Boys to Men...April PTI Blog Hop 80

Mona Pendleton | Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:46 AM | , , ,

Hi there! I'm so excited to be playing along with this month's PTI Blog Hop! Nichole, Owner of PTI is challenging us all to create a project for the men in our lives. YIKES! I must admit this is quite the challenge for me as I avoid masculine projects like the plague! I love all the frilly "girly" doo dads and pretty patterned paper. Didn't even think I owned a "masculine" PTI stamp!
Here's my take on a "masculine" card:
I started with some awesome paper from My Mind's Eye and went from there. I stamped a label from Mat Stack 4  on top of a Mat Stack 4 label die cut, inked the edges, fastened 2 brads in place then popped it on the card with 3D foam adhesive squares.

I made a few "upcycled" star embellishments. I adorned the larger star with a Tiny tag made by combining a tiny tag die cut and images from the Tiny Tags.
 Thanks so much for looking ~ hope to see you on the hop! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Tiny Tags, Mat Stack 4
Die Templates & Machine: Papertrey Ink: Tiny Tags, Mat Stack 4 : Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Stars Five, Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Hattie Collection, PTI Vintage Cream
Ribbon: Vintage Green Baker's Twine Courtesy of Kimberly at My Craft Spot
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80 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kara said...

awesome!! love the star!! definitely masculine, but still in your beautiful signature style!!

Laurie said...

Mona this is gorgeous! I love that distressed star!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Mona. Love the colors, textures... the stars are perfect. :o)

Gayatri said...

Such a cool card! love the pattern papers used, the textures on the card and the tiny tag is awesome :)

Dana said...

Awesome card, Mona!! Love your treatment of the corrugated card board! Now, I desperately need some star dies :)

Ali said...

Love the card. Love the colour combo! Nice job :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

So cool Mona! Love the lok of that grunge, corregated cardboard star! Terrific project!

Inkyfingers said...

Great card Mona, masculine but distinctively still your style somehow. Great job.
Hugs
Carol x

Lindsay said...

This is awesome Mona! LOVE that distressed star!

Susie said...

Fabulous card. Such a great combo of textures.

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful.
I know probably shouldn't say that in regards to a "manly" card...
but it is...
and it's still "manly"!
Love it!

Audrey said...

Mona, this is just awesome. Love the star cut from cardboard!

Kristii said...

Absolutely perfect in every way!! Love the star and the papers you used!!!

Sheri L said...

Awesome masculine card, Mona! I just can't do it! I've tried and mine always turns out wrong! I love your take!

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Mona!!~

beckynoelle said...

great card! i love all the different background papers and your fabulous star!

Nancy L said...

Love this card, Mona! I love that corrugated cardboard star and your pretty BG papers!

teegee7617 said...

Great card! I love the distressed star!

Pamela_U said...

Love the grungey corrugated star! It definitely gives a cool masculine look to your beautiful card! Great job!

Dawnll said...

You did a pretty good job for not having anything masculine...lol
Loving the cor cardboard
blessings, Dawn ll

Maureen said...

very masculine!! Love the metal details and I agree...it's hard to create a masculine card when one loves all the girlie girlie ribbon, etc :) But you've created a great one here :)

Jan Evans said...

Great job! Such a gorgeous masculine card! Love that star!

Keva said...

Mona, I LOVE this card. It is totally perfect in every way. The colors, the layout...I love it.

Dana Gustafson said...

Fabulous Mona! Perfect for the guys in your life. I love how you made shabby for the guys!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card Mona! I don't see that you've struggled making this at all. Love all the special touches you've added.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yep, I agree with you totally, if I can avoid a masculine card, I will, LOL!
Your is totally awesome, and I really think you should do it more so I could be inspired by your wonderful work! : )

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Perfect!!! Such a great masculine card - wish I could disign like that!

Marge said...

I think you nailed the masculine challenge by incorporating your gorgeous signature style!!! Perfect guy card!!!

sillyleann said...

Wow! So many details. So much eye candy in one card. The color combo is awesome and I love the star!!

Sue Hester said...

Gorgeous card! The perfect male card!

Charlene said...

Awesome card Mona!! Love the star and the paper you used :-)

Lee said...

This is simply gorgeous, yet definitely masculine. Love that corrugated/distressed star and the super colour combo.

Ros said...

Whoa! you rocked this one Mona ... fantastic!!

Sheena said...

Great card!! The colors are great!

Vannessa said...

What a great grungy card, Mona. Love those stars!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mona!

The star is really pretty! Love the white accents on it! Perfect colors, your dad will love it!

Hugs, Wendy

Stephanie said...

Mona......Your card is just awesome! That star is incredible. I would just love to know how you made it!!!

Kelly Meinertz said...

Awesome card! Perfectly masculine! I love the corrugated cardboard star!

Suzanne said...

Stunning, Mona!!!

Lisa said...

