Tag Archives: masculine

Let’s Hear it for the Dad’s


Hey there peeps! I’m dropping in today with cards for the Dad’s.   These are CAS cards….which I’m learning to get better at.  It’s a little easier with masculine cards since they don’t want all the fluff and froo froo anyway.


Canvas Color Band With Stitched Edge

Satin with Metallic Edge

Diagonal Stripe Brown

Circus Dots on Grosgrain Black


Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Masculine Cards & Tags and Creativity Kit


OMGosh it’s a busy morning for me Peeps so I can only drop in for a quick sec and share these fabby vintagy projects I created with a masculine theme using the new Masculine Cards & Tags Creativity Kit 2016.

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I just added some extra bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box along with the Masculine Cards & Tags Creativity Kit 2016 and was able to create these 5 full sized (5 x 6 1/2 inches) cards and 2 large tags. I’ve got just enough to make 1 more card for a special occasion. Stop on over and check it. There are loads of gorgeous vintagy images, warm and richly patterned cardstock and pre-tied bows. It’s a great value!!!

Okay that’s all for me…wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Cityscapes Masculine Greeting Card


Hey there Peeps!   I’m sharing a masculine card today created with Cityscapes from Graphic 45.  This new line  has some fabulous subway style sentiments that can be layered over the richly  colored paper patterns. I’ve chosen a subtle architectural pattern and paired it with a graphic stripe for this card.

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Graphic 45 Cityscapes~Grand Tour

Graphic 45 Cityscapes~Global Odyssey

Graphic 45 Cityscapes~Street Of Dreams

Graphic 45 Cityscapes~Well Traveled

Petaloo Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon Sheer Organza with Satin Center Black

Metal Eyelet

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Die~ Elegance Stamping Frame

Ranger Distress Ink~Black Soot

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Masculine Cards and Creativity Kit


Hey there Peeps! As promised I’ve got the new masculine cards mostly all done….and the Masculine Variety Card Creativity Kit is listed. Okay..it’s really much later in the day than I would like..but at least I’m still on the right day!!! And by mostly done..I mean I have 4 completed..and 4 laid out ready to assemble and embellish.

masculine kit card 3Isn’t this a dapper fellow? It’s hard sometimes to stop when you get rolling on a card…but if you don’t add too many flowers and bows you’ll be alright.

masculine kit card 2For this card I scavenged some stitched canvas for the background then added the patterned papers and image.

masculine kit card 4I like to have several cards on hand that I can use in a pinch like this one….could be a Birthday or Get Well Soon card…that way I’ll be prepared when I need one.

masculine kit card 1The secret to making all those patterns work together on the same card? Solid borders…that keeps your eyes from going buggy.1111111111111111111

I’ve got the next four cards blocked out and ready to to assemble and embellish…but first a trip to the post office!

Masculine Creativity KitI’ve got loads of patterned papers in warm rich colors, vintagy images in great masculine themes, pretied satin bows and lots of sentiments to mix and match so creating unique cards will be a cinch! There was more than enough for 8 full sized projects..with bits and pieces leftover …maybe I’ll make some tags?? You can find this Masculine Variety Card Creativity Kit in the Polly’s shop on Etsy : )

Okay..I’m off to the post office…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

A Week Of Graphic 45 Box Staples


Hey Paper Peeps! Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to G45 boxes? Well you haven’t!!! This weeks features are all about the Box Staples and let me tell you….the designers have really thought “outside the box” on this assignment. I’m still on a mission to create more masculine projects so my box project is Dad’s ATC Treasure Box with Good Ol’ Sport….

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 1I layered the patterned papers and fussy cut images on top of the box.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 2I used a chipboard frame at the back of the lid so I could create a dimensional display with the images, chipboard and flowers.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 5I used some Gold Smooch on the chipboard and heat set it to get a metallic look.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 4These new Claw Feet Metal Staples are so cool and I’ll be using them on everything!!!!

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 3Now you can see why I’m calling it a treasure box! The lid opens to reveal the inside of the ATC Box. I covered it with silver paper that I ran through the embosser to give the look of steel plating.

Dad’s ATC Treasure Box Good Ol’Sport

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Paper Pad Touchdown

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Victory

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Number 1 Fan

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport ~ Alphabet Stickers

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Paper Pad Newsworthy

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6×6 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman~ Man About Town

Graphic 45 Staples~ATC Book Box

Graphic 45 Staples~Claw Feet

Petaloo Flowers~Charcoal Grey Botanica Blooms x 4

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Black Cardstock

Black Paint

1 Template+2Cards+Graphic 45+Stash Buster= Craft Win!!


Okay Peeps…I’ve got a great post to share today…I used 1 Sizzix Die to create 2 fabulous cards with my Graphic 45 Stash. I call that a craft win for sure!!!

