Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Winning Cupcake Card

*****Scroll down for the Paper Players Masculine CAS Challenge*****

Last month I submitted a card to the Cupcake Craftroom challenge. My card was chosen as one of the winners and Mandy asked me to GD a card for her. What a wonderful honor to be able to design with these wonderful papers. This is the winning card from January.



I really enjoy 'paper folding' and most of these techniques require double sided papers (not CS).  Since it is difficult to find double sided papers, Mandy has the perfect solution...print your own! You can choose the colors and the designs and you'll never run out at 2 AM because you can just print more. These papers are from the Charlotte Designer Collection. Aren't they beautiful?


The challenge this month at the Cupcake Craftroom is "new beginnings".  Feel free to interpret this as you'd like - new baby, new home, new job, wedding engagement, you decide...What will your New Beginnings be?  The challenge is open till February 29, so there is still lots of time to enter a card.  Won't you join me and tell me about your "new beginnings"?

My "new beginnings" for this year is to make more masculine cards. I have baskets of completed female cards but when I need a card for a man, I have to make one. Hopefully by the end of the year I will have a "men's basket" of completed cards.

I decided to do paper folding on these cards and used "Menswear" Collection to make my cards. I hope you enjoy my new additions to my "men's basket".




I layered four different papers from the "Menswear" collection on this card and used double sided paper to create the mini envelope. The HB sentiment was embossed with gold embossing powder but much to my dismay...it wasn't legible so I simply highlighted areas of the sentiment with a white gel pen.




This Iris Folded card was also made with papers from the "Menswear" Collection.  An Exacto knife was used to create the waves and seagulls. If you look closely you will see different papers from the ones used on HB card.  There are many more designs that I didn't use on either of these two cards. You can see the whole collection HERE.  While looking at these lovely coordinated papers...browse a bit and see the other great paper collections. I am submitting this card to the Paper Players Masculine CAS challenge.

Thanks, Mandy for the great opportunity to make cards for my blogging friends across the pond! I  enjoyed working with these wonderfully designed papers.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

12 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Congratulations on you win and Guest Designer spot! That's the card you created for TMS and it certainly deserves the win. Beautiful masculine cards, too.

Lisa said...

Yippee on your guest designing spot Marie!! Well deserved ;)

Great masculine cards today. Your sailboat card is spectacular...well done!!

Beebeebabs said...

Congratulations Marie - all your cards are absolutely beautiful - love them all!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Marie! Beautiful cards! I love the gulls and waves on your Paper Player card...so clever and unique! Thanks for joining us in our challenge this week!

Maria said...

Gorgeous masculine cards, Marie! I, myself, struggle with male cards! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Maria said...

Oops...forgot to add a big congrats to your GD spot! So well deserving for your stunning card!

LeAnne said...

That sailboat card is INCREDIBLE! I can't believe that you cut out the waves & birds with a knife...and the sails are amazing! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on winning with that beautiful card, Marie!

Your menswear creations are pretty nifty, too: the baby diaper -- so cute! And I ADORE the way you paper pieced that sailboat. It's one of the nicest sailboats I've seen on a card.

Lesley said...

The sailboat is awesome, love that negative space! Great job and congrats on your win!!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Kathy said...

How cool! Love the iris folded sail boat, that is a great look. Congrats on the win, I was very impressed by that first card, too. Brilliant to print your own double sided papers.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wow! I just love all of the detail on your sailboat card! The birds and the waves cut with an exacto knife really are gorgeous. I wish I had those cutting skills! A fantastic card, all around. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Theresa said...

What wonderful cards. I love the Iris fold - I've tried them and they don't come out that great. Totally great work!!