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Blog Hop: Masculine Theme

Hello - time for our monthly blog hop and you'll love the theme this month.  It is masculine projects.  I always seem to have a ton of feminine cards on hand and hardly any blokey ones.  Grab a cuppa and head on round the 7 stops in the hop if you'd like a bit of inspiration for crafts for the guys in our lives.  Waving a hello if you've arrived from Ros Davidson's blog.  She always has such stunning projects to share.

I set myself a challenge yesterday when I was creating my cards and that was to use the scraps left over from my Christmas In July classes, and a couple of the techniques as well.  Here's what I came up with ....

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Some leftover strips of the Christmas themed paper - Letters To Santa.  Old Olive and Early Espresso cardstock.  A touch of tearing and crimping and some ribbons.  Blokey ribbons - hmmm not sure there.  What do you think?  I've been tying little bundles of ribbons on everything since I got back from Convention.  Who was it who showed that little tip?  I'll update to link - my memory is fuzzy tonight. 

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I had some more leftover strips so thought I'd make another card.  For this one I scrunched and grunged up my strips with a sanding block, and sanded the scored lines on the base card too.  I had some leftover punched circles of silver glimmer paper.   They looked a bit bright for my card so I painted them with Soft Suede reinker. 

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The greeting is from Happiest Birthday Wishes - I punched out the ring with a couple of circle punches.  (Tip: Small one first then the bigger one.) 

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Hmm - what is that smudge on the left of the card?  I'm sure it is not ink because I was too impatient to wait for the reinker to dry.  Nope - must be a smudge on your screen.  :-)

Time to head on now to the next stop on the hop and you can find that here:  my lovely, caring friend Christine Blain.  I know she'll have something just gorgeous to show you so I'll wave a bye for now. 

UPDATED:  Here's a list of all the hop stops if you're visiting a little later.  Christine, Kathryn, Nikki, Di, Tina, and Ros.  Watch out - you'll be rather tempted to order Extreme Element after a lap of this hop.  I was!

Happy hopping and I hope you get some ideas (and some time) to add to your 'cards for the boys' stash in the coming weeks.

Cheers,  Sue

Comments

Nikki

Beautiful cards Sue - love the ribbons - I think they are blokey enough - there's twine there after all. Smudge, what smudge? ;o)

Vicki

Fantastic cards Sue. Love the use of stripes like this might try ripping the ends next time too. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Gillespie

Fantastic cards Sue. I love the second one, especially the way you've done the sentiment - so cool! I believe it was Teresa Debrowski (sp?) who did the ribbon thingy!

Judy May

That DSP makes great male cards, Sue. The first one is my fave, the torn edges make a great frame for the sentiment.

Christine Blain

I'm a firm believer in using ribbon on male cards, Sue! The earthy coloured ribbons, with a bit of linen thread or twine, look great. I particularly like your first card; great way to use DSP scraps, my friend.

Robyn

Hi Sue! So glad I stopped by because I LOVE your cards especially the first one! TFS!

Rachel

I'm right into the first card too, ribbon and twine looks really good. What a good idea to use up leftovers, always looking for ways to do that!

Chris H

Sue, thank you for giving me the inspiration for my Dad's 90th birthday card. I cased your first design and it looks great! Great cards. Xx

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Sue, the ribbon and twine on the card looks great and great for guys.

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