Hello, Everyone!
Sandi  here with you today sharing a couple of masculine cards.
I’ll admit that they are usually my hardest ones to create!
But this year … Creative Embellishments has made my Father’s Day card creating and giving SO much easier!
Here’s the first one … created with some Graphic 45 French Country scraps.
I’ve recently received my order of some of the new Shaker Sets that Nicolle has created!
Whew, these make shaker cards an absolute breeze now .. all the height you need plus no scrambling for some acetate. There are extra pieces to allow room for your embellies plus the acrylic cover, wow!
Here I’ve used the Circle Shaker Set which I stained with walnut ink. I was ready to go black if I needed to but my chipboard stood out like a champ! I filled my shaker with some sequins, beads and buttons from Buttons and More. They had been recommended by fellow teammate Jen Snyder, so I ordered and was more than pleased! These bits and bobs are from the Safari Sunset which I will use a ton, I’m sure.
To give my circle shaker a bit more punch, I added a wheat stalk from the Wheat Set and basically colored it like a cattail instead. Worked great for my purposes. And although I’m not a Stickles girl, I added just a bit to my wheat for dimension.
My sentiment phrase was cut from G45’s Place in Time collection. and helped finish off my card! I’m over the moon excited about this one and plan to give it to my husband. Shhhhh! Its still a secret! He is accustomed to all kinds of handmade cards from me but I think this will be his first Shaker!
Shake, shake, shake!
Up next is another masculine card that can go for numerous occasions.
In fact, this one was done for our pastor who just celebrated a 20 year stint with our congregation.
He is a really cool guy, funny as all heck but a powerful leader and example.
This time I switched to 13 Arts for my papers and used some Amour which I stamped with the Distressed Moroccan Stamp. After adhering my papers and stamping them, I altered my Music Artist Trading Coins and title words with walnut ink.


The Artist Trading Coins are my absolute fave to use right now! They are prefect for so many kins of projects but make cards a breeze! Here I added some sisal and a flower and was basically done!

The Great Job sentiment comes from Small Sentiment Words and was perfect for this Congrats card. However, wouldn’t this be just as perfect for Father’s Day?
In fact, my guy has a birthday right after Father’s Day, so I’m off to make another card!
See you next time!
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