A Country Birthday for TSOT 402…!

Hello All!

Another Masculine Birthday Card!

Today’s Challenge answer is for

Try Stampin’ On (or not) Tuesday #402



Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 402

I do like this layout! It will go in my sketch book!


Here is my Card!


I Love Gingham! Can you tell? I have been on the hunt for many different colors of Gingham, from all different sources…I love it!

These papers are from assorted DSP makers…Close to My Heart-Congratulations Collection and Yvonne Creations-Country Life


Here is the inside of my Card!


Simple and again, plenty of space for a personal note and signature!




Crumb Cake- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ and fold in half on the score

Whisper White- greeting panel, 2″ x 3.5″   inside panel, 4″ x 5.25


Stamps of Life-Congratulations Collection-yellow and beige gingham

Yvonne Creations- red gingham


Well Said- greeting and inside sentiment

Home to Roost- rooster, and grasses


Memento Tuxedo Black- rooster, for coloring

Crumb Cake- grasses

Early Espresso- greeting and inside sentiment



Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade


Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam


3 Rhinestones from Michael’s Recollection Collections- tan colored


Here is my Card again!


Love this little guy!



I am getting more use out of the

Home To Roost Stamp Set that I earned

from the now, expired Sale-A-Bration offering!

This Sale-A-Bration happens every year from January-March!

For every $50 you spend, you can earn a stamp set, exclusive, in the

Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

I have many Masculine Cards to make up…also some Feminine!

Come to think of it…I have all to make again!

I had a clean out of cards for the ‘Community Parking Lot Sale’ we had last Saturday!

I was very busy getting ready for that sale! I cleared out a lot of items that retired.

Some I keep, like this Home to Roost stamp set! Many punches, Stamp Sets, Dies, DSP,

Ink Pads…etc.,. I bought a new Storage system for the  NEW stamp pads, pens, and

Stampin’Up! alcohol markers, ink refills, and cubbies for misc.. items I use at hand.

The storage only subtracts 5″ from my work space.

Previous storage solutions took away 18″-24″ of work space. It is great that

Stampin’Up! came out with this! Each item is a 5″ cube shape! They can stack

as high as 10 cubes, but, I won’t do that! No need for me. Mine are 2 high, and I

will be adding another level soon. I had calculated too little for the Stampin’ Blends

Alcohol Markers…I have to go one level higher for them, so I went ahead and ordered

the open Cubes for the even layer look!


Here is a straight on shot!


I gained so much more space! The Stampin’ Blends are on the left…that is the

level I will be increasing. The 2 cubes on the end…I will be getting 3 more

I will stack them across the top, beside the level up, Stampin’ Blends,

 then the ink refills on top of them!

The mug on the left is from my Grand Lesley! It holds my Aqua Painters

The mug on the right is from my sister Mary! It hold all the tools I grab for

immediate use…pens, scribe, bone folder, kraft knife, ruler, scissors…

Here is another shot from an angle!


I am so happy they came out with this! Makes my life easier!

The reason I am getting more storage for the Stampin’ Blends

is because, not all are there (no room), and if they come out

with more colors, I want the room to grow!


That’s all for now…Until next Post…Blessings to you ALL!


6 thoughts on “A Country Birthday for TSOT 402…!”

  1. Great guy birthday card, Cheryl! You did a great job coloring the rooster! I like gingham patterns, too. There is no such thing as having too many colors or pattern sizes!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!! -Donna

  2. How handsome this guy is with all the gingham! Love your coloring for the rooster, too – I haen’t even tried a brown on him yet – why oh why?? Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

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