The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Secret to a Long Life

My brother-in-law's birthday is coming up fast, and I realized today that I didn't really have anything in my birthday card stash that would be suitable for him. I figure that humorous cards are always in style for guys, so I decided to take that route with the BIL's card. Here's how that went:


The inside of the card holds the punch line:


I'm playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect Challenge, which is to be inspired by this photo:



There was so much to be inspired by! The colors, the blocking, the textures, the vertical elements, even the "text block" on top of the cake!

Of course, I used stamps from Paper Smooches for my card! The owl comes from the My Peeps set, and the party hat elements come from the Party Posse set. I printed the speech bubble and sentiments using MS Word on my computer. The font is called CK Buddies. I had fun adding texture to my design with two different "masculine-ish" embossing folders from DeNami Design: Thin Lines and Checkered.


I'm also playing along with the new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week the challenge is to "Emboss It." Done and done!

Thanks for the great challenges, SPARKS and Simon Says!!


And thanks for dropping by, my friends!
Emily

15 comments:

Benzi said...

Indeed, a very wise thought to share. :-) That's a fun card for your bil and he's sure to smile when he sees it.

Auntie Em said...

Love your take on the challenge Emily! The wood grain and the basket weave are the perfect background for this cheeky little owl. Your BIL should get a chuckle out of it! :)

Pam said...

Very cute, and a funny sentiment!! Will sure to get a laugh!! Awesome job on the combined challenges!

~Tammy~ said...

This is just cute as can be!

Marisa said...

Thanks for my morning giggle :) Such a fun sentiment. Love the EFs you used too.

Lisa said...

Too much fun, he'll love it!!

Brenda in IN said...

Great advice. This is a great guy card and I bet he will get a kick out of it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Emily, I'm just going to call winner on this card right now!! I am gobsmacked by the fun design, the colors, and, of course, LOL at the perfect sediment!! He's gonna love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Maria said...

LOL...what a daring card! Love that little sweet wise owl!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is a WISE Owl indeed!! LOVE all the texture and that sentiment!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Greta said...

Oh I bet he will love this, Emily! Darling card!

Jessi Fogan said...

*snort* Funny cards are my go-to for guys too :) Love this, and the owl is perfect!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Adorable! Great humorous card....and look at you going to town with the embossing! I am SO glad you finally bought a Big Shot. :) Welcome to more fun!

Lorraine A said...

hahahaha :-) I LOVE this card Emily ,,,, brilliant and super cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute, Emily! I LOVE that owl-- fab coloring! THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge- hope you play along this week (Anything Goes)!!!