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Do you have problems with making masculine cards?

I know that sometimes I do!  I thought that the Oh Deer challenge over at H2H Designs was perfect to get in a fun guy card!  And the great news, it’s fairly easy, too!

I grabbed a deer image off of one of the CTMH cartridges, and did some editing.  I cut it out a couple of times, so that I wouldn’t have to worry about foam tape on those teeny antlers!!

I used three different distress oxides to color the back panel, then sprinkled some water droplets on it, then sprinkled some gilt gloss spray over the oxides.

I used just a scrap of the french vanilla cardstock to help the sentiment pop off the card.  The sentiment itself was embossed with gold embossing powder.

The card went together super quickly!  And I could imagine it working with any number of color combinations!

I would love to see what you come up with, with the inspiration you get from the other ladies participating in the H2H Challenges!

Until next time, I hope you are able to stay crafty, my friends!


~ Michelle

Technique Hop – “It’s Faux”

Welcome to the Faux hop!  Hahaha!  It’s the real dealio, but it’s all about the faux!  This month’s technique is all about the faux look.  Stitching, textures, and such.  I am positive that you will get some great ideas from this blog hop!  Today you may have come from Alyson’s blog, or you may have started here.  Either way, it is a circle hop, and you should get back to where you started!  If you get lost along the way, you can check out the list on Melissa’s blog!

Today I wanted to do something a little different than what you might expect to see with the Blossom paper packet.  I was inspired by this card that I found on pinterest.  I just had so much fun making this “messy” card!  And it’s so so so simple!

I used Green Apple, Nectarine, and pewter inks.  I used a few pieces from just one of the B&T papers.  I used a few different stamp sets to make this fun card, I’ll list them below for you.  For the faux stitching, I used a stamp and my paper piercer to add the holes that a sewing machine would have, had it been real stitching.  I think it gives that extra little dimension!  We’ll be making this card tonight for my FB Live at 6pm!  I hope you will join me!

I even did more than my usual on the inside of this card!  I love how the liner pops with all the background!  Make sure to come and watch the live!  (or the replay!)


Thanks so much for hopping along!  I know you will like what Haley has up for you next!  See you next time!

CTMH Items Used:

Wood You Rather?

Welcome to another H2H challenge! This week’s challenge is all about “Wood”! I know we have some great examples for you this week!

Today, I have some Timber paper that has moved to the Online Only portion of our websites, but I do love the wood paper on it so much! (I was going to use a new product, but it hasn’t arrived yet!)

These cards come from my Cards for Guys class (with NO stamping!)! They are SUPER fun! I loved putting them together! In this class you have two cards per basic design, however each card is just a bit different. And, did you see, NO STAMPING! Incredible, right??

Now, after you see these cards, you will have to let me know which is YOUR favorite!

As you can see, these cards have the same basic set up, however are very different in looks! I used one brad and a bit of silver embellishing thread for the left one, and some extra foam tape and a wood arrow from the Wooden Arrows Assortment.

I did cut the mountain sticker a bit, so that it would fit in the ‘photo frame’, but I don’t think it’s terribly noticeable, do you?

Look at that wood paper! It totally looks like it has dimension, itself! (it doesn’t, but it looks like it does!)

So, tell me, which “Wood you rather?” 😉

I would love it if you left me a comment! Then, play along with the challenge! You have the whole month to do so!

More info on the class coming shortly, so make sure to watch for it!

Man Card Monday: Explore

I think this super fun card is great for so many things! The guys in your life will think it’s really cool! So, let’s get the info out there, shall we?

First, I’d like to say thanks to Sandy Allnock, who created this version originally, way back in 2012! It was great then, and is great now!! She has a PDF download with sizes for both this reformatted version and the original tri-fold shutter card. So, check her out, as well!

{If you are not seeing the video, click here to go to the blog post}

Cardstock sizes:

Black: 5 1/2 x 12
White Daisy: 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 & scrap for the circle (approx 3 1/2 x 3 1/2)
New England Ivy: scrap for the circle frame (approx 3 1/2 x 3 1/2)

Into the Wild Paper Packet:
Green Plaid: 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 (qty. 2)
Stars: 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 (qty. 2)
Trees: 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 (qty. 4)


With the 12″ along the top of your scoring board, score the full length at 4″ and 8″

Then, only scoring down to about 1 1/2″, score on the 2″ and 6″ lines. To help make sure you are scoring on the correct lines, turn your paper 180*, and scoring down to about 1 1/2″, score on the 6″ and 10″ lines.

The other items you will need to complete the card as shown:
You are Here Cricut Bundle (Explore Stamp)
Shaker Window and confetti Thin cuts
Into the Wild Scrapbooking Stamp Set
Mink Ink
New England Ivy Ink
Black Shinhan Touch Twin Marker
Tombow Glue
Liquid Glass
3-D Foam Tape

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this card! Who would YOU give it to?

~ Michelle

Shop your stash Saturday ~ Skimpy supplies

Welcome back to another Shop your Stash Saturday!

I know that if you are seeing this, you likely have a stash of paper that you either didn’t use because you completed the first project, and didn’t get back to it, you love it and don’t want to use it, or any number of reasons.

Today I have just a bit of the “A Slice of Happy” cardmaking workshop your way. As you can see, I don’t have much of this kit left! I cannibalized it for other projects! Until this project, I had never inked up the stamp set that came with it! I love the set, and I don’t know why I didn’t use it . . . too many projects, not enough time, I think!

So, I started with the directions, and had to adjust, since I didn’t have as much paper as it called for! Just one sheet of 12×12 B&T, 1 sheet of whisper cardstock, and a partial piece of sapphire cardstock.

