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The Paper Shelter Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. This is in celebration of reaching their 5th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "A Special Birthday"theme, which I know is extremely popular! If you have landed here from Sam's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

I chose to use the adorable new Casual Boy and went for a boy's birthday card instead of my usual girly ones. Lots of banners on this one as well.

This card is also for


Stamps: Casual Boy from The Paper Shelter, Boy Basics: Game On & Banner Builder both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Real Red, Night of Navy & Junior Varsity DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Night of Navy from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Banner Framelits Dies & Regals Buttons (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Banner Builder Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Boots - E35, E37, E39
Jacket - E31, E33, E35, E37
Jeans - B93, B95, B97, B99
T-shirt & Laces - R24, R27, R29
Sweatband - G82, G94, G99
Ground - W1, W3

From here you will need to hop on over to Marie's blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store. Hop! Hop! Hop! Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.


  1. Morning Vannessa, thank you so much not only working with me but getting your card up ready for the Blog Hop, what a fabulous card for any young man and I love the layout and your colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Great card and fabulous to see a boys card!

  3. Love your card! :D I seem to have a hard time coming up with cards for boys/men personally and I really love your take on this one! Fabulous touches of color and patterns! :D

  4. Awesome card for a young man :)

  5. It is fun to see a boy image and you colored it beautifully.

  6. Awesome card!! I think it's the only boy card on the hop if I remember right!! You color like a champ! And I LOVE the papers you used...cheerful but not girly!!

  7. Wow! You have definitely done a fabulous job with that coloring (I wish I'd have that kind of talent myself...). Love the simple look.

    Hugs from Finland,

  8. Gorgeous card. Stunning colouring. Thank you for sharing at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

  9. What a fab funky make card! Your colouring is amazing as always too! Love that image
    Lucy x

  10. Male cards are so difficult. This one is so cute.
    MErry christmas and a creative 2016.

    Saskia Pullen
    The Netherlands.

  11. Fabulous masculine card, love the simple colour tones and straight, simply lines.

  12. Lovely to see a card for a male! Great job!

  13. Vanessa, it's amazing how productive you've been! I hopped over from the Paper Shelter but couldn't help glancing at all the great projects you've done since this hop started a few days ago! Wow! I don't know how you do it, but I'm really impressed! Every one of your cards is beautifully done! I knew you were talented from seeing your work over at the Outlawz (I'm on the Twisted Thursday DT), and following your blog, but looking closely at the dates and seeing how many projects you've created in such a short time makes me appreciate your talent in a new way!

  14. Happy Anniversary!
    Wonderful card and inspiration, thank you!

  15. Great card, love the image...Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2016!
    Hugs Donna DT xx
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

  16. Great card, love the image and design, thanks so much for joining us over at 'Crafty Addicts' Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you the very best for 2016!
    Hugs Donna DT xx
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts


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