115 posts categorized "Masculine"

01/08/2022

Sat 08

Not Just an Old Lamp Post
by Trina Pham


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Hello everyone.  Hope your first week of the new year is off to a good start.  Mine pretty much picked up where 2021 left off, so I’m hoping for a better year! 🤗  Anyway, it may be a new year, but I’m still playing with products from the Holiday collection last year.  I didn’t get a chance to use the Old Lamp Post die yet, so I stretched it into a birdhouse for a love/Valentine’s card.

Started by die cutting the lamp post, heart frame, branch and birds from Bristol paper.  The heart frame was die cut twice and stacked for dimension.  This also resulted in two cutouts of the inside heart.  Took one of them and blended gray and black dye inks on it… it will be inlaid later on.  Next, traced the lower portion of lamp post onto white woodgrain paper and fussy cut out, forming the background layer.   Used a finger blending brush to apply Picked Raspberry distress ink (DI) to it and the birds.

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Since there was leftover white woodgrain paper, the letters were die cut from it and then ombré colored with Picked Raspberry DI as well.  Adhered and assembled the pieces onto a gray panel then mounted it onto a white card base.  Dotted in the birds’ eyes with a fine black pen to finish.

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So as I was completing my card, I saw something else I could stretch this lamp post to.  😉

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It makes an adorable coffee cup, don’t you think?  I decided to make a masculine birthday card this time.  As you can see, the top of the lamp post was cut off.  The other heart cutout from the first card was colored with Candied Apple and Black Soot DI.

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The cup sleeve was embossed with the Ringadings 3D embossing folder, then a light brushing of Black Soot DI was applied to help the pattern show.  A punny sentiment finished it off!

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And that is it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your day.

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12/16/2021

Thu 16

Serene Bird and Holiday Evergreens by Jean Okimoto

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Red felt and Polished Foil add warmth and shine to a Serene Bird perched on mixed evergreens. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a very traditional design from our 2021 Holiday Collection.  

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Cut the olive green Woodsy Plaid 6x6 with the House Frame Background.  Cut the entrance with the circle die - don't remove the outer ring - attach it as a base behind solid ring for dimension.  Cut the dark olive-brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection with the ring. Cut the House Frame - just down to the first scored section at the bottom - with the same 6x6.

Assemble the house and tie it with gold cord.  Curl the cord with the edge of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool - follow the curve of the cord for loose, loopy curls. 

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to red felt and a small section of the red Polished Foil 6x6 sheet.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and adds dimension to the felt and foil sheet.  Cut the beak from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Define the eye with a skewer or toothpick, then attach a scrap of black cardstock behind it.

Cut the leafy branch from the Serene Bird set twice from a lime green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Pine Needle Trio from a blue-green sheet.  

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamdots for the bird.  Don't worry...the bird sits on the soft leafy branches - not the pokey pines!  Add bright red Christmas Fairy Jewels.

We'll start sharing Valentine designs soon.  Here's an early idea - diecut a heart-shaped entrance to the house and switch to a new color scheme and 3 Serene Bird branches instead of pines. You'll be ready for February 14th!

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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11/05/2021

Fri 05

Spread the Cheer!
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!
It's Angie here today with this masculine "Spread the Cheer" holiday card!
Here's a closer look:

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As you can see I used a lot of masculine looking colors and items on my card.
First I used the "Curled Holly Branch die" and cut it twice from a dark brown card stock from the "Earth Neutral paper pack, and once from plaid paper from the "Woodsy Plaid" paper pack and layered them slightly offset. I took Distress Ink in "Tea Dye" and inked the edges of the holly die cut. Next I took a piece of a brown paper sack and tore a square piece out of it, then ran it through my embossing machine with the Ringadings 3D embossing folder. I also inked the torn edges of paper sack square with the ink.

I adhered it to the center of a square piece of card stock 4.5" by 4.5" and added both the holly cut and a sentiment from the "Festive Christmas Greetings" stamp set. Lastly I added some "Autumn Fairy Crystals" to the berries on the holly die cut. If you look at the picture below, you can see just how pretty those crystals are as they reflect light. Just gorgeous!

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Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you like my card for today. It's a great masculine design, if you are needed masculine cards for family or friends. Be sure to check out all the amazing new release items in the 2021 Memory Box Holiday Release. There's just so many awesome products!

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09/12/2021

Sun 12

Two Very Different "You Anchor Me" Cards for Guys
by Anne Thompson

I knew that I wanted to use the "You Anchor Me" clear stamps and dies set this week to create some cards for guys that could be used for a variety of occasions.  This is the first card I made:

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  • I started with a white notecard and covered the front with brown dot paper from the Garland Stripes and Dots paper pad PP1011.
  • I used VersaMark ink to stamp the anchor from the You Anchor Me stamps and dies set CL5269D on white cardstock, embossed it with Detail Gold embossing powder, and cut it out with the corresponding die.
  • I used a scrap of the dot paper and stamped the sentiment "knowing you are always there anchors me" on the stripe side of that paper with VersaMark ink and embossed it in gold, trimmed it down and mounted it on a scrap of dark brown cardstock from the Earth Neutral Collection SP1009.
  • I cut the swirly rope from the End of My Rope dies set 94546 from more of the dark brown cardstock.
  • To complete the card, I adhered the sentiment block in the upper righthand corner and then threaded the rope through the hole in the anchor and secured both to the card front using glue dots.

