I have been challenged to come up with more masculine cards this month, as I usually do girly, flowery cards! (And who can resist with the Springtime Vintage suite?!) So, I hope these are more masculine fare (except for the Easter card).
Christy Fulk's Easter basket, I knew I had to use him on a card! How cute is he? She gives a tutorial on how to make him at the above link (except I used Blushing Bride for the ears and nose instead of Pretty in Pink because it matched the designer paper better).
For the rest of the card, I used Whisper White, embossed with the Tulip Border embossing folder. I added some gorgeous Paisley Petals designer series paper and stamped the image from Four Frames (both of which are a sneak peek from the new 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue, on special this month). I wrapped some Whisper White Organza ribbon around the designer paper and punched the image with the Designer Label punch. The greeting is from Something to Celebrate (level 2 hostess set in the Occasions Mini Catalogue, which can be yours if you host a workshop in April!).
The final card is another CASE, from the Occasions Mini catalogue. I wanted to use the Game Spinner Hands for a Stamp Club project, and this is a cute masculine kids' card. The base is Not Quite Navy, layered with some So Saffron Patterns designer series paper from the Subtles Paper Stack. I punched the scallop circle out of Rich Razzleberry with the Scallop Circle #2 Big Shot die. The image is from Take a Spin, stamped in Pear Pizzazz with Rich Razzleberry accents (I used my Stampin' Write marker for the accents, colouring directly on the stamp after I inked it with Pear Pizzazz). The image was punched out with the fantastic new 2 1/2" Circle punch. Some Pear Pizzazz ribbon finishes it off, along with a sentiment from On Your Birthday in Not Quite Navy.
I made this card 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" so the scallop circle could be above the top of the card and still fit into a standard envelope.
I'm very excited for Stamp Clubs this month!
Blessings to you,