Card 1….French Country

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I used Patterned papers from Graphic 45 French Country. To see other fabulous inspiration visit the Graphic 45 Pin Board with French Country.

Card 2…A Proper Gentleman

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So much to do with your stash…so dig in and get your craft on!!!!

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Masculine Golf Card with G45 Good Ol’ Sport


Hello Peeps! I’ve been working away at getting some more masculine cards in the shop as requested. I’m enjoying my paper tablet from Graphic 45….the Good Ol’ Sport line…..soooo many great patterns and images to mix and match!  I’m sharing my golf card today for your viewing pleasure!



 I do love me some plaid and layered with this nice wide stripe…awesomness!!!  I don’t very often make square cards….and I’m not even really sure why????? Do you get into a habit of doing something and then think to yourself…how did that even start???? LOL  Anyhoo I think this is quite a stylish golfing chap. I would love a pair of argyle socks like that. Although I’m not sure where I would were them.

Don’t need to add too much fussiness to masculine cards….so I added a simple bow of Wrinkle Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
. There are a few trimmed stamps and layers of the postcard images. I finished the inside as well. I added a few Tim Holtz metal clips for a little detail.

Okay off to the shop now…we are having a make up class tonight as the girls let me off the hook Tuesday so I could work on my video : ) I do have the bestest Peeps!

I hope you all have a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G



Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition


Well hello there Paper Peeps! I’m so very excited to be sharing the projects I’ve created for the 2014 Design Team Auditions for the fabulous Graphic 45 papers. It’s no surprise to all you followers that I love G45…..and I had loads of fun with these projects. There’s lot’s and lot’s of pictures…..so get a cuppa and settle in….I hope you enjoy them : )

First Project: Bird Song Asian Pagoda Lantern with Mini AlbumIMG_3113-001IMG_3116IMG_3118IMG_3108IMG_3120IMG_3121IMG_3127Second Project: By The Sea Mini Album


Third Project: A Ladies’ Diary Card

IMG_3079IMG_3075Fourth Project: Once Upon a Springtime Card

IMG_3056IMG_3058Fifth Project: Vintage Football Matchbook Box Shadow Box

IMG_3103-001IMG_3105IMG_3106IMG_3104Sixth Project: Good Ol’ Sport Layout 2 Bubbies At The Park

IMG_3133Seventh Project: Good Ol’ Sport Layout Jonathan Football

IMG_3138Thanks so much viewing my audition! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and time to be creative : ) G

Variety Card Class May 21st


Okay Peeps…I’ve got our next class lined up : ) This time I got a great selection of variety cards.. One for Birthday, Thank You,  Masculine, Patriotic and all occasion. That’s 5 cards….all vintagy, with lot’s and lot’s of layers : ) Some have buttons, Really Reasonable Ribbon trims, and of course beautiful vintage images!

Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards:

IMG_1596This class will be starting at promptly 6 PM May 21st. All supplies and adhesives are included and use of tools. Of course if you have a favorite pair of scissors….you’re welcome to bring them : ) cost for this class is $18.00

You can stop in the shop to check out the other cards and leave your deposit to save your seat. You can also call me up at the shop (734) 268-1109 to save your seat. Please do not leave deposit information in a message.

I hope you all enjoy a quiet and relaxing evening : ) G

Happy Valenties Day!!!!!!


I’m just popping in for a quick minute to share the Valentine Card I made for my sweetie : )

IMG_0952I wanted to create a card with all my usual layers and embellishments but put a masculine spin on it so it wouldn’t be so frou frou. I choose some nice paper patterns with blacks and cremes.

IMG_0954Chunky chipboard letters take the place where I might have chosen a vintage image.  I layered the small tag to the chipboard heart after punching another heart and adding some coordinating paper behind. That ink on the outside of the tag is Gathered Twigs Distress Ink….I think it’s my new favorite.

IMG_0953I am soooooo loving the new Hounds tooth wired edge ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I got all the colors so you’ll be seeing a lot of it in my projects : ) I had the kiss ribbon in my stash and it coordinates perfectly with the Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon and the Licorice Bakers Twine. I finished of this bow with a simple black button.

IMG_0960This may be the bowiest bow I’ve ever made : )

So that’s it for my Valentiney project for my sweetie D.H. I love you Kenny : )

I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be romantic. G