For the second card, I wanted to play with the idea of stripes which is this month's blog challenge.  I used glitter paper to cut out lots of swirly ropes and those became my stripes.

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  • I had one piece of turquoise plaid paper left from the Dashing Holiday paper pad PP1001 which I used to cover the front of a white notecard.
  • I used five of the swirly ropes as stripes across the front of the notecard.
  • I added three Marina Sailboats 94575 cut from white and turquoise cardstock scraps that I backed first with Scor-Tape.
  • Inside I added another rope, a silver-embossed anchor, and the sentiment "drop Anchor where your heart is".

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These are very versatile stamps and dies that can be combined in any number of ways.  

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Happy Crafting!!!

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08/06/2021

Fri 06

Knowing You Are There Nautical Card
by Angie Cimbalo

 
Hello welcome, it's Angie here today with this nautical card using lots of products from Memory Box.  Some are from the brand new 2021 Summer Day Dreams release and others from the 2021 Under the Sea Spring release.  Here's another look at my card:
 
 
The sentiment and anchor I used are from the "You Anchor Me" stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear and the anchor was stamped in Hero Arts Navy Ink, then die cut with the coordinating die.  Here's a closer look at the Ocean Porthole die with torn paper to represent water and sand.  I also put metal brads on the circles in the porthole die and twine on the anchor.
 
 
For the sand and water papers along with the kraft woodgrain background, I used my scissors edge to rough up the edges for a tattered look.  The background wood planks were die cut with the Wood Grain Planks die and cut from ivory woodgrain paper, then inked with Distress ink as seen below:
 
 
Then I glued them to some white card stock and cut the excess white off.
 
 
I matted that on a piece of cream woodgrain paper then on kraft woodgrain paper.
The torn paper for the water is from the Fresh Aqua paper pack.  The porthole die was also cut from kraft woodgrain paper then adhered to a white one and inked several times with the Distress Ink.
 
 
Below you can see to make the sand layer, I used the back of the woodgrain paper and inked it lightly then added some light tan dots with an alcohol marker.
 

I stamped the sentiment and adhered it inside the porthole just at the top so I could slip in the water and sand papers.  Once they were situated, I cut off the extra.  The anchor was attached in one spot with glue, then with glue dots I adhered the twine on the porthole and the back of the circle.  The porthole was then popped up on fun foam circle for dimension.  

 
Lastly I added one of the "Graceful Ocean Birds" after coloring his beak, legs and adding an eye with a black marker.  Here's closer look at the bird:
 
 
And here's one last look at my card with all the Memory Box products:
 
 
I love making nautical cards and they are so easy to do when you have such amazing ocean dies and stamps from Memory Box.  Be sure to check out all the new releases for 2021 HERE.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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07/31/2021

Sat 31

Masculine Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

I have another thank you card today.  This one is masculine.  My son didn't purchase his graduation announcements and thank you cards in time and since I am a card maker and Memory Box has the product I have been making them myself.  This way I get to create custom cards for the recipient.  This is a quick and easy card to recreate or reproduce. it can easily be simplified as well.

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BackGround:

Rub Distress Ground Espresso ink on the Toolshed 3D embossing folder and emboss with Kraft Woodgrain Paper.  Trim down 4 1/4" by 4 1/4".  Die cut the Thanks Cursive Scrip die in the center. Color the tools with CRAF-T metallic Rub-on paint.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Thanks Cursive Scrip die from Kraft Woodgrain Paper.

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Assembly:

Card base is a white top folding 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" size.  Cut a dark brown from Earth Natural paper pack to 41/2"x41/2".  Adhere the brown paper to the card base.  Adhere the background to the center of the brown paper.  Adhere the Thanks circle die cut to the center.

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07/13/2021

Tue 13

Ahoy Matey
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.   Have you played along in this month’s Ahoy There Nautical challenge yet?   As you can see, that was the inspiration for my mini slimline card today.

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I find mini slimline cards can range in size anywhere from 3”x6” to 3.5”x6.5”, depending on who you ask. 😂  I have mini slimline envelopes that measure 3.5”x6.5”, so to ensure my card fits, my mini slimline cards are either 3”x6” for bulky cards or 3.25”x6.25” for flat cards.  For here, I trimmed a piece of mixed media paper to 3.25”x6.25”.  Using blender brushes, ink blended Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean distress inks (DI) for the water and a gradient of brown dye inks for the sand.  Spritz with water and blot off with a paper towel to give it some texture.  For even more texture on the sand, splattered with diluted Black Soot DI.  Used a sponge dauber and dabbed white gouache paint along the shoreline where the water and sand meet.  Set aside to dry.

