Cards for guys

Let’s face it, most guys like grilling, eating what they grill and stretching out in their La-Z-Boy after they eat what they have grilled. So, finding a theme for a “guy” card isn’t too difficult, is it?

I made these three cards for Father’s Day, but they would also be great for birthdays and other occasions. If you like them, you can check out some of my other cards on my Pinterest site and in my Gallery.

The first one was for my husband, Peter. The only thing missing in the picture is his laptop, which has become an appendage (his iPhone is another appendage). However, the rest of the illustration is quite accurate–a can of pop in one hand, feet up, grabbing a quick cat nap in his well-worn La-Z-Boy. He’s just the greatest step-dad on the planet and really deserved some Father’s Day TLC!

This card is a double gate-fold.




The quality of this photo isn’t great, but I think you can see how the double gate-fold works.




This second card is the one I made for my son, Neil. He’s a wonderful person and a terrific dad. On his Top Ten list are grilling (anything) and eating grilled burgers. So the theme for his card was a no-brainer.

This card is my favourite of the three, because it was so much fun making the hamburgers (no grill required).

To make the sesame seeds pop, I put a dab of Glossy Accents on each one. It gave them a shine and created a 3-D effect.


I really wanted an overall 3-D effect for this card, so I popped up the plate, popped up the first burger and double-popped the second burger. I took advantage of the white space on the plate to write “Happy Father’s Day.”





Here is the inside of Neil’s card. As always, I finished all four sides of the card in designer paper. Once again, the lighting is awful, but I think you can see the image well enough to get the idea.



The third card is the one I made for my son-in-law, John. He, too, loves his grill and I have eaten many of his delicious burgers, chicken and grilled veggies! I forgot to take photos of the inside–too many things on the go, at once.

Anyway, I hope these cards inspire you when you need a card idea for one of the special guys in your life!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends!!


CDACDC#3–I may be old, but I’m not stupid!

  I may be old…

My mother always says...

…but I’m not stupid. Yep, my mom inspired this card with her favourite saying, “I may be old, but I’m not stupid!” And she means it!

This sweet little old lady image was provided to us for the CDACDC#3 by Liastampz. Thanks, Lia!

On the inside of the card is the message, “And I didn’t forget your birthday! Happy birthday, kid!”


Pucker up, Cutie!

Pucker up, Cutie!

This wonderful stamp, called Little Smooch, by Mo Manning makes me smile every time I see it. I think there’s someone like this at every family reunion and every company Christmas party! She’s just so darn cute!

I had just bought my Prismacolor pencils a few days before I made this card and it took a little practice before I got a feel for them.

These pencils are really expensive, but they are just so much fun to use. They are very soft and waxy, which allows you to blend colours easily to create shading and shadows.

I did a smoochie lady in red, too, but forgot to take a photo of it before I gave it to my sister-in-law, Adele, for her birthday. (I have been told that red is her favourite colour).

A little smooch in green!

I’m still learning, so if  you have any Prismacolor tips and techniques to share, please send me an e-mail at I would love to post some of your card creations, videos, tips and tricks.

Happy crafting,