Thursday, July 16, 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - July 2020 - Masculine Card

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams July Blog Hop where the theme this month is a card for the men.

I am Ann Krucek, from Malvern, Ohio, and I am happy to share the masculine card I made with the Game On Stamp Set.

I thought of my boys (28 and 32) when I designed this card.  We all play cards when everyone is home, we laugh, we joke, we just have a good time around the table. My card is a bit of a no fuss card, no extra rhinestones or twine - just the way my guys would want it.

  • Starting with a  Basic Gray cardstock card base - I used a die from the Stitched Triangles  and made the cut out down the outside edge of the card by just laying it about 1/4" from the edge.
  • The Smoky Slate cardstock layer is 3 1/2"  X 5 1/4"
  • Then I used the backside of some beautiful Peony DSP that has what I think looks has little herringbone pattern to it for the next layer - it is 3" X 4 3/4"
  • I cut 4 Basic Black Triangles from the Stitched Triangle dies and adhered them to the corners of the DSP layer.
  • The playing cards are stamped in black ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut out and adhered with dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is stamped with black ink on Smoky Slate cardstock and cut with a die from the All Dressed Up  dies - I seem to use that one a lot for sentiments - sometime running it through twice to shorten it a bit - as was the case fro this card. This was put on with dimensionals as well.
  • I put a strip of black down the side of the inside edge of the card so that black would show through the cut outs going down the front of the card.
  • And added a piece of white for the inside sentiment.
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Now that you have checked out my card - it is time to see what everyone else is has made for a masculine card.  Just click on the InLinkz button to see all the other blogger's posts.

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Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Such a great card, and creative way to use the Peony DSP as this looks very masculine on this card. Thanks for sharing

  2. Awesome card Ann - I love the way you used the little triangles in the corners. It really gives a cool affect. At first my eye thought you had cut the corners of the DSP, but then realized you placed the triangles on the corners. TFS

  3. What a fabulous design! I adore this card, thanks for sharing!

  4. Those stitched triangles in the corners look fabulous - I'll have to remember that! Great card!

  5. Great card, love how you have incorporated all the elements, thanks for sharing x

  6. I love your subtle use of the stitched triangle dies. Great card!

  7. Very nice cards for the guys. Very creative with triangles and the lattice look. Why isn’the link party allowed?

    1. Hey Linda! I am not sure, I asked about it on our Facebook group, but I got no response. I noticed one or two of the other girls had the same thing on their blogs. 🤷‍♀️Not sure how to fix that!!

  8. Lovely card, amazing how such feminine DSP can look s masculine :-)