Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle “Not So Macho Masculine Card” Blog Hop! You are in the right spot if you arrived here via the amazing Patti White’s Blog. If you’d like to start from the beginning and become eligible for great prizes, then click here (that’s where you’ll find all the directions you need to hop along).
As I thought about what I’d like to do for this masculine blog hop and the golfers stamp sets I was using, I thought about my two sons and husband and how they would give their presents – – usually still in the bag they brought it home from the store in. As the boys got older, we started using old newspapers and paper bags to “wrap” the gifts because it “looked my masculine”. Thus, my first creation: brown paper bag gift wrap!! LOL
It’s really simple: just cut open a brown paper bag and stamp to your heart’s content. Add some raffia “ribbon” and a tag. To make the gift tag, simply fold a piece of glossy cardstock in half, place it in a Spellbinders circle die leaving the fold outside of the cutting circle. The result should be a mini circle card. Then stamp and emboss the words in black detail embossing powder on the front of the card/tag. Run the front thru a die cut machine using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder 37-1604 (but put the paper in so the back is facing back–this will “de-boss” the image). Viola! A golf ball gift tag for the present. Here’s a close up to see it better.
Then I made a card to go along with it. First die cut 4 small circles for golf balls and emboss the letters G,O,L and F from stamp #549-255MS on them before putting them thru the embossing folder. (Hint: ink stamp and then put scotch tape over the part you do not want to show). Remove protective cover from 1/2 of sticker paper, lay ribbon and the golf balls onto sticker paper. (Hint: work on half of the sticker paper). Apply Palm Green Flock (FL115). Make a larger golf ball. Stamp Father’s Day #563-255B as above, remove paper from sticker paper. Lay down golf ball and words, then apply flock. Stamp Joe Cool #214-255G, colored him and cut him out. Pop dot him on top of the golf ball.
You can see the detailed directions for this card here.
We get to donate one product towards the grand prize! and I chose the Palm Green Flock (FL115) which was used on my card. I love to add texture to cards and flocking is a great way to do that. I am so excited to give you a sneak peek of this product as it is not yet for sale, so whoever wins will have this flock before anyone else! Isn’t that exciting?
Don’t forget to leave a comment to become eligible for the prizes, then hop on over to Julie’s blog to see her phenomenal creations.
Thanks for hop, hop, hopping by – – and I hope you enjoy the really amazing cards along the rest of the trail.