Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Masculine thanks and Anniversary!


I needed a manly thank you card for a family friend and this is what I came up with. I started with Sahara sand as my base and I am on a square card kick. Sahara sand classic ink and my flannel plaid bg stamp started the process. I used my little pieces in sahara sand as well. Really rust was doodled around the top and side edges. Faux stitching in really rust across the bottom added a nice touch. I am still loving my Au Chocolat paper and used it for the bottom strip. I put it through my thanks cuttlebug folder, and then sanded it with my sanding block. I wrapped some jute around the bottom strip and knotted it. It is also backed with really rust. I used circle punches in chocolate chip, really rust stamped with the paisley bg stamp in chocolate chip craft and then little pieces stamped in really rust and chocolate chip craft ink. The tag was made by putting the chocolate chip layer through the thanks cuttlebug folder and layering with really rust. The thanks is cut on my cuttlebug. By definition was stamped in close to cocoa craft ink and the edges were distressed with the ink, then aged with scissors and fingernails. Hodgepodge hardware and a making memories brad were used to finish it off. Stampin'Up! chocolate gross grain ribbon and twill were used on the end.


Sorry this is getting long, but I wanted to let you know that I am celebrating a big anniversary with Stampin'Up! this month! 10 years! Woo hoo! In honor of that, comment on this post and I will draw for some blog candy! I forgot to put when, duh! How about Thursday night, 10:00 pm. I am getting old and need my beauty sleep, wink. Not sure what yet, but I will try and make it fun! Thanks for all of your support and kind words. Have a great day!

44 comments:

Allison said...

This is awesome and so case-worthy! Congrats on ten years...that's amazing!

stampin_melissa said...

What a gorgeous masculine card! And congrats on your 10 years with SU!

foodpartyfun said...

Congratulations on your 10th year anniversary with Stampin' Up. I bet you've seen lots of changes since you started. What a great "job"!

Pat

stefanie said...

Hi! Your cards are just gorgeous! Happy Anniversary! I am going to be starting my adventure with SU! very soon and I just can't wait to share it with other stampers. Have a great day!

Julie Mutch said...

Congratulations on being with Stampin' Up! for 10 years! That's awesome.
I've peeked at your cards, they're all so nice. I especially like your most recent one. I have a real problem coming up with masculine theme cards, I may have to CASE this one a bit!
Have a great day!
Julie
in sunny, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Rosella said...

Congratulations! That's quite an achievement!!!

sentimentsbydenise said...

Congratulations on 10 years! That's great!
This "guy" card is wonderful - your work is very inspirational!

Alex said...

I just love that card, it is fabulous and will be going into my favourites

Janet B said...

Thanks for sharing the pic of your card. There aren't many masculine cards out there, so I love to see ones that people have made. Your's is great!

Congrats on your anniversary.

Thanks, janet

Lilian said...

wow! 10 years!! congratulations!

and the card is fabulous... i always have such a hard time with masculine cards... thanks for the ideas! =)

Kathy McD said...

Wow! Congrats on your 10th anniversary. I am celebrating my 4th this month, so I can only imagine the changes you have seen happen! Love the card too....those are definitely "my" colors!

Kevin & Amy said...

10 years! Congratulations! I just found your blog through Allison's. I LOVE your cards! I look forward to visiting here often.

Peggy said...

There are some great ideas for masculine cards - I realize I need jute or twine!

Congratulations on 10 years ! That is amazing !!

doverdi said...

Wow! Congrats on your 10 yrs with SU. Definately something to celebrate. I love the masculine card. It is so nice to see some ideas for masculine cards as I always seem to draw a blank when it comes to creating them.

Y said...

10 yrs! Wow! congratulations! I would love to see your stamp room!!!

Wife2TJ said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!!

Jana Weaver said...

Wow! 10 years...that's fantastic. I'm at 3 years and lovin' it!! :-)

Here's to another 10 years!!

-Jana

Dawn Mercedes said...

Wow...10 years! Congrats. I can't imagine what your stamping space must look like! I love the square card. I can't wait to dig deeper into your blog too!

gremhog said...

10 years...hooray. Party one.

Bonnie said...

Ten years! Now that is something to celebrate. Congrats!

Thanks for sharing the "guy" card. It will give those of us who are stuck for ideas, some inspiration.

Leah said...

Congrats on 10 years!! I LOVE this card! very dimensional & interesting & of course the colors are great! TFS!

Rachel Hope said...

Can't pass up Candy :) Thanks for offering and CONGRATS!!!! 10 Years..WOW

L8ybug2 said...

Wow, 10 years! Congratulations! I love looking at all your beautiful creations.
~~Rita~~

laura j said...

Congrats on your anniversary with SU! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the blog candy!

scfranson said...

What a great card, cards for men are always hard to do so I appreciate the inspiration.
Claudia F.

Jackie said...

Great card - masculine cards are always a challenge for me! Also, congratulations on 10 years - that's wonderful!!!

Kristine said...

Congrats on 10 years with SU! You must have quite a stash of stuff, ha ha!

Cher said...

Congratulations on your 10 years with Stampin' Up!
I love your blog. You have so many wonderful designs. I can't wait to see what you create next.
-Cher
cher-k@pacbell.net

Cher said...

Congratulations on your 10 years with Stampin' Up!
I love your blog. You have so many wonderful designs. I can't wait to see what you create next.
-Cher
cher-k@pacbell.net

tyrymom29 said...

WOW !! congrats on 10 YRS !!!!!!!!! Love your card!!! TFS!!!!!

Heidi said...

This is such a great card! I like how you used the embossing folder on the patterned paper! Gives it such a neat look! Congrats on 10 years!! I bet you own A LOT of stamps!! {wink}

Jen said...

Awesome card!! I always find it so hard to make a masculine card!

Michelle said...

10 years - Congrats!!! And Happy anniversary!

Lisa said...

WOW.... 10 years. That's completely awesome. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! Your all inspiring for us newbies (less than 2 years.) any words of advice?

rebelliouskiwi said...

I just came across your blog. Congrats on Ten years! Thats an impressive achievement... Love the card also! Your work is fantastic & inspiring

Debi said...

WOW! Congrats on 10 years! Definately something worth celebrating!

Amy said...

congrats on 10 years! I found your blog through Allison. What great creatiions! I am just thinking of signing up to be a demonstrator and you have 10 years under your belt.

Have a great day!

Heather said...

Ten years! Wow, you are doing great. I'm in the middle of my 6th year. I love SU! Great blog too.

Heather S.

tamimoreno said...

Congrats on 10 years.
Great card - I have a tough time making cards for guys so thanks for the inspiration!
New to your blog - thanks to Allison for sending me your way!
Thanks again for sharing your stuff with us!
Tami

Jan Scholl said...

10 years is a pretty long marriage these days. I wish you many more.

Susie said...

Congratulations! 10 years is an amazing achievement, one you should be very proud of!

BTW ~ I LOVE the card! Au Chocolat is sooooooooo yummy!

mjb coffee said...

Ten years! Good for you!!! I bet it has been fun and interesting.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 10 years!

KindredEsprit said...

Oh wow! 10 years! Congrats!!! Did they give you a pin? Send you a 10 yr anniversary set?! Congrats congrats congrats!
Cristina

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