This week I really decided to concentrate on cards suitable for the guys. Big boys, little boys, but especially BIRTHDAY BOYS!
I really love that Close to My Heart’s Party Time paper in the Core Catalog is double sided with one side being predominately pinks and the opposite side being predominately blues. I have made so many cards with this paper.
Other than Father’s Day & Mother’s Day stamp sets I don’t assign a gender to my stamps (sure I have a few that I’d use more for guys, but I do have girlfriends that hunt and enjoy the outdoors).
For my cards this week, I started by just pulling a few birthday stamp sets and the Party Time paper and making a pile on my desk. I pulled out some paper and really got a feel for what I wanted to do.
Starting with the Make It From Your Heart Vol 4 I started making cards! I would just pick a pattern, pull a stamp set and ask myself how is this going to work?
All the colors I chose to use (except the toffee on the donuts) I chose from the papers. I also kept my embellishments simple, choosing the Black & White Dots or Silver Glitter Gems.
I think instead of BOY cards, I ended up with some that are quite gender neutral.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a look at my process and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by.
I’m a little late to the car show, but I noticed that this stamp set is still available in a limited quantity and it makes a fabulous masculine card.
Don’t adjust your computer this card is done in all tones of gray. I used the mix-in paper packet from the fall (it’s also still available and such great colors). I stamped the ink blot stamp set in Pewter second generation and then stamped the truck in Charcoal over the top.
If you struggle with masculine cards, I’d suggest working with a monochromatic color scheme and avoid the floral B&T!!
Thanks for stopping by won’t you take a minute to leave me your favorite masculine color combo in the comment section.
I just finished a custom order for assorted birthday cards and this was one of the cards I came up with, most of the cards were for women, but my customer wanted a few masculine cards too!
The retired Jack Stamp Set is still available on the clearance section of my website here. The stamp set WITH matching die cuts is only $9.50 is a steal of a deal! The panel behind “Jack” is embossed with the plaid embossing folder. This was my customer’s FAVORITE card!
So now it’s YOUR turn to play along…you’ll find all the details on how to enter on the sidebar of our homepage, you’ll also find inspiration in artwork provided by other members of the design team. Make sure you visit their sites so you can show them a little love.
I always appreciate that you stop by and read the comments that you leave. Tell me what your favorite masculine card includes.
It’s time to “rev up” those engines and get another Double Trouble Challenge underway. This week Trouble Maker is asking us to use Black & White and only one more color she’s either going to the Cruella Deville look or maybe Rainbow Bright. Whatever it is she’s going to be a rockstar!!! Twisted Sister is asking you to pay homage to your man’s “wheel-ie” special toy! That could be a plain, train or automobile.
I was going to put together a scrapbook page about my husband’s new John Deere, but instead chose to focus on getting a few more birthday cards made before the end of the year.
This card features Black, White & Candy Apple – a brand new Close to My Heart Color. I was so excited when a real red joined our palette. The racecar birthday stamp is one of my favorite – although no one in my family is a race enthusiast it’s easy to personalize with a number perhaps depicting the persons age or birth year.
Thing 3 has suggested a link to Crafters Cafe – so I’m off to link up there and hope you’ll find the time to join us in this fun challenge!
Isn’t this a great sketch? I grabbed papers from the Fresh Air packet and inked up a pair of Cowboy Boots for a masculine birthday card. I always thought there were more girls in our family, but lately there has been a run on “boy” cards.
I hope you’ll take some time to play along with both the Double Trouble Challenge #4 and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I appreciate you stopping by. Take a minute and let me know what you think about our new challenge.
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare. It’s my favorite color challenge of the month – Tic Tac Toe! All such marvelous colors and I chose to take the diagonal starting in the upper left: Juniper, New England Ivy & Glacier.
I started with a Glacier base card which I scored along the top and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in New England Ivy. The papers from the Fresh Air collection adorn the bottom of the card and I finished it with a wood tree and lots of sparkles.
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!
While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations throughout the month…I’d love to see what you’d create with these colors so please come play along.
Happy Monday are you ready for some trouble? Double Trouble that is! I hope you’ve enjoyed our first two challenges and are ready to play again.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 convinced me that we should take a trip to the Beauty Parlor, “trust us” they said. We each got a new hair-do and challenge you to make a project using the hues. I’m adding a twist challenging you to use a “string thing” – ribbon, hemp, twine, etc.
Thing 2 is daring you to link up to the Color My Heart Color Dare #297, using Glacier, Sorbet & Nutmeg. Please let us know if you’ve linked up to all three challenges. We’re looking forward to seeing what you create.
My card started using my wood-grain embossing folder inked with Nutmeg ink on a piece of Glacier cardstock – then layering the elk which was stamped in Nutmeg onto a piece of Sorbet Cardstock. I tied a piece of burlap ribbon and added a couple of bronze sequins to finish it off. A masculine birthday card all ready to go in the mail!
I hope you’ll take some time to come play along with us at Double Trouble – remember our Twist and Thing 2 challenges are always optional. Thanks for taking some time out of your day to visit my blog. Let me know what you think of the new challenges, by leaving a comment on this post.
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we are featuring the colors: Espresso, Fern, Pomegranate, Saffron, Toffee, White Daisy and Optional Gold.
Great rich fall colors just in time for a masculine card.
I kind of chuckled when I linked up my card, because apparently DT member Debi Gardner had the same idea…great minds think a like! I spent an entire Saturday morning playing in the Craft Coop designing cards for my October Just the Basics Card Class.
I love my Just the Basics class. It really features some fundamentals of stamping focusing on some techniques and how to use different tools, etc. We also focus on using the Paper Fundamentals line instead of a seasonal paper packet…such fun! It’s usually the first Thursday of each month – you can find my card class schedule over on my Papercrafting Princess Facebook Page.
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. Each color dare is open for two weeks until 9:00 CDT on Thursday, October 12!
Visit our homepage to check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!
Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite Fundamentals paper pack is. Thanks for stopping by…I really hope you’ll link up!
As you know I was asked to be a guest designer for the month of September over at the Three Amigo’s Blog Hop. When I found out I was to be creating with the Falling for You papers I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to create. I had a whole gamut of Halloween ideas, but I hadn’t quite wrapped my head around fall.
Once I opened the paper pack I knew there were some masculine cards in my future. I love the neutral colors and how they blend with the new basics line. My picture is not the best for showing the details of the B&T papers that I chose to use with the Hunting for Words Stamp set. I also decided to make this a top fold card so I could add rounded corners to the bottom of the card for a little detail. I kept my embellishments to a minimum using a piece of burlap ribbon and just two of the sequins from the Falling for You set.
I hope you’ll take a minute and link up with the Three Amigo’s Blog Hop. It’s a month long swap so you still have plenty of time to join.
Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite fall holiday to make cards for.
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we are featuring the colors from the Jack Paper Pack…Juniper, Ruby, Slate, Sweet Leaf, Whisper, White Daisy and Black.
My husband needed a card for an associate to put a gift card in…I’m so glad that I’m his “go to cardmaker” 🙂 It would really be discouraging if I found him in the Hallmark Aisle of the grocery store. Since I know this man is an avid outdoors-man I thought it would be fun to use the bear from the Jack Card Making Stamp set. I love that silly little hat and the tree B&T paper helped me get all the colors of the challenge included.