Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wind It Up!

This week's theme at Card A Day Blog is "Just for Men".  I made this state-fair-inspired masculine birthday card to celebrate my dear Dad's 77th year.

A Couple Details:
  • I love this ticket paper from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline "Dilly Dally" collection.  It's so whimsical and works perfectly with the collage of ticket stubs, ferris wheel image, and Tim Holtz clock / game spinner. 
  • My dad has this...well, let's call it a party trick...where he takes a ruler and says that each inch equals a decade.  The maximum life expectancy of a man is 100 years, or 10 inches, and he'll mark that with one thumbnail....looks like a long time.  He then marks his current age with the other thumbnail.  Hmm...not so long anymore...  It's a sobering way to think of your age!  How many "inches" do you have left?  I starred my dad's approximate age on the tape measure in red pen.


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline ‘Dilly Dally’ 6x6
Image: Ferris Wheel - unknown; Tape Measure - Free Vintage Digital Stamps
Stamps: Cloud 9 Design
Inks: StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; Stampin’ Up! Writer ‘Real Red’
Embellishments: Tim Holtz clock face, game spinner, salvage stickers ‘Lost & Found’
Tools:  Zots; Glue Dots; Zig 2-way glue pen; TH paper distresser


  1. Wow that is a cool card! Love the Ferris Wheel and the story about the tape measure.

  2. Great card, Vicki! Really love the sentiment.

  3. Hi there, fab masculine card.

    Thanks for joining in with us at The Cutie Pies this time.


  4. Great Man card love the sentiment too! Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our 1 for the Men challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. this is a classy and stylish card! i'm so glad you joined our "numbers" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  6. Wow fantastic! Thanks for joining our numbers chllenge at The Cheerful Stamp pad!

  7. This card is awesome. I just love it and thanks for sharing with us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Please return often so we can see more of your work.

  8. I love the wind it back up idea! My hats off to you for the inspiration! Please come back and join us again when you can at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, your work is very inspiring!
    Tammy Louise


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