cards, Catalogues


While I am away at Onstage this next week I thought I would share some cool men’s cards with the Classic Garage Bundle.  Cards for the boys are so hard to make aren’t they?? I hope these ideas help this week.

Today it’s just a classic car card.  So my husband tells me this is a Mustang.  He would know.  It’s just a car to me.  🙂

Anyway …  Here is the card.

You don’t need much with this card with this cool paper from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper Stack.  And as I am not one for too much colouring I stamped the car on to Crushed Curry cardstock and cut it with the Garage Gears Thinlits.  This was layered on to a Vellum Oval cut with the Stitched Shaped Framelits.

You can have ribbon and bling on boys cards.  I finished it off with some Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon and Classic Garage Metal Elements.

Have you noticed this suite in the catalogue? It is a great one for the manly cards and it is very simple to put together.

The Geared Up Garage is $84.50 AUS for the bundle.  You can add on the paper and elements and Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon if you like too.  See them and order -> HERE in my store. Please use the  Host Code: P3TZFUNA

Stop by for more cards with this suite over the next few days,


cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!


It’s my gorgeous boy’s 21st Birthday today. It’s crazy to think it is here. I have been feeling a little emotional this past week. It seems not that long ago he was a preschooler.  I am  proud of him but also very Thankful for the young man he is but still I don’t like it when they seem to grow up way too quickly. 😦

Anyway, I thought you might like to see the card I made him. This is with a retired set Grunge Rock. It’s a great set for those boys cards.

The numbers from the Large Numbers Thinlits were cut from Copper Foil Sheets.  The card mat and some stamping is Dapper Denim. The background dots are from Timeless Textures set and stamped in Soft Suede. This colour is a good match with the Copper.

The circle image is stamped in Soft Suede on scrap white card and punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch. It is raised up with Dimensionals after I added a few loops of Copper thread.

Although this is a retired set perhaps it would give you some inspiration for those masculine cards you need to do.

Thanks for looking,


cards, Masculine


Just a quick post as I race out the door to get this in the mail.  I made this card up for one of my Great Nephew’s 9th Birthday.  I have to get it in the post TODAY!

I realised I didn’t have a lot of stamps for the young boys, but Hey! with the World Cup Soccer that has been around this would work the trick.


I cut Black card with the Hexagon Hive Die and layered it on some Whisper White card.  This was adhered to the Pacific Point Card Base.  The greeting is from the ‘Hip, Hip, Hooray’ card kit and stamped in Pacific Point and cut with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I cut a Real Red Starburst with the Starburst Framelits.  The little yellow flags are punched with the Petite Pennants Punch.

I am sure the inside money would be more appreciated than the outside card so no need to go to too much trouble!! Hope you like it though??

Gotta run, Have a great day 🙂

Masculine, Personal Ramblings, Punch Art


I wanted to show you a special card today for my gorgeous big boy.  I have probably bored you enough about his Football pursuits BUT well it is his 17th birthday today so I have to show you the card I made for him.  I have had a number of people share this idea with me over the last few months.  Thanks so much my friends.  So I only just remembered to use this idea for his card.  This idea originally came from the blogosphere somewhere (sorry I can’t remember where) but recently it was on Pinterest.


I used Cherry Cobbler which is close to his club colours since I don’t have Bravo Burgundy anymore.  The ‘Fence’ was created by brayering the inside of the Stripes Embossing Folder with Soft Suede and running Whisper White Card through it.  The card was too wide to fit so I cut it in half before embossing it and then joined it together on my Old Olive Card base.  (See you don’t even notice do you???).  I added a strip of Soft Suede card along the top of the fence.

Punches I used for the Football Dude:

1 3/8″ circle, 1 1/4″ circle, 1″ circle, 3/4″ circle, Word Window and 2-step Owl Punch.  I did a little cutting of some of the circles to adapt them to what I wanted.  The Helmet cage took the most work.  It is not quite right but it is OK, although Glenn and Josh thought it was a cool beard!!!!!?????  The stamp sets I have used are ‘Great Sport’ for the football and ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ for the greeting.

I hope you like my cool dude anyway.


Here are my gorgeous two this morning.  Love you both xx