First, I had a double post a few days ago.  If you missed the Christmas Door post, just scroll down a few posts and you can still catch it.  Now, on to the post for today.

My husband and I feel very blessed to have a wonderful son-in-law.  Not only is he a great husband and father, but he is a great son-in-law too!  Jason is always looking for projects that he can do to help us.  The only down side is that he lives about 7 hours from us so we don't see him as often as we otherwise would.  My card today is for his birthday. 

Jason birthday rt

Of course, I needed a card that was masculine, but I still wanted some color.  My card base is Smoky Slate cardstock.  Embossing it with the Woodgrain Folder ramps up the nmasculine quality.  To liven it up, I added a piece of Bermuda Bay that was cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits and then embossed with the Chevron Folder.  But even guys like a touch of color….

Jason's bday flat

The sentiment was stamped with  Bermuda Bay Ink & it was also cut with the Apothecary Framelits Die.  The sentiment was stamped a second time so that I could trim the word "birthday" and pop it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Scallop Border Punch was used on Tangerine Tango and placed just below the birthday banner.  A few Tangerine Tango Candy Dots highlight "happy".

For an extra "wow" factor,  I made a matching envelope using a piece of Smoky Slate dsp from  the Neutrals dsp Pack.  Oops – I just noticed that it has white in it and I used Very Vanilla on the card.


stamps - You're Amazing 132103 wood, 126722 clear

paper – Smoky Slate c.s., Very Vanilla c.s., Bermuda Bay c.s., Tangerine Tango c.s., Neutrals Designer Paper Stack 130132

ink – Bermuda Bay

accessories – Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003, Woodgrain Embossing Folder 127821, Chevron Embossing Folder 127749,  Brights Candy Dots 130931, Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882

Thanks for stopping by ny blog today!