I am down to two boxes...a closet that still needs to be organized...but why work on that stuff, when there are some fun things to do.. 😜
First off I will start with my card to the right here. I had out some 12 x 12 patterned paper from an older Recollections paper pad in order to work on a sunglasses holder for my son's room. I liked this pattern because it was masculine. You can see that project in the full video below.
With the left overs I decided to go ahead and make a couple of masculine cards. I never seem to have enough of these in my stash. I will be honest it still seems a bit busy, but I still like it. I think in hindsight I would a bit more black to help ground it.
I added some polka dot orange washi that I was gifted in a swap. I had some orange brads in just the same shade so that worked well.
The stamps came from two sets. The scalloped wreath is from Papertrey Ink's Tag It #1 and it is stamped in Tangelo Twist from Stampin Up! In Momento Tuxedo Black I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the same PTI set as well as the cute chick from Lawn Fawn's Party Animal set.
I thought about coloring the chick, but in the end decided not to. I used Simon's Says Stamp stitched circle to cut out the image. This I popped up on a scalloped circle die cut from some Recollections khaki paper. The scalloped circle die is an old Spellbinders nesting set.
This didn't take too long. Now I have some birthday cards for those men folk in my life.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Papery July Challenge found here.
Crafty Creations Challenge #344, Anything Goes found here.
To see the other things I have been up to see the video below.