Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skating card

I've got a few more thank you cards for Christmas gifts to make and this one was inspired by the BBTB2 challenge this week to use the skate from Winter Woodland on a project.  I had to go with the skate from CM Cheerful Seasons, however, as my sons felt the Winter Woodland skate (which has the laces tied in a bow) looked too "girly" for their thank yous.  Whatever!  Since I still used some pink, I'm not sure they will be entirely happy with the finished product anyway, but I liked it! 

Edited to add:  the verdict was mixed from the boys this morning, who announced the card was very pretty, but had too much pink.  I think they had more of a black and gray hockey skate look in mind!  It was comical!

CM Cheerful Seasons-skates
Plaintain Schoolbook-tags
Stamps from JoAnns, twine, and brown chalk ink
Paper-My Mind's Eye striped paper, blue Coredinations, assorted scraps from the stash


  1. I'm giggling. This is really pretty but not real masculine. Guess it depends how old your sons are. I'd sure love it for myself, though. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2. (Hope I didn't offend. I was just teasing) xxD

  2. This is really cute.... I had to laugh at the son comment, sounds like something my son would have said. Your take on the challenge is great. Thanks for joining us.

  3. This is a really pretty card. Sweet paper and sentiment. TFS and joining us in this weeks challenge :)))

  4. Well I guess I can see where your sons are coming from but it's a lovely card, nonetheless. I love the crisp clean look. Perfect for a winter challenge. Thanks for playing along at BBTB2.

  5. Well, I agree with your sons....it just too pretty! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2

  6. Beautiful!! I love the striped background! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  7. I like the use of the string for the lacing of the skate. My daughter is not fond of pink & is more fond of green so go figure. I made an ice skate using a recycled piece of cardboard for this challenge and then today made some hockey frames. Have a nice day.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. Well I think it's a gorgeous thank you card! Thanks so much for joining usat BBTB2

  9. pretty thank you card thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2

  10. Very cute card - I just LOVE the patterned paper you used for your background ! Thanks for taking the challenge with us at BBTB2 !