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 ....
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.
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.
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.)
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.