Thursday, February 10, 2011

Something for HIM !!

Hi Stampers:

Thought I would post a little something for the man in our life.  We often make lovely cards, but they are not always appropriate for that special man, or perhaps there's someones birthday coming up, and you need a more masculine card.  Well I have just the thing.  As I said I've been taking a class with Ilina Crouse, a birthday class where we will make a variety of birthday cards and 3 D items.  Today was a masculine class and below are a couple of items we made.  Now this is a good point.  Many times I may not have the same stamp set the class is using, so I have to improvise.  YES!!  It's true, I don't have everything, still wishing though.  In this class I did not have most of the stamps, so I used a retired set.  It actually worked well for me as one of these cards is for my Father In-laws upcoming birthday.  He loves the outdoors and being back in the woods, so this stamp set - all though retired is called - Backwoods and it was perfect.  Let me show you!  Tell me what you think.  The cards are very simplistic and only require some layering:

Here is a view on the left of the set.  One is the box that could easily hole 6 cards and envelopes and the right is a Happy Birthday card.
Now I will say my photography is a little or may need a lot of work.  Haven't got that part down yet.  I would give more details but I'm not even sure if we're allowed to post these on our blog yet while the class is still going.  But if you really like them I certainly can give detailed information at our next class, or you can go to Ilina's blog and check out her information.  Again I think if you type in Ilina Crouse on goggle,  her web site will come up.

Here are a couple more cards I CASED yesterday using one of the NEW Stamps sets from SALE-A-Bration, which of course you can earn " FREE " with every $ 60.00 order!!

 This drives me crazy, I can' seem to figure out how to get these photo's in a line. 

This stamp set is from the Punch Bunch.
  All the stamps coordinate with the punches.  But you don't have to have the punches, you could just cut them out by hand.  It is very simple and really cute!
Another one from the Punch Bunch Set


  1. Wow! I love those masculine cards with the Crumb Cake and Blue (?) Beautiful!!
    Punch bunch cards are sweet!

  2. Linda these are fantastic!! I always struggle wityh masculine cards but you have outdone yourself. Love them!