Inspire. Create. Challenge #050

I had a recent request for a sports themed birthday I dug deep into the stash to come up with sports related items.  The reason I love hand made can make them to fit your needs! I created my card based on the sketch challenge at Inspire. Create. Stamping Challenges-

I let the pattern papers from the Work Hard, Play Hard series by Carta Bella do most of the work.  I have a long retired All Star stamp set by Close To My Heart that helped finish off the card. I inked up my ball player and stamped him directly onto pattern paper as well.  I stamped my own background on the gray panel.

My sports theme was carried over to the inside of the card as well.  I created this card with bits and pieces from the scrap drawer.  The inside panel is an off white flecked clue where it originated from!  I wanted to stay away from bright white as my card is created with more muted colors.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1256 All Star (Sports related stamps)-Retired
D1475 Card Chatter Birthday (inside sentiment)-Retired
Best Ever Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp
Outdoor Denim Cardstock-Retired
Work Hard Play Hard Paper Pad by Carta Bella
Z2832 Petwer Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired
Autumn Enamel Dots by Carta Bella
Gray Cardstock-Unknown
Flecked Cardstock-Unknown
Circle Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget....the current Close To My Heart catalog retires August 31...only ONE more day to get your favorites before they retire.  You can see the retiring items here!


  1. What a great masculine birthday card for any baseball lover! Fun papers and sentiment too! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Love this sports-themed card! I usually have to do some digging in my stash for sports cards, too, and you used these elements so well! Great design, inside and out. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!