Manly Monday Card–Happy Hour

So, I’m coming off a fun weekend where my Fabulous Fall class focused on fall colors and cards that could be used for guys.  So, while I go take pictures of those cards, I thought I would share another card that I love that follows in that theme of fall and/or manly cards.

(I would say this is a masculine card – makes me think of an old style man’s home library with old books, the leather back chairs and brandy on the shelf…. but then I think if you squint it could be fall colors too… or is that too much of a stretch?) 🙂

designed by Lori Staley

I actually received this card as a swap and loved all the textures and patterns.  It was also what make me fall in love with the Naturals Designer Buttons.  I thought these buttons were actually wood but really they are a resin that is made to look like wood… just so you know what to expect if you see them in person.  But I think they are still great looking anyway!

Another thing I loved about this card is the scoring around the stamped image in the middle.  You can just take your Simply Scored tool or a bone folder and your trimmer and score lines about 1/4” from the edge of your mat (in this case the Early Espresso cardstock) on all sides to create that frame.

Here is another picture to help show the scoring:

And finally, isn’t it cool how the Argyle embossing folder, International Bazaar dsp, and Happy Hour stamp set all have similar patterns so they look perfect all stuck together?  Got to love when you can coordinate like this.

So that is what I like about this card, but I’d love to hear what you think.  What is your favorite part of the card?


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Happy Hour Masculine Card Recipe
Happy Hour
Ink: Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Early Espresso
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Whisper White, International Bazaar designer series paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Argyle embossing folder, Simply Scored, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Naturals designer buttons, glue dots, White baker’s twine

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