My Grandson is maybe going to have a Baseball Themed Birthday Party! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you join me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!
http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/07/52-card-pickup-228.html