I wanted some of both cards, and wanted more that just 2 of each, so . . . math time it was! I figured out that I could get 4 cards of each design with what paper I had! Woohoo!!

So, here’s what I did:

From my 12×12, I cut 3 pieces that were 3 3/4 x 12.

Then, I cut 2 of those pieces into 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 pieces, which gives you four pieces.

From the remaining 3 3/4 x 12 piece, I cut 4 pieces that were 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, and four pieces that were 1 1/2 x 3 3/4.

You should have a couple of scraps that are 1 x 3 3/4. Cut each of these to 1/2 x 3 3/4.

You are all done cutting the B&T piece! Yaay!

Now, for the Whisper, I cut a 4 x 12 strip and cut that down to 3 x 4, which gives you four pieces.
Then I cut another 4 x 12 piece, and cut that down to four pieces that were 1 1/2 x 4.

Now the sapphire. For that one, all I did was cut four pieces that were 3/8 x 4.

Oh, the white daisy might be important too, yes? Four pieces that are 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 and four pieces that are 4 x 1 3/4. Plus a scrap that is about 4 x 4, to stamp the stars on.

Then, it’s just as easy as just layering all of the pieces together to make the cards!

These cards came together very quickly! The longest part was the coloring of the pizza!

So, shop your stash! Complete a project that you have just set aside for ‘another time’, crunch some numbers and do something like I did, or mix it up and do both!

I bet you can find something that needs to be done! Show me when you complete it! I would love to see!

Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, and yes, I have a few more tiny scraps, but that makes me happier than a 12 x 12 sheet that is doing nothing!

Man Card Monday – Celebrate!

Welcome to another Man Card Monday! Today our card has NO STAMPING! What?! Yup, a card with no stamping! Check this out!

This card was fairly simple to use, but does have a fun technique!

We have a bit of shine on our card, and I think that it turned out beautifully!

Add a bit of embellishing thread, and it’s great to go!

Check out the video here:

As stated in the video, here is the Cricut Design Space File for you. You will need to have the Artistry cartridge to be able to cut this file as shown!

I hope that you enjoyed this card, and all of the cards in the series! I’ve listed below all of the supplies that I used to complete this card.

CTMH Supplies Used:

Mix In Paper Pack
Value Pack White Daisy Card Base & Envelope
Liquid Glass
Artistry Cartridge Bundle
White Daisy Cardstock
Silver Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Silver Embellishing Thread
Microtip Scissors
Micro Glue Dots
Large Glue Dots
Foam Tape
Piercing Tool
Heat Embossing Tool

Man Card Monday ~ It’s Your Day!

Welcome back to another Man Card Monday! I don’t know about you, but I am loving this fun series! I do hope you are enjoying them too!

Today I have this fun card for you. I have used Ruby and Charcoal cardstock paired with a striped paper from the Feels Like Home paper pack.

Here are the dimensions for today’s card:
Ruby: 4 x 11 & 2 3/4 x 4 1/4
Charcoal: 5 3/8 x 3 7/8
Stripes: 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 & 1/2 x 4
White Daisy: 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 & 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

I got the idea from this card that I found on Pinterest. She doesn’t give her dimensions, and I hadn’t looked for them before I made the card, so I came up with some of my own.

Make sure to watch the video to find out all of the how to’s on making this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you again next week!

~ Michelle

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  • Here is the supply list for the cards, today. They are linked directly to my shop, so if you feel the need to have some come live with you, by all means, click away!

    Feels Like Home Paper Pack
    White Daisy Cardstock
    Ruby Cardstock
    Charcoal Cardstock
    Whisper Thick Twine
    ShinHan Touch Twin Marker, Warm Grey 7
    Years of Sweetness Stamp Set
    Liquid Glass
    Tombow Tape Runner
    Black and White Dots
    Micro Tip Scissors
    Piercing Tool
    3-D Foam Tape
    Fiskars Paper Trimmer
    Needle Threader

    Thanks again for stopping by! Have a great day!

    Man Card Monday ~ Thanks for Sticking by me!

    Today marks the fist in a new series for me! This Man Card Monday is for those of us that love making cards, but have a hard time with the cards for the guys. Guys are hard! We want to put bling and pretty bits on the cards that we take the time to make, but the guys . . . well, they don’t generally wants the glitz and bling!

    So, each Monday, watch for a video from me that will walk you through making the cards, maybe with a little too much talking, sometimes . . . but that’s me! Some cards will be easier than others. Today’s card is a bit of a futzy one, but I LOVE how it turned out!

    Today’s card uses papers from both I Heart Us and So Much Happy. Using the Make it From Your Heart, Volume 4 book made it REALLY easy to do!

    The white dots from the Black and White Dots helps give it some ‘bling’, but still makes it ok for the guys!

    Adding the water coloring on the cacti is what took the most amount of time, well, maybe fussing cutting them took a bit more time? Anyway, those cacti took the most amount of time of the whole card, but I think they are totally worth it!

    (Don’t see this video? Click here to watch it on YouTube!)

    I hope you like the cards, and that you join me each week for Man Card Monday! I look forward to seeing you next week!


    If you like what you see in this post, why not;

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  • Here is the supply list for the cards, today. They are linked directly to my shop, so if you feel the need to have some come live with you, by all means, click away!

    So Much Happy Paper
    I Heart Us Paper
    White Daisy Cardstock
    Pewter Cardstock
    Value Pack Card Base & Envelope
    C1751 Sticky Notes Stamp Set
    Archival Black Ink
    Black and White Dots
    Make it From Your Heart, Volume 4
    Water color Pencils
    Small Round Water Brush
    Micro Tip Scissors
    Piercing Tool
    3-D Foam Tape
    3-D Thin Foam Dots
    Fiskars Paper Trimmer

    Thanks again for stopping by! Have a great day!