I am currently taking a break from all that. With the Christmas coming, I knew there would be some handmade projects I would want to tackle so I decided to take a break.
That being said, there was one personal swap that kept getting bumped. Since somethings in my life have been a bit stressful I just kept putting it off. There was no actual date so it finally worked out where I had a moment to breathe and put something together for this person.
She will be sending me some, I am sure amazing embellishments, while I am sending her 6 cards that would be perfect for men.
Now, I don't know about you but if you are a papercrafter, this is the area that a lot of us struggle with. Bring on the flowers and the You go for it girl sentiments...we are in our element. Trying to come up with something handmade a man would enjoy in a card form though can seem daunting...heck it is daunting. I struggle each year for Father's day as well as my husband's birthday. I get it ....cards for men are hard.
But, I was up for the challenge. I went to my favorite place for inspiration...Pintrest. How did you guess?
So over the next bit I will be sharing with you these 6 cards I made just for this swap. It was fun. I loved how they turned out. So get out your die cutting machines, paper, stamps, etc. Dive in, I know you can do it too!
Here is card #1. I got out my trusty Cricut machine to put this one together. I started out with a A2 card base in creme. I then added some super cute patterned paper by Recollections. This 6 x 6 paper pad I used throughout these cards. The paper has a travel theme, but are the perfect shades for cards for men.
The vest and tie was from Cricut's design space. I layered on the tie, buttons, and the pocket. To make sure I had the correct color scheme I printed this as a print and cut. The Happy Birthday sentiment was written by my Cricut using the font babycakes. I then in the lower left just added a enamel dot I made with those perler beads you see everywhere.
Didn't take too long...the biggest obstacle is getting the computer for a few minutes from my 7 year old because he was playing on it.
I am entering this into CAS(E) this Sketch's #201 sketch as it was the inspiration for the sketch. I love that challenge blog because the sketch's are really my style, simple. You can see the other entry's for this challenge here.
Here is a copy of the sketch:
Hope you all have a great week!