Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Western Birthday - Old West Cartridge

One of my fellow Papertrey Paper Dolls is having a challenge and a giveaway.  Cecilia at Trade Fish Designs is challenging us to make a Cowboy card.  It didn't take me long to decide I really needed to participate.  I hadn't even used my Old West Cartridge yet, that I have had since it came out!  Please don't tell my husband!  He thinks I use ALL my stuff ALL the time!  LOL! 
Who doesn't need masculine cards?  I know I do!  My dad has a birthday coming up so I made this a birthday card.  Even though he is from the South I am not sure he is a cowboy!  I should have made a redneck card!  LOL!!  I might still use this one.  It will just depend on what else I can come up, what else I have going on, and how much time I have or how much sleep I need!  My husband has a birthday coming up soon too but he is even less of a cowboy than my dad!  Although DH did live in Australia for two years and has the Australian cowboy gear, REAL hat (that no one can touch!) and jacket. 

Here is what I came up with for the Cowboy Challenge.  I hope you like it!

Parchment is cut at 3 3/4".  Wagon is cut at 3 1/4".

Card Base: SU Chocolate Chip 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Really Rust 4" X 5 1/4", layered with SU DP Apple Cider 3 3/4" X 5" 
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Close to Cocoa, River Rock
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) sentiment from Masculine Motifs
Accessories: Cuttlebug & Script and Diamond in the Rough Embossing Folders (I ran it through several times on both sides. My paper now literally feels like parchment.  I love it!), Cricut & Old West Cartridge, SU 1/4" Chocolate Chip ribbon, CTMH brads,  dimensionals, sponge, SU Modern Label punch

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!


  1. This is great, love all the textures with EF and of course that wagon how cute is that. Hard to believe I don't have this cartridge being in TX.:)

  2. Never seen anything like this before. It's fab.

  3. Fun card Laurie! Thanks for joining in the challenge...this is one of the cartrides I don't have but I may have to re-think that now. Great job.

  4. That is such an original project. Love it. Great use of layers and embossing.

  5. CUTE card Laurie! and shhh your secret is safe with me.. just as long as you keep the same secret from my hubby! ;)
    Have a GREAT day!

  6. Great card, we had a "hoe down" theme at our school summer fair this year and I considered buying this cartridge for that (but didn't) day :-)

    You are amazing crafting with your large family, where do you find the time???

    Best wishes

  7. Super cute! I love the paper & texture.

  8. Thank you so much for letting us know about this challenge - I love your card - I just posted mine on her website...BTW - 6 kids - WOW - your amazing!!!

  9. What a great card! I love the texture, colors, layout. It's fun!!!

  10. Too cute! The paper and the embossed background are perfect with the wagon! :)

  11. What a fun card! What a fun shape!


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