No ribbon, no flowers. Less is more.

It’s a challenge to make masculine cards.  Ribbon?  Nah.  Flowers?  Nope.  More is more?  Huh uh.  Less is more.

This is Not My Way.  But I have challenged myself this year to make more cards that are suitable for men.  It’s taking some time, but I’m getting there:

Maui Stamper Manly Thanks So Much

  • Oh Hello and Beyond Plaid stamp sets
  • Naturals Ivory, RIver Rock and Always Artichoke card stock
  • River Rock and Always Artichoke FFIP
  • Metallic Brads
  • Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and Pokey Doodle (aka paper piercing tool)
  • Large oval punch
  • Sponge daubers

Did you see those three brads?  There is no way on God’s Green Earth that I would be able to line those up so symetrically without Stampin’ Intervention in the form of the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.  Some things I can do, and some things I cannot.  Eyeballing straight lines?  I cannot.

That Oh Hello stamp set with the big, blocky font works really well for masculine sentiments.  Stampin’ Up!, we need Happy Birthday in that font, OK?  Imagine it!

Maui Stamper Manly Thank You


One thought on “No ribbon, no flowers. Less is more.

  1. I’m wishing I had found you during my weekly card making for my son while he was in basic training – he graduated last week. Some were good – some were just not. It was out of my comfort zone too. You also made me smile about lining things up straight – I can’t do it either. I joke that I can’t cut straight using a paper cutter.


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