Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Uncorked Birthday Cards



Today is my DH's birthday, and I'm not fooling.  He loves that his birthday is April Fools day because everyone always remembers his birthday.

I am so fortunate that my DH's most expensive hobby is all about wine--buying it, storing it, drinking it, learning about it, visiting it, etc.  I get to benefit greatly from his hobby with absolutely no effort at all on my part.  Plus, no matter how much I spend on stamps, he always tops me with his wine.  So, he makes stamping guilt free for me. Win-win,

When I saw Uncorked by PTI a few months ago, I knew I needed to buy that set.  What a great way to combine both our hobbies, right?  So, I pulled out Uncorked and made a couple of cards--one of them will be his birthday card later today.

First up is the card I think I will be giving him tonight.




I am entering this card at Seize the Birthday where the theme is Anything Goes and Simon Says Wednesday Happy Birthday.




On my next card, I used a split panel treatment inspired by this card.  I stamped my card front repeatedly with 2 of the images from Uncorked in a variety of WPlus9 inks.  I sliced the strip containing the sentiment and then adhered that strip flat to the card base and popped the top and bottom pieces up with foam tape.



I am entering this card at AAA Cards #36 Easter Colors, Simon Says Stamp Monday Pastels, and Virginia's View #14 Layers and Dimension.





Last up is another card inspired again by (the great) Laura Bassen.  I used the Uncorked dies and sponged distress inks on a piece of white card stock in the negative space.




I am linking this one up at The Challenge #28 and Simply Create Too #82 Anything Goes.




Thanks For Visiting

29 comments :

  1. Love your added dimensions- so subtle and sophisticated wit the wine bottle design! Well done, Joyce! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

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  2. What a perfect hobby your DH has, Joyce ... and how lovely that you are so supportive of it!! Fab trio of wine cards ... the first cool and sophisticated, the second fun and celebratory, and the third a sponged beauty (with a brilliant sentiment!!) ... delicious! Aita :)

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  3. Happy birthday to your DH !! Now I'll remember it too ;) great cards and so thoughtful of you to make him wine cards !

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  4. Wow Joyce! These are fantastic cards. I really love them all. The last one is so clever. Happy Birthday to your DH!

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  5. This is my first look at this adorable PTI set, Joyce... how wonderful! Perfect for your hubby's birthday... or any other occasion! Love that first sentiment the very most! Remind me - when we're together in person - to tell you about my Napa Wine Train trip with my daughter a few years ago... I'll never forget it as long as I live!
    =] Michele

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  6. Wow...3 gorgeous wine themed cards! I love each one and them and can not wait to case you on these. Each one just as breath taking as the next. So quick question....does Peter have a brother???

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  7. oops...forgot to thank you for playing along with us at The Challenge!

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  8. Happy birthday to your hubby!! I love all of these cards Joyce. Terrific use of this PTI set. Sounds like a win win with the hobby situation ;)

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  9. LOVE this card, so Super lovely and gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us all in the AAA Cards '"Easter Colors" Challenge!
    Joyce, you really ROCK the PTI!!!!!

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  10. Joyce these are all fabulous! If it wasn't bedtime I could go for a glass of wine! ;) Happy Birthday Peter, I hope he had a wonderful day and I bet he just loved his card!

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  11. So many cards with one image but all so different.
    Great take on the colours at AAA cards and thanks for playing along Joyce.
    Sarah x

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  12. I really love how you played with this set, Joyce! The one you chose for your hubby's B-Day is perfect with those fab masculine colors and design! Love them all, and now I'm inspired to ink mine up...thanks :)

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  13. Joyce, these are fabulous! Happy Birthday to your hubby! I really liked this set when I first saw it, but it still sits on my wish list. Your cards make me want it immediately. ;-)

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  14. What a fabulous trio of cards! Love how you showed off this stamp set. Thanks for joining us for The Challenge's first anniversary celebration!

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  15. Wonderful designs, Joyce! I love the first sentiment and the array of colors on the second card! Hope your husband had a great birthday. Bet he loved his card!

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  16. Belated birthday wishes to your husband. I agree both hobbies are perfectšŸ˜€. Love all these cards they are fabulous.

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  17. Perfect card for a wine lover!! I'm sure your hubby loved it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  18. Oh I love all of thee wine themed cards. Really love your AAA Cards submission in particular. What a fun technique. love the colors you've used and the overlapping of the bottles. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

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  19. These are great cards! And yes it helps that hubby has such a fine and expensive hobby so he can't speak ill of yours (and he shares his with you!). The sayings with these stamps are what really makes this set. You'll have fun with this one!

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  20. These are all fabulous cards...and it brings back wonderful memories for me of our visit to Napa valley wine country. Happy Belated birthday to your hubby!

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  21. All three cards are fabulous! Love the funny sentiments!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
    Anni

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  22. I love all your wine cards and you are SO lucky Peter has such an expensive hobby...your crafting hobby can never be challenged!

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  23. sweet cards! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  24. What fun cards! I have a few vino loving friends who would love to receive such beauties. Thanks for joining in the Pastel challenge with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  25. Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine. Love these wine image cards, Joyce, even if I done like the wine itself. I'm glad you and your DH can share in his hobby.

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  26. I love all these cards - and not just because I love wine:) Each one has its own style so that it is hard to pick a favourite - but I especially lie the third one that used the negative of the die cuts - it is simply stunning! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful cards with us at AAA Cards this week! Jill

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  27. i love all of them! wine is my favorite thing :) so awesome, easter colored wine bottles !!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Joce, came round again, LOVE your DH hobby BTW, Thanks for joining us at The Challenge on our Anniversary Linky Party Celebration! Sure hope that you join us again for a BRAND NEW exciting challenge tomorrow! -YAY!!!

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  29. Wow, all of your cards are fab! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

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