Keeping it simple for the guys

When I think of masculine cards, I think simple.  I’m not saying men are simple; rather, they appreciate simplicity.  Perhaps there would be an exception for home theater systems, but when it comes to cards I think we’re safe with a pared down style:

Masculine birthday woodgrain

  • Punch Bunch (Sale-a-bration) and Woodgrain stamp sets
  • Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso card stock
  • A scrap of Early Espresso Designer Series Paper
  • Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pads
  • Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
  • Scallop Square punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals

If you look closely, you can see I used the ink pad directly on the Espresso card stock to create a little visual texture.  An embossing folder and the Big Shot would create a stronger contrast, but I was striving for super-simple on this card and I think I found it.  It took longer to cut the paper than it did to put the card together!

Builder Dan pulled up this afternoon and I just about fainted.  I have been putting things back where they belong and cleaning up like a mad woman for the past few days and I told him he couldn’t run his big saw-dusty-saw in my driveway ANY MORE.  He just laughed.  He was stopping by to see how things were looking and to drop off some paperwork.  Truth be told, I missed those three guys yesterday morning – you could set your watch by them.   It’s ok, though – I’ll cope.



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