Monday, June 24, 2013

Birthday Card for Male Using CTMH Tommy Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #68 - Step Card

Hello to all my fellow crafters!  I hope everyone is doing well and finding time to craft.  I have been feeling under the weather with migraines; so it has been tough finding time that I actually feel like crafting.  I really want to create more, not less; but apparently the timing isn't right.  The weather is already hot here in Southern CA, in the 90's.  I hate to see what it is in July and August.
I am very excited about Challenge #68 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week.   This is my favorite card to create.  I just think there are so many options with a step card.  It is very easy to make once you start creating them.  I love the side step card the best - at least today.  LOL!!  I have the right to change my mind, don't I?  You know how we have a favorite scrapbooking item today and it changes again tomorrow when we find something else we love more. Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo and SK Digis
Our Guest Designer this week is Helen Nile.  Be sure to check out her blog as well as the other DT who work every week to provide you with inspiration for your crafting.  We would love to have you join us for another wonderful challenge.  If you haven't tried creating a step card, just try it.  You will be so glad you did.  Click on Side Step Card for a tutorial or Center Step Card if you prefer this one.
See my Tutorials Page for more free tutorials. 
For my Side Step Card; I use a 6 x 12 page.  I use 1 inch for the first mountain fold (2 inches from one side or the other), then a valley fold at 2 inch for the second one (2 inches from same side as the first one).  Another mountain fold at 6 inches next to the 2 inches on the side.  I do another 2 inch mountain fold at 7 inches.  I use Norma's tutorial; but with measurements just a little different than the one's she shows on this tutorial.  I printed off the sketch and refer to it each time I make a Side Step Card.  I hope this helps to encourage you to try your hand at creating one of these beauties.  They are so much fun.
I used Bugaboo Edward Springtime for my image on this card.  I wanted one for a male; but I also wanted it a little quirky, not serious.  I love this CTMH Tommy Paper packet for male creations.  There are several wonderful designs in this paper pack; so be sure to check it out.  I love these Pinwheels made from the Cricut Artiste.  They actually work by using a brad in them.  Just don't place any glue or 3D foam tape in the way of the prongs; so they will move freely.  The buttons are a pretty shiny green with a flourish design on them; but they are not clear on these pictures. 

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Paper - CTMH Tommy
Cardstock - CTMH Honey
CTMH Markers
Honey, Topiary and Cotton Candy Light
Copic Markers
E02, E25, C2

Ink behind image - CTMH Sky
Ink for inside sentiment - CTMH Cranberry
Brads - CTMH Cranberry (While Supplies Last)
Buttons - La Mode
Sentiment inside top - CTMH Hooray Bouquet (D1491)
Sentiment on front and two inside (middle and bottom) - Free from Hannelie at Desert Diva

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Men's Cards
Craft-room Challenge - Here Comes The Summer
Crafty Sentiments - Fun In The Sun
Deep Ocean Challenge - Welcome Summer
Die Cuttin' Divas - Refreshing Summer
Loves Rubberstamps - Summer Theme
Crafting For All Seasons - One For The Guys
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - For The Men In Our Lives
Fab N Funky - Animals
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenges - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - In The Summertime
DRS Designs - The Great Outdoors
Brown Sugar - Summer
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes or Add Some Embossing (I did Anything Goes)
Creative Corner - Summertime
Digi Haven - Flowers
Fairy Tale - Happy Birthday
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenge - Masculine
Pattie's Creations - Summertime Fun
QKR Stampede - Summer Fun
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
A Gem Of A Challenge - Male Birthday With Sentiment
Color Me Creative Challenge - Colors Of Summer
Di's Digis Designs - Show Us Summer Fun
Little Claire's - Male Theme
Catch The Bug - Photo for Inspiration (Edward having a picnic and celebrating.)
My Sheri Crafts - Birthday
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Happy Birthday
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Create A Fat Page Card
Catered Crop - Die Cuts/Punches
Eureka Stamps - Summertime Fun
Heart 2 Heart - Use Colors That Make You Happy
House of Gilli - Bright Colors/Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - 3D Creations

Be sure to check out all the specials going on this month and don't for "While Supplies Last" which can change daily.  CTMH adds new items regularly.  Click link.  It can be found under Shop on my CTMH website at

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Patriotic Stamp sets - June and July only.  Found under Specials Tab above or click link.

Oklahoma Relief for tornado victims - See Specials tab or click link.

