Jun 19 2009

Blogger’s Challenge 104 – Man cards

Today’s Bloggers Challenge was to make a Man Card.  I must say that it is getting easier for me to make masculine cards…mainly because Stampin’ Up! has come up with some really nice sets and Designer Paper!  This set, And Many Mower is in the Occasions Mini Catalog and will be going away at the end of June!  So make sure you order it now! 

It happens to be my son’s birthday next week, so I need to get a card and gift card in the mail to him tomorrow.  I’ve also been cleaning off my work tables and found the 3Rs Checklist element from And Many Mower in my starts pile.  I had a few extras left from when I made this CARD for my Control Freaks swaps.  I decided to use it to start Adam’s card!  I did add the Summer Sun marker to some of the checks in the frame, just so it tied in with my color scheme.

I used Baja Breeze for the base of the card, then layered on the Sahara Sand Argyle pattern from Manchester Designer Paper.  I added a couple 1 1/4 and 1 3/4 circles in the background punched from Summer Sun, Baja Breeze and Really Rust.  The Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon I wrapped thru the Jumbo Pewter Eyelet and tied with Linen Thread I stamped the beer mug from Cheers to You and cut it out, then placed it over the Baja Breeze circle.  For the beer foam, I used some Liquid Applique (retired) and puffed it up!  I think he’ll like it…well, especially what is IN it!  lol!

I hope you have a great weekend!  I need to finish up getting Father’s Day gifts and get ready for the cookout on Sunday.  We celebrate all the family June birthdays, Anniversaries, Father’s Day, and Graduations all in ONE day in June.


16 People have left comments on this post

Jun 19, 2009 - 08:06:33
Claudia said:

*giggle* I totally love the beer on that card 🙂

Jun 19, 2009 - 08:06:37
Lisa B. said:

This is so cute…love the circles in the background. Those are a great addition to a super card!

Jun 19, 2009 - 08:06:58

Great manly card!

Jun 19, 2009 - 08:06:49
kim howard said:

Great card, perfect masculine card. Love the layout

Jun 19, 2009 - 09:06:52

this card would fit the bill to a “t” with the men in my life – my dad, hubby, uncle, cousin….i could go on and on…..
great job combing those sets!!!

Jun 19, 2009 - 11:06:11
Nikki said:

Tooo cute! I’m sure he’ll appreciate it! {SMILES}

Jun 19, 2009 - 12:06:59
Patti Chesky said:

Love the three R’s with the beer. Awesome!!!

Jun 19, 2009 - 12:06:07
Ida said:

Perfect for a manly card. Great use of this set and the circles look wonderful with your layout.

Jun 19, 2009 - 03:06:39

Too funny! The mug of beer fits perfectly!!! Love the circles too–great accent.

Jun 19, 2009 - 05:06:16

What a fun card. Love that Many Mower set. It’s a classic! So glad I have it!

Jun 19, 2009 - 08:06:52

What a terrific masculine card Connie! The mug of beer is a great accent! 😀

Jun 19, 2009 - 10:06:09
Rachel Hope said:

LOL, too funny! Great card!

Jun 19, 2009 - 10:06:52

Such a cute set; great card!

Jun 20, 2009 - 04:06:52

Great layout Connie – you’ve done so much with this stamp set!

Jun 20, 2009 - 05:06:25
BarbaraD said:

What a fun card! Gotta love it! I’m impressed that you were able to complete another GREAT card for our Challenge AND post for your blog hop…..everything is top notch!

Jun 24, 2009 - 09:06:59

This is adorable Connie!