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Jan 10, 2012

MFT DT Creative Challenge - Masculine

In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, "It's All About the Guys" Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have taken the challenge. 

Hi all and thank you for stopping by today.  As I mentioned above, it is time for this month's MFT DT Creative Challenge and I made my best attempt at making a masculine card.  As someone who loves the color pink, I find this exceedingly difficult.  I made an honest attempt, though.  LOL
  • I ripped stuff
  • I used a wooden button
  • I used canvas, and left the edges "raw"
  • I curled up patterned paper
  • I used linen thread... it just looks manly
  • I did some "unfinished" stitching - that's manly, right?
  • Did I mention I ripped stuff?
Ok, enough with trying to convince you... here is my "manly" creation:

I used this month's Triple Scoop stamp set, Clearly Sentimental about Romance.  You can earn it free with a $60 purchase!  I used a wooden button by Prima and threaded it with linen thread.  The canvas heart is a gift from Joanne Basile.  It's "pre-fab" (comes that way).  I distressed the edges a little to make it more manly.  Under that is a kraft envelope (also a gift from Joanne) and I stuck a piece of distressed patterned paper in it, just for a little added detail... and to make it more manly.  LOL

I added some "not pristine" stitching and a linen thread "X".

And I DID mention I ripped stuff, right?  LOL

Ok, now go forth and be manly... errrr... make a pretty card with a masculine touches.  If I can do it, you can too!  :) 

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Don't forget to check out the MFT Blog so you can see what the rest of the team came up with.  :) 


  1. Your card is pretty, Jody!!! ;) But I don't know any man who would mind getting it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  2. You did a great job with the "manley"! I love the canvas heart.

  3. this post made me laugh. Love the ripped stuff...perfect touch to a manly card.

  4. LOVE the button, that is defintely a manly card, love it

  5. Hey, you ripped stuff!! What a fab idea for masculine! ;-)

  6. Holy moly! That canvas heart is the BOMB! LOVE your "ripped stuff" and unfinished sewing!!

  7. That's just gorgeous Jody!

  8. Wonderful card, Jody! Love the canvas heart and all of the ripping!

  9. Just my absolute favorite card that I have seen today. I have an anniversary (25 years) coming up soon and this would be so perfect for my husband. I have pinned it.

  10. This is my favorite that I've seen. All of the texture makes it very masculine!!!


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