For the Boys

Wanted to share a couple masculine cards we just finished. It can be a real challenge to make cards for men. We had fun with the challenge!

My older son’s birthday is coming up so I made this one especially for him. I upcycled the wolf image from an old commercial card, mounted on a Spellbinders die cut oval. The sentiment is a digi from Create with TLC. Don’t you love the letter brads?

Challenges Entered:

”It’s a Guy Thing”: http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2012/01/cardz-tv-challenge-4-its-guy-thing.html

”MFTWSC56 Sketch” http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/

”Anything goes” http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/simon-saysanything-goes.html

”Text Me” http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/terrifically-thrilling-thursday-at_26.html

”Let’s go to the Zoo” : http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/lets-go-to-zoo.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

We are lucky to live in a very rural area, on 37 acres of forestland. We frequently see wildlife out our windows. This is a little mama deer that showed up in our side yard with her baby and a couple other does yesterday afternoon. They were nibbling moss off branches that blew down in the windstorm we had last week. I tried for a picture of all of them but ”mama” was feeling just a bit shy.

In keeping with the wildlife around our home, Heather finished her side step masculine card. I just love how it turned out! Isn’t the font on the sentiment perfect for the feel of this card? She made great use of the step design to build a 3-D scene, I think. Here’s the tutorial for the side step card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/sidestepcard/

Challenges Entered:

”It’s a Guy Thing”: http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2012/01/cardz-tv-challenge-4-its-guy-thing.html

”More than One Fold”: http://www.foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/fortnightly-challenge-more-than-one.html

”Non Traditional Color”: http://paperandsuchonline.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-time-sponsoring-ribbon.html

”Anything goes” http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/simon-saysanything-goes.html

”Text Me” http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/terrifically-thrilling-thursday-at_26.html

”Let’s go to the Zoo” : http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/lets-go-to-zoo.html

”Shaped Card, not square”: http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/monthly-challenge-of-jan-shaped-card.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

Here’s one I think could work for a man or a woman. I loved playing with the faces! Isn’t it cute how the polka dots on the ribbon make little ears on the faces? The sentiment is from Stampendous. The embossed paper was created with a Cuddlebug folder.

Challenges Entered:

”Non Traditional Color”: http://paperandsuchonline.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-time-sponsoring-ribbon.html

”Text Me” http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/terrifically-thrilling-thursday-at_26.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

Finally, here’s one for us girls! I was inspired by a card in the Cricut magazine. Its been so cold, I need to dream of spring a little. This one almost tastes like juicy, ripe spring fruit! I love, love, love these patterned papers! The embossing was done with a Cuddlebug folder. The cherries are cut with a circle punch on top of the smallest Spellbinders Lacey Circles diecuts. The little leaves at the top of the cherries were made by trimming a couple petals off a flower punch!

Challenges Entered:

”Warm it Up”: http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-124-warm-it-up-mary-j.html

”Text Me” http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/terrifically-thrilling-thursday-at_26.html

”Your favourite Embellishment” : http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-171-your-favourite.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

‘Floral”: http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/pcj-challenge-1-floral.html

Thank you for taking the time to visit! Until next time!

14 thoughts on “For the Boys

  1. These are all fantastic!!! Love the wolves and the deer. Thank you so very much for joining our ‘It’s a Guy Thing’ challenge at Cardz TV!!!! 🙂

  2. FABULOUS job on all your creations! I especially like the guy cards … AWESOME! I think your 1st card is my favorite! LOVE everything about it! Thanks so much for joining in our “TEXT” challenge at Shelly’s Images! I hope you’ll come back for more fun next challenge!
    Darlene
    Shelly’s Images DT
    MY BLOG

  3. Fab cards. I agree with you over the letter brads on your first card, they just finish your card off perfectly. Great side step card, I really like this card folding technique and it looks great with the trees, branch and deer. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS this time and good luck in the challenge. Love Diane (DT) x

  4. Again a fab project, but not sure I am commenting the right one as you’ve linked to a huge image and not to the post. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s