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It’s time to kick off a new Meljen’s Designs challenge.  This week, we are challenging you to use ORANGE.   I took the opportunity to make another birthday card for my stash using.  Better yet, it is a card for a man.  



I made faux brads to embellish the front of the card.   As much as I love buttons & twine, I thought I would add a little something extra.     Do you know how to make faux brads?   Let me know if your comments if you would like me to do a tutorial.

The inside is pretty plain, but I had to include a pun.  (You know I love punny cards.)



Don’t forget to link up your ORANGE project at the Meljen’s Designs blog.  While you are there, you can check out the fabulous projects from the rest of the DT.    Keep your eyes open,  Melissa is releasing her new digis for March.   You can get some peeks of the new images on the Meljen’s Designs blog.   (I LOVE the new images!)


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Fuzzy Owl (digital stamp) from Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, My Mind’s Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue paper Pad
  • Tools:  Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, paper piercing tool, hole punch, embossing tool
  • Embellishments:  Thread, Papertrey baker’s twine, burlap, misc. button, needle & thread
  • Font: Smiley Monster from Kevin & Amanda
  • Technique:  Faux brads



Flowergirl said…
Gorgeous card, Love the little owl and fab colours x
Wendy x
Cheryl said…
oh this is one totally gorgeous card just love that owl Hugs Cherylx
Mary J said…
just gorgeous!!!!
WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! The owl is just way to cute! And the sentiments are PERFECT!

Thanks so much for playing with us at ME4U! !

Crafty Hugs,
1CardCreator said…
Cute card Cheryl, love all the stitching you did on it too!
Fabulous creation Cheryl! Love how you finished the inside too ... great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is so perfect in every way, loving the image with the burlap, such great texture. Love it.
Sandra H said…
Hi Cheryl, This is so beautiful:)
Annette said…
too cute...this owl is it
Kerry said…
Oh so cute! Love the owl, papers, and overall detail inside too!
WencheP said…
What a fabulous card. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Jackie said…
This is such a cute card Cheryl! Love the colors....TFS!!!
jimlynn said…
GREAT use of that burlap on here! SO very cute!
Ashley said…
Such a great masculine card! Love the faux brads. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!
Great job for the color challenge!! Love the use of the burlap and the punny inside :)
Imke said…
Cheryl, this is fabulous and these colors rocks !! Love the layout too !
FieryPixieDust said…
That owl face is so cute haha I really love your embellishments- especially the burlap! You never see that! Thanks for playing along with ME4Y! Now that you entered a challenge be sure to head on over to my blog to enter the cartridge giveaway!

Josephine said…
Aw, so cute!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!
Dawn said…
What a great male card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week
Nisson Family said…
Love the card and all of the details! I especially love the burlap. Fabulous. :) Thanks for playing in Paper w/ us at Paper Playtime.

Pat (mspfd) said…
Another fantastic design, Cheryl. Cute image and love the addition of the burlap.
Valchen said…
Just a gorgeous card! I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!
Super adorable Cheryl! Love your design and stitching. ~jeni :)
Beckie said…
How awesome is this card. Love the pop that the black stitching gives it. Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y.

Be blessed, Beckie
glowegal said…
Wowza, Cheryl!!! This is sooo adorable!!! I have a soft place in my heart for owls and puns and this is just over the top cute!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Made Especially For You!!!!
Anita said…
Fabulous card Cheryl. Love your coloring and the colors are so pretty. The fabric and layout work great with this little cutie.
Carrie's Corner said…
Wonderful card and paper choices. Love the owl and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Heather Huggins said…
Awesome card. Love the burlap!!
Deneen said…
Great card, love the colours you used and the different stitches. Thanks for joining the Stitches Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.
Tracy said…
This little guy is just precious! The burlap piece is fun and I'd love to know how you did your brads. I don't ever seem to have the right color. :-) Hugs!
adorable, love the burlap circle!
Sue from Oregon said…
Fun-that burlap added the perfect texture and focus for your creation!
Mummylade said…
Lovely project!
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Nicole said…
Fab mancard!! What a cute owl. I'm really not into the colour orange, but you made a great card with it. Hugs, Nicole
Stempeltiger said…
This card is AMAZING Cheryl!
Love the great mix of papers, the sweet owl, the great burlap and the gorgeous faux brads.
Beautiful work.
Wishing you a great weekend.
Hugs from Germany
Pauline said…
So adorable Cheryl, love this sweet owl, and the fab papers.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!
Natali said…
Beautiful card. Gorgeous colours and adorable image. Love your details like stitching, twine..
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Masculine” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
tt.scraps said…
BEAUTIFUL card!!! Love the Fuzzy Owl! :) Great coloring too! Perfect for our manly challenge at SSDS! THanks for joining; hope to see you play again soon!
Tammy, SSDS DT
Fiona said…
what a cute the colour combo!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, how cute! Love that owl. Love how you have him perched on the wrapped twine. And I really like the cross-stitching on the sentiment. The burlap and your faux brads look fabulous, too.
whoistracy said…
This is a really cute masculine birthday card! I love the bright colors you used.
Shelby said…
Wonderful use of orange! Love all of the texture you've brought into the design, especially the burlap. And your photography using the orange buttons is it

Tammy said…
Adorable card!! That owl is so sweet! I love the beautiful colors and the touch of burlap!!
Tammy x
Karin said…
Love the texture the burlap gives the card and the owl is a great image with the sentiments!
Digi Darla said…
This is such a cute and funny card. :-) I also love how you sewed to add dimension.
Come join the fun at my challenge blog.
Alicia said…
This is a fantastic male card! I love the owl - what a little cutie!
Alicia xx
Stacy said…
This is adorable! I love the burlap and the stitching! Super cute card!
Marcea said…
An absolutely wonderful creation full of beautiful attention to detail. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.

I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x
dragonllew said…
So cute love the colours thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time and good luck.
Jenny x
Ren-Yi said…
OH this owl card is just superb, Cheryl. So charming and special. Love the burlap. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.
JeanFB said…
Adorable card - love the faux brads! Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations.

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