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3 Star Card & McDonalds?

I decided that I needed to beef up my stash of cards on hand. I need a few that could be used for men and could be easily mailed. It just so happens that I saw this sketch on Andrea's Stampin' Moments blog and thought it would be just perfect for what I wanted. (While you're there, check out the Annabelle Stamps store. I just received a package with a cute stamp set and some sprinkles yesterday and I LOVE them.)

So I pulled out some card stock and ink pads in my favorite colors and inked up my brand new CTMH stamps. I created this card in about 20 minutes and was pretty pleased with myself. Then I realized it didn't match the sketch. That's what happens when you don't print out the sketch.

So, take 2. I went back to work and made this card that more closely matches the sketch.

I was able to make 2 easily mailed cards that can be used for a man in less than hour. I think that is a record for me. On another note, I love these colors together but why do I think "McDonald's" every time I look at these cards? Hmmm... I am feeling the need for a cheeseburger.

Challenges for these cards:

Andrea's Stampin' Moments - Sketch SS130210

Cupcake Craft Challenge - #78 Keep It Simple

Cute Daisy May Challenge - Bright & Cheerful

Die Cuts R Us - #26 No Designer Paper

Frosted Designs - Star Challenge
Gingersnap Creations - GC43 - 3 Colors you love
Rosie D's - Just for Men

Thank you for looking! Have a great day.


  • STAMPS: Close To My Heart Wishing Star. Also used Stampin Up Birthday Whimsy and Simple Shapes on the 2nd card
  • PAPERS & CS: PTI kraft CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, Stampin' Up Real Red and So Saffron CS
  • INKS: Stampin' Up Real Red and So Saffron
  • EMBELLISHMENTS & TOOLS: Creative Memories circle punches, misc. ribbon


Jennette Warren said…
Love the colors! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Pat (mspfd) said…
Wow! The colorsand your design are perfect! Love how the stars just pop right off the page!
Gwen said…
Cheryl, you are a HOOT! McDonald's...hehehe! Love those stars and your color combo. It is really a stunner with it simplicity. Great card! Thanks for being with us at DCRU again.

Fabulous cards, Cheryl!! I love the clean layouts and fabulous colors against the kraft!! Great job with the challenge!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DCRU!!
Joanne Gilch said…
shall I say how long it took me to figure out why card number one did not match the sketch, and then how long it took me to tell #1 from #2.
Oh my. I must be getting old.
Andrea said…
Wow Cheryl, these are both fantastic! I love the colours too :) and it could possibly be for the same reason - subconciously maybe lol. Thanks for sharing and playing along with me this week :)
Joanne Gilch said…
I guess i could've commented on the card and not my inadequacies!!
cheryl, Love the cards and I don't think of McDees when I look at them! Looks like a perfect card to case, just need to sub the stamp on the star with some thing else.
LORi said…
Ohhh I love it , love it!!! GREAT CARD!!
So happy you shared with DCRU this week!!

Joan said…
Masculine cards are so difficult for me - these are great! Although I am kind of feeling hungry now (just kidding!) Great job!
Sue said…
What great cards, very eye catching!
Michele Spera said…
really nice card! thank you for joining us at CDM this week
Alison said…
This is great! Thats a good sketch! I love the color combo!
Catherine said…
Your cards are so pretty ! Love the color combo ! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Smile from Catherine
Katie said…
Very eye catching cards, great!
Thanks for playing at CDM this week!
sarahw said…
Love this card! The stars are really something. :)
Karin said…
Seriously outstanding cards! You know I love the clean look and these are exceptional! Awesome job on the sketch!
Marlene said…
The cards are GREAT!!!! LOVE them. Funny, I just did a post on my blog yesterday about McDonalds...and the bathtub. LOL.
Elizabeth said…
Love those cards - I find masculine cards SO hard - but you have made it look easy! Great projects.
Donna said…
Fantastic star cards, they look fab done in this colour combo...thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x
Jenn said…
Hmmm, you're making me hungry. Seriously, I love both of these! The stars are great!
pinky said…
Love these cards, definitely bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.
Saskia said…
Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's with this great card!!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)
Rhonda said…
I love both of these. I am trying to build my stash up, too. These cards would be great for men or women. You are a clever gal.
In answer to your's beacause I don't go to bed until 4 am some I pay for it at work...oh well..that's the price we pay. If we didn't like it we wouldn't do it, huh?
Magda said…
Fantastic card Cheryl! Great colours.
Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D`s challenge.
Magda x
Wow - loving both these cards!! I'm in FL this week, so no playing for me, but we've got a few posts set! Glad I can log on w. my moms computer :)
Pretty-In-Ink said…
Both versions are just fabulous Cheryl! I LOVE the colour combo!
WoW!!!! These turned out really cool!!! I love the clean layout and the colors together go so well!!!! These really caught my eye!!!!

Thanks for playing along with us in this weeks challenge!!!

Heather - DCRU DT
coldwaters2 said…
Oh wow I love this so much what a great design and just love those stars thank you so much for joining us at CDM

Lorraine x
CraftyGirl said…
Both of the cards are fantastic! and I agree... perfect for a man! the star stamps you used are super cool! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!
Barb :)
Mervi said…
Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Rosie D's and welcome back on Sunday, good luck;-))m
Avril Ann said…
Yummy Cheesburger Cheryl, love that idea, great card, many thanks for joining us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxxx
Crazy Creations said…
Your card matces the sketch it great!Love it.Hugs Sarah
JeanFB said…
Love your color combo, and I think BOTH cards work - great design!
Amber said…
Cheryl your cards are beautiful! Love the clean LO and the colors look great against the kraft paper. Masculine cards are so difficult for me, I want to add pink and flowers to everything : )
Tracy said…
Fab entry, thanks for joining the Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Biscuitlid said…
Fabulous simple creation, love it. You did a great job with our challenge this week at Cupcake

Jamie Lane said…
Love your color choices and BOTH designs! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!
Pinkllilac said…
Gorgeous card and love the design and details, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at Cute Daisy May and we hope to see you again next week.
Hugs Linda
Gina said…
Funny! that's a great sketch and both your cards look great. I am loving anything with stars right now plus red and yellow are my favorite colors.
Tracey said…
Fab card Cheryl, love how you've 3dd the centre star :-)

Kathy said…
These are both great, I can't believe how fast you created them. I love these colors together. Now you have me craving some fries.

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