Thursday, May 21, 2020

Stampin Friends Masculine Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Masculine. If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from Kim Quade blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below and continue to Maureen Rauchfuss' blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of Blog Hoppers at the end of each Blog.
Here are the projects I created for this month’s hop.

 I always struggle with the masculine theme.  I don't know about you but cards for men are hard to design and feel so plain to me compared to the ones I create for girls.  This time I turned to Dreaming Tree for help.

I created the shutter card from their Good for Guys bundle, using their svg file.  This is a picture of the front of the card.

The bow tie is a belly band and comes off to open the card.

Then when you open the card, the shutter opens and it reveals the message.

To create the card I used cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey, pattern paper from Echo Park and the stamped sentiment was stamped with Black Licorice ink and a sentiment from Spellbinders.

The project is also a svg file from Dreaming Tree and matches the paper I used on the card.

This is one side of the lantern.  The other side looks like this below.

This is a lantern, so the recipient could add a battery-operated tealight to the inside and the images of the man on the bike would be more noticeable.

I hope you liked the projects I shared and you will have some ideas after continuing with the hop.  Please leave me a comment and keep on hopping.


  1. Love your interesting card and that lantern! Thanks for sharing--I struggle with guy cards and yours is an inspiration.

  2. Very unique card design. I love the bow tie belly band!

  3. Cute projects. I love the card with the bow tie belly band - what a great idea!

  4. I also struggle with masculine cards but you knocked out of the park with this one! Love the fun fold and bow tie accent. The lantern is super cool, too. Thanks for the inspiration, this month!

  5. That card is adorable! So cute for a dapper guy in our life...

  6. So many of us struggle creating masculine projects but yours are so amazing! I especially love your shutter card xx

  7. Oh wow the card and the lantern are a real thrill! Just so great and clever. Thank you a lot for sharing your idea!