You’ve Got Swagger – A Cute All Occasion Card

You've Got Swagger

What’s On My Desk This Week? A Cute All Occasion Card

Hello dear friends – I hope you are having a fabulous week! Today I wanted to create a fun, cheery card that incorporated a touch of a summer day, so I dug out my Copic Markers and began to play.

Every now and then I come across a stamp set I can’t get out of my head. Unity Stamp’s Swagger – which features three sentiments plus an adorable chick – is one of those sets. This is one of the cutest little birdies that I’ve seen in quite some time!

If you’re looking for a fun sentiment for your masculine-themed cards – “You’ve Got Swagger” is it!

I used the Copics to color the chick and to paint a scenic backdrop of grass and sky around him – then chose my favorite sentiment, You’ve Got Swagger, from the set to accompany the card!

I paired a lovely floral patterned paper from Stampin Up with textured cardstock from DCWV – distressed everything – and tore the paper mat to expose the lovely white core.

TIP: To make the white core pop even more, I distressed the underside of the paper I tore and layered ribbon between the patterned paper and the mat!

I chose textured ribbons from CTMH and TLC to complement the texture cardstock – a pink heart to complement the stamped hearts – and pretty pink bling to top everything off!

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81 Responses to “You’ve Got Swagger – A Cute All Occasion Card”

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  1. Robyn Oliver says:

    Hi Joy, happy WOYWW. Very cute card – sadly my markers are taking a back seat to my Distress working with them. Enjoy your week RobynO#16

  2. Andree says:

    A super cute card. The image and sentiment are fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with Scribble & Scrap challenge #46 and good luck x

  3. lynne walker says:

    cute card. liove the way you have torn the pink paper
    thanks for joining Ike’s challenge
    Lynne DT x

  4. Sandy Leigh says:

    I actually squealed when I saw that card. That little birdie does indeed have the swagger–so cute! Thank you for posting all the info once again, so helpful. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #43

    • Create With Joy
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      Thank you for your comment which made me SMILE – I think this is the first time one of my cards has actually made someone squeal! 🙂
      Isn’t that just the cutest little birdie? I think the little chick who is so full of swagger is adorable too!

      Enjoy the challenges!

  5. Jackie T says:

    Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the cute bird. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 18 “Anything Goes”. Hugs Jackie DT

  6. Angela says:

    Hi Joy, lovely cute card. Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela xXx 26

  7. sue says:

    Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Hugs Sue xx

  8. Ema says:

    This is just too cute! That chick dos have swagger! lol Thanks for sharing your delightful craft and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!


    IDCB Owner

  9. pat martin says:

    Love that cutie pie, and the sentiment is so fun! Thanks for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog this month!

  10. This is adorable, Joy! Love how creative you were with the layers. Thank you for joining us for the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


  11. Lori S says:

    This is such a cute card! I love all of the layers and the paper tearing. Thanks for playing along with our Color Me Happy challenge at Use Your Stuff this week!
    Lori – UYSDT

  12. Carla says:

    Sweet card, love the layers! Thanks for sharing at Simply Papercraft.

  13. JanR says:

    That is a cute bird! Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  14. Sall says:

    It’s great to see some of the more unusual colours in this card. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love ‘n’ hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  15. Lulu' says:

    So cute Thank you for joining in with TSM

  16. heidi says:

    It’s so cute! Perfect for spring and summer. The little chick is so adorable!

  17. Nathalie says:

    So cute card. I love colors. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  18. Karen Letchworth says:

    This is SO super adorable, and you’ve done a great job on the coloring. Such a cute card, and thank you so much for sharing it with us in our challenge this week. I always SO LOVE seeing your amazing cards linked to our challenge.
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. Karen Letchworth says:

    Thank you also for sharing this sweet card in our challenge over at CropStop. I am SO excited that you’ve chosen to share your talents with us over there as well. What a treat!

  20. Karen Letchworth says:

    I absolutely LOVE seeing your sweet cards, and since you love to share them, I wanted to let you know about another really fun challenge. We would LOVE to have you play along.
    V’s Sweet Ideas – Favorite Technique

  21. Brenda says:

    What a fun card, those birdies really do make you smile.

    Many thanks for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges and hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  22. Pam@over50feeling40
    Twitter: over50feeling40

    Cute card! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  23. Bettina says:

    This is so cute. LOve the details with the colours, torn edges and layers. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

  24. Kris Dishon says:

    So cute! Thanks so much for joining us at the Art by Mi Ran Challenge Blog.

  25. Natalie H says:

    Cute image and card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

  26. Maria Pilar says:

    Sweet card!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Retarte#52. Good luck!
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  27. LaVoice says:

    You are very talented. I enjoying dropping in to see the latest creation.

  28. Nicola Saul says:

    Cute card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

  29. Virginia L. says:

    SUPER cute! I love the use of pattern paper and colors! The torn edges are just the loveliest touches! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge!

  30. Anet says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  31. IKE says:

    OMGoodness yes – he really is a cutie 🙂 A lovely card and great layout. Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES 😀

    IKE x

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  32. Ginny♥ says:

    A beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Ike’s World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  33. dorothy ford says:

    This really cheers me up as its raining today,brilliant colours and colouring,thanks for playing along at Get Creative Challenges.x

  34. Cazro says:

    A super cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  35. Lesia says:

    Your little birdie definitely has that swagger. Thanks for stopping by Mema’s Crafts and playing with us. We hope this will not be your last visit and good luck in the challenge.

  36. Jeanette says:

    This is such a cute card! Love the sentiment!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  37. Adorable card. I love that little Unity Stamp bird. Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  38. lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card 🙂 the little bird is adorable, your colouring is fabulous and I love the sentiment too 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  39. mamapia says:

    Thanks for showing your funny Card for paperminutes.

  40. Beautiful little birdie!

    Thanks for joining Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

    /Lisa – DT

  41. Fran Hancock says:

    Beautiful , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

  42. Holley says:

    Awe, that is just super cute! I love that cute image, your layout and your coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place challenge this month! Cheers, Holley

  43. Shelley says:

    Really sweet card you have made here, thank you for sharing it with us at IKE’S WORLD CHALLENGES

  44. This bird made me start singing – I’ve got the moves like Jagger – THIS bird is awesome and he has got swagger galore and the moves too!!! What fun and just such amazing details added to that fun image that make this a stellar card!! So very glad you joined us for the Summer Fun challenge over at DoubleClick Skittles!!

    Taunya Butler
    Design Team Member

  45. Nanette says:

    This is so bright and cheery!! Love the little peep and fab sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Ike’s World Challenge for this fortnight! Nanette, DT

  46. Dionne says:

    Fab card, the image is so cute. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  47. Colette says:

    Fab card, love the little bird and the sentiment is brilliant, great layering, thanks for playing along at the Paper Creator challenge, hugs, Colette xx

  48. Sharon says:

    What a fab creation. Love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Panny’s Paper Crafty, hope you join us again soon.
    Hugs Sharon x


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