Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Artful Delight:: Cards for Boys

[They] give reason to get through another day.
Maybe it's how [they] love me in [their] special little ways.
And when it gets hard for me to sleep at night....
[they] wrap [their] little arms around me and say God will make things right!
From sweet gentle touches to [their] bear hugs and a kiss...
[They] make this hell on earth seem more like a peaceful bliss.
[Those] great big kool-aid smiles and the twinkle in [their] eyes....
Every time I look at [them] it makes me want to cry.
But they're not tears of sorrow; they're tears of pride and joy....
To know that all the love in heaven [are] wrapped around my little boys.
adapted from "Little Boys" by Sabrina A. Hernandez

I was in desparate need of some boy birthday cards so I pulled out the October Artful Delight Card Kit  to help me out! The colors are reflective of fall, but also perfect for masculine cards. With the help of some of some sticker sentiments (not from the kit but my own stash) and elements from the kit, I had two clean and simple birthday cards made in no time.

The Artful Delight Kits are such a great bargain and so versatile. Here's some information on the card kit...
this kit includes
Little Yellow Bicycle - Feels Like Home collection 6x6 sheet (2 each)
 Chevron Quilt
Fall Floral
Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods collection 6x6 sheet (2 each)
Basic Grey - Persimmon collection 6x6 sheet (2 each)
Peach Cobbler
 Butternut Squash
Sweet Potato
Spiced Pears
Echo Park - Reflection Fall by Lori Whitlock collection 6x6 sheet (2 each)
Count Your Blessings
Autumn Stripes
Harvest Morning
Fall Dots
Acorn Forest
Harvest Plaid 
Coordinating Cardstock - Bazzill 8 1/2x11 sheet (2 each)
Candy Corn
Gold Coins
Candy Bar
Embellishments - size and color may vary
2 - Webster's Pages Family Traditions collection Designer Paper Clips (1 apple/1 arrow)
1 Prima Flowers - Peanut Primmers
25 - Studio Calico Wood Veneer pieces - arrows
3 - Prima Flowers Silentium Paper flowers
approx 1 yard - Copper Brown Jute ribbon
1 package - Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods Sequins
1 package - Little Yellow Bicycle Etched Natural Wood Buttons
1 sheet - Webster's Pages Family Traditions Tags & Prompts
1 sheet - Echo Park Reflections collection Alpha sticker sheet
1 mini stamp set - Lawn Fawn Happy Feast
1 mini stamp set - Gently Seasoned

Please check out the Artful Delight monthly sketch challenge and create your own project using either the card or scrapbook sketch for a chance to win a kit.  Check out the details here!


  1. Both cards are CAS-Perfection!.... I love how simple but yet so stunning !!!You have magic! hugs...x

  2. Super Cas cards Karen, I like the wood chevrons!

  3. Fabulous CAS designs! Fabulous use of the chevron veneers!

  4. Love your masculine cards. Just CAS perfection. I might have to cardlift this.

  5. I love it when I see such incredible masculine cards! Karen, I can not recognize your style at a glance. I saw your second card in my blog reading list and new that it was yours before I even read the post. You have such a clean and simple style and your cards are always very inspirational.

  6. I love these cards especially the belated birthday one!

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