Monday, September 23, 2013

Manly Monday

What an amazing line up of cards I have for you this week. This post is packed with masculine cards galore!

There's even a bonus - same image three different ways which I find so helpful to see especially digital images. Love to see different color schemes and embellishments that others have used to achieve a little bit different look. Check it out.

Suzette Crafty Sentiments Designs

Afternoon Stamper

Louise at Passion Creations

In Rosie's Book

Margaret's Crafty bits

Flossy's Paper Palace

HeARTful Stamper

Lisa from Distinctive LMNts

Stamped Blessings

Pia's Papir og Peler

Paper Munch

Kimbee's Creations

Kelly at KO Scraps

Kelly at KO Scraps

Weren't those fabulous? I am so inspired and amazed by the crafty cards these ladies have created. A big thanks to all of them for allowing us to post links to them here.

For my card today I die cut 3 ties evenly spaced on Neenah Solar White cardstock on my Cricut {Ultimate Creative Series Sampler ~ Bonus 4 ~ Paper Dolls Dress Up}. You have to cut them at like 5" or 6" {or more~I can't quite remember the exact size I used}. I started by moving the blade down and over to the right so I would be able to cut this panel out for my card.  Cut your first tie then move your blade over 3-4 spaces and cut the next then repeat. After those cuts I cut the same tie but much bigger and in patterned paper by My Mind's Eye, DCWV and October Afternoon (from left to right)

There are a bunch of layers to the card starting at the white card base by Recollections. I then adhered a piece of aqua cardstock to the base which I cut smaller to leave a white edge border. Next we have a piece of white cardstock with the patterned paper ties adhered to it so to line up with the outlines in the next layer. I used foam adhesive on the white cardstock to give my plain card some fun dimension. I wrapped the braiding cord by Sulyn Industries around the raised cardstock. I ended up having to remove the cardstock from the other layers to add the tag and get the cord in place. Oh well, lesson learned. The stamps is by Hero Arts and the ink is by Close to my Heart.

Kind of plain and simply but according to my sources manly cards don't need to be all fancy with loaded embellishments or techniques. Just plain and simple is most effective.

Thanks for looking. Have a great Monday!

Challenges: For a boy Male card Male Anything goes Lots of layers Use something from SSS-mine is THIS Hero Arts stamp set.


  1. Hey thanks again for choosing my cards! I love that sentiment, Hello Handsome!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my card - I love how you give us just a little tempting sneak peek of each one. Such a fun idea!

  3. Fabulous features this week and you card is wonderful - love the cut out ties! TFS

  4. Super cute card! Thanks for featuring my card

  5. Cute Idea!! Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations here.


  6. Love your card...Great idea.. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week...Hugs May x x x

  7. Hi, Cindy - great masculine card - and I agree they are best with not a lot of embellies. I like all those layers you used. Lifting up the white really does give it a lot of dimension - so clever!

    Thank you for joining us for our "male cards" challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Best wishes in the draw, and I look forward to seeing more of your creations. You do very well with masculine cards - I still struggle with those!

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

  8. Loving your card great for a male
    Thanks for joining us at eclectic ellapu
    Hugs Kelly DT

  9. What a great card, Thank you joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx
    TCT DT

  10. Great card for the men in our lives!

  11. What a fun card, love the use of the layers!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM


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