Once in a while you need a Manly Card

And oh, do those Manly cards pose a challenge!!

Manly cards are not lacy.  They don’t have bling or pearls.  They don’t have glitter, either – at least not in my house!!  Mr. Maui Stamper Does Not Like Glitter.  In general, they are very lean on embellishment.

What’s a stamper to do?

Stampin' Up! Maui Stamper Manly Squares Birthday

  • Wacky Wishes (hostess) stamp set
  • Designer Type polymer stamp set
  • My Paper Pumpkin Intro kit stamp
  • Naturals White, River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze card stock
  • Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze FFIP
  • Large oval punch
  • Postage stamp punch
  • Scallop Square punch
  • 1 inch square punch
  • 1 1/4 inch square punch
  • Natural 7/16 inch trim
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

I cased Wendy Weixler, an immensely talented Artisan Award Stampin’Up! demonstrator.  The use of repeating shapes isn’t unusual, but most often I have seen repeated circles and I loved that this was squares.  Talk about using up scraps!

This is one of the cards we’ll make at my Manly Card class on May 5, and if you’re going to be on Maui that day you are very welcome to join us!

Yesterday during the blog tour I was TERRIBLY tempted to share something that had me literally rolling on the floor, but I ultimately decided it was too much of a distraction to the flow of the tour.  However, today I have no such conscientious objections.

Last Wednesday night I stayed up very, very late stamping.  The Fountain of Creative Juices was flowing and I was taking advantage of it!  Crystal and I were texting pictures back and forth – it’s a kind of virtual stamp camp for the two of us.  About 11:30pm I get this weird image with no message…took me forever to realize what it was, but it took about 3 seconds to fall on the floor in hysterical laughter once I got it!  Definitely a moment to savor – and she blogged it, so check THIS out.

You’re welcome.




One thought on “Once in a while you need a Manly Card

  1. Someone told me to say that I got real drunk and got a BAD tattoo and needed something to cover it up. I have a feeling rectangular, black ink-pad shaped tattoos aren’t gonna catch on anytime soon…. ugh.


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