Thursday, 17 May 2018

Happiest of Days Masculine Birthday set

Welcome to the May 2018 Stampin Friends Blog Hop, this month the theme is "Masculine", when I saw this I thought oh no! masculine projects are my Nemesis! It's a style that just doesn't come naturally to me, I like shimmer and bling, and lets face it, that's not what most blokes relate to!

So I went to my shelf of stamps and started scanning, nope, nope, maybe, nope..... it wasn't promising, then BAM! I saw the Happiest of Days stamp set.

I know, how masculine are the roses and the pretty cake on a stand, right?????  

But look again, what about those presents..... YES! Add some greens and blues and I will have my projects - woot, take that Masculine theme, bah hahaha!

The treat box is designed to hold a gift card, with matching presents stamped on the front panel only so that it coordinates perfectly with the card.

I clear heat embossed the stamping to give it a "little something special" of a raised glossy finish and then used an Aqua Painter to colour with 3 of the new 2018-2020 InColors - Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover & Pineapple Punch. I secured the top of the fold down box by wrapping Black Metallic Thread and tying a bow making it look a little like the stamped present bows.

There you have it, my masculine themed card and gift box, I can't wait to see what the rest of the crew has created, your are currently visiting Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot, continue you way through the list below and get your fix of Masculine inspiration!

Supplies Used
Happiest of Days (retiring May 31st)
Sentiment from Bird Banter (retiring May 31st)
2018-2020 In Colors Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover & Pineapple Punch
Memento Black and Versa Mark with Embossing Buddy
Basic Black Metallic Thread (retiring May 31st)
Aqua Painter
Whisper White Card stock

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  1. Oh Sue, you crack me up, love your post today! Great masculine projects for sure!! :)

  2. Adorable - best part - that black thread for the closure - genius!

  3. Those presents make a perfect masculine themed project, thanks for sharing Sue!


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