Archive of ‘Masculine cards’ category

Valentine’s Day…with a twist!

Do you ever have trouble finding exactly the right sentiment for a card?  Stampin’ Up! are brilliant at covering all the beautiful moments but sometimes showing that you’re cranky can be a struggle.

Do you remember that Janet Jackson song “What have you done for me lately?”  My friends and I have often commented that a card like this could be handy at times 🙂 This video will have you reaching for your largest shoulder pads in no time!

We did have a fabulous stamp that I’ve used on this card, it is a rotary style so you can make up your own words.  In it’s place you could use any of our alphabet sets.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for a supply list.

This card features a background technique that I will be showcasing this Friday at my classes.  Check back here after that to see how you can recreate this look on your own cards.  It is not too late to book into the classes.

The card above was a lot of fun to make but it is not at all how I feel about my Valentine.  For his card I have cased Cindy Schuster with some very minor changes.  The stamp is from “Suite Sentiments”.

I wanted to make a card for each of the kids and so I followed the basic design above and simply changed the background colour (and then stamped the “kid” with the “Back to Basics Alphabet” and matching ink).  I changed the washi tape to a gorgeous sparkly one that we had at our previous Sale-a-bration.

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Alphabet Rotary Stamp

Alphabet Rotary Stamp


From land to sea

It was nice to make a masculine card for a change, I’ve haven’t made one for ages (which made me think that we should do a class full of cards for men, details to follow soon!)

This card was pretty much cased from Windy .  I added an Early Espresso layer, changed the silver thread to linen thread and added Wink of Stella to the fish (it looks wonderful in real life).

What do you think about this card being included in a class?

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Blender Pens


Time to party!


I think “Confetti Celebrations” will become my ‘go to’ stamp for many of my birthday cards this year.  It is so versatile and I’ve seen so many awesome cards made with it.  I couldn’t resist using it for one of our recent Catalogue Launch cards.

Here I have used Dapper Denim (love this new colour), Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. The balloons have been stamped in Marina Mist and Crushed Curry.  The embossing on the banner is the new folder “Festive”.

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The Ribbon Master

While sorting through my blog I came across these cards that I had made with ribbon scraps.

Got ribbon scraps?  These are the cards for you!



Another one…



Last but not least…

ribbon-multiThese cards are so easy and  they make great use of the “heart to heart” punch.

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Card 3 of 5 August Class

Here is our third card for the Awesome August classes…

Pete was out in the office with me when I was making this card.  I like to ask his opinion of the cards that I think suit men as he has a very set opinion on what he thinks “works”.  He really liked this one, hope you do  too.  It features the “faux wood” technique and is a mish-mash of two cards cased from here and here.

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I need a hero!

Here is the birthday invite I made for Zane’s fourth birthday back in March…


Yes I’m sorry the photo was taken with the card propped up on my keyboard….

I didn’t have any appropriate stamps (can you believe that???), so I printed the image on glossy white cardstock and coloured it in with my Stampin’ Write Markers.

The red DSP is from my Brights Paper Stack.  The Blue is from a retired pack.  This was the second version of the invite, my first version had ribbon and a scallop oval which was highly criticised by two valued BFF’s with more ‘boy’ experience than I.

Check back tomorrow for some photos from the day….

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