Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Doodlebug Design Masculine Birthday & Father's Day Cards

Hi there!  Today I'm thrilled to be sharing some playful cards which are being featured over on the Doodlebug blog.  They would be perfect for the guys in your life!

Doodlebug Design Inc. Masculine Birthday & Father's Day Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up first I have a fun sweater vest card which I created using my Silhouette (available as a free download HERE).

I paired Doodlebug's Day to Day bow tie with a variety of great basic papers from various collections.   I then used my clear ruler to poke holes every 1/8 inch down the center of each diamond to hand-stitch my argyle pattern with 3 strands of embroidery floss.

Doodlebug Design Inc. Argyle Sweater & Bow Tie Father's Day Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa

My next card also was created on my Silhouette (available as a free download HERE).

I cut the guitar top from some Friendly Forest woodgrain paper which perfectly coordinates with the teal paper from the Kraft In Color Collection.  I strung Doodle twine through 6 holes I poked with my paper-piercer and then used those same holes to insert doodlebug's mini brads.  I then taped the strings to the back of the guitar panel before adhering it to the card base.  The Happy Birthday Doodle cardstock stickers are a little pliable so they were perfect for applying on the curve!

Doodlebug Design Inc. Guitar Masculine Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

When in doubt I think stars always work well for boys so for my last card I paired a Patriotic Parade star sticker and star sprinkles with the colorful papers from the Hip Hip Hooray collection.  For my star burst pattern I simply cut random rays with my paper trimmer and scraps of paper.  I then adhered them to a 5.5" x 4.25" card panel, cut off the excess with my scissors and stitched them with coordinating colors of thread.

Doodlebug Design Inc. Masculine Star Burst Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I have submitted these to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog that is challenging readers this week to "Make It Masculine".  I hope you will check out their challenge and submit your ideas as well.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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  1. Your designs are amazing! Thank you for sharing the files, I'm always on the lookout for masculine cards!

  2. Masculine cards are always a challenge for me! Thanks for the inspiration ... your cards are awesome!

  3. Thank you for the free
    cut file! Your cards are
    too cute.
    Carla from Utah

  4. OH MY GOODNESS - I wish I had a better way - a more fitting way to tell you that thee are SO CUTE!!! Excellence in card making for men - you just surpassed any thing I have ever seen made for a man - these are stellar and OH MY GOODNESS - so impressive!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us and just amazing me!!!

  5. Thanks so much for the downloads. They sure help busy people like me.

  6. WOW wow wow!!!! LOVE these cards!!! That vest card is outta this world awesome! And so is that guitar card!!! Yikes you do such amazing work, I am in awe!!! Love the star card, so full of fun colors and such a fun pattern. Love them all!!!

  7. Great use of papers - these are so fun!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx

  8. These are absolutely amazing!! You do such beautiful work! These are by far the cutest guy cards I have ever seen! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today! I'm so glad I found you're beautiful work! :)

    1. Thanks so much for visiting Kay! The love is mutual. ;)


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