Friday, September 10, 2010

Let's hear it for the guys! Stamp Simply #156

Are your ready to Stamp Simply? Sharon's got a GREAT challenge for us today--here it is in her own words:

Sept. 10 - ssnotime156 - Let's Hear it for the Guys! - Guy cards just don't seem to come as easy for most of us as pretty, frilly, girlie cards -- agree? This week let's come up with some great ideas for guy cards -- any reason -- birthday, thank you, get well, thinking of you, etc. -- let's just make some cards that are more suited to sending to the guys in our lives. Only one other stipulation -- NO BOWS!!! You may use ribbon or string, but in a *manly* fashion -- LOL!!!!

She's so right, isn't she? Guy cards are hard to make for us girls--at least they are for me--I want all those bows and lace and ribbon! But this challenge came at the perfect time for me. I've been putting off making a birthday card for my nephew and this was just the push I needed. I think this turned out to be a very manly CAS card--now I just need to get it into the mail!

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime156 if you upload to a public forum. Don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: Background Basics: Woodgrain, Birthday Basics, Through the Trees (PTI)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Accessories/tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Makers); twill; buttons/twine (PTI); Pop Dots (craft store)


  1. Beautiful Barb or should I say very handsome!!

  2. Love the button and ribbon treatment! The woodgrain and tree are perfect for a guy! Take good care, Barb!

  3. very nice!! trees are perfect for masculine cards!! :)

  4. I have been in awe of your blog for quite some time Barbara. I shall feel privileged to serve as Guest Designer on the same DT for the next two weeks.
    This card is stunning!

  5. So very handsome! Hey, we were thinking on the same lines with the twill today!!! LOL!!!

  6. Very nice 'man' card. Love the look of the woodgrain background.

  7. Fabulous masculine card. Love the tree and the background is perfect.

  8. This is gorgeous, Barbara! Love the way you made such a beautiful creation masculine! LOVE the woodgrain BG!

  9. Guy cards can be hard, but this one is perfect!

  10. I love that woodgrain stamp! Great card & very manly!

  11. This is great!! I love how you stamped the woodgrain background just partially down the card!

  12. Beautiful- love the colors, and the woodgrain, and your adorable little button accents (oops, I guess it's not supposed to be "adorable" on a guy card). Your button accents rock!

  13. Awesome!! Love the background and how you did the ribbon with buttons...gonna have to remember to do something like that. LOVE the look of it!

  14. Very nice masculine card! The wood grain looks great!

  15. perfectly executed man-buttons! The tree with the woodgrain also makes this lovely, but TOTALLY acceptable for man-sending :)

  16. Excellent man card here! Perfect stamp choice!

  17. I think you did a great job making this "manly"! Even with the button and twill!


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