I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Player 33

If you follow my blog, you know that I love to make cards for my husband. Sometimes, I make "love you" notes to put in his briefcase. Other times, I make "hello" cards just to brighten his day. But, there are also holidays and birthdays and special occasions. 

This card is all about my husband, Ken, who loves baseball, and when he plays, he always chooses to be player #33. It's his lucky charm. Ken is a die-hard Mets fan, and even got to play on CitiField in his #33 uniform. So when I chose my colors, I knew I needed blue and orange. Not my favorite combination, but Ken's favorite combination. 

I loved layering the different colors, and the orange mat was really interesting and reminded me of bases (even though it wasn't in a diamond shape). The fantastic baseball die cut is from the Cricut cartridge All Sports. Instead of just a Happy Birthday stamp, I used, You're the Best. Finally, I added my favorite embellishment - my Skittles!!! I used the Terra Glitter skittles and lined them up at the bottom - almost like 3 strikes... 

I know he is going to love this!

Just a tip about my Cricut mats. I have an everyday use mat, but I have a crisp mat for intricate cutting. I used that crisp mat for cutting the lettering on this die cut, and it cut beautifully. 

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: Sketch
Cards in Envy: Birthday
Dream Valley: Favorite Color Combination
FCCB: Ballgame
Alphabet Challenge: M is for Men


  1. How cute! Great for any ball player-thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

  2. That is so sweet! I love the card and the sentiment. Great job! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

  3. I like the blue and orange colour combination and the detailed "Hey Batter..." The orange mats both represent the bases really well - very well thought out :) Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  4. What a great card, Faith! I love that you make cards & love notes for your husband - I do the same thing! It's a little gesture that means so much! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs
    FCCB Design Team

  5. Nice masculine card for your hubby! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  6. Fantastic job, I totally get this card having watched my father play as a child. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  7. What a sweet thing to do for your husband! Love your sporty card. Thanks for playing with AHSC this week.

  8. So glad you joined us this week Faith! I really like your card, I like the green frame and the gems you added!

  9. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  10. What a great masculine card. Love your color combo. Thanks for sharing it with us at AHSC

  11. Love it, great masculine card, those are hard to make. thanks for sharing in the AHSC.

  12. Great card, I love the colours you have used!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  13. What a fab, fun card! I love your colour combo :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  14. That is so sweet! We are a die-hard baseball family! How lucky he got to play on citi-field!

  15. Great card - love your colours.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x


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