I really like the colors,very nice card!

Cristina said...

Beautiful, as always, Mona. And yet again I am reminded that I NEED that tiny tags set. :)

Robin P said...

Beautiful card! Love all the textures!

Karla said...

Great job creating a beautiful but masculine card, Mona! I love the BG papers and the nice textures with the corrugated star! Really outstanding design! TFS!

lynn said...

such an awesome card, mona! i just love your big star!

Cyndie said...

Wonderful card! Way to nail the challenge!

Kim O'Connell said...

Wow! I had to scroll WAY DOWN to the bottom of all these comments to leave you a little love! I just adore that tiny tag hanging by twine from the cool star! Nicely done!

Tracey McNeely said...

Mona I love all the layers. Fabulous card.

Heather Jensen said...

Looks fabulous! LOve the star and pretty MME paper. I didn't even know it was hop time again. LOL :)
Hugs~

Terri said...

I feel the same way about masculine cards. Great job especially for not having any masculine stamps. Love the star and all the other elements you used too.

Jen Carter said...

This is wonderful! I love it! The stars are so cool and the tiny tag is just the perfect addition to the card!

Jen said...

Fabulous! I really need to get me some of that corrugated board. It is so very fabulous here. I also adore the MS4/Star/Tag focal point combo. So handsome!

Lisa said...

Just stunning, Mona! Love the texture

Natalie said...

Mona, this is so beautiful! I love the shabby chic style! Love that star!

Linda R. said...

Amazing my friend.. I also have the most difficult time with masculine card.. Your knocked this one out of the park..

Hugs, Linda

Stephanie Kraft said...

Great masculine card, Mona! Love the rustic star embellishment and sweet little tag!

Deb Lewis said...

Amazing job, Mona, for not having a lot of masculine stuff around! I love your corrugated star and the pretty BG paper! Great job!

Kelly S. said...

So cool, Mona! Love the painted star and the tag is stamped perfectly...and there you go with some awesome bingo numbers again...BINGO!

Caroline said...

Mona, your corrugated star is so shabby beautiful! I love it and I love your beautiful layers and the colors of your papers! Have a great week!

Ellen S said...

Definitely one of the most creative and beautiful cards in the HOP! I love your shabby chic style! Awesome cardboard star!

Emily Taylor said...

Great grungy corrugated star! Very pretty but yet masculine card! Great job with a very difficult challenge (at least for me)!!!

Amanda Terrell said...

Awesome manly card, Mona! I really love how you did that star! Also, I have to tell you, your blog is incredibly stunning! I love your layout; I haven't seen a craft blog like this, ever! Also, all your other designs here are mind blowing! You are one amazingly talented lady! TFS!

Lori said...

Wow, anything masculine is always a bit challenge but you did such a wonderful job! I love the gorgeous star!

Rebekah said...

What a perfect example of a masculine card! I love it:)

Tammy L said...

Very pretty and masculine card! You did such a wonderful job with this one!

Sabrina said...

Oh my, am so loving this masculine card, Mona!! You can never go wrong, I admire your talent. Keep it up!! :)

june lanum said...

as usual PERFECTION

Rosanne said...

Love it Mona! And I like the techniques you used on the star!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! TFS :D

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Stunning card, Mona! Love the star!

Stella said...

You are too funny did you know that? You wrote:

"I must admit this is quite the challenge for me as I avoid masculine projects like the plague! I love all the frilly "girly" doo dads" I almost LMBO:)

For someone who's not to thrilled to create a masculine card I must say that you did an amazing job. I am always "in trouble" with masculine cards. I wish I had only a tiny snippet of your creative talents. And if I would have a snippet... maybe.....I could work something out :)

Before I go :) I love this! Sigh...... every piece and bit of it!

Isabel Jett said...

Neat shabby grungy look to this card! That gorgeous star really makes for a masculine card! I love this style so much! TFS!

Terri E. said...

Fun star and great tag element.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Andrea M said...

Oh-so very masculine my friend! Perfection! I have a hard time with masculine too. LOVE the cardboard star - awesome focal point!

Mary Reidel said...

What a beautiful masculine card! Would be perfect for Father's Day! I love the corrugated grungy star!!! Great job!

Davi said...

Awesome man card Mona!! Love that star!!

Pauline said...

A wonderful masculine card, i just love those cardboard stars you use, the texture they give is amazing!

whoistracy said...

I love that you stitched on your masculine card here! I always stay away from it thinking it's too feminine, but I love the way it looks on your card.

Yesnir said...

Gorgeous masculine card! Love the grungy look! That star is amazing!

Chris Simon said...

Oh wow, this is awesome! All of your textures and patterns work so well together. I'm still staring at that star, trying to figure out how you did that. Great job!

Silvia said...

Oh my sweet Lord! This is so adorable, Mona! Love the little start in the middle. Such a beautiful masculine card!!!


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