Masculine Blog Hop!

Thursday 5 November 2020 United Kingdom

Today we are bringing you the Masculine Blog Hop to provide you with papercraft ideas for those ever so hard to craft for men in our life!

If you have arrived from Karen's blog, welcome to my blog Handmade by Kim!

I'm Kim and I live in Somerset in the UK. You'll find lots of inspiration here today from Stampin' Up! demonstrators and papercrafters from Australia, Canada, USA and the UK!

I have created a super simple birthday card with the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing dies. I love a bit of #simplestamping now and then!

This set is perfect for creating cards for men! The stamps are called distinktive stamps, they are beautifully detailed - all the hard work has been done for you! 

I've used a pattern from the Boho Indigo DSP that I think looks a bit like a fishing net - or maybe it's closer to chicken wire? I've added Night of Navy ink blending to the DSP 

I cut a window through in the DSP with the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I then used the same die to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, to fit in the centre, which I have layered using dimensionals. 

I stamped the lighthouse in Night of Navy onto Whisper White cardstock and have die cut it and layered it with dimensionals onto the Nested Label.

For the sentiment, I stamped Happy Birthday using the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. I also added a Clear Epoxy Droplet to the top of the Lighthouse, where the light would be.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today! If you have the time I'd love you to leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by. You can subscribe to receive my blog posts by email here.

Next up is Alison aka The Inkspirational Crafter and she has a lovely project to show you. Simply click on her name in the list below to visit her blog and then repeat, working your way down the list and back to the top, until you end up back here!

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  1. Replies
    1. I'm so glad! I worried if it was too simple but I think it really works

  2. Simple and stunning. Such a winning combination

  3. Love the simplicity of this card Kim :-)

  4. A great clean and simple card. Perfect

  5. Such a great use of this DSP. I was reading this and wondering how I missed the DSP but I don't have this medley.

  6. love the simplicity of your card!! it looks amazing! thanks for sharing