Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crop Hop: Let's Hear It For The Boys

Good Morning Everyone.

Today I'm hosting a challenge for the 24 Hour Crop Hop at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends. My challenge is to make a layout, card or altered item for a guy. Boys, men, males, husbands, fathers, crushes, bosses - we all have them. Making a cute card for us ladies is easy peasie, but boy stuff can be a real headache. I'm hoping that the entries for this challenge will give us all lots of ideas for the next time we're stumped when we sit down to make a birthday card for that someone special.


1. No ribbon, bows, sewing, butterflies, buttons, bling or glitter of any kind.

2. Use at least one piece of fabulous texture to make your project special.

3. Post a link to your completed project both here on my blog and post a pic at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends on THIS thread by 11:59 EST tonight.

I'll be choosing a winner and sending two fun guy-friendly page kits plus some other goodies.

Have fun and happy crafting.

P.S. To make this card, I drank a delicious clementine Izze and then cut the can into a flat panel. I ran the metal sheet through my cuttlebug using an embossing folder (little squares - can't find the name), trimmed it to a rough rectangle and matted it on black cardstock. Then I added black brads to the corners both for additional adhesive support and to look cool. I took a piece of corrugated cardboard (thanks Amy from Gauche Alchemy ) and bent it in half. It makes a mighty CRACK sound - this is okay, just make sure the smooth side is on the inside and the bumpy side is on the outside. Trim to the size you want your finished card to be. Stamp images. Mat on black paper, attach to metal card front. Using glue dots, affix card front to cardboard card base. This card is thick so make it about a quarter inch smaller than the envelope you intend to use.


Sassy Pam said...

Great challenge!

PS. love the new header!

Bombshell Stamps said...

oooh, adore your new header Nicole, and you have one of the most interesting bio's I've ever read ;)

Love the challenge guitar card and makes me think of the guitars hanging in your avatar background!

Kathi said...

• Great new header!

• Awesome card. It rocks! *goofy grin*

• I love your challenge. I'll give it a go if I finish the two on my desk.

Barbara said...

Here to try again....

Just wanna say that card ROCKS!! You definitely let your imagination be your guide!

Chris Maki said...

I loved the card, it's definitely guy friendly and I'm not just saying that because your my girl :-)

Amy Wing said...

I must say that I'm extremely flattered this card is now in my possession, even if I'm not a guy. (Well, at least not technically.) It was the high point of my week to open it, Nicole. :) And it looks better IRL, but what doesn't?

Hang in there with the back stuff - I can't imagine what you're going through, but your spirit and optimism are truly inspirational.

Lisa said...

Nicole, I gotta say I love this card. What's funny is I just bought this stamp set yesterday before ever seeing your awesome card! :)