Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"two-for-one" guy cards by lauren bergold

if you like girlie goodness--soft colors, floral patterns, pretty embellishments--you're probably already as big a fan of pixie dust paperie as i am. and i can assure you that august's PICNIC BASKET kit will not disappoint! but we papercrafters sometimes need to make projects and cards for the men in our lives, as well.

can this kit multi-task? why don't you tell me:

this card uses bits of FIVE of the ten patterned papers featured in the kit. two of the papers i've used here have significant floral components, can you guess which ones? i bet not--but i'm happy to tell you: the bright yellow paper with the notebook-punched edge is pink paislee's "trellis" paper, it's got a very delicate all-over flower design in grey. can you see it here? nope, it just reads bright and cheery! the blue plaid strip is from a girls' paperie page called "gingham stripe" in which it alternates with pretty garden bouquets, but by trimming selectively, here it's all boy!

i was so excited by how easily this came together that i had to have ANOTHER go:

this time i paired the reverse sides of two other feminine patterns: cosmo cricket's "remnant" and "trinkets" papers. i used the chipboard backing sheet from webster's buttons and twine as a mask to make my own "circle paper" with spray mists and a pattern stamp, and mounted my greeting on top.

i should also mention that every my layers of punched strips on both cards are actually off-cuts from other projects. many of them almost seemed too small to save, but you can see that when stacked and combined they pack a pretty considerable design "punch"! :)

of course, the webster's pages buttons & twine, the cosmo cricket cardstock stickers and the october afternoon "seaside" letters were already gender neutral; when you add them all together you've got a guy-friendly card or layout...or *TWO*... just waiting to happen! :)

Kirsty's Note -
Very cool masculine card put together brilliantly, you are a genius Pixie Lauren!!!

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  1. Wow, what fantastic male cards. So creative, the papers are terrific. Lee xx

  2. I love that you can take these kits that seem so beautiful and feminine and create equally wonderful guy cards. Brilliant!

  3. Love what you did with all the pp's! Both of these are so nice!

  4. love the way you put everything in this card!!!