April Blog Hop Masculine Cards

Monday, April 25, 2011



This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop focuses on masculine cards.

The inspiration for this card comes from a small collection of old stamps my husband has from his grandmother. 
It was so much fun making all of these individual stamps. 
The envelope is made from a large PTI glassine bag. I used the mini envelope die to cut the glassine bag and I used score tape to hold the little envelope together.

Here's a picture of some of Ryan's stamps!



Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI Postmarks, Star Prints
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, Enchanted Evening, Memento Black, Tea Dye Duo
Other: Mini Envelope Die, Postage Stamp Die, Twine, Lg. Glassine Bag, Corner Rounder Punch, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder

58 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh..this is so cool! I love the postage "look". I'm sure any guy would be stoked to get this. Very cool!

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  2. I love your card! And adore how personal it is, since your hubby has a collection of stamps - so meaningful! The glassine envelope is the perfect touch... and tee-hee that we each got a sneak-peak of our blog hop cards - I just wanna link up!

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  3. Awesome card Kara! Love the Vintage vibe! That envelope full of stamps is the coolest thing!

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  4. Kara this is gorgeous! I love that vellum envie! So cute!

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  5. Great Idea! Love the envelope full of stamps. My son would love it too. Thanks for the inspiration, Kara!

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  6. Way cool, Kara! Love the translucent envie with the stamps in it :)

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  7. What a great masculine card. Love that envelope full of stamps. Very creative. :o)

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  8. This is gorgeous! Your stamps turned out so beautifully, and they look so authentic!

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  9. Fantastic job and I love that embossed 'post card' bit that you've inked so beautifully.

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  10. LOVE those stamps!
    How wonderful that your hubby has some from his grandmother and that's where you got the inspiration!
    Love that embossing!

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  11. So awesome! Love the postage stamps and kraft! That glassine envie is perfect!

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  12. Ohhhh, I love the envelope cut from the glassine bag. Can't wait to try that! :)

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  13. What an awesome card!! Love the embossed postcard image and the glassine envelope is perfect!

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  14. What a supernice card - love all your stamped stamps! So perfect for the challenge!

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  15. Kara, this is beautiful! I love the envelope with all the stamps!

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  16. I love this vintage card. The envelope is a great element!

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  17. Very cool Kara! I love all the little stamps you created (they look so authentic!) and the glassine envelope is the perfect touch!

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  18. The embossed postcard image is spectacular, and I love the envelope filled with stamps. What a great card!

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  19. What a great idea! Fantastic job!

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  20. I really like your style of creativity. You put put a lot of thought into the detail and your work is finished wonderfully.

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  21. Oh my! I love the stamp collection. The colors are beautiful!!

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  22. Hi Kara, thanks for your kind comment on my PTI card - it was much appreciated because your blog is on my "check daily" list as I love your style !! I also love this card - it's definitely masculine, but has a romantic edge to it too - perfect !!

    Margaret C

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  23. Love all those postage marked stamps that you made... and the envelope from the glassine bag. Perfect card!

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  24. How clever to use this set. I would have never thought about it. How perfect for your guy though!

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  25. What a great idea!. Love that little envelope.

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  26. Awesome! Totally love the vintage-chic! Pure Genius if you ask me. That envie full of stamps is so fun and way cool! Just magnificent!

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  27. All I can say is "wow" - how creative!! :) Cool vintage and gorgeous!

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  28. Wow, Kara! What a creative project! Super cool.

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  29. What a great idea for your hubby!

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  30. Love this card and all the stamps!Great way to include them!

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  31. This is AWESOME, Kara! What a cool concept you created. I love the aged look of the stamps and the way you've torn the embossed 'envelope'. Nice work!

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  32. Just fantastic! I love all the stamps you made, they are so realistic! You are really creative, I love that you used the glassine bag for the envelope.

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  33. So many clever ideas on this card - I love it! You did a fantastic job. ;-)

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  34. This card is so clever, Kara. I think the stamps you created are so close to the original, I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference. Great card, so vintage.

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  35. Well, Miss Kara........Aren't you the little clever one!!! I totally love it!!! All those stamps do look so fun to make and the personal story behind it is going to make them even more special for your husband. You totally inspire me!

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  36. Oeh, lovely! I love the cute bag with stamps there! And just perfect for this card for him! Gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Wendy
    P.S. You also have a truly pretty blog header, those birdies are just the cutest!

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  37. So beautiful, Kara!!! Love the inspiration for the card, too.

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  38. really love your card design-very awesome!

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  39. So perfectly heartfelt and meaningful! I love this!

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  40. Very cool! Love all the different elements especially the stamps!

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  41. This is fantastic! love the envelope of stamps and how much thought you put into this! wonderful!

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  42. Ohhhh, gorgeous! What a beautifully designed card! Such lovely details--love the curled edge on the cancelled stamp! You are a Master!

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  43. wow that vellum senvie is nice and love how you filled it :)

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  44. This is so very cool! LOVE the color scheme, and it's just super creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Kara ,what a great idea this is so amazing. I love all the stamps in the velum envelope.

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  46. I really like your embossed post card, that is very neat! Great idea with the envelope!

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  47. Beautiful card!! Love the glassine envelope :D. TFS!

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  48. Great ideas!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  49. This is such a cool card, and even more special considering your husband's stamp collection. You're making me wish I had gotten this set after all! Love the vellum envelope holding the stamps!

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  50. This is so unique, Kara! I love the envelope filled with the canceled stamps, and the embossing is awesome!

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  51. Love this!!! The envelope out of glassine is brilliant! Such a fabulous 'guy' card.

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  52. What a fabulous card! How sweet of you to make something so meaningful for your hubby. I love the envelope full of stamps.

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  53. LOVE those stamps, Kara!!! They look so REAL! Fabulous card!

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  54. What a neat idea, and I love how you added the processing images to your stamps to make them even more authentic!

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