Friday, May 18, 2012

The Craft's Meow Previews: For My Dad, Dads & Grads

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's preview week. Today we're featuring two beautiful masculine sets, For My Dad (which is probably my favorite set by my friend, Michelle Bertuzzi) and Dads & Grads by Kaitlyn Ord.

My first card showcases For My Dad. I love this image of stacked books and the glasses on top because it reminds me so much of my Dad. So, I made him this card from my girls for the upcoming Father's Day. I stamped the image and sentiments (one from this set and the Happy Father's day from my previous set, Mothers and Father) directly on the patterned paper.
Grandpa-deet
I die cut the left border with Spellbinders Edgeabilities and punched the small holes. The papers are all Echo Park's For the Record. Ric rac and buttons are the perfect embellishment for this masculine card. I love how vintage-looking this ended up, but with a modern touch.
Grandpa
For my next card, I used the same papers with Dads & Grads. I stamped and cut the tie and embellished it with a button.
Dad
I then added two of the sentiments from this set. I couldn't resist and I felt like it needed a bow. I believe it still looks masculine. What do you think? :)
Dad-details

Please make sure you check out the TCM blog for more inspiration and giveaway info. Speaking of giveaways, make sure you check out the NinaB Designs blog hop where there are 5 prizes up for grabs. 
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25 comments:

  1. Great cards...love the red polka dot paper on the 1st..really pops.

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  2. Love you fun and detailed cards for men!

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  3. Great. Some man cards!

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  4. You've done a splendid job with these cards for men.

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  5. LOOOOOVE your cards! Great colors and such fun sets, too!

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  6. These are really great Nina! I wouldn't have put these patterns together myself, but they work so well. You have such a wonderful eye!

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  7. Gorgeous card Nina! Love the colors and designs on both cards!

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  8. Love all the amazing color...great color combos...great designs...totally love...

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  9. Oh I lvoe the pops of color over the newsprint! Great job!

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  10. I love that GRANDPA doesn't get forgotten. Thanks for reminding us to send one his way, too!

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  11. Loads of colour and detail to look at.... Wonderful cards :0)
    Jenny x

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  12. So much fun...so much color...so much to enjoy!

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  13. Sweet cards...I like your choice of colors!

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  14. Love the color combo's and designs, Nina!

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  15. I love all the layers of colors!

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  16. Great cards, Nina! I love the bright colors you always use on your designs! And, thanks for the heads up on the timing of my posts - I didn't realize it until you said something. I was scheduling it in the wrong timezone... lol!

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  17. Wonderful Father's Day cards Nina. Interesting composition with lots of color combos.

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  18. WOW, these cards are great! You always pick the perfect paper!

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  19. Love these cards Nina and such creative designs! Such fab new sets and definitely thinking of this Dad set for Father's Day.

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  20. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  21. WOWOWOWOW!! I am SO LOVING your creations for today!! I really like the BRIGHT colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  22. What a great idea to give these manly cards vibrant colours! I would never have thought of it - this really works! Thanks for the inspiration, Rx

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  23. Great cards! Really love the Grandfather card! ;o)

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