Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chicks {Still} Dig Me


So this is the crazy card I made my Dad for his 70th birthday yesterday. I think it embarrassed him a little, but my Mom loved it. She looked up at him and said, "I still dig you," which earned her an adorable kissy-kiss PDA (and not a single "gross" from any of the grandchildren). So sweet!

The stamps are from Verve's brand-new Chicks Rule set (now available in the store):


The papers are from Crate Paper's Portrait collection. One of the patterns includes twelve calendar pages. I just cut out March to customize the card a little. The bow-tie is actually the bow stamp from Chicks Rule that coordinates with the Easter basket image. I thought it helped turn the she-chick image into a he-chick. I got totally lucky and found a bow-tie ribbon slide in my stash that fit the bow image to a T. Lotsa bling elsewhere helped with the whole black-tie look I was going for.

And here's the inside:


The sentiment is a mixture of stamps from Happy Days and Chicks Rule.  The font combo is questionable, but I couldn't resist incorporating the "spring chicken" sentiment!

Be sure to swing by the Verve blog today for the March Release After Party, where we're featuring some of the Divas' favorite release samples. Awesome stuff!! Also, right now through April 15th, you can save 15% when you purchase the March 2011 Stamp Collection bundle! 
(While you're there, don't miss out on the Spring Savings sale!  Sale prices are good through the end of March!)




Stamps: Chicks Rule (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Rustic White card stock, Stampin' Up Basic Black card stock, Crate Paper Portrait designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink
Accessories: Copic markers, Papertrey buttons and ribbon, My Favorite Things Small Open Scallop border die, paper piercer, needle, thread, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, Prima bling, Maya Road star stick pin, number and phrase stickers (source unknown), Prima rhinestone and pearl flourish, bowtie and ribbon slide bling (source unknown), foam adhesive
Size: 5 1/4" square

20 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is adorable!!! You have a way with embellishments that nobody else does! Seriously! You always blow me away!

Maureen said...

Amy, this is just perfect in every way!!! I love what your mom said, how totally sweet :) My dad is turning 80 this year and I'm going to CASE this a bit...especially the sentiment parts...dad's a cowboy so I'll look for a cowboy hat!! lol

June Houck said...

Terrific! I love how you mixed the bling and black gems; very elegant effect! You are a genius :)

Debbie said...

Wow! Okay this is just about the cutest card ever and fits the celebration of your dad's 70th birthday perfectly. I love it! You are one clever chick. :)

Danni said...

This is just so wonderful!! Fabulous card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card just totally has that wow let me go pick my jaw up off the floor factor, Amy! I love every little thing about it! And that bow tie is over the moon fantastic!

Oliwiaen said...

Haha, poor man! Embarrassed by his own daughter :-DD But the card is too sweet, I'm sure today he loves it too :-))

Allison said...

This is so cute! I love the colours and you are always so amazing with embellishments!

Jen Tapler said...

OK, that is just too cute Amy! I love everything about it!! I never would have thought of that, but now that you've done it - I'll definitely be altering that sentiment with "still" from time to time!! Genius!

Sheree said...

What a fabulous card! Love everything about it!!

Judy said...

What a cute card for your dad... I love it!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just TOO cute, Amy! LOVE his little bow tie! hee hee!

Susie said...

((Amy)) this is so cute! Dawn is correct, you can design a card like no other! I love the stick pin through the age number (and the little calendar). It's all in those details - which you are so famous for. I think it leaves all of us (or maybe just me) saying: "why didn't I think of that?! LOL Just darling Amy.

Hugs,
Susie~

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

ahahahah...looove your edited sentiment Amy...so cheeky!! Ouh and what a great color combo and the shabby chic details!!! just chickidy perrfect :)

pezadoodle said...

amy this is fabulous!

Luanne said...

I love it Amy! Your Dad did too, don't let him fool you, lol! This is so creative, just shows how fabulous your mind works. :-). Have a great day, TFS!

Julie Ann said...

What a cute card. I love the new stamp set. The duck is sooo cute.

Elena_ss said...

Какая позитивная и красивая!!!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is adorable Amy! I love the little splash of yellow that accents everything and the bling is just perfect! Gorgeous work!!

Conniecrafter said...

that is just too cute and cool, love how you added his age on their, and love your Mom's reaction to the sentiment!

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