Sunday, February 27, 2011

Masculine Birthday Cards

First of all, thanks soooo much to all of my new followers and all of the comments on my blog hop post from yesterday! I will leave it open today and pick a winner on Monday! I am so, so excited to have so many new followers and I look forward to sharing my crafts and looking at everyone elses blog's as well!

Now for my personal challenge...
I set myself a challenge to complete 25 masculine birthday cards--a HUGE undertaking because I like all types of girly things and don't find a lot of motivation to make stuff for boys. I started sketching and was pretty proud of the designs that I came up with and I ordered Boys Will Be Boys, which has been on my wish list for a while. I was able to grab it from Ebay for a good price/free shipping and I should be getting it in a few days.

Anyway, I have made 7 so far--6 for the Cards for Soldiers group and one for my sister's boyfriend. You can see the first two cards here and here. I thought I would post the others in groups of 5.

Mr. Snake is from Create a Critter, the background paper is Recollections Bright and Basic, embossing is Spots and Dots and the twine is from The Twinery.

The Ipod is from Rock Princess (who knew you could make boy cards with a cartridge named Rock Princess!), background paper is The Paper Studio Classics and the pod is cut from DCWV Shimmer Stack--makes it look so real!
Rex from Toy Story and background paper is DCWV Animal Crackers. Originally I thought Rex would be pretty easy to put together--I DID NOT account for those stinking little teeth. I had to draw some in with the white pen because I couldn't get those teensy-weensy little pieces to cut right!

Not really my favorite (didn't turn out exactly like I pictured in my head), but the presents and hat are from Simply Charmed, embossing is Swiss Dots and Sizzix Birthday Stars and background paper is Recollections Bright and Basic.
Oh, Mr. Hook is last for today! His teeth were a hassle too! I cut his hook from DCWV Shimmer Stack so it looks like real metal. I think the background paper is from Recollections All Girl stack and the sentiment is from S&P Stamps.

All done for now! Should have five more cards shortly...I am making a Tinkerbell cake for my niece's 2nd birthday this weekend so I will be working on that this week as well!


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  2. How cute!!! I love them! I've been wanting Boys will be Boys for a while too. You did a wonderful job; TFS! :)

  3. Great job! I have 8 boys so I have to find cards for them often. It's definitely not as easy as little girl cards. You did a fabulous job!

  4. Those are fabulous cards! I love love love the twine on the snake-too cute!

  5. Those are all nice cards! I love the Captain Hook one where he is pulling his mustache with the hook. I seem to recall him doing that on TV.

  6. I've always found guy cards hard to tackle. Yours are so cute !