Monday, February 14, 2011

GUYS, GUYS, GUYS, little guys, BIG Guys, Gotta love em' !

Welcome Back!
Going to keep this one short and sweet! 
Still have quite a bit to go to finish off my men's cards posts so without further ado, lets get started!

Remember in an older post, I said I made about 400 plus men's cards! Now I'm getting down to the last few posts of them. If you've missed the previous posts, just scroll down to the bottom of the last post here and click on the words OLDER POSTS, VIEW, and continue to do that until you've seen them all or get tired, which ever comes first LOL! Enjoy!

A quick reminder of my goals for these cards:
  • Easily mailed / no extra postage - Postal Service gets enough as it is in my opinion! 
  • Wide range of styles that reach out to the young men in our lives, the old or older, the tots, the ones who love jewelry, cuff links, rings, earrings (as so many of them wear now) etc. Basically those who love bling and those who don't!
  • To use items from my stash that have been long forgotten about! A Must!
  • To go back to what we did before the giant flowers, the fancy and not so fancy brads, the rhinestones, the glitter glues, the bulky embellishments etc.
  • To get you all motivated enough to set time aside for making men's cards BEFORE you need them!
 On this card, I actually cut out a color copy of a shotgun that I had from years ago, stamped the small sentiment inside the picture frame 3-D sticker, grounded everything with a simple black line. Years ago, my friend and I got together and went crazy copying items from around our homes! If it would fit on the copier/ scanner, then it was not safe! This was when they first came out with the copier/ scanners for home use. Wow! we had a blast with it! That's what this item is left over from.

 Just a crackle decorative paper, a stamped sentiment and stickers.

 This card was made with two different decorative papers (scraps no doubt), a brown scrap and a large "postcard" sticker! I stamped the "postcard" with the birthday sentiment.
 An old Paper Pizazz tag, gold brad in top of tag and a stamped sentiment on the tag using black ink.
 Tree and Owl stickers, brown strip of paper and stamped sentiment.
 This card is done with Fresh Cuts cut-outs, brown strip of paper, two different background papers and stamped sentiment.
 This card has a Fresh Cuts cut out with a gem brad (I think). I've already packed this one away. A strip of brown paper with a faux button and thread and stamped sentiment.
 These are all stickers except the stamped sentiment. The music pieces are 3-D acrylic stickers.


  1. Hi Bethann, This posting seemed a little different from the other men's cards you posted. I really like the Greek looking stickers, they add great interest. The instruments are nice, too. That owl is cool looking, and I love the postcard sticker. I might have had to copy that one for duplicate cards. I like how natural the birthday greeting looks stamped there. Last but not least I like how the shotgun leans on the duck frame. Perfect for the hunter in your family. lol Thanks for another good installment. I'll be back!

  2. Hi Bethann,

    My sons are at the toy gun stage. I think they would like the first card for their birthday. I think the instrument cards can be used for both male or female.



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