Monday, June 6, 2011

Snappy Birthday Gator Card

I've been impatiently waiting to share this card with you -- and I finally can! 

My dad reads my blog, so I couldn't post his birthday card until he'd received it.  With the theme of Swamp People (a show on History Channel we both enjoy), it would be too obvious it was his.  He received the card today, so now you can check it out:

  • Card Base - DCWV Brights Collection (A2)
  • Papers - patterned brown paper from My Mind's Eye: Simply Delightful; textured dark green cardstock by The Paper Studio; all other cardstock from scraps
  • Cricut Cuts -Create a Critter, page 45, gator (all layers) and grass (accessory, both cuts)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - Distressed Stripes on grass
  • Other - lots of inking with brown ink pad by Stampabilities; cream yarn from scraps; outside and inside sentiments printed from my computer.
One of my dad's favorite characters on the show, Troy, is constantly yelling "shoot 'em" when they find a gator on the line.   So hubby and I collaborated on including this quote with the inside sentiment.

My favorite thing about this card is how the gator is "caught" on the line.  I also like the dark, masculine colors and overall representation of Swamp People.  I grew up in Louisiana, and it's really neat seeing my home on TV -- even if I didn't live in the swamp

For a kids' spin on the Swamp People theme, check out the gator party favors Glenda made for her grandson.  They're totally cute -- and snappy, too!

You can watch Swamp People on Thursdays, 9/8c, on the History Channel.


  1. I am sure he loves it! Great job on the masculine card! Thanks for the link to my blog!

  2. LOL! I love it! It looks like the gator is eating the card! And the inside sentiment made me laugh out loud. Fabulous. Your dad loves it, I'm sure. :)

  3. Hi Jessica! Your card is adorable! I bet your dad just loved it! I like the Yarn in the gators mouth! And that adorable sentiment! Nice job with the inside too! :o)
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  4. What a darling card!!! Great job!

  5. Hehe...this put a smile on my face! My Dad would have loved this card! The sentiment is perfect and so funny!! Love how he is caught in the line! I'm sure your dad loved it!