Sunday, June 24, 2012

To be or not to be (manly)...that is the question...

I LOVE the new DSP Comfort Cafe!  The beautiful floral patterns resemble fabric and caught my eye immediately.  Then I checked out the opposite patterns... muy macho!!  How awesome is that?!  So now I can create girly OR manly using the same paper!!  I knew that this was a paper I needed to share with my stampin' club.  So I used an old Page Maps sketch and literally put this card together in minutes!

This also uses one of the new in colors, summer starfruit.  Not a gorgeous color on it's own, but it looks great paired up with so many combinations!  Yes, I pulled out Lovely as a Tree again! So great for manly or winter cards! My image was stamped in soft suede, then colored with the pastels.

Card Recipe: Cardstock-summer starfruit, very vanilla, soft suede, Comfort Cafe DSP, Ink-soft suede, pastels, Stamp Set-Lovely as a Tree

I almost forgot to give an update on the Father's Day card!  So I have this huge smile on my face as DH opens his card and he says "Thanks! This is really cool! I like the tools on there."  Me-Don't you notice anything special on there?  (Blank look from DH-you know the one that says 'I know I should have the answer for this, but I have no clue...') "Look at the sentiment.", still smug smile on my face... "OH! You used that stuff I wanted to throw away!  It looks really cool on there, like wood shavings."  Alleluia!!  We have made a break through!!!  In the future, he may actually believe that I'm not crazy or a hoarder when I save something from the trash or recycling...maybe...  Hey a girl can dream!  Have a great day and happy crafting!


  1. Ok, silly question but these are SU colors, dap? I did get the new catty last onto but haven't chosen or looked close enough, I guess :) this card is great! I love the classic look it has and you're right, the burst of green pairs nicely with the Kraft color!! And, ahem scampers = hoarding, it's just the way of it, LOL!! We'll vouch for you!! ;)

  2. Awesome card!! Love that new DSP too and what a great layout!! Now to just use that DSP...

  3. He, hee - glad he noticed that "trash" repurposed on his card , even if it was with a little prodding by you =)

  4. Fab card for a man Margaret , I had to smile reading your , what do they know about hoarding for a rainy day.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog Hugs Elaine

  5. Terrific card!!! Love that Dp you used on here and that image too. Great for any guy!
    Don't you just LOVE those hubbies!! LOL!

  6. Summer starfruit look luscious! I love when paper makes our jobs easier and more versatile. Wonderful chevron mix with the leaves. A beautiful non-gender specific, but could be! card. :)


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