Freshly Made Sketches #66

 Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  The fun sketch this week is brought to us by Tui.  Due to the holiday will have two weeks to complete your card and enter the challenge!  Hopefully you will all get some new crafty goodies for Christmas and will have new toys to play with.  On a side sure fire way to make sure you get crafty to get it yourself and put it under the tree!  Here is a look at the original sketch-

I stayed true to the sketch.....though I was really torn on just what design I wanted to use!  I instantly thought of using a layered snowflake...but obviously so did a lot of others!  Then I toyed with the idea of a cupcake...which lead me down the birthday path.  I ended up using a ton of supplies that had never seen the light of day for a fun boy themed birthday card!  I never seem to have boy birthday cards when I need I figured the gears and bolts theme would be a great card to have in the stash!

I added more fun colors to the inside for a cheerful card!

I used a wide variety of supplies from the stash for this one:
Grey Cardstock-Making Memories
White Cardstock-Close To My Heart
Boys Only Paper Pad-Doodlebug Design
Birthday Stamps-Close To My Heart (D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday)
Gear Punch-Stampin Up
Grey Ribbon-Stampin Up
Screw Brads-Karen Foster
Tuxedo Black Ink-Memento
Circle Stax Dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion-Recipe Challenge (3 DPS, Ribbon and a Circle Shape)
Through the Craft Room Door-Anything Goes


  1. The perfect boy card, Allisa! Love the gears and colors!

  2. Love the bright pattern! This is such a festive birthday card - and beautifully finished inside!

  3. What a great birthday card for a boy! Love the gears, the design, the paper, the embossing & the embellies! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Perfect birthday card for a boy Allisa! That paper is perfect! Have a wonderful holiday!

  5. I like the way you think Allisa. If I want crafty goodies I should get them myself! Words to live by, I think! And I love this card. The colors and shapes are so fun!

  6. Oh my goodness I LOVE IT! That is like the perfect card for our house!!! I love that paper and those gears! The added screw brads are perfect! So creative and such fabulous colours! Have a wonderful Christmas Allisa!

  7. What a great boy card this is Alissa! the cog wheels and the super colour pallete not to mention those awesome screw type brads ... wow!!!
    Had a little giggle about buying your own crafty goodness for the tree ... I do this every year and every year my wish list is granted!
    All the best for the festive season and a happy New Year!

  8. Fantastic this card. I like the CAS way you made it.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    xxx Michelle

  9. I just love the colors and all those fun gears! I agree about getting the crafty goodies yourself; if I depend on everyone else it never happens!

  10. Great masculine card, Alissa! I love how you kept it bright and cheerful, but still masculine. Most cards that I see for men are dark with browns and blues. This is one to CASE!

  11. very mal card - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges- merry christmas and hugs Joanna

  12. Such a fabulous card! I love the gears and the brads you used. So perfect for a boy's birthday card!


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