The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Yes, indeed, fellow crafters, stampers, and scrappers, Mr. Cardmaker has returned.  Whoopie, probably...

Anyway, the move went/is going really well, despite the fact that I have no job.  However, we are fine, and I am hoping to make a go of some sort of card business, once I get THAT part of my life set up.

I have a ROOM!  It has nothing but a table so far, and it also doubles as guest room #2, but it's mine!  I hope to show you how all that progresses.  Stay tuned.  PLEASE!   (I did lose TWO followers in my absence.  Wah, I say. Wah, indeed.

But I am in need of stamping buds in my new home!  I feel lonely.  If you are anywhere in the Detroit area, or know of folks there who are ready to welcome a man into their midst, please clue me in.

Meanwhile, I have a card to share with you all today. 
I made this--

Clearly, I bought a new punch!   This is an EK Success (or is it tools) punch, and it's SO big and chunky, and I LURVE this!!!  It that an amazing scallop or what???  The DP is all My Mind's Eye, and the base is, ummmmmm.....Ok, I forget.  The white is PTI, and the star punch is Fiskars.  The Birthday stamp is SU, and the pearls are $1.00 bin pearls.

So this is how it's folded--

I sliced about two inches off the bottom of my 4.25"x 5.5" card.  I popped the white up with foam tape to give the star some dimension.  I used a copic marker bg000 to fill in the "I" in Birthday.

It looks like this inside--

I used the insides of the circles that were punched out for the scalloped edge to stamp the sentiment (SU) on.  I think this is a really happy card, and still okay for a man, I think.

So, I guess I'm back!  I will show you some more girly stuff next time.

Thanks for stopping by!
All Best-


  1. W E L C O M E B A C K ! ! ! So happy to sign on here today and see your card pop up! Whew...aren't moves tough? Glad that you are moved in, and getting settled. I'm sure that you will find both work, AND a stamping group! Love your card, dear sir - and that is one fabulous punch! Great fold technique too - very well done! Hope to see you back soon - smiles!

    1. SO nice to see your smiling face, Patti!! Thanks and thanks! Hugs!

  2. Love this birthday card! What is worse than moving? I don't have an answer to that! Don't intend to do it again. I'll tell you what is fun, babysitting granddaughters. Mine is absolutely adorable! And with hubby now retired, it's working out great for us.
    Continued success with the settling in part, and the card making part too!

    1. Thanks, Terri! The move was no fun, for sure, but having a new house to do up is kinda fun, if slow going!

  3. Hi Richard - great to hear from you and this card - WOWIE, this is wonderful!!! I love that punch but the colors you used are great together and the way the card opens . . . excellent work!

  4. It wasn't me, I swear...I didn't leave your blog. I was so happy to see your name pop up at the top of my blog list! Wow talk about a grand return...this is a dynamite card Richard. So glad to have you back in blogland!!!

  5. So glad the move went well! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love it!

  6. Congratulations on the move. Obviously, the move has had a wonderful effect on your mojo...look at these awesome cards! These are really fabulous, Richard! Great job.

  7. Glad your move went well, Richard. We used to go up to Pontiac a couple of times for year for intensive physical therapy for my youngest, but we haven't been there in a few years. If we ever get back up that way, I'll email you and maybe we can meet for lunch! Can't wait to see your new room - it must be a good one to inspire such a fun & festive card! :)


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