Friday, March 4, 2011


Just kidding! Here we are at another men's card post. Hope you enjoy them! Come back and see me real soon!
Thanks for stopping!
Bethann aka PawwPadd

Below is a list of expectations for these cards that I had in mind when I started the project:
  • 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!
 In all fairness, I must tell you that this card and the next 5 were done for a convention swap I did last summer. I thought I'd reload them in case you missed them (I'm not sure I ever did actually load them). I used the Tim Holtz embossing folders, the Brick and the Wood Grain, for the backgrounds, some have corrugated strips across and others simply have a flat strip of paper across. Some of the sentiments were all matted and some are rub-ons, some are stickers and some are stamped. I added a gemstone to each for a little bling and interest. I made about thirty of this design but had some left over. Because they never get men's cards, the female recipients of these swap cards were very tickled and pleased to be getting them! That made me happy.

 I found that if I'd hung this tag the way I wanted, the words would have been hanging in the wrong direction! Very weird tag. Decorative background paper, 3-D sticker tag, paper strip, Fresh Cuts corners. This tag has some gold metallic areas on it, but they just didn't photograph that good.
 Stamped sentiment (see it?), Fresh Cuts tag with copper brad added, decorative paper background.
 Cut a tag from decorative paper, added gem and popped up the sticker sentiments.
 A Fresh Cuts cut-out.
 Now, this card was a thorn in my side while trying to photograph it! I must have photographed this one at least 10 times and just couldn't get it right. I loaded two of the results for you to see how very different it was photographing! This one and the one directly below are the same card! The sticker was metallic with an iridescence to it. Sorry.

I love this sticker! I thought it was just perfect on this paper! What do you think? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this post! See you real soon! Hugs, Bethann


  1. HI Bethann

    Wow, fantastic collection of men's cards.

    I think my absolute favourite (really hard to pick) would have to be the very last one.

    Michelle :-)

  2. Hi Bethann,

    These are nice. I love the striped paper. It looks like it could be so versatile. But it turned out great the way you put them together. I also like that brick embossing template. See you next post!

  3. More Great cards, Bethann! Love the dragonfly on the tag and the last one would be perfect for my brother~he's a model car buff :o)
    PS: thanks for the comments and your "Filing system" tips...very helpful if I EVER get enough cards done ahead of time!



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