Monday, April 29, 2013

Make It Monday: You Rock Card Inspiration.

 Hi everyone. Happy Monday! I thought I would kick off the week with a card I made this weekend. I made this bright and fun 'You Rock' card for my 8-year-old nephew Alex for his first communion this weekend. Alex is all boy and I thought this card would be perfect for him! This card would be good for graduations, birthdays, & so much more!

I do apologize, I do not have a  full tutorial for this card, but hopefully you can use some of the fun images and ideas as inspiration

Growing up in a house full of girls, girly colors and things come much easier for me, so making masculine crafts is always a challenge. I chose a more 'boyish' color palette with oranges, greens and blues.

Here was the original inspiration for my card. I saw this lovely card by JJ Bolton {Handmade Cards} and loved the repetitive arrows and how they focused on the stamp. Although my card turned out completely different, the idea was the same.

Rather than use an arrow stamp, I cut these arrows out by hand from a piece of patterned paper I had in my stash. I popped up one of the arrows to add some dimension.

I didn't want to waste any of my paper so I used my blue circle cut out to add to the card. I also added some white gel stitching around the card and the blue circle to add some focus.

To make the "kraft" colored stars stand out a bit more I brushed them with some white and green ink.

 Well, there you have it! On the inside of the card I wrote  the following:
"Jesus rocks ...and so do you! Happy first communion Alex!"

Hope you loved the card and have a fabulous week!
Comment below with what you thought of the card!


  1. Great boy card! I love the colors and embellishments! Cute love card, too! TFS!

  2. Both cards rock if you ask me. I love the white background and the arrows pointing to the XOXO sentiment. Cool how you trimed the border and included a half circle cut.

    On the You Rock card, I like how you popped the arrows AND I like how you used the circle you punched out as an embellishment. Very cool.