You see, I am terrible about posting consistently! I have already missed posting one Deal of the Week and about ready to miss another! And I see my counter has actually passed the 1000 mark and I didn't even realize it! That's what happens when my "real job" takes over my life and consumes me so much I have absolutely no energy or will to do anything else! Hmmph! I did manage to make a birthday card for one of the attorneys I work for. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to come up with a masculine card at the last minute, though. On my way home from work, I was running all sorts of ideas through my head and had one sort of worked out. Of course, when I sat down to actually make the card, it wasn't doing it for me-it was actually starting to look like the American flag and I didn't want that Then I remembered he loves the Boston Red Sox and the card just grew from there. It was kind of fun to make everything myself since I don't have any sport stamps.
I used Riding Hood Red cardstock as the base (because I still have tons of it!); Whisper White and topped it with Not Quite Navy. As you can see, I actually used my sewing machine for this one! I clipped the corners of the Not Quite Navy with my Ticket punch (doesn't that kind of remind you of the baseball field-that was an accident!). I made the "baseball" using my Big Shot and the Circles die. I stamped the "Original" by using my Basic Black marker and coloring just the word on the stamp from "Art by Design" and the little stars next to it are from the Just for You stamp from "Oval All." Of course, lining everything up was a breeze using my Stampa-ma-jig! Finally, the Happy Birthday is from the retired set "Birthday Whimsy." The ribbon and the little punched out stars are non-SU! Thanks for looking! (Still not on Etsy but soon on Facebook!)