MORE Mostly Male Cards

I know you haven’t heard from me in almost a month, but I am alive and well and busy, busy, busy.  My 94 year-old Mother is visiting from California.  For those of you who have not met Maxine, she is a bundle of go-go-go.  She has a trainer at a gym in San Jose but while she is here, thanks to the generosity of Judy, she is using a recumbent bike and my weights for her exercise.

I want to share 2 more of the Mostly Male Cards we will be doing at our Stamp Camp this coming weekend – August 3rd and 4th.  You’ve already seen the shirt and tie cards.

Frog card bestThis card comes to us with a bit of help from My Digital Studio.  The grass (much darker on the actual card) from “Inspired by Nature” (Retired) and the frogs were printed from MDS which makes your job quite a bit easier.  I cas’d this general idea from Brenda Keenan, a demonstrator in San Jose, CA.  We add a decorative strip of the “Paisley Petals” Designer Series Paper layered to the left of the grass image.  We’ve also added a decorative edge with the Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and Chocolate Chip cs. The card edges have been sponged with Chocolate Chip, and our message comes from the new  “Itty Bitty Banners” and are die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  A bit of 5/8” Chocolate Chip finishes this masculine card.

This masculine card provides a way to use up your scraps.  We have used the “Well Worn” (Retired) Designer Series Paper here and layered the strips on Cajun Craze cs that has been embossed with the new Chevron Folder.  This card was also cas’d from Brenda Keenan.  I used “Perfect Words” for my message and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  2 silver brads and Espresso satin ribbon finish our card.  I also used this idea to make some cards for my Mother, using more feminine colors.  You can use a square punch to make your tails, but I prefer using the Photo Corner Punch. 

3 stripes also good          3 strips feminine

I am hoping – but not promising – a 4th card that features the Labels Collection Framelits on a black and gray card.  We are having a family birthday bash  tomorrow – Sunday – and work has been keeping me pretty busy Monday thru Friday.  But, I will try as this is such a CUTE card and is not at all difficult.

Hope to see you this coming weekend – Friday August 3rd from 4 PM – 9 PM and Saturday August 4th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  The cost will be $8 if we only do the 3 cards and $10 if I get the 4th card done.  These cards are not difficult and you should be in and out in less than 2 hours.  I will be at your side to help you with the folds of the tie and shirt card if you need help.  In case you’ve forgotten, what it looks like, I have added one of the tie cards below.  Give me a call or drop an E-mail if you have any questions!!!! Blessings, Rosemary – 630-759-3089

Shirt best