Wednesday, June 5, 2013

PWC261 - Father's Day

This week at Paper Pretties we're challenging you to make Father's Day cards.  Ah, the dreaded masculine card.  I know there's a few of you out there that have no problem with masculine cards but most of the card makers I know find it daunting to make masculine cards.  I think the problem is that we like to make things that appeal to ourselves, and we like to use all those fun and usually girly embellishments.  Well, this week you have to put all that frilly stuff away and make something for Father's Day.  

For my card I used the lawn mower from the Paper Pretties "Handy Man" stamp set.  This is one of my favorite set because it chuck full of manly stuff.  There's 3 images - the lawn mower, a tool box and a barbecue  plus there are plenty of sentiments.  Once I had my image picked the next step is to find papers that work for a masculine card.  I usually look for simple patterns, checks and plaids, in color like blue, green and brown.  In other words I tend to look for dull stuff.  However sometimes I surprise myself and find some colorful papers that I think will work for a masculine card.  Next it's time to look for ways to embellish the card without getting girly - buttons and brads are my usual choice.  Usually if I use ribbon it will be  tied in a knot instead of a bow for this card I hung it off the sentiment to make it look like a prize.      To decorate a border I used Martha Stewart's grass border punch on green polka dot paper.  In  didn't photograph well, in real life it looks much better.  

Whatever you do I'm sure it will be well received.  Men are easily satisfied when it comes to cards.  So make a masculine card and post it to the Paper Pretties Challenge blog.  The pretty girls love to see what you make.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Handy Man"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Color Box "Chianti"
paper - Wausau "Sunflower" and "Firecracker Red" card stock; October Afternoon "Campfire" 
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up 1-3/8" circle and scalloped circle punches; Martha 
Stewart grass border punch; buttons; gross grain ribbon

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC261 - Father's Day
Seems a Little Sketchy #40 - sketch
Cards for Men #11 - Dad
Crafty Cardmakers #93 - Father's Day
Love to Create #68 - Father's Day or special Guy in Your Life
Creative Card Crew #37 - Punches/Dies
Creative Craft #11 - For the Fellas
Partytime Tuesday - PTT#123 - Happy Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Love this Father's Day card! Love the papers and the cute lawnmower and the #1Dad ribbon is fabulous! A really cute card using our sketch! Thanks for sharing it with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

  2. This would have been absolutely perfect for my own darling Dad as he was a lawn equipment engineer!!! Great idea for a Father's Day card. Love the papers, especially the clever grass border and the image goes so well with it all.

    Thanks for joining us with your great Father's Day card

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  3. Terrific masculine card, Chris! Love the lawnmower image! Love your coloring, your cool DP, your design & perfect sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Those papers are great. They work really well with the fun image. Thanks for joning us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxxx

  5. Great card, the lawnmower image would be perfect for my dad too, he won't let anyone near his if he can help it! Love the papers and the buttons finish the card off perfectly.

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  6. Brilliant Card well done.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge 11 - DAD on Cards For Men, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs Kate xx

  7. What a fun, bright & cheery card! Fab paper selection and love the buttons & sentiment ribbon! So glad you joined us for our "Dad" challenge at Cards for Men!

    ps, I have a similar image and it came with "I love you mower each day"

  8. Wonderful card. Great choice of colours and papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


  9. Love the image. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

  10. Love this card for Father's Day! The colors are Great! Will have to use this-even think I have that image! Thanks for Playing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy.
    Carolyn, DT

  11. Great Father's day card! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  12. Great card, I love the rosette!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  13. Great card, Chris. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x

  14. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.

    Susan x

  15. Brilliant card! I love the image and your bright paper is just perfect. Your buttons are fab too, I love buttons on cards :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Father's Day challenge.
    Fiona x

  16. Gorgeous card Chris! Thank you for the inspiration. Xx

  17. Wow what a fabulous card! Love all of your details. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Creative Card Crew.

  18. Great card! I have someone in mind who would suit a card like that!! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x


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