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Welcome to the March Creative Inking Blog Hop celebrating the men in our lives with masculine cards.

What Makes a Card Masculine?

  • design – typically a little more simple than lots of embellishments
  • colors – well the whole array of colors is available but, typically stay away from pinks and lighter colors – think Regals
  • papers – well typically I will stay away from florals but, with this post I wanted to challenge that theory just a bit. . .

StampinBJ.com, Lots of Heart, Stampin' Up!, Masculine Card, January to June Mini Catalog

Lots of Heart

This stamp set bundled with the coordinating Many Hearts Dies is a favorite from the January to June Mini Catalog.  I purchased this stamp set for Valentines Day cards BUT, this card show cases “Lots of Heart” as a Thank you and certainly doubles as a more masculine Thank You.

The Designer Series Paper I used is the Well Suited Designer Series Paper from the Well Suited Suite in the January to June Mini Catalog as well.  Note the florals in this DSP – and while we don’t want to get too mushy with masculine cards, I have a special person in mind for this card.  Sometimes special blessing deserve a special card.

You Can Make It

  • Stamps – Lots of Heart Bundle
  • Paper
    • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored & folded at 4 1/4″ for your cardbase, 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3″
    • Night of Navy – 5 1/4″ x 4″, 1″ x 5 1/2″
    • Well Suited DSP – 3″ x 4″
    • Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 3″, scrap for greeting
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • Accessories – Stampin’ Cut & Emboss, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Well Suited Twine Combo Pack

StampinBJ.com, Stampin' Up!, Enjoy the Moment, Masculine Card, January to June Mini Catalog

Enjoy the Moment

I wanted to showcase the Well Suited Designer Series Paper in a little different way – simple but still interesting and certainly pleasing to the eye.  I think I accomplished that with this simple birthday card.

You Can Make It

  • Stamps – Enjoy Every Moment
  • Paper
    • Basic Gray – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored & folded at 4 1/4″, 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″
    • Pacific Point – 4″ x 5 1/4″
    • Well Suited DSP – six 1″ squares
  • Ink – Pacific Point
  • Accessories – Well Suited Twine Combo Pack, Glue Dot

I hope you have enjoyed these cards.  Now be sure and check out the rest of the blog hop for more masculine inspiration!

 

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