It's time for a new challenge on Let's Craft and Create. This month's theme is Anything Goes Male. I know many of you find that making masculine cards can be difficult. I struggle with them, too, but this month's sponsor, the Cutting Café, has provided the Design Team with some fabulous patterns for a card and a box that are perfect for giving to the important men in your life.
I decided to create both a card and a box as a set for a Father's Day gift for my husband. First, here's a look at the card I made.
Here's a peek at the inside of my card. It was easy to create a slightly smaller mat on which to print my sentiment. I inked the edges to give it a little definition.
Next, I made a coordinating box that looks like a book. It was so easy to create this box! I will use this pattern again and again, I'm sure!
I wanted to incorporate the same colors and some of the same papers from my card. I used the shiny, orange metallic paper for my faux keyhole and behind the diamond trim on my sentiment rectangle. I actually created the keyhole by hand. I cut out and embossed my rectangular shape (Spellbinders die). Then, I punched a hole (using a single hand-held hole punch) and used a craft knife to cut out the area below the hole. Finally, I backed my keyhole with some black paper and distressed it a bit to add a somewhat vintage look.
Can you guess where I used some of that wood-grained cardstock? Take a look at the next photo!
On the inside of my box, I made three compartments and filled them with some chocolate deliciousness (hoping my husband will share!).
Here's a final peek at both of my Father's Day creations.
I know you'll want to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created. Their projects are spectacular, and you are sure to be inspired!
Cheryl - That's me!
Please join us with a creation of your own. There is a fun prize from The Cutting Café up for grabs.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.