Sports Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge

Hello friends!  Stopping by with a reminder today that there are still a few days left to join our “Sports” themed challenge over at the {Cupcake Inspirations} blog!  Hope you will join in the fun with us!

It’s that time of the year over here in the U.S. for Fall football season and I have some male family members that enjoy watching it along with having birthdays around this time which brings me to making these type of cards for them!  So this challenge has worked out really well for that!  So here’s my second card for this challenge:

I’ve pulled out this older Stampin’ Up! stamp set that I refused to part with just for this reason because I knew that I would be using it down the line…which is the “Great Sport” stamp set.  (I think it’s maybe circa 2013?)

I think the embossing folder is just as old if not older than the stamp sets that I’ve used as it has that pattern on it that would remind you of the football texture.  (pigskin leather as the guys say)  I’ve recently picked up some sport themed decorative papers and thought I would use a strip down the center of my design and then I’ve also used the same pattern to stamp the wings and football images over that were all fussy cut out with scissors.

For the navy banner in the background, I’ve used a die cut to cut it out with and then stamped some stars with white ink over it and then sponged around the edged of it as well.  I took another strip of orange colored cardstock and stamped a fun birthday greeting over it and then added some stars around it that were punched out from navy cardstock.  All of these layered were attached over an A2 sized top folding navy card base.  

Really thought it would be fun to add an interactive detail to this card as well by adding a wobbler to the back of the football image.  So when you put your finger along the side of the ball, it will wobble.🏈😂  (something fun for the birthday guy to play with!)

For the decorative papers I’ve used, I took a sand block to distress the edges a bit and smooth out the edges of my fussy cutting details.

Hope this will help bring a smile!

Thanks so much for dropping in today and I’ll be seeing you soon friends!


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20 thoughts on “Sports Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge

  1. WOW, Vicki, this is a fabulous card design, I love the colours and a great stamp set and love the idea of a wobble behind the ball, and I love the embossed background panel..FAB-U-LOUS card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  2. Stunning card Vicki. Love the wobble behind the ball and the embossed background. I think I still have the same embossingfolder.
    xxx Margreet


  3. A wonderful card Vicki, love your layout and wobble element, so great to be able to use the teams colours


  4. Your brother is going to love this birthday card made especially for him! The colors and wobbly football will be a big hit for a football fan. I love the embossed background that reminds me of a pigskin football and the design is perfect for a masculine card! Well done on this sports-themed card!


  5. What a fabulous football themed card Vicki! I love the ‘pigskin’ background and that awesome interactive design, sooo FUN!! I bet your brother is going to love it.
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. What a wonderful masculine card! Loads of interest and oh so fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen


  7. Hi Vicki, what a beautiful card for your brother! Love the colors, and that fun embossed background. Cards for guys can be difficult at times, it helps if they have a favorite sport or team though. You did an amazing job on this one and I bet he will or did love it!!



  8. Love it, love it, LOVE IT to the mon and back, Vicki! Great idea to use that embossing folder. I have that one, too, and have used it as bubbles, as gator skin, and even as woodpecker holes in a tree trunk, but never to enhance a football. Absolutely brilliant, my friend. 😀


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