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I really appreciate you stopping by my blog.  I love all your wonderful compliments and encouraging words.  Everyone of you are so precious to me.  I cherish your friendship in blog land.  You are the reason I keep blogging.  Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or requests.  I look forward to hearing from you.  My email address is

 Have a blessed and happy week! 

Remember - Keep On Creating!!

It's Good For Your Health!!



  1. oh love this card.
    I love the detail.

    Thank you for another wonderful week as a designer
    for Tammy scrappin corner.

    Hugs Tammy

  2. Super cute n fun card ! I loved the pin-wheel embellishments !

  3. wow what a fabby card! love all the details, Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!! hope to see you again soon!

  4. A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  5. Great card inside and out! Love the stripes and pinwheels!
    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Inky Impressions

    hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Gorgeous pin wheels!!! Lovely fun card too :D
    Thanks for joining us at DS4J!

  8. Wow, I like everything about this card!! Darling image, great coloring, fabulous layout, awesome pinwheels, etc!! Love it!! Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!

  9. thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. A fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Super fun! So creative and love the image!

  12. This is a great card, what a super fold. Thanks for joining in over at MSC this week.


  13. Fabulous fold! Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: Fun with Flowers

  14. Wow - I love this card shape, your fun details, and the great image. Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge.

  15. OMGosh this is so darn cute and I love the fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  16. Oh my goodness. This card is as cute as can be. I am going to hav to chek out the tutorial. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy Catch The Bug DT

  17. This is so cute!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  18. This is fabulous. Love all the details. Great to have you joining us at Brown Sugar.

  19. Oh my word, where do you find the time to find so many challenges? Yikes, I can hardly find one when I'm looking for A lovely card, thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week, Good luck with all your entries, hugs Sharon

  20. Fabulous design and sentiment. Thank you for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. We hope you'll join us again.
    Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  21. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at My Heart Pieces challenge. Marlene DT

  22. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at DRS Designs. Good luck in the drawing!

  23. Fabulous card and image. I spotted this on MIM. Faye

  24. Wonderful step card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

  25. What a cute card. I love those pinwheels. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  26. A really fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  27. great card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week , good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  28. It's so cute! I saw it on Make it Monday.

  29. Adorable! Just cute, loving the pinwheels. Thanks for visiting us at 613Avenue Create.

  30. This is a fab card, inside and out! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  31. Edward looks wonderful in this color combo. What a lovely fancy fold too! Thanks for using a Bugaboo image and for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  32. So pretty, love the fold. Thanks for linking up with Aud!

  33. Such a neat card! Love the pin wheels! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

  34. Fabulous card and I just love that fold! Your design and attention to details are great!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  35. Love the card and the pinwheels are too cute! Thanks for joining us at H2H. Shirley DT

  36. What a fun and adorable stair step card, Gloria!! Love the pinwheels! So glad you joined us in this weeks Photo Inspired challege and Catch The Bug! Hope to see you next week!

    :] Becky G
    Bugaboo DT Member

  37. Brilliant card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week and good luck

  38. What a fab card I love it when cards are as beautiful on the inside as the outside, shows how much effort has been put into them. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

  39. how very unusal, great layout and colour choice
    absolutely fabulous
    Thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

    Love Mel xxx

  40. Great card and idea !
    Tks for joining the Bright Colors Challenge at the House of Gilli Blog.

    Hugs, Yone

  41. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining our June Photo Inspiration Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon! Thanks for using a Bugaboo Image!

  42. This is great, I love Edward! And the inside is such a fantastic surprise too :)

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge!

  43. This is just fabulous - I've always wondered how to finish the inside of this type of card. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! What an adorable image and beautifully colored. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Digi Stamps and our Summer Fun Challenge!

  44. Lovely card love the pinwheels. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  45. This is fabulous. Such a wonderful design and I love the cute image and pinwheels.
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue xx

  46. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge, karen

  47. This is just totally fabulous!!! Sorry I didn't stop sooner to say how awesome. Just love the great pinwheel.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  48. Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

  49. Gorgeous card, love the image & design. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft, good luck!

    Donna x

  50. Super cute! Great design and I love the pinwheels! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean and good luck! Delphine xx

  51. This is an awesome card! Thanks so much for sharing your 'happy' with us at H2H!

  52. Great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



  53. Your card just oozes FUN!!!! Thanks For playing along at Stamping Dragon Designs

    Bec DT

  54. What a fun, happy card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.


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