Cruise on Your Birthday

This card was made for two partnering challenges this month:

Double Trouble Challenge #24 - "Use Metallic" with Brown Sugar "Transportation" 
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Brown Sugar Challenge #288 Transportation Theme

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There is a LOT going on in these two challenges!!! For Double Trouble (DT), Thing 1 "Trouble Maker's" challenge was to include something metallic on your card (which I did with the gold anchor rope on the scrapbook paper, and the gold foil mat for the front birthday sentiment).

The second part of the DT challenge, Thing 3 "Twisted Sister's" was to include your favorite mode of transportation when you vacation (I love cruising, so have a cruise ship on the inside, plus the anchor and ropes on the card front).

The third part of the DT challenge was Thing 2 "Double Dare's" to also meet the requirements of the Brown Sugar challenge, which was to include something related to "transportation" (which I did by including the cruise ship as my favorite vacation mode of transportaton).

It was fun to come up with a card that had so many elements, and of course the inside sentiment is hilarious! The cruise ship and birthday sentiment stamps are Stampin' Up! 1998 and 1993 retired sets respectively. I had seen a similar birthday cruise sentiment somewhere on Pinterest, so from memory I used Microsoft Word on my PC to print out the sayings so they fit inside my circles. Though honestly, if I had a friend who I knew liked to cruise, I would invite them along (on their dime, of course!).

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "3" out of a possible "5". Since I used a die that does the actual main card cutting (including the circles), the hard part was fitting the pattern paper on the front and inside the card so I maintained all the matting borders. I had to cut and trim multiple times to get a good fit. With only one sheet of my paper (that I bought 10 years ago!) I didn't have any room for error, so I took my time and trimmed just a bit between fittings onto the card base.  You can also create a similar card without the specialized die. Here is a link to a tutorial for a "flip flop card.

Hope you enjoy this fun card!

Stamps: SU Bon Voyage, More Great Greetings
Paper: SU Night of Navy, Whisper White, Unbranded Nautical Scrapbook Paper, Recollections Gold Foil Cardstock
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU Circle Card Thinlits Die, Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies, Sizzix Circle Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips, SU Stamparatus
Techniques: Flip Card, Flip Flop Card


  1. What a fun card, Donna! You have all of the elements beautifully wrapped into one fabulous design. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble and Brown Sugar Challenges.

  2. Cool, love your triple fold card inside and card and sentiments. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Brown Sugar.

  3. WOW!!! This card is fantastic and i LOVE the fold!!!!
    Thanks for entering it into the trasportation challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.


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