Monday, September 9, 2013

Let's Hear It for the Boys!

The Angel who has redeemed me from all harm—
    may he bless these BOYS.
May they preserve my name
    and the names of Abraham and Isaac.
And may their descendants multiply greatly
    throughout the earth.
Genesis 48:16

Hello and Welcome!  I’m excited to be doing this, my seventh post in conjunction with a group I recently connected with after I began using my new-last-summer Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine.  It’s a monthly post to showcase projects that members of the Silhouette Challenge Group have made using these wonderful machines.  You'll find a list at the end here of those of our ever-growing  group who are participating this month, so you can visit them, also!

For this month’s project, I made several ‘Manly’ birthday cards for some of the menfolk family and friends who are having birthdays in the next several weeks.  Men are just 'big boys,' after all!  I used a cutting file of Cogs and Gears from along with some ‘rugged’ elements that I came up with.  I made several versions of a basic plan for the Easel Cards that I had.

An Argyle card - closed

An Argyle card - propped open

An Argyle card - propped open

A plaid card - closed

A plaid card - propped open

A plaid card - propped open
I used pieces of corrugated cardboard boxes, plaid and argyle papers, cogs and gears cut from bronze metallic cardstock on my Silhouette CAMEO, ribbon and pop can ‘pop tops’ used as belt buckles. I printed the 'Happy Birthday!' sentiment (Woodcut font) in PSE 10.

Here is the file used for these cards –

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Organizing for Preschool by Life After Laundry
Stamped Wrapping Paper Tutorial by The Thinking Closet
Gender Reveal Fabric Banner by Create & Babble
Preschool Lovey Book by A Tossed Salad Life
Front Door Sign by Cutesy Crafts
Paper Pumpkin Banner by Chicken Scratch NY
A Stache Bash Shower by Home At Eight
Fall Decor with the Silhouette by Coley's Corner
Happy Fall Y'all by Tanya's Creative Space
Halloween Lights by Lil' Mrs. Tori
Customized Disney T-Shirts by DailyDwelling
Craft Room Labels by Super Sweet Life
Toddler Growth Chart by Joy and Gladness of Heart
"Let's Hear it For the Boys!" by An Elegant Touch  -  (That’s Me!  You’re here - )  ;-}

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  1. I wish I could make my own cards like this. It looks like so much time and thought put into them. Great job!

  2. Lynden, this is a fabulous masculine card! Well, both of them are! Love the use of the corrugated cardboard here! Wonderful job on them! :)

  3. Love the easel style - it's really effective. Terrific masculine cards.

  4. GREAT cards Lynn! I always love what you do!

  5. WOW what an amazing card you've created!

  6. oh thats perfect for any boy! turned out great!

  7. So fun that you and Vanessa both had gears in your projects this month! Which is perfect for me since I have a gear-loving man in my life who I know would appreciate a card like this. Thanks for sharing another creative project with us all, Lynden!

    The Thinking Closet


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