Monday, January 21, 2013

Masculine Mondays

If you have been reading my blog for a while now (thank-you thank-you thank-you if you have) you will know that I struggle with masculine cards! There are so many pretty, girly papers, and I really am the girly type (pink and frills and glitter are my weaknesses). Stampin' Up! has tons of masculine products and papers available too, so there is no excuse for not making cards for the men in your life also.

I decided to start a new feature called "Masculine Mondays" to give myself a little push to come up with more masculine projects! My Sister-in-Law's boyfriend has a birthday coming up on Friday so what better way to start!

The new DSP, Parker's Patterns, from the Spring Catalogue screams masculinity to me! So away to work I went!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Midnight Muse
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Parker's Patterns DSP*
Accessories: Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Pinwheel Sizlit, Banners Framelits, Silver Brad, Square Punch

*Spring Catalogue

What did I use the square punch for you ask? Well, here's a little tip to make banners out of your paper that have nice even ends.

Step 1: Take you piece of paper you would like to make into a banner to insert it diagonally into your square punch (I am using the old style here but the new ones works the same way) so it looks like this...
 Step 2: Punch!

And there you have it a nice banner end the looks like this...

Voila! Hope you enjoyed my very first Masculine Monday!

If you have any Masculine Monday project ideas for me, or would like to share your projects with a bit of "masculinity" to them, please do so! I would love to see them!

Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma


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