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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Footy Daddy

HAPPY MONDAY!! Only FIVE days til Valentine's! Hah! Are you all ready, set, GO?! I sure hope so.

.. but until then, let's get down to some real stuff..

Some real men's stuff!!

I know a lot of card makers are absolutely horrified at the thought of creating male cards. I won't lie, I was too - but that was long ago. Now I embrace the challenge!! 

This was a football themed male card - standard, right?

I started by finding out the recipeitnys favourite team and built my card around that.

I laid down some white woodgrain patterned paper from a Teresa Collins pack.. and then went hunting in my stash for something a little different.. and come across some Hamly? Hambly? transparencies I bought a while a go.. that (I won't lie) had forgotten I even owned!! That had to be sliced up and used on the card. The perfect black brick pattern.

I then kept the rest of the card pretty simple with navy blue and vellum accents and silver embossing.


Never be afraid to work outside of your comfy little box. I love flowers, buttons, pearls and ribbon as much as the next card maker - but sometimes males aren't always into that stuff. Bear that in mind when trying to create something special.

That's all from me today. I think most of the posts the rest of the week are gonna be all lovey dovey - so please stay tuned for the run up the Valentine's Day here at Cartolinas. xo

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I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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