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Masculine cards are my nemesis. I try to make them and I end up with some forced creation that features all sorts of masculine imagery.  Hammers, tool belts, ties, dinosaurs, golf balls…you get the idea.

Usually, I feel kind of “eh” about the result and I end up scrapping it. I mean, are those manly motifs a necessity? Do I have to include them on a card in order for it to be masculine? Can guys appreciate a simple, nicely stamped card without all that other stuff? I think so.

To test the theory…I made this card as my entry into this week’s CAS-ual Friday Challenge: Krafts-men…

Once it was done, I showed it to Andrew…who just so happens to be a guy. He gave it a resounding thumbs up!

So, it looks like this kraft card gets the manly man’s stamp of approval!

Before I go, I thought I’d share a little photo toot on how I made that cutesy….I mean…manly envelope!

The envelope is a stamp from the  Hero Arts Just a Note set. To turn it into a functioning envie, here’s what I did:

  1. Stamp the envelope twice and cut out as shown. For the bottom portion of the envelope, cut away the top line of the stamp.
  2. Use a craft knife to cut along the flap line of the bottom portion of the envelope. Do not cut all the way through.
  3. Once you’ve complete step #3, this is what your envelope will look like.
  4.  Steps 4 and 5 show assembly. Simply adhere the flap to the bottom portion. Use the slit to insert the sun image.

Hopefully the photos make sense!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!

Stamps: Hero Arts (Just A Note {envelope image}, Lauderdale Sunshine {“Sunshine” sentiment}, Sending Smiles {“sending” and “your way” sentiments, My Cute Stamps Merry Wishes
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Paper: PTI (Kraft, White)
Other: Tombow Watercolor Markers

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14 thoughts on “CAS-ual Friday – Krafts-men

  1. What a fantastic idea Amber! I had the very same thought this morning, why do we HAVE to put masculine motifs on a card! This puts a whole new light on man cards, thanks girl! You never cease to inspire me!

  2. STOP IT! My first thougth was ‘how did she make that cute envie’? So happy to scroll down and see! LOL
    Brilliant and I completely agree with you (and Andrew too) that “guy” doesn’t have to be stereotypical. What a perfect entry into this week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

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