Wednesday, January 29, 2014

milk & cookies punch art card

I find myself making alot of masculine cards and don't have very many options. I'm sure you don't have this problem ;o) As an Engineer, the males outnumber the females so that's why I have so many masculine cards that I have to come up with...

This time around, I have two birthdays coming up soon: my little brother and a co-worker.

As I browsed my pinterest board for ideas and inspiration, I couldn't pinpoint any one that I felt would fit them. So, I googled for some more inspiration and ideas and finally ran into Dawn Griffith's cookies and milk card.

Dawn really nailed it with this card (as she does with all of her cards) and when I saw it, I knew I had to case it!

 Here's my version of Dawn's card:

My Tips:
  •  don't waste good SU! paper, use regular copy/printer paper for the white behind the vellum.
  • I used the 1 3/4" circle punch for my cookies then used the medium circles on the owl punch for the chocolate chips.
  • to create the long sentiment, stamp the "you can never have....." the way you normally would on white CS, then trim each line as close to the words as you can. Combine the 1st two lines with some adhesive then flag the ends and sponge some ink on all the edges.
  • use a sticky note to cover the 1st two lines of the stamp so you can just stamp the word "happy" directly onto the card front below the banner.
  • use the gorgeous grunge stamp set to create the "cookie crumbs"for a simple yet fun touch to the inside of the card.

  •  I used the fine tip of my pool party marker to create a slight shadow on the word "happy". 

Supplies used:

  • cardstock/paper: early espresso, whisper white, pool party, baked brown sugar, vellum
  • inks: early espresso, baked brown sugar, pool party (marker)
  •  stamps: yippee skippee, gorgeous grunge
  • punches: 1 3/4" circle (cookie), owl builder (choc chips), 1/2" circle (corners), 1 3/4" scallop circle ("bite" on cookie)
  •  other: sponge dauber, paper piercing tool with template and piercing mat (for the strips of pool party)

I love the satisfaction of being able to look at a card I made and say, "yes, this is what I want!". I honestly don't get to say that alot. But, this time, I'm sure my birthday card recipients will get a kick out of this one. 

Let me know how I did. I would love to hear your comments.

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until next time.....


  1. Jessica, I am going to use your version of the card right away... I know a few friends that will flip! Very creative!

    1. Thank you Cary! It was so much fun making this card. Enjoy!!!