July 09, 2017

Beer and Dinosaurs - Quick Cards for Guys

Hello friends!  I hope you're having a fabulous weekend! 

Last year, I set out on a mission to start sending cards.  I know that sounds crazy - but I have been terrible at sending cards for many, many years.  I'll always be sure to send a handmade thank you note, but birthday cards were replaced by Facebook long ago...  and let's face it - Facebook is SO not a replacement for a real-deal birthday card received in the mail! 

I started in October and have been religiously sending birthday wishes to friends and family.  I usually batch-create some easy cards, but sometimes I run out of suitable ones - mostly for the guys.  When writing out my cards for July, I was down to slim pickings for the men in my life... and July has a lot of men's birthdays!  I had to whip up a couple of cards quickly.

This card is for my old friend John - I've known John since high school, which is - as we discovered the last time we saw each other - more than half of our lives.  He lives in a different province, but we usually get together for a bite to eat and a drink when he's in town.  A frosty mug of beer fit the bill for this old friend of mine!

Dark colours, simple patterns, and a glossed-up mug make this card perfectly masculine.

Using the exact same layout, I made a second card - this one for a little boy in our extended family.  I always try to make special cards for the kids, and I love including their ages - the Number Of Years stamp set and Large Numbers framelits make this so easy!  

I love that these two cards have the same layout and the same supplies, but they're so different.  It's a really easy way to create a special card for someone, without taking an inordinate amount of time to do it... and that's a factor when I'm sending out almost 200 cards a year! 

As usual, all of these fabulous supplies to make cardmaking easy are available in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store.  And during the month of July, we are celebrating Bonus Days - for every $60 retail you spend in July, you'll receive a $6 coupon to spend in August!  

And since I know you'll be taking advantage of this great offer during the month of July, this month's online ordering bonus will sweeten the deal...

July Ordering Bonus:  Orders of $60+ (retail value) placed in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store during the month of July will receive Corrugated Elements embellishments absolutely free!  You must enter host code WPFUYHGN at check-out to take advantage of this offer.  

Thanks for coming by today - make it a great one!  See you again soon! 


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