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Thursday, September 4, 2014

All Tied Up On Your Birthday

I'm back, from vacation! Did you all miss my postings?! LOL!  Well, maybe you didn't, but I'm back, anyway! This time, I have a birthday card to show you.  This one is a bit on the sexy smexy side. I made this card for my  friend in Florida, who always appreciates my cards.  So, of course, I had to make a special card just for him.

For this card, I used the image, 50 Shades of Smexy, from The Stamping Chef, colored with Promarkers. I just love Tamara's images - She is so talented.  This image reminds me of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, and seemed perfect for a male birthday card!  This also was my first attempt at doing a criss cross pocket card. I think it turned out pretty good for my first try!  I loved doing the fancy fold that made the  criss cross pocket! I used a mix of black and white patterned papers from my stash, with black tulle stretched across the front packet and tied in a not at the center. The center insert is my take on the sketches at Inky Impressions and Crafty Creations Challenge, but I have my lace across the bottom and side, rather than the top and side, like at Inky Impressions. (I used sexy  black lace) I used purple gemstones to add some bling, sparkle and shine. The sentiment is punched with circle and scalloped circle punches. I used black scalloped edge ribbon through a punched hole at the top of the insert, to make a ribbon loop for pulling the card insert out of the pocket. (Sorry you cant see the ribbon well, but I had a hard time getting a close up pic of the entire card, so most of the ribbon is cut off in the pic).

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Challenge #51 Anything Goes at Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Anything Goes at Clear It Out
Challenge #227 Use A Digi at Robyn's Fetish
Challenge #207 Let's Hear It For The Boys at Corrosive Challenge
Challenge #100 Show Us Some Sass a Glitter N Sparkle Challenge
Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Challenge #34 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Anything Goes at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #9 Make A Card at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at The Stamping Chef
Challenge #156 Anything Goes at Paper Make Up Stamps
Challenge #124 Sparkle and Shine at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at The Paper Nest Dolls
Anything Goes at Crafty Sentiments
TTCRD Sept 2 - Sept 8 Anything Goes at Through The Craft Room Door
Challenge #96 Anything Goes at Let's Craft and Create
IIC#175 Card With Sketch at Inky Impressions
Challenge #271 Sketch at Crafty Creations Challenge
Challenge #193 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Fancy Fold at The Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenge #100 Celebration at Digistamps4Joy
September Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
Birthday at Crafty Ribbons
Challenge #204 Special Card Form (Criss Cross Card) at Hanna and Friends
CHallenge #26 Anything Goes at Crafty Girls Challenges
Challenge #69 Show Us Something New (New Fold/Card TYpe - Criss Cross Pocket) at Simply Create Too
Anything Goes at Crafty Blogger's Network


  1. Wow, awesome card! I love the purple/black color combination. Thanks for entering The Paper Nest Dolls challenge, good luck!

  2. Great card!! I love the 50 Shades of Grey books & can't wait for the movie!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT


  3. Fantastic card! Love the addition of the sexy black lace. Thanks for joining us this week at The Stamping Chef!

  4. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...hope you stop by and play with us again...love your challenge project..tfs <((><

  5. Yep, all the perfect elements for a man card! Love the card design too! Thanks for joining in The Corrosive Challenge "Let's Hear it for the Boys"! I wish you the best of luck!
    Debbie M - TCC DT

  6. Oh my goodness ... sexy smexy for sure! LOL! Awesome fold Sammi and love the entire design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FANCY FOLD’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Hi Sammi what a lovely and great card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  8. Great card Sammi. Thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

  9. Fab card Sammi! I love The Stamping Chef images too. Great criss cross pocket card, you can't tell this is your first one. I'm sure your friend will love this card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions Challenges.

    Hugs, Ang x

  10. Fantastic fold card. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Fancy Fold" challenge.

  11. Fabulous card and love the image used - absolutely gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us in this weeks challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle "Show us some Sass"
    Debby DT for Glitter N Sparkle

  12. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!
    -Mari K.
    Inky DT

  13. Wow, a great and very special card you made! Love it! Thanks for playing with Hanna&Friends.

  14. Really cute card, Sammi! Love your paper choices. We're really happy to see you playing along at Through the Craft Room Door this week and hope to see you again soon. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Fantastic and your card style you have made fits in with the theme perfectly!!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week xx

  16. Lovely card..... love your paper choices...... and the image is gorgeous ........ great coloring ...... thank you for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week..........
    Winnie DT

  17. Great job with your criss cross card.Your paper choices and embellishments work well with this saucy gal.Fabulous.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)

  18. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

  19. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!

  20. This is such a beautiful creation - lovely colours and details. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week and good luck - Michelle x

  21. Lovely 'Thank you for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge I hope to see you next time.
    Hugs Sharon (DT)

  22. GRRR...HOT! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

  23. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x