Friday, July 9, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #6 - Its a Guy Thing

This week at Paper Playtime the challenge is to create something that has a guy theme. This came at perfect timing because my Uncle's birthday was this week and I needed to make him a card. Our Paper Queen Lisa did a great job with her LO. You can see it HERE and you can also submit your entry there also.

My Entry:

I think making a card for a guy can be challenging. The trick to it I think is to create something that has to do specifically with them. Like if they love to read, put books w/ titles that have to do w/ them. If they love a specific sport or cars, create something that has that sport or a car on it. But if you don't know what to do, stay simple. When I was making this card I wasn't sure what to make for my uncle. He is a retired teacher but I wanted to stay away from that theme. He loves to read, but I made a card w/ that theme for one of my other uncles, you can see it HERE. So I decided to use the simple theme. I made the card but just thought that something was missing to it. Then I added the buttons. I think it looks so much better. So we can add embellishments to a man card, just not bows or bling. ;)

The stamp is from the My Pink Stamper Family & Friends stamp set. The kraft paper I used for the base is from Papertrey Ink, so are the Dark Chocolate buttons. The yellow, blue and striped designer paper is from K&Company Road Trip Die-Cut Mat Pad. I love the colors and designs in this paper pack. The pack is 4.75" x 6.75" with arrows and stars die cut into it. I just cut around that for the paper and it works perfectly for cards. You can see the pack HERE. I didn't get it from there but if you click on the paper you can see it up close.

I hope you join us over at Paper Playtime. It's a fun challenge this week, who doesn't like to be given a challenge to make something for a guy? :) This week's challenge ends at midnight on Sunday. The next challenge starts up on Monday morning.

~Thanks for looking!


Lisa said...

This is a great card Pam! I love the tips for making a guy themed card!!

Glora said...

This card is perfect. Thanks for the tips. I totally agree, that is what I try to do too, but girly cards are still easier for me :).

Janis Lewis said...

You are one smart girlie, Pam! I love the simple look to this card. And you are right, the buttons add just the right touch. :)