Hey Dude - YOU ROCK!

Are you sitting down? Better be...I HAD A CHANCE TO CREATE!

Ahhhhhh....I feel so much better! We have an insanely busy weekend ahead and creating is just what the doctor ordered; amazing how much better I feel after I have a bit of time to myself doing what I love to do.

Last weekend our son was not able to attend a classmate's b-day party; but we still purchased a gift. I knew I wanted to make a card, but then decided to do something a bit different and made it into a gift card holder. I folded the bottom portion of the card up and adhered it with Scor Tape on either side so I could just slide the gift card inside.

The image is from Inkadinkado - In The Groove. I added the circle stamps around the main image in VersaMagic Wheat - next to impossible to see in the pictures, but cool IRL. All edges were distressed and several were sponged with VersaMagic Wheat & Jumbo Java.

For fun, I tore a few spots next to the main image; probably would have been easier/better if I had a "longer" area to tear, but still looks cool!

Hope the dude likes his card/gift and I hope YOU have a fabulous weekend! I'll be looking for fairies to come "whip my house into shape" while I work all day Saturday and then we have a double-header baseball game Sunday. GO BOMBERS!!!

OH - and before I forget, our fearless Queen Ladybug has an amazing offer for all Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps - check it out: "15% off orders via the website (HERE), plus free p&p worldwide for orders over £20 from now till the end of NOVEMBER, use code CB2010 in the voucher code button upon check out!

Thanks for stopping by; I love when you visit. Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Inkadinkado In The Groove
Papers: PTI Dark Chocolate & Simply Chartreuse, DP by MME (Quite Contrary) & Basic Grey Basic Kraft
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, VersaMagic Wheat & Jumbo Java
Accessories: sponging, distressing


  1. What a great idea! You rock, Michele!!!! Love ya, BFF

  2. Its rocktastic! Love the image and the colours. He will love it
    Have a great day
    Lisa ;)

  3. What a cool image! This card rocks!

  4. This is fabalicious Michele...perfect for a Dude! xx

  5. Great idea to tear the paper like that Michele, just love this card, would love that image too, another for my list sigh.

  6. Love your card Michele. The torn paper is fantastic and that image is so perfect for a guy card.

  7. Your card rocks, Michele! So pleased to hearyou are feeling better too!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  8. You most certainly rocked this card Michele!! It's fantastic and I love the ripping, very cool!
    Some of my favourite papers too - I just love that MME line :)

  9. ps you keep making me hungry with your lunch posts lol! x

  10. Excellent card for a dude!! I love those papers but never seen that image before, its brilliant!!

    Glad you got the chance to craft... if you find the housework fairy, please can you send her and the ironing fairy to my house soonest - things are getting critical!! Sue xx

  11. This card is so great! What a neat stamp set! The colors are perfect for a boy!


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