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The castle from the new Majestic Achievements stamp set was then stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink onto the lightest color paper from the Earth Neutral paper pack.  Colored it with Copic markers to transform it into a sandcastle, then fussy cut it out.  Used a brown marker to color the edges to cover the white and give it a finished look.  The sailboat was die cut twice from Bristol paper and once from the Springtime Bouquet pattern paper and stacked for dimension.  Black heat embossed the sentiment from the new Deep Blue Ocean stamp set onto Bristol paper then die cut out with the new Banner Sentiment die.

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Trimmed off the left fishtail and drew in the “flag pole” with a black marker before assembling the card onto a white 3.25”x6.25” card base.  Added waves with a white gel pen to finish.

You have till July 30, 11:59 pm EST, to enter the challenge.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your day.

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06/21/2021

Mon 21

Male Birthday Mail
by Anne Thompson

Today I made more guy cards, this time specifically for birthdays...Male Birthday Mail!

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Materials Used

to make this card

  • cut the plaid paper to cover the front of the notecard
  • cut a smaller piece of red cardstock to use as a mat and add it to the front of the card
  • emboss the Toolshed image onto the cream woodgrain paper
  • lightly drag the ink pad over the top of the embossed image to add a bit of color to highlight the tools
  • trim this embossed image down to fit on the mat, leaving a narrow edge of the red exposed
  • cut the Birthday Mail background from a scrap of the red cardstock and the detailed letters from a scrap of the plaid...I found it helpful to add Scor-Tape on the back of the plaid paper to make it easier to place those letters on the background piece.
  • adhere the sentiment to the card front and add a tiny gem to dot the i

Here are the three cards I made...one using the cream woodgrain paper (shown above), one using the KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003, and one using the WHITE WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44002.

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For the kraft paper card I used a larger piece of the woodgrain paper to cover the card front as well as embossing another piece with the toolshed folder.  I also used a brown cardstock from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009 as a mat for the embossed image and for the Birthday Mail background.

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I love the texture of the woodgrain papers and the way the woodgrain highlights embossed images especially when I use ink direct-to-paper on the embossing.  Cool! 

Happy Crafting!

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06/14/2021

Mon 14

Sailing on the Ocean Blues
by Anne Thompson

For today's cards I started with the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005 6X6 cardstock papers, the PUT-IT-IN-GEAR EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1018, a curly rope from the END OF MY ROPE SET 94546, and the MARINA SAILBOATS 94575.

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I imagined that each of the large gears was actually a compass rose and would thus make a perfect background for the sailboats.  After embossing the Ocean Blue cardstocks I used a sanding block to remove some of the color on the gears/compass roses before attaching each panel to a white notecard.  I backed white cardstock with Scor-Tape before cutting the sailboats which made placing them easy-peasy. The piece of nautical rope also cut from white cardstock added that important third element for the design.
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In the photo below are the three cards I made using different blues for the background design.
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And because Monday June 14th is Flag Day I was inspired to make a sort-of-nautical-flaglike fourth card: background red cardstock from the BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001 die cut with the VERTICAL LINE COLLAGE 94553 and applied to a white notecard with the two MARINA SAILBOATS 94575 added on top of the stripes along with a piece of rope from the END OF MY ROPE SET 94546.
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Fun cards for summer!  And great cards to send to guys!

Happy Crafting!

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06/13/2021

Sun 13

Sea Creatures Collage Trifold by Jean Okimoto

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Layered collage diecuts create an Under the Sea scene for three Sea Creatures on a short slimline trifold card.  There's just enough space for the beachy trio - and some glittery background accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an any-occasion summer design - or even a Father's Day card for the Dad who loves the sea.

Cut aqua cardstock to 6-¼ x 10-½".  Score it at at 3-½" and 7" - but don't fold it yet.  Cut Kelp Collage from the first panel on the left.  Cut Bubble Coral Collage from the backside of the center panel. Fold and crease the card to create a trifold.

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Blend Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock - peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, wilted Violet and shaded lilac were used here.  Dry the inks.  Spritz the cardstock with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set all of the inks.  Cut an assortment of Sea Creatures - we're just using three here.  Save the others for future projects - you never know when you'll need a purple dolphin or teal stingray!

Cut an extra set of Sea Creatures from the cardstock used for the card.  Attach the inky turtle to the first panel, then align and attach the uninked turtle to the backside of the collage for extra support  and a neater look.  Attach the inky shark to the backside of the center panel (the front of the collage) and attach the uninked piece to the backside of the collage.  The "thinking" part (back, front, etc.) of the card is done...the rest is easy!

Attach the uninked fish to the remaining inked diecut for dimension, then attach it to the third panel.  

Cut the kelp from the Kelp Collage from the chartreuse Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the short coral from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon from the violet glitter pad sheet.  Attach them to the third panel.  Add a greeting or note to the backside of the third panel so it doesn't appear in the collage.

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Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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