Thursday, January 5, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Touchdown Bama!

Hello creative friends! It’s 2012 (woot woot!) and I’m back with a sports card! For this week’s Throwback Thursday, Emma wanted us to make this a sports challenge. So, use any sports cartridge or, if you’re like me and don’t own one, use another cartridge to make a sports themed card or layout. This is the Throwback Thursday before our January release and the winner gets the entire release so make sure you have your project linked to Emma’s blog by Wednesday, January, 18th. Trust me, it’s a great set of new goodies!


Okay, so I have a confession. I find it incredibly difficult to make masculine cards. I’m a guy and I love being one or whatever, but I think cards are prettier with a bow. I’m making myself laugh as I type this, but that’s just how I am. One of my crafty goals this year is to branch out! I definitely think I need to add some sports stuff to my stash. However. I digress!

I decided, for the sake of masculinity, to try and make the card as clean and simple as I could. With touches of, “Trell,” – the polka dots, the embossing, and the white gel stitching. I’m pretty sure the Alabama boys won’t be sporting polka dotted helmets anytime soon. But a boy can dream, right?



I used Sure Cuts a Lot for my cuts. I knew I wanted to use a specific font (Subway) and I wanted it welded together. The helmet is an SVG that is included with SCAL 2.0. I used Real Red Classic Ink and my polka dot background stamp to jazz it up. I know that pennants and banners are super trendy right now and I am admittedly addicted so I stamped, “Touchdown!,” from MCT’s stamp set of the same name, on one. I used my favorite watermark ink, VersaMark Dazzle in Frost, and black Zing embossing powder from American Crafts. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I use a square punch to cut the notches of all of my banners. I used a Sticky Doo from Hobby Lobby under the banner to create that wavy look and I glued the sides with Zip Dry (Emma loves her some Zip Dry, me . . . not so much. I don’t like the smell!).

And, in case you’re wondering, my card base measures -  7.5” x 3”. The houndstooth patterned paper is an eighth of an inch smaller and it comes from the DCWV Dots, Stripes, and Plaids stack.

This coming Monday is the BCS National Championship and the Tide is playing the LSU Tigers. This is my way of supporting them, hahaha.

That’s all for today! But after my break I’ve been brainstorming ideas for the new year. So, if all of the stars align, I’ll be back on Monday if not before. Thanks for coming by. Have a super blessed day! Here’s to an amazing and crafty new year!


  1. I know what you mean about masculine cards! You did a fantastic job with this one! I love every thing about it and LOVEV that polka dot helmet!!! I hope you had a wonderful CHristmas and New Year! Thank you for stopping by:)

  2. This turned out awesome, Trell! I love the polka dots and houndstooth!!!

  3. This turned out great Trell!! I like the polka dot touch! ;) I have a hard time making masculine cards too, I need to make more of them, then maybe I'll get better at it! :)

  4. I love your card!!! You did a great job.

    GO BAMA!!!! ;)

  5. Great card Trell! Love everything about it! :)
    Tracy M

  6. Oh my gosh are too funny!! You just made me LOL..hee hee..I love your card and love your polka dotted helmet!! hugs


  7. Very cool. I definitely love the polka dots, houndstooth and the red white and black color combo! Great job! Hugs- Glora

  8. Great card! Roll tide!


  9. Hey Trell, I LOVE Your Card! The Tide is gonna Roll over LSU Babe! I can't wait to see what you have in
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  10. way too cool, trell! love your mixture of patterns!

  11. Great Job Trell, LOVE that polka dotted hat!!!! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  12. I love the houndstooth background...perfect masculine touch and it shows off the helmet and lettering. Great job!
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  13. Awesome the polka dotted helmet!!


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