November 6, 2016


Do you remember the long-ago Stampin' Up! set Ahoy Matey? Well, when that set first came out, my youngest daughter fell in love with it. She proclaimed that every single card I ever make for her for the rest of her life needed to be made with that set.

Sarah, now in her 30s, had a birthday this past week. So, of course, I made her a pirate card. 

To add to the festive look of the card, I embossed the rectangular piece of Whisper White with the Confetti Embossing Folder (page 195).

The little guy looked much too clean-cut for a pirate. You know what I mean? So, I added some whisker bristle and brought him up to date. 

I colored his sword blade and his hook in gray, but made them look a little more metallic -- and festive! -- by adding a bit of Wink of Stella. 

And, on the very tip is the cake from the Endless Birthday Wishes (page 22). What a meanie, stabbing a birthday cake with his sword??

His shirt is paper pieced and I drew some stitching and arm hole lines on with marker. His pants are also paper pieced. His bandanna is just colored in, but I added some black polka dots.

Around the perimeter of the white oval, I markered black dots. And on the gray oval behind it, I used marker to add a checkerboard look.

Happy Birthday, Sarah!



  1. Linda - I love this guy!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  2. I love how you put all of these pieces together to make an adorable card, and that you still give your daughter Pirate birthday cards. THanks for partying with us on #FridayFrivolity

  3. How cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It. Hope to see you back again this weekend :)

  4. This is so cute!! I love his new pirate bristle too :) #FridayFrivolity

  5. This guy is just adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's House we go link party, hope to see you when the new one starts tomorrow :)