Friday, January 26, 2018

Masculine Valentine Set

Hi, Friends......

I have been busy making cards lately and have several that haven't been blogged, so today I am trying to catch up a bit. This is my second post of the day. I hope you will look HERE at my other one, too. :)

Earlier this week I saw a wonderful valentine made from collaging a bunch of patterned paper scraps that had been sitting on the blogger's craft desk. It was gorgeous!! AND I WISH I REMEMBERED where I saw it!!!! ARRRGH!!! (Why, oh why did I not Pin it so I could find it later?????) If I remember (unlikely) or run across it again (slight chance) I will post the link. It was a girly valentine in pinks and vintage romantic and pretty. Anyone have a clue whose it was???

Anywaaaaaaaaaaay.....I was inspired to make a set of masculine valentines with the manly scraps that were sitting on my craft table! Here's a close up of one of them. You can see the set of four at the bottom of this post.

I had a lot of fun dusting off some long-neglected Unity stamps to use on these cards. I stamped directly onto the patterned paper collaged background and collaged heart, not worrying (too much) if the images turned out perfect or not. :) I added a few Nuvo drops for fun as finishing touch.
Supplies used include:
Serendipity - Heart Scroll stamp and die set
Sizzix - Thinlits TH Mixed Media die set
Assorted Unity valentine motif stamps
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Lots of patterned paper scraps
Core'dinations cardstock
Twine from my stash
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pink Raspberry

In my effort to make multiples of my cards, I made a set of four of these. Each one is a little different....(Ha!..maybe in more ways than one!!! lol...)....and I love how they turned out. I will save my favorite for my hubby and the others will go in my box of cards I'm selling to help support the family help center where I volunteer. Yay!!

Hope this gave you some ideas on how to make fun masculine cards, valentines or other, and use a bunch of scraps at the same time. Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Have a great weekend.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card (top one) in the following challenges:
1. Mod Squad - Valentine/Love (must use red)
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #221 - Love or TY
3. Crop Stop January Linky Party #36 - Anything Goes use a product from company CS sells (I used Core'dinations cardstock, Sizzix dies, and Tsukineko - Versafine ink)
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 317-318 - Use Snippets
5. The House That Stamps Built - J2418 Anything Goes
6. CARDZ-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #32
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer It
8. Word Art Wednesday #318-319 - AG
9. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January 


  1. How fun!! What a great way to use some scraps, and the stamping on top really draws them together! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  2. Beautiful collection of hearts cards I love the heart beat stamp I think I have that one.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge # 221 “LOVE” or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  3. What a great way to use your scraps -- to create awesome masculine Valentines! So happy you linked these up to The House That Stamps Built, AND to the Cropstop blog as well!!

  4. These are wonderful Janis. Ànytime you can use scraps up and turn them into something this nice is a great day. Well done.

  5. Oooh Janis - these really are lovely! At first I thought you had four fellas on the go :) Wonderful use of snippets.


    Di xx

  6. Ha! Very funny, Di. :D
    Well, actually, if you count my gentlemen cats.... ;)


  7. haha to cat to care! so funny!
    Wonderful card!

  8. Wonderful set of masculine cards, love them. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge


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