Make It Masculine Blog Hop

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Get ready for some great ideas on cards, layouts and other crafty goodness for the men in your life.

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You should have arrived here from my blog hop buddy, Denise.  Now on with the hop!

The first thing that comes to mind when I think “masculine” is tools.  I’ve made quite a few tool themed cards for that reason coupled with the fact that I love tools myself use them often, though not always correctly!  A wise man once said, “Never use a pair of pliers as a hammer.  That’s what screwdrivers are for.”

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This card was made using an SVGCuts cut file.  I’ve got to say I love almost every kit they introduce and own almost every one, too.  Mary at SVGCuts must be infatuated with box cards because she’s designing a lot of them these days.  Fine by me because they’re a real hit with friends and family!  This card was made using Stampin’ Up’s Basic Gray, Brushed Silver, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Whisper White card stock.  The Patterned Paper, also Stampin’ Up is from the Adventure Bound stack.  I got the 1/4″ screw head brads from A. C. Moore.

The card is going to a very special person who is a real handyman but also uses his tools creatively, making Intarsia pieces for the holidays.  Its one of my favorite gifts every year.  When Christmas comes around again, I’ll have to take pictures of the treasures we have that he’s made and share them with you.

Here’s another tool themed card; this time a tool belt.


This card has quite a few components, each tool has at least two layers and the belt has “stitched” layers, both front and back.  The tools are removable and have sentiments on the back referencing that particular tool.  It’s a tri-fold card and fits in a standard envelope.  If you like this idea but not all the work, I have a tutorial for a simpler version I’m happy to share with you.  If you make one, I’d love for you to share a picture with me.

But all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy or so they say, so I’m going to share some fun-time cards as well.

First up, some darts!

 Hits the Mark 2

Next, bowling.

bowling-shirt-6And what are sports without a little refreshment?


Clicking on any of the cards will take you to the gallery to see additional images.  I hope you visit there as well.

Your next stop is the talented Sarah.  And, in case you get lost along the way, here’s the entire blog hop line-up.

Theresa –
CADC Blog Design Team –
Denise –
Kim –  That’s me!
Sarah –
Alicia –
Tristan –
Daphne –
Jessica –
Audrey –
Nana –
Haidee –
Holli –


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30 Responses to “Make It Masculine Blog Hop”

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  1. Tristan says:

    Fabulous creations Kim. Hard to pick a fav.

  2. Michellew says:

    WOW Kim, they are all fantastic!

  3. Lisa K says:

    Wow, what a set of lovely cards for inspiration. Hard to select one as a favorite.

  4. I love, love, LOVE all of your projects Kim! You are so talented and very creative!!

  5. You always ROCK your creation TFS those projects with us looooooooove them!

  6. Deb says:

    Love the masculine cards…especially Bob’s toolbox. I never knew the holiday gifts he makes had a name…Intarsia. So, not only do you inspire me with your unbelievable creativity, you taught me my new word for the day!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Deb. Glad you enjoyed that little tidbit of information. I liked that tool box, too. But not nearly as much as the cat themed exploding box card you gave him. I’m saving that for a blog hop I joined to celebrate National Cat Day on 10/29. I’m sure you’ll enjoy that hop!

  7. Alicia says:

    You knocked this out of the park! Omg!!! I am just out of words to describe your projects!!!


  8. Diane says:

    My favorite one is the tool belt with the removable tools. What fun!

  9. Theresa says:

    WOW Kim! Awesome job. Thanks for hopping with me.

  10. Debbie Bonczek says:

    Seriously awesome cards. The toolbox was my favorite, but only by a slim margin, as they are all fabulous.

  11. Ashley W says:

    Oh, I just LOVE these cards! The tools ones are especially my faves! New follower on bloglovin’!

    ~Ashley W

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks so much Ashley! And thank you, thank you and hundred times thank you for following me on Bloglovin…now I have 4 (and one is me), LOL

  12. Ching says:

    Kim, these are just exquisite. WOW!!

  13. Marcie Craig says:

    Great cards as usual!!!!

  14. dshreiber says:

    WOW! Your cards are amazing. So much work! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! TFS

  15. Oh I do love them ALL !!!! SVG cuts is also my fav place to get box cards.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks Anna! I think they’re Mary’s (at svgcuts) too, because she’s making them right and left and each one is cuter than the last.

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