This month is officially "Male Birthday Month" at my house!  My son-in-law, my husband, and 2 grandsons all have August birthdays.  Bet you can guess what I did yesterday!  I am officially ready for all the August birthdays!  Over the course of the month, I will share all of the cards.  But today, I am sharing one for my Grandson who is turning 6.  He is an avid sports fan.  If you play it with a ball, then Carson is interested.  That is what made it difficult to create his card.  I couldn't pick just one image from Simply Sports.  

Carson BDay rt

 The color combo from the Color Coach of Garden Green, Soft Sky, & Tangerine Tango fits the outdoor theme.  And, I felt that the soft sky was symbolic of the sky while the garden green mimicked the grass.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & used the Square Framelits to cut them out.  

Carson Bday left

The sentiments from the set were also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Tangerine Tango Cardstock.  The Itty Bitty Banners Framelits were used to cut them out.  In addition, I stamped "score" with the same ink on an Arrow from the Essentials Wooden Elements.  It adds some texture to the card and fits the masculine theme.  And, the missing baseball player makes his appearance on the inside of the card.

Carson - inside

The sentiments hanging in a row on the left side of my card remind me of one of those sign boards.  You know the kind where the boards are held together by ropes or chains and the sign hangs down sometimes swinging in the wind.  Okay, saying that makes me want to go back and link those banners with some Linen Thread!

Carson Bday flat

The trio of  Garden Green Candy Dots helps  to anchor my sentiments.  Because this is a special card for a special boy, I lined the envelope with the same patterned paper that I used on the front of the card.  It can be found in the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper  Pack.

I love to just thumb through my paper until I find a pattern that works with my design and with the current paper  special it is a perfect time to stock up!  Here's the details.



During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase!


Keep in mind:

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you (or your customer) will receive one free. 
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.

These items don't qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits


  • Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online order)
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 186 &187
  • Promotion Dates and Deadlines: July 1-31, 2014
    • Phone orders deadline: Thursday July 31, 2014; 6:50pm (MT)
    • OEX orders deadline: Thursday July 31, 2014; 11:55pm (MT)


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Flowerpot Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Flashback Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Park Lane Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Maritime Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Lullaby Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA


Back to Black Designer Series Paper

$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA

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