Saturday, March 5, 2011

Love note for your fella

Making cards for men can sometimes be real tough.  I find that a lot of the paper I purchase is pretty feminine and that the more masculine feel stuff tends to not seem up to par.  That is, until I discovered the vintage and distressed looks.  There are so many great options to help you create something special for that special guy in your life. 

This card is something I would give my fella...just because, it's our anniversary, or because it's Valentine's Day because at the end of the day, the message is still the same --- I love you more than I did last year!

stitching and staples

Machine used:  Cricut Expression

DCWV - The Old World Stack
The Paper Company - Natural Fashion Colors
Embroidery Floss - DMC 334
Stampin' Up Mat Pack - helps create stitch line
Studio G - Alphabet Stamp Set, Series 3
Classic Stampin' Pad (Stampin' Up) - Basic Gray
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tattered Rose and Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz min-stapler

Cricut cartridges and cuts

Plantin Schoolbookheart, roly poly
3.5 inch
3 inch
2.5 inch
2 inch
1.5 inch

square - 4 inch

side note: as I keep staring at this card, I was inspired to think of all my Physician friends.  Perhaps rather than stitching straight across, I should instead try creating a "heartbeat" stitch.  Ooooooh! The wheels are turning!


  1. This one is stunning! Great color combo and use of space and textures! Wow!

  2. Clean and simple... love it!