Archive of ‘Masculine cards’ category

I feel the need…the need for SPEED!

???????????????????????????????I couldn’t resist allocating a masculine card to Steph for our launch.  She seems to design them effortlessly, but I have been warned that she is now on Masculine card strike…may have to bribe her with fudge next time!

Stamp Set: Need for Speed. Petite Pairs.

Cardstock/Ink Colours: Basic Grey, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Whisper White.

Accessories: Silver Brads, Stripes embossing folder and the Big Shot. Dimensionals.

Pennant Parade

Here is the second card from our Catalogue Launch…


My colours are Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Very Vanilla.  The stamp set is Pennant Parade.  I really like this set, I’ve seen it used for Christmas so I’ll be thinking about that in the next few weeks!  The sentiment is from “Bring on the cake”, I was really excited to see that stamp set continue into the new catalogue from the last mini.  I used the crimper on the strip of Early Expresso, a little bit of linen thread connects the pennants and dimensionals pop up the top layer of the pennants.  Last but not least, the Lucky Limeade layer was embossing with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and the Big Shot, an easy way to add impact.

The best thing about this card is the matching builder punch for the pennants.  The punch has both the triangle and the scallop punch, no more cutting around for this stamp set!  The small circle is from the Itty Bitty 3 punch set, the centre circle is the 3/4 inch circle.

Hope you like this second card of mine.  I’ll be back with more from the day…

Happy Stampin’

Party Hearty

This is the fourth and final project we did at my recent cards for boys and men class.


I love this card, it is pretty much a direct case of one here  Instead of using DSP however, I’ve used my Big Shot and a variety of embossing folders.  We did another version of the card that had stamping on the background Tempting Turquoise, I’ll update this post with a picture of that one…

My colours are Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Real Red.  The sentiment is from “Party this Way” and the little flags are actually party hats from “Party Hearty”.  Party Hearty is retiring 🙁 and has always been a favourite of mine, I’ll be very sad to see it go.

I thought this card would be great for a young boy

Happy Stampin’

Lovely as a {cracked} tree

???????????????????????????????This is a card from my class that I would intend to give to a man (and may well be my Father’s Day card).

I got my inspiration from this card here

We actually did do the Cracked Glass technique on our cards, it was fun to do something new.

The stamp sets we used are “Lovely as a Tree” (thanks Mum for lending me yours), and “Tiny Tags”, I’m happy to say that both of these sets will continue to the next catalogue.

The cardstock colours are Early Expresso and Cajan Craze.  I’m still loving the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and think it is great for masculine cards.

Happy Stampin’

Extreme teenager.

Here is one of the cards we did at my recent class.


This card revisits the emboss resist technique and uses the great stamp sets “Extreme Elements” and “Extreme Guitar” (Extreme Guitar is going to retire soon, so if you don’t have it and you want it you know what to do).

The colours I used are Marina Mist and Old Olive.

The card is a very close case of this card here

Happy Stampin’

Father’s Day is coming….

This is one of the projects at my masculine class.  We had our first class yesterday and everyone was amazed at how easy this faux leather wallet was.

The photo doesn’t do this project justice, it is really effective in real life.  All you need is your cardstock, versamark, clear embossing powder, bone folder and a heat gun.

Here it is open…

Last Father’s Day I helped my kids to make these little inserts for the wallet:

The kids loved being able to share their thoughts with the most special man in their lives.  Pete really loved this “card”, it was easy for me to find as he keeps it on his shelf in our wardrobe (not many of his paper craft gifts are treasured this much).

Here it is all put together (there would still be room for cash behind the front pockets).

I think the class participants will go on to have a lot of creative fun with this project.  Imagine it filled with different gift cards as a combined wedding/21st gift.  Or change the colour of the cardstock (Chocolate Chip has been used above) and make it more feminine for a gift for a woman.  No limits!

Happy Stampin’ (and heat embossing)


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