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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthday's too

The winter holiday season is extra crazy in my family because not only do we have all of the traditional holidays, we also celebrate Hanukkah, and have three December birthdays (and a January birthday). You might think that is funny, but wait, the December birthday are - me, on the 11th, my brother on the 12th, and my husband also on the 12th. How is that for crazy! Now that my Halloween cards are complete and plenty of Thanksgiving cards have been made, it's time to shift my attention to those birthdays. 

I really wanted to do something special for my husband for her birthday instead of a generic birthday card. I confess, I'm not very creative when it comes to birthday cards, but with the help of cut files from SVGcut.com and some challenges like the Alphabet Challenge with R is for Rounded (I thought of rounding the bases), I attempted this baseball birthday card. 

The card is pretty straight forward. The rounded corner square with the baseball diamond in the center is the perfect backdrop. I inked everything since the field and bases do get dirty. I cut the bats that are underneath the jersey and I used a brown glitter pen to draw short lines on the bat, hoping that would mimic what a natural bat would look like. The last pieces were the baseball, the birthday sentiment, and the jersey numbers 33. My husband always plays with the number 33. 

Finally, I found the most perfect stamp from Docerela Stamps on the Mix & Match III set, "For my Husband."

I love the way it came out, and I know he is going to feel special with this card. 

Challenges Entered
A Gem of a Challenge: Create a Scene
Alphabet Challenge Blog: R is for Round
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards: For the Boys
Kitty Bee Designs: Dies or Punches
Seize the Birthday: Birthday
Shopping Our Stash: Something for my sweetie
Eureka Stamps: Shaped Cards


  1. Great job with the baseball theme...I think it's great! Thanks for joining us at Eureka!

  2. What a perfect card for your husband!!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps!

  3. Your card is so Fabulous and Fun!! You really did come up with a super creative idea I love it!! Gosh Your card will work for any baseball enthusiast at any age and great for all kiddos big and small girl you really did knock it out of the park yep a grand slam on this one! YOU so ROCK!!

  4. ooooooh! what a clever and personal card, your sweetie will LOVE IT! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

  5. Super great masculine birthday card! I am sure hubby will LOVE it!!!
    Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for the "Hello, Sweetie" challenge!

  6. That is a fabulous card for a baseball fan! Love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  7. Great card! Love the inked edges. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  8. Great card - a really fun design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x

  9. Thank you so much for joining in the Aloha Friday Challenge! We hope to see you again for our Halloween Challenge :)
    -Mari K.
    Kitty Bee DT

  10. Greatcard, thank you for joining us at Kittybees with our die and punch challenge hugs Tania (Dt) xx

  11. Awesome card! Great design for a baseball fan:) Love it!
    Sherrie K

  12. This is a Awesome "For the Boys" card , thx for joining us at Chocolate Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal


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