Man Card Mondays Episode 6 – St. Patrick’s Day

13 Mar

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 - St. Patrick's Day

For my sixth episode of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays, I decided to tackle St. Patrick’s Day since that is coming up on Friday.  This card can be for any man in your life depending on the sentiment you add to the inside which looks like this…

Man Card Mondays Episode 6 - St. Patrick's Day Card Inside

I just double matted the inside. I plan to add a cream or light green mat with sentiment on the right side.

I thought the Beers to you was clever and you have a ton of choices to use for the inside sentiment.  I give several in my video, which can be viewed below, but a couple of examples are:  and the luck of the Irish too or I am lucky to have you in my life.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy St. Patrick’s  Day early, and take a peek at my video before you go!

Mini Mason Jar Shaker Embellishments – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

7 Mar
Mini Mason Jar Shaker Embellishments

Mini Shaker Mason Jar Embellishments

This week at The Cutting Cafe, it was all about jars.  There are many files to choose from but I chose the Jar Shaped Cards file and used the mason jar with window.  I sized it down quite a bit to make them mini.

These work well for swap gifts and exchanges.  Here is a sample of packaging for that purpose…

Mini Mason Jar Shaker Embellishments Packaged

Cute gift packaging

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st to see the design team postings  You will find lot’s of inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.  Before you go, please take a look at my video…

 

 

 

Man Card Mondays Episode 5 – March Madness

6 Mar
Man Card Mondays #5 - March Madness

It’s March Madness time! Send a just because card!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to Man Card Mondays #5!  In honor of March Madness, this card can be sent to a male friend, relative, spouse, just to say hello or acknowledge their love of the tournament.

Here are a few sentiments that are ideas for you…

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 1

Sentiment Option 1

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 2

Sentiment Option 2

Man Card Mondays #5 Sentiment 3

If you are a March Madness widow, sentiment 3 is for you if you are a crafter lol!

Or just write a note to say hello!  This can also just be a birthday card for someone who likes or plays basketball.  Thanks for stopping by.  For all the details, check out my video below!

Man Card Mondays Episode 4 – Retro Music

27 Feb

Woo hoo!  Welcome to Man Card Mondays #4!  Today if you have a retro man in your life, I have a couple nice card ideas for you.  First up this retro record player or turntable…

Man Card Mondays Retro Turntable

Retro Turntable Card

You can add a lot of different catchy sentiments from You Rock to You are Old!  I give several possibilities in the video below.  Next is a card I made last year but fits right into the theme…

Man Card Mondays - Retro Cassette

Cassette Card I Made Last Year

It is so stinkin’ cool!  I just love it.  So if you have a retro man, the album or the cassette version, either of these cards would be great to make and give.  Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next week for another Man Cards Monday!  Take a look at my video before you go…

Paper What?! Bead Earrings – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Feb
Paper Bead Earrings and Earring Card

Paper Bead Earrings and Jewelry Card Holder

Yep, these earrings are made of paper!  For The Cutting Cafe design team, we got to work with the Paper Bead Set file and I must say these were fun and easy.  The file comes with 9 different bead shaped and sizes and a small box .  I decided to make earrings and will probably make a necklace or bracelet with the other beads (because they were too fun to make to just stop at two).

I have displayed them on a jewelry card made from the Jewelry Holder Set.  It has several different styles of earring holders, and a couple boxes.

Paper Bead Earrings and Earring Card Holder

Paper Bead Earrings

Paper Bead Earring Close Up

You can see some of the wrapping detail on this close up shot.

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month when we do design team posts.  Leave a comment (we love to read them) and your name might be pulled to win three free files of your choice on the next design team posting!

Here is a short video giving you all the details on how I made these cute earrings.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Man Card Mondays Episode #3 – Aluminum Foil

20 Feb

Welcome to the third installment of my YouTube series Man Card Mondays!  Today I am focusing on adding a touch of metallic on cards with foil.  But, I am not using foiled cardstock.  I went to my kitchen and got out some good ‘ole aluminum foil!

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card

The silver front is embossed aluminum foil.

If you are not a huge user of foil, then you just might not want to buy  a whole pad of paper, or spend $2 on one sheet.  Well, aluminum foil can help you out.  It can be embossed, die cut, punched, alcohol inked, and as I found out, can be cut in an electronic cutting machine.

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card First Panel

Here is the first panel. I embossed the red cardstock with a metal plate pattern.

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Dad's 75th Card Opened

The card fully opened with a pocket for a gift card.

I also made a second card.  I don’t have a sentiment on it as I don’t know what I am going to use it for yet.  But I cut the tools out with my Silhouette Cameo.  They came out great!

Man Card Monday #3 Aluminum Foil Tool Wall Card

The tools are cut from aluminum foil.

I give a few tips and show how you can color the aluminum foil in my video below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Man Card Monday Episode #2 – Z Fold Card

13 Feb
Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card

Z Fold Thank You Card

Today is the second installment of my YouTube series, Man Card Mondays!  This week I focused on a specialty fold card – the Z fold.

Here is the front opened up…

Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card Opened Front

Front Side

And the back opened up…

Man Card Monday #2 - Z Fold Thank You Card - Opened Back

Back Side

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  You can check out the video below.  I had some recording issues, but I shared the process after I showed the card.

 

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