Thursday, February 16, 2012

I love making cards, but I'll admit, I do find it easier to make a girly one. I struggle with manly cards every time! So...I tried to step outside my box and create a couple of "boy" cards. I gave this one to my husband for his birthday. Love the sentiments on the front {I think he liked them too - I saw a smile on his face!}...

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A simple card here made with the Movers & Shakers Sentiments stamps on the kraft cardstock! I blended in some Funky Town paper (chevron) and the new Aqua Mist patterned paper.

I think brads are making a come back! They remind me of the whole confetti trend, which I love, so fun and festive! I plan to make more fun things with brads...
Brilliant card:
Stamps: Movers & Shakers Sentiments
Ink: Classic Kraft, True Black
Paper: Pure Poppy cardstock, yellow cardstock, Aqua Mist patterned paper,
Funky Town patterned paper
Dies: star punch by Fiskars
Other: Basic Grey brads.

This one uses Ripe Avocado cardstock. What man doesn't like the color green?

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I used the new Framed Out #1 stamp set in the center and also cut a frame in half to make the brackets! Celebrate is from the Think Big Favorites #13. "Making years count" is from the Movers & Shakers Sentiments.
Celebrate card:
Stamps: Think Big Favorites #13, Framed Out #1, Movers & Shakers Sentiments
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, True Black
Paper: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Kraft, Aqua Mist cardstock
Dies: star punch by Fiskars
Other: Basic Grey brads, True Black ribbon by PTI, Calico White mist by Studio Calico.
I had a lot of fun with the 5th Anniversary Celebrations with Papertrey Ink and hope you did too! There is a Papertrey Ink giveaway happening at Moxie Fab World, stop over and enter for your chance to win some Papertrey Ink stamps!


June K said...

Danielle, very nice "guy" cards. I love how you incorporated Aqua Mist in the first card -- my favorite PTI color. You've shown how Aqua Mist can be for guy cards too.

Unknown said...

Love these cards with the fun brads and misting!

Diana Waite said...

these are just LOVELY!

Keri H said...

I was thinking this very thing today! My FIL has a birthday in March and I am d-r-e-a-d-i-n-g the task of making his birthday that wrong? I dunno, manly/boyish cards are SOOOOO hard when all you wanna do is put lace and flowers all over them. ;o)

Thanks for the inspiration. :o)

Nancy Guse said...

Hi Danielle, Your cards are great! Guy cards are hard to make. I just posted one that I made today on my blog. Please check it out, it was simple but the paper made it great.

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Sorry it was only removed because it was the same message as above.

Andrea Amu said...

These look awesome! Guy cards can be a struggle, lol! Love how you cut the square to make brackets... so clever!

Gerlinde said...

I love your cards;-))))Gerlinde from Vienna

Kathy Martin said...

I'm with you....masculine cards are not as easy for me. Maybe because we make so many girlie frilly ones. Love your cards!

Deb Walker Deb Stamps Life, LLC said...

Well done Danielle! You hit the mark with these!

Paulette S said...

Great masculine cards. I've accumulated some manly stamps over the last year, but I find myself using my dies for manly cards as I'm making tons of them throughout the year for birthdays for my husbands coworkers.

Linda said...

Love that celebrate card!

Kimberly said...

GORGEOUS cards! Love them all! You do everything so well...always inspired! xx :)
Love ya,

Creative Photo Albums said...

It's my fiance's birthday today and I was wondering what card to give him. You are right it's easier to make a girly one. Love what you've done with the card.

Thanks for sharing.
Annabella Merlin

F.T said...

The the shapes and cutting of stars are wonderful.

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