Today my design team has the “day off” from posting.  It is after-all the holiday weekend so I’m certain many aren’t out surfing blogland.

I am also taking some “time off” and have a long time coming vacation with my husband and children! Luckily my MIL is house-sitting, and caring for our cat Lily, and my mom has my Daisy 😀

I will have NO Internet access (I hope I won’t have with-drawls! :D) for an entire week. WOW! My husband was smart with his planning wasn’t he?

I have pre-posted all my work for the rest of the week, and I really don’t know how I got so much done this month (I’ve had tons of behind the scenes stuff too)! I feel like Santa this month! LOL! Like time just slowed for me so I could somehow do it all. I was getting nervous just THINKING about it. I knew I had to approach it ONE thing at a time. Some unexpected doctor appointments, and end of school year festivities didn’t help either.

Anyway, I thought I would share some masculine cards today. These could EASILY have matching gift boxes designed with The Flapper!!

This first one I made for my hubby.


He is priceless to me and there are no real words to describe what we have together. To say myself and my children are blessed to have him is an understatement.

I have to say I LOVE this card to pieces. I put so much thought into the clean, crisp, yet detailed design (my husband like details and layers on his cards from me!), and it all just fell into place.

This sentiment is from the So Sentimental Set. It conveyed exactly what I wanted to say to him.

The cattails shilouette in the Killer Curves set is perfect for masculine cards.


Masked around my image layer, and sponged on some white craft ink for a subtle look for a border. I used my markers to color the cattails, then added some chocolate colored fun flock to the tops for some texture.


They are fuzzy to touch and so rich looking. All the layers are on dimensionals, so while it is hard to convey in the photo there is a lot of POP to this.


You can take this layout, and use ANY of the shilouettes from the Killer Curves set! What a stunning gift set it would make too.

Now we move on to my next creation. Now I have a sympathy card to share.


These are never easy to make. I told you that I made a birthday card for my friends MIL. Well she passed away just days after her birthday, so in turn I made a sympathy card for her husband. I wanted to keep it simple, but masculine.

Part of the reason I made the Tending the Garden © set was for such an occasion. When people I know/love pass away I often like to give a gift certificate to a local nursery so they can purchase a plant a tree/flower/seeds or plant, to plant in memory of that loved one. It is something that they can always look upon and remember the one they loved. I have yet to find anything on the market that has sentiments/images for such an occasion.

Now that being said I also included some perfect images/sentiments to be used for baby and bridal shower or wedding favors, as seed packets are a very popular favor and or gift idea!

I so love the tree in this set so I chose to combine that with the “seed packet” frame-which is perfectly wonderful on its own, as you can see!


I inked my tree in numerous colors, like fall leaves, and stamped it within the cut frame.


I used the maple leaf border image from the Well Preserved set, to add to the details


I chose to add some flower soft to my tree for some added interest and texture. The sentiment says it all.

Supplies from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC

Pretty Impressions Stamp Set: Killer Curves, Tending the Garden, So Sentimental, Well Preserved

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Sunflower, Ganache, Oregano, Santas Beard, Warm Apple Cider

Ink by SEI

Buttons by Foo Fa La

Ribbon by SU and American Crafts

Well I hope you all enjoy this holiday weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.