Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Distinguished Gentleman

I always find it so challenging to make masculine cards and gifts. How about you? Part of the issue for me is that I tend to collect digis and stamps of "cute" things -- you know, the things that I love. But then I sit down make a card for one of the wonderful men in my life and realize that "cute" just isn't going to cut it for them -- LOL! It was with that thought in mind that some of the more realistic and masculine sets in my shop were made -- to give myself and others some things to work with when crafting for our cherished menfolk. One of the more recent additions to this stash is the "Distinguished Gentleman" set.

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you that were made with this set. The first is by designer Paula Bloom. Paula made the wonderfully whimsical (yet still totally masculine) card at the top of today's post. I really like how she combined both the formal and everyday bow ties in this -- so fun!

Here is one that I made, using the everyday hat image. Growing up, my beloved grandfathers and uncles always wore hats much like this one, so making this card was like revisiting a sweet memory for me.

This is what the whole set looks like. You can find it, and other fun, masculine sets in our shop.


  1. You and Paula made some wonderful masculine cards! My grandfathers both wore hats like this too, so I'm really fond of that image and it brought back a lot of memories of my cherished grandpop! Thanks for the great ideas for masculine cards!

  2. I love both of these cards, DeeDee! I think the set is marvelous. I'm one of those few crafters who truly loves doing masculine cards and this set just fills in with some things I didn't think about using before. Thanks!


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