Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Kim Howard is not only the Stampotique Design Team Coordinator, but also our hostess today and she is prompting us to make a masculine card for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!  
Happy Hump Day!

I'm so excited to host the challenge this week as it's one I'm always struggling with.  In a home where the males outweigh the females, you wouldn't think it would take much to create a masculine card, but it's something I have had a hard time doing every time I sit down to make one.

I challenge you to show me your best masculine cards this week---are they ones that come naturally to you or do you draw a blank when you need to create one as well?

Cant wait to see all the possibilities you come up with this week!
Like Kim, creating masculine cards is difficult for me.  And, if that isn't a big enough challenge, two of the men in my life are under the age of 14!  That can be a double challenge!  But, for today, I created a birthday card for my adult son Bryan.  Sometimes, I think he looks forward to receiving my handmade cards as much as his two sons!

I drew my inspiration for this card from Pinterest, and made only minor adjustments, one being adding a bit of bling!  All papers, including the cards base, were made from scraps.

I hope you will take time this week to create a masculine card for Kim's challenge.  At the end of this month, two names will be drawn at random from all the submissions to receive a $30 gift certificate for anything in the Stampotique website.  Rules for submission can be found here.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate both your visits and your comments.  Be sure to check out my second post today (below) for a chance to win this Stampotique stamp from me!



  1. I know what you mean about masculine cards- very difficult for me also-
    are you excited? see you soon! xo

  2. Like your masculine card! It is a great one for any man above the age of 21 and so balanced! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. I love it Kay, a wonderfully simple but beautiful masculine card. Perfect for this week's challenge

  4. This card is absolutely perfect for any man's birthday ! It is lovely and simple ! Another great job, Kay !
    COrrie x

  5. What a great card Kay, lovely composition, and a fab way of using up your scraps xx

  6. Nice work. I never think of making something for a man, and it would be a challenge. You handled it beautifully. xox

  7. Great colour palette, love the graph paper and the gems just add that little extra. Fabulous masculine card Kay :-) xxx

  8. Masculine cards are tough, but you've pulled it off. Great card.

  9. Great card Kay, I bet Bryan loves it and keeps it forever. Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

  10. Look I battle with cards full stop. Never mind masculine cards so I appreciate any help I can get. Love the colours of this one and how nice that they are so appreciative of hand made cards. :D

  11. Great colors for your masculine creation, love all the layers!

  12. Kay perfect project for this weeks masculine challenge!


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