Sunday, May 1, 2011

~ Clear and Simple Stamps May Release ~ A Guy Thing

Happy May day! Clear and Simple stamps are releasing THE cutest masculine stamp set this month hereCss-aguything_457_general
I stared at it and wrinkled my face and was about to howl because I couldn't figure out what to do to make a man's card. Then I thought HEY let's make a girly card using the stamps!

That's the "happy birthday" stamp, with just a little different twist.

 I stamped the green frames for those buttons on the tags using the moustache stamps ;o)

 And that's my girl's card using guy stamps. So much more fun!

And of course as it was "a guy thing" set, I felt a heavy responsibility to make some kind of a man's card. Grrrr.

Ties = man's accessory.. check.

Roses. uggh. why did I do that.

Yup I think moths are a man's thing, because I run and scream when I see one.

... here it is in full. I couldn't get it any less frilly. Sigh, I have so much to improve on!

Thanks for bearing with me today ;o)



  1. Fabulous cards Viola , love them :) :)

  2. Don't worry Vio - your cards are still super-cute. Love them!
    That looks like a totally fun stamp set ;)
    TFS, hugs, Ruth S

  3. Both of your cards are super! I like the way you used the moustache as "brackets" on the girly card, then concealed them with a heart and flower ... clever girl. I love your Father's Day card; it is sooo cool. The roses ... my late-husband loved it when I'd surprise him with flowers or a rose now and then ... and he was a big, burly, macho guy. The flowers are perfect ... just glad they're not pink. (Heehee!) :)

  4. You're too funny! I know you just couldn't help yourself by adding some flowers. Isn't it just so hard to help yourself? Great cards!

  5. Your cards are always so gorgeous. Love your man flowers on the Father's day card.

  6. I think both cards turned out beautifully!

  7. LOL...too funny! Love reading your posts in my email! So, I had to come and comment! Love your cards! Those ties are too cute!

  8. Stunning cards, I love the 2nd one with the colors you used and that moth. Perfect masculine card.

  9. Fabulous cards! Love the creative use of the mustache image as brackets and the combination of colors and textures in your masculine card.

  10. Dear Vio, when you mentioned the masculin stampset i wrinkled too ... I would have lots of problems making a card for a male person .
    You did so wonderfull , on both of the cards and you made me smile again refering to the hand knitted trim ! So nice to see them used in such beautifull results made by your talented hands !!!
    Love Rosa

  11. Love both your cards Viola! The girlie one is super sweet and the masculine one is awesome, any dad would love to receive it!

  12. Lolol! You totally sound like me with masculine cards. I just want to curl up in a ball and hide, lol... But they usually turn out ok, and yours is just prefect. :)

  13. I love that you used the set to make a feminine card! So very creative and inspiring. I don't think I could pull that off! Great Job!

  14. Hey, men admire roses too you know ;) I love these cards, and I think the tie card is perfectly masculine enough for any man with a heart :)

  15. Great job! I think your cards turned out wonderfully!!!

  16. Hi Viola, your cards are so beautiful (the second one is manly-beautiful!). I can't do male cards, my Dad has suffered all manners of flowery, birdy, butterfly filled cards and has yet to complain.(to me anyways!) are one of 10 kids? Wow! Your mother is amazing :)Good luck with the DT designing!

  17. AAA, the ties - what an idea !!! I have to make my own stamp or a stencil with ties, wonderful idea!


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