Fall Accordion File Folder Card Set!

Celebrate Fall by making this Autumn-inspired card set!  The beautiful Fall colors also make for a great set of masculine cards!  The set includes eight cards, eight stamped envelopes, and a coordinating card holder.  This project is a great gift and also makes a great Fall Card class!



To get the instructions for this beautiful and fun project designed by Christy, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to October.  Have a great stamping day!

Posted on : Oct 21 2012

Good Sport!

I know that I've mentioned this before, but I have such a hard time designing "masculine" cards!  I love flowers, bling, and pretty, and tend to make all of my cards along those lines.  But I frequently get asked for masculine cards, so I always keep my eyes alert for stamp sets that I think would make good masculine cards.  When I saw the Good Sport set in the new catalog, I immediately thought it would fit this bill, but I also think it's a good set for making cards for both genders.  My niece, for example, that plays soccer would like this card too.



And depending on the team colors (of the person you're making the card for), you can change the outline color in the starts and for the greeting stamped inside the banner.  I used Lucky Limeade as an accent color for this card and also added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the wings.  With the Celebrate greeting, this card could either be given as a birthday card to a soccer player, or as a congratulations for winning a soccer game, or tournament.



I also punched the soccer ball out and popped it up with a Stampin' Dimensional for some depth.  In addition to the soccer ball, the set also has a football, baseball, and and basketball!  Over on my Sisters in Stamping blog this week we're sharing masculine cards.  Head over there to see what my creative stamping sisters designed and for more inspiration! 


As always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit!  I hope you have a great weekend!

Posted on : Aug 10 2012

Serene Silhouettes Masculine Card Set!

Do you struggle with designing masculine cards?  I sure do!  Well here's a set of cards and a matching box that is a great gift for men.  Your kids' male teachers will be impressed with your creativity and will appreciate having the cards on hand.  The cards are also perfect for sending to the men in your life!  This project is also a fun class project!



To get the instructions for this great guy project designed by Sharon, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July!

Have a great day!!

Posted on : Jul 23 2012

Tool Box Gift Card Holder & Card – April Bonus Project!

Do you need the perfect box to give a gift card to a guy who works with tools?  What about this Tool Box Gift Card Holder and Card?!  The Tool Box is complete with a working latch and tool tray.  Inside there is a slot to insert that gift card and even room to add some sweet treats or small tools!  The card is designed to look like a workshop pegboard with all the tools organized and neatly hung.  What guy wouldn't love to get a gift card and a small gift in this cute little Tool Box?!



To get the instructions for this great Father's Day project designed by Amanda, just head over to Craft Project Central, subscribe to April and then meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe letting them know.

Posted on : Apr 21 2012

Need for Speed Masculine Card Set!

If you struggle with masculine cards, the Need for Speed is a great set to use.  Make a set (or several) of cards with a matching gift box and give them away to the guys in your life!  Project includes instructions for a four different cards and a gift box to put them in!  This project is also a fun club or class project!



To get the instructions for this great masculine card set and gift box designed by Kris, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to October!

Posted on : Oct 16 2011

The Open Sea!

Have you noticed that I'm making more masculine cards?!?  I'm really trying to make more of them and with the great stamp sets and designer series paper that we've gotten recently from Stampin' Up!, it's been a little easier!  I made this one with the new The Open Sea stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog.  I love the new Baker's Twine from the mini catalog too!  It takes the place of ribbon and adds the right masculine touch to this card!



Supplies Used:

The Open Sea Clear-Mount Stamp Set #123032

Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper #122343 $10.95

Early Espresso Card Stock #119686 $6.95

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #119670 $5.95

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock #119685 $6.95

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50

Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine #123124 $2.95

Regals Brads #119737 $6.95


You can order any of these supplies to make your own cards, 24/7 online at my web site!  Just click below!

Have a great day!

Posted on : Jun 09 2011