Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Masculine Cards by Mendi

Hello there!  It's Mendi here today and I'm super excited to share some cards which would be perfect for the guys in your life!
Up first I have a fun sweater vest card which I created using my Silhouette (and am providing the cutting file as a free download at my blog today).  I paired Doodlebug's Day to Day bow tie with a variety of great basic papers from various collections.   I then used my clear ruler to poke holes every 1/8 inch down the center of each diamond to hand-stitch my argyle pattern with 3 strands of embroidery floss.
My next card also was created on my Silhouette (which is also available at my blog HERE). I cut the guitar top from some Friendly Forest woodgrain paper which perfectly coordinates with the teal paper from the Kraft In Color Collection kit.  I strung Bon Bon Twine through 6 holes I poked with my paper-piercer and then used those same holes to insert doodlebug's mini brads.  I then taped the strings to the back of the guitar panel before adhering it to the card base.  The Happy Birthday Doodle cardstock stickers are a little pliable so they were perfect for applying on the curve!
When in doubt I think stars always work well for boys so for my last card I paired a Patriotic Parade star sticker and star sprinkles with the colorful papers from the Hip Hip Hooray collection.  For my star burst pattern I just cut random rays with my paper trimmer and scraps of paper.  I then adhered them to a 5.5" x 4.25" card panel, cut off the excess with my scissors and stitched them with coordinating colors of thread.
I hope I've inspired you to make some fun and playful cards for men and boys alike!  Don't forget to swing by my blog to download the free guitar and sweater vest shaped card cut files.  :)


  1. These cards are awesome, Mendi! I especially love the sweater one with the stitching!!!

  2. Your cards are so much fun! I love seeing these awesome masculine designs! TFS!

  3. So fun!! Your cards are totally masculine but funny, love them!!

  4. These are awesome! Love the argyle card, and the guitar card is so creative!

  5. YOU ARE SO LUCKY to have Mendi on your Design Team - she is fabulous and so talented!! The things she shares are so cool and these cards are proof of that!!! What GREAT ideas and then, on top of that, what incredibly awesome execution of her ideas and designs!! LOVE these cards!!! Each one is so cool!!

    1. You are too kind and you always make me blush. Thank you sweetie! :)


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