Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Have a Ball!

I had this idea for a birthday card ever since purchasing this baseball paper. This morning, I put my vision on paper!

I created a baseball glove out of caramel cardstock (I worked from a template I made in case I wanted to make more!) After adding the detail with chocolate marker, I sponged the edges to give it depth.

I cut out a baseball from the dp and used it as the template for the card opening. I used my Creative Memories cutting system to create the folded over circle (the one that closest matched the size of the baseball.)

Once again, I used my Cuttlebug numbers folder to make the cut out number on the front (I just embossed a piece of red cardstock and then cut out the number I wanted to use!)

A few punched holes with hemp ties completes the front of this card.





I used Karen Foster snap stamps to create the inside sentiment-"Have a Ball!"




Materials used: Stamps-Karen Foster Stamp stamps; real red, creamy caramel and white cardstock (Stampin' Up!); chocolate chip and close to cocoa classic stamp pads (Stampin' Up!); sponge; chocolate chip stamp and write marker (Stampin' Up!); sponge; baseball paper from The Paper Studio; Cuttlebug and numbers embossing folder; Cropadile; hemp (Stampin' Up!); Creative memories cutting system.


Thanks for stopping by! (Have to go clean play dough off my kitchen floor!)

43 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Such a very clever design...it looks like a REAL glove. Fabulous job!

Anonymous said...

Genious!! Love this.

Regina Davis

Joan and Amy said...

This is too cute. Joan

Laura said...

Very cute! Reminds me a lot of a card I designed a year ago...only I like your idea of using the baseball paper - would be so much easier than hand-stitching the baseball! *LOL*

http://www.laura-griffin.com/gallery/papercrafting/Baseball+Card.jpg

Ila said...

What a Faulous Idea!!..love this card!!

Juanita B said...

Pure genius!! You did a wonderful job and I love it. TFS.

Stampmouse said...

totally adorable and OHH so clever

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a clever design! Maybe you can package some of your creativity and give that as a blog candy next time you give blog candy. Thanks for highlighting my card on your blog..you are too sweet!

Shawn K.

Anonymous said...

Batter up!!! This is soooo darn cute!

Julie Carlisle

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Such a fun and clever card Carolyn!! I might have to CASE this soon. I have a co-worker from Boston and she loves Baseball. She is not into traditional girl cards...Cute. I am in the process of moving jobs, as I got a promotion.(same dept. just another office) I hope to keep up the comments. I will be away a few days, so if you don't hear from me that is why! Inky hugs, chris

Christina Fischer said...

Aaaaack! Too cute! Such a great idea! :)

Lisa said...

You can also just put a piece of scrap red paper in the cuttlebug folder, over the #7. That way you waste less paper. I do it all the time. Try to use those scraps any way I can!

Great card.

huntla1 said...

Very cute -- er, or should I say handsome! Great idea and very creative!

Melanie said...

very cool! Jonathan just staretd tball this spring, looks like I might be maiing some gloves to go with the cleat cards!

Pinky Roth said...

Cammie, this is an adorable idea and so cute for that little special boy!

Pinky

Whimsey said...

Very cute and clever; love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic!!! So cool!

Carolina said...

What a fun design and so versatile. It would make a perfect invitation or even birthday card or...okay I could probably go on and on...I just love it!

Julie Masse said...

Great great card!! totally cute!! :)

Michelle said...

That is soooooooo cute! And the hemp is just the perfect touch!

My Paper World said...

Wow! That's awesome! What a great design!

Karen said...

That's awesome!

Judi said...

What a cute idea. I'd settle for just a small part of your creativity!!! You always have so many great ideas. TFS

Rita said...

Such a clever girl! I luv it, great idea Carolyn, you did a fantastic job!

Andria aka prairie mom said...

What an awesome idea! I will be caseing this in the future, I am sure!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Well this is just plain COOOOOL, Cammie! I can think of lots of kids playing t-ball & up that would adore a card like this! Very clever!

~Bev

Lee said...

Cute, cute!!! I love that tip about embossing and cutting out your own die!! The "ties" on the glove are just great!!

Dee aka stampincuzILuv2 said...

very cool card Cammie!
Dee

Elaine said...

Very creative; great job!

Bee said...

Awesome! So perfect for a litle guy! :-)

Mindy said...

So cute! I struggle with boy cards...I'm such a girly girl:)

dpkennedy said...

Adorable!

Kira said...

This is such a great card, especially for a young (or old) baseball fan! And a nice reminder that our cards do not have to have 90 degree corners. I keep forgetting that!

Rose Ann said...

This is incredibly cute and creative, Carolyn! Your sponging and lacing make it look very realistic!!

Carol said...

You are so clever to create such an adorable card! I just LOVE this, TFS how you did it!
I'd rather clean play dough than paint! LOL

shel9999 said...

This is SO cute and SO clever!!!!

SmilynStef said...

So very fun ... thanks for all of the details ... I may have to make one of these to go with my baseball hat cards ... can never get too much baseball stuff around our house.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just fabulous! WOW!

Jennifer Buck said...

This is so very cute! Great job! TFS :)

cassidy said...

very cute idea.

Jennie Skaggs said...

Fantastic card...you are very creative. This is perfect for a boy's or man's birthday. Jennie

Jessie/knightrone said...

How cool!! Love it!!

Samantha said...

How original!! It's awesome :)