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Monday, June 11, 2007

Card (& gift!) idea for your guy...

Do you have as much trouble coming up with masculine cards as I do?? A large portion of my stamp supply is focused on flowers or babies, so that makes it difficult! I came up with this idea for my friend Dean's birthday a little while back. Dean has some excellent internet businesses if you're ever looking for fun gifts, especially for the men in your life: pewter, beer steins, pub glasses, dominoes, washers!! So many awesome gift ideas, most of which can be personalized as well - check them out! (and I keep saying "gift" ideas, but obviously the gift can be for yourself too!!! LOL!) So of course I had to make a beer-related card for Dean! And I was rather proud of myself for creating a beer mug out of the Treat Yourself set! (a set that is, of course, retiring - as are nearly ALL of my favorite SU sets!!) This week I recreated the card using the gorgeous new In Color Wild Wasabi as the card base! I thought Purely Pomegranate would be my favorite of the new colors, and while I do love it - I have to say that I am just WILD about Wild Wasabi! :-) The other cardstock colors are Brocade Blue and So Saffron. The DP is SU's Sarah. I absolutely love the foam I created using Liquid Applique! Doesn't it just make your mouth water?? (assuming you enjoy a cold one...!) The "shadow" beneath the glass is the super cool Skinny Oval stamp from A Muse, and the sentiment is stamped, of course, with my beloved Karen Foster snap stamps (see I told you being in demo mode and using SU-only wouldn't last long!)! Ok I'm thirsty, gotta go! Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

  1. If I liked beer, I would be thirsty as well...ha, ha! This is such and awesome guys' card! The Liquid Appliqué looks perfect, and you did great with the converted beer mug!

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  2. What a fantastic idea! This is my favorite kind of post - using a stamp set that's been around for a while in a totally new way. I love it!

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  3. I LOVE this. Great idea for the beer. I would have never thought of that. TFS!

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  4. This card is so freaking cute and clever! How come I can't think outside of the box like you gals? I so want to make this card!!! Great job!!

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  5. How clever using the Treat Yourself set! What a cool idea!
    I love the "head", too! Is that Liquid Applique?

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  6. Love it, makes me thirsty! lol

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  7. I don't even like beer and this looks good! Glad I finally found your blog--thanks for visiting mine, you are so sweet! I see you live in Austin...I have a cousin in Georgetown...isnt' that nearby? Kerilou

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  8. That frothy foam is just fabulous! Love this card!

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  9. This is a GREAT guy card. I am always trying to think of guy cards, they seem to be the most difficult. BTW -- Go look at my BLOG, you will be HAPPY!!!

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  10. This is definitely a card a guy would appreciate! And it's cute, too. I love the faux foam, but if I know men, you'd better have the real thing handy when you give him this card. ;)

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  11. Gotta love that liquid applique! I can't stop using it!

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  12. Awsome male themed card. I've always struggled to make cards for men, I get stumped when you take away the flowers, cakes, and cutsie images. This is a great use of this set to create a foaming tankard of beer!

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  13. Excellent card. Over the top!

    Teresa

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  14. Perfect idea for a guy!! Love the froth!! :)

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