Thursday, May 13

It's a Boy Thing!!

The May QKR Stampede "masculine" Blog Hop is finally here! You should have come here from the QKR Stampede Blog; if you didn't, go there now, be sure to leave a comment, then come back here. Now that you're in the right place, sit back and get ready for some fabulous masculine card ideas. You should get a lot of inspiration for cards and projects for the men in your life, and just in time for Father's Day! I know some people have told me they struggle with masculine cards--from the images to the embellishments. They often fret over whether ribbon can be used on a masculine card. As you will see on two of my cards, I did use ribbon--I just tied it in a square knot, rather than a pretty bow.

My first card was made using the Golfing Bear stamp by QKR Stampede. I grew up in a family whose members played golf, we watched golf tournaments on television, . . . the whole shebang. I picked up this scrapbook paper from my local craft store a few years ago--it was sold in a sealed package of 25 sheets for $2.50 (original price), but was in their deals section -- fill a large shopping bag with as much as you can from the deals section and whatever you get in the bag, you get for $5. This paper has been waiting for its debut, and what a perfect stamp image to pair it with.


This second card was made using the Train and Happy Birthday stamps. The colors for this card were inspired by a Dresden China plate:

I really loved the vintage look of this plate and used that as my basis for this card:


And finally, I made this card using the Old Car stamp image.

I added a bit of bling in the form of metal gears. After all, what guy wouldn't love seeing that on a card???

Thanks for stopping by for the Hop! Did you leave a comment? Be sure to leave a comment here and at each Design Team Members' Blog. If you leave a comment at each Blog (including the QKR Stampede Blog), your name will be included in a random drawing and you will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree and FREE shipping! That's a pretty fantastic prize!!!  Your next stop on the Hop is:

Chris always has fabulous projects . . . I know you will be in for a real treat! Enjoy the rest of the Hop and have a GREAT day!!!

17 comments:

Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS Carol - Love - LOVE- LOVE both of your projects! BRAVO!

Barb said...

GREAT CARDS Carol!

Jenn K said...

Love all your cards!

racinggrandma61 said...

Great cards. Very inspiring

Sandybeaches said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love that golf image and the paper! TFS!

Joan Ervin said...

What awesome cards...I love all the stamps you used and what great details....especially love the gears and papers on the vintage car design!!!!

Thebug415 said...

Very nice. I love how you used the plate as inspiration.

Sue D said...

I can tell I am going to enjoy the blog hop by seeing your wonderful masculine creations! You have given me a lot of ideas.

Kristie Maynard said...

As always, I love your cards! And I totally agree, ribbon does work on cards for men! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh these are fabulous! i love that train plate AND the card is awesome. absolutely fabulous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the cards and the teain plate- and the gears.....Great cards!

Anonymous said...

Great cards! The golf is a perfect idea for my dad for Father's Day. And I love how you get inspiration from the plate, very creative! Thanks! ~ Nora

Jerusha said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the bear and the plate inspired card is rally great. All three of them are great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ceal said...

Awesome cards Carol. I love all of them but my favorite has to be the train

Sammibug said...

Nice cards! I love the golfing bear! He's hilarious!

Holly said...

Beautiful cards! Love that silly golfing bear and your train card is so elegant and perfect and masculine.

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