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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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The Kraft Journal "It's a Guy Thing!" Challenge

As you probably know, I love a good card challenge, and one of my newer favorites is The Kraft Journal from The Kraft Outlet!  This week's challenge is to make a project with the theme . . . "It's a Guy Thing!" . . . and here is my card for this week's challenge . . .

And here are the details . . .

The Blueprints:

  • Make a card with a theme of "It's A Guy Thing!"

The Supply List:
  • Kraft card stock from The Paper Studio
  • Patterned paper all from Echo Park 'For The Record' line
  • Stamps from Tim Holtz 'Visual Artistry Collection' ~ The Journey
  • Brown Ink from Stampabilities

The Tools:
  • Carl PRT-100 Rotary Cutter
  • EK Success Edger Punch
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler

The Construction:
  • Trim 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock to 7" x 10"
  • Measure and score center line of cardstock and fold to make a 5" x 7" card
  • Ink edges of cardstock with brown ink
  • Punch bottom (longer) edge of cardstock with border punch, ink edges with brown ink
  • Cut strip of polka dotted paper to fit punched edge of card, ink with brown ink, then glue to underside of card front
  • Cut strips of patterned paper to fit card - one vertical and one horizontal and ink edges with brown ink
  • Adhere to card base
  • Stamp truck image and sentiment onto paper (Echo Park For the Record - graph print)
  • Trim to size and ink edges.
  • Adhere sentiment to card base
  • Using foam squares (or circles), adhere truck image to card base

And that is it!  I really love this card, mostly because I am not a stamper and this is the first time I have EVER entered a card in a challenge that had a stamped image!  The best part of this is that I got that stamp set in the Clearance bin at Michaels . . . it retails for $15 or thereabout, and I paid a tiny $1.40 for it!!!  Don't you just LOVE a bargain!!!

Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you'll come back soon!  Blessings, Becky


shelly said...

love your card :)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is such a great masculine card! Thanks so much for playing along at The Kraft Journal this week!

Audrey Pettit said...

Great card, Becky! Love that Echo Park paper, and what a fabulous score you got on those stamps. They are SO perfect for masculine designs and you did a great job with the stamping. :)
thanks for playing along with us again this week at The Kraft Journal and congrats on your Top 3 win from last week.