Thursday, September 22, 2011

10 Things I Love About You... Sassy Dude Project!

Hey Ya'll,
Sassy Dude Day for me.  For any of you that may not know, I am a designer over at She's a Sassy Lady.  I have a very special card to share with you today.  I made this up for Jill.  I thought it up back when I first saw the images of the bookmarks on the Sophie Cartridge.  There is also a great scrapbook layout like this in the CTMH idea book that helped me finish up the thought.
 I printed the patterned papers for this card from Cricut Imagine Elise Cartridge.  I only used three traditional Cricut cartridges for this card... Shocker, right?!?  They are...
 You can download the Gypsy file HERE
 I used the book marks for the little tabs.  I simply contoured out the tab cuts in the center.  This way, I could write on them.  I put together all of the layers as shown above.
 I loved this birdcage image.  I cut two of each birdcage and birds.  I wanted plenty of layers.  I also added the flowers and leaves on this screen.
 I ended up cutting this entire shape out from TBBandM, but I used my straight cutter to slice off the highlighted part.  I only needed the pocket.  After everything was cut, I inked it all with a rust colored ink.  It worked really well with the printed papers.
 This is what the tabs look like when all of the layers are together.  I used glossy accents on the numbers and it really makes them much richer than without.  When these are dry, you can start writing your special notes on each one.
 I folded and added ribbon and lace to the front of the pocket and then folded the edges under before attaching it to the card.  I then added it to the card and added my other cuts.  I also used glossy accents on the bird cage.  I added glitter to the bird and some gems here and there.  I used lime green stickles on the center of the flowers as well.
I found a font that I liked and printed out the "10 things I love about you!" strip.  I then used regular old fashioned scissors and hand cut out the banner shape.  Hee! Hee!  I almost forgot how to use scissors.  Hee! Hee!  I used 3D adhesive on the banner like the other pieces, but I used a little wet glue in between to give it a wave across the bottom of the card.  I then coated every bit of it with stickles (crystal).  Once that was completely dry, I coaded every bit of it with gloss accents.  It really brought out the font that way.
 For the inside, I added more flowers and leaves. and a sentiment mat.  I did use every flower cut from this setup on the gypsy, but you wouldn't have to use that many if you don't want to.
Once it's all dry and done, simply write out your ten things and place them in the pocket. It's that simple!
Jill loved her card and I was so happy with the end result.  Don't you just love it when a thought in your brain comes out almost exactly like you pictured it?!?  YAY!  We would love to know what you think of it too.

So... Before you go... Did you get to get your CTMH Stamp of the Month in August called Wicked?  I LOVE this stamp set!  It's probably my favorite out of anything I have ever purchased from CTMH.  I hope you have liked the projects that I shared earlier using these stamps.  WELL... If you didn't get your own, I think you are really going to be excited!  I picked up an extra set!  YAY!

Above is a sample of the set and a couple of projects that CTMH posted in August.  Since I am now a Sassy Dude on a regular basis, and Sheila gave me two dates this month, how about a GIVEAWAY?!?  Sound good?  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and be a follower of our blog to qualify.  It's that simple.  You will have to check back here on the 29th (When I have my second Sassy Date) to see of you won.  It's that simple!  I just loved this stamp set so much that I wanted to get an extra one to share.  You will also get a small font set that came with it.  So... Comment away and please visit again on the 29th to see if you won it!  Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. OMGosh!!! You have totally outdone yourself! This is gorgeous and the design is genius. I love your thought process. Your love for Jill really shows. Lucky girl.

  2. Your card is amazing and I bet Jill will treasure it for years to come! I love the unique design and all the detail in this card. Thank you for sharing with us at She's A Sassy Lady today!

  3. Beautiful card!!!
    Thanks for sharing everything with us :)

  4. I just saw this beautiful card at Sassy's and had to rush over and see your blog. I really like your designs.

  5. This is totally cool...I can see myself changing it up for one of my kids...great idea!

  6. GORGEOUS pocket card! I absolutely love it :)

    The Halloween box and cards is equally wonderful!

  7. LOVE IT! You are so inspirational.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win
    a fantastic give away. Again TFS.
    etfamily at wynndel dot ca

  8. Wow you just keep on amazing me with your talent and creativity. I just love your pocket card. The Halloween box and cards are wonderful. How do you download a gypsy file then upload it to your gypsy? I haven't tried that and didn't know I could. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my Fall Sleepy card. :)

  9. Love the pocket card. Great giveaway; two stamp sets.

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  11. Jill is one very Lucky Lady! The card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the Bird from that cartridge too... The birdcages are fabulous.... You can see all the wonderful details and all the LOVE that went into this card... Beautifully done Sir! :o)


    P.S. Apparently I never noticed before that I was not a follower... although I try to come here often... So Now I'm offically Following you! tehehehe

  12. i love your card and i love the idea of a man doing crafts i wish my hubby would do crafts as well but he writes poems so i am guessing that is his craft thank you for sharing Penny

  13. Well this is just fantastic!!! You are just getting to good mister sassy dude! I love this project AND you are just TOO generous!!! What a great giveaway! Your guys rock!

  14. This is such an awesome card!!! I can totally see this as a Top 10 journaling pocket on a layout too!! I have to say you are really inspiring me!! Can't wait for you to see my accordian card over at Sheila's!!!

  15. Oh you Sassy Dude you! This card is just beyond fabulous! used scissors??? You, my friend, are truly something else! Your design is just so clever and so many gorgeous little details. I would love to see the look on the recipients face as she opens the envelope! You've outdone yourself....again!

  16. OMGoodness! ... it is hard to come up with words to describe your a librarian, I need to whip out my Thesaurus..
    OK, What a fantastic, detailed project! I am with Lori, right away I though... for a layout!

  17. You are certainly livin' up to your name:- Sassy! LOL That is just toooooooo beautiful. I'm sure Jill loved it, amongst some tears. (I know I'd be teary-eyed if I received something so gorgeous and loving!!) :-) TFS! :-)

  18. I am absolutely loving your designs!! What an inspiration... I too can see using this in so many different ways... thanks so much for sharing!!

  19. Bobby, Bobby, Bobby I am running out of words. LOL That is an amazing card, and what a wonderful idea with the bookmarks.
    You are too kind thanks for the chance at a giveaway

  20. Bobby, this card is simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
    thank you so much for sharing this with us, and a are too kind......
    thank you so much for the chance to win...
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

  21. I really love this card, it is so awesome.


  22. WOW! That is a beautiful card! You have such amazing ideas! I did not pick up the the stamp set... so I would love to have the set!
    Thanks so much!

  23. Wow!! Your projects are amazing! Such great details. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Man this is a super cute card! Might have to steal this idea for mt God Son's B-Day card for this weekend. TFS!

  25. Bobby, this is just stunning! I love everything you do! :D