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He really is, and for so many reasons!  My dad has great appreciation for very simple things, so I think this would suit him.  He loves the outdoors, so I thought my Leaves Trio would work nicely.  And, I love the sentiments in the Mainly Men Clear set–I use those SO much!!! Not just for guy cards, but any time I need a clean, straightforward look.


Got a new EK border punch a short time ago, and decided it needed a test run.  But, I wanted to do sumpin' a wee bit different than just cutting the bottom edge of the card.  So, I used it to create a "slit" to slip my focal layer through.  Ohhhhhhhh, I LIKEY!!!


Another little detail, just to add a bit more kick and contrast to the design:  a double layered reinforcer with an antique copper mini brad.  I love copper–it always has a warmth to it that draws me in.

Hope your week was a good one, and that your weekend is even gooder. *wink*

Stamps:  Leaf Trio, Mainly Men Clear Set by A Muse Artstamps; Fern 4 bar Note Card by A Muse; Patterned Paper from the Kioshi Collection by Basic Grey; Inks:  Versamagic Jumbo Java, Tea Leaves, Wheat and Memento Rich Cocoa; Slim Profile Zig Zag Border Punch and 1/2" and 5/8" circle punches by EK Success; Copper Mini Brad by Making Memories

  1. Hey, what a GREAT idea for border punches. However, I’ve just spent 20 minutes trying several of my punches and can’t make it work. Sure would love it if you could teach this old dog that new trick!

  2. This is sooooo cool, I love the zig zag slit, something else to add to the wish list…..and while I am at it, I might as well add the Kioshi PP…..LOVE it!!!! OK, it’s fabulous……

  3. Gorgeous colors on this card, love it!

  4. Well, Miss Julie…..the punch work is sooo clever. I love your style and look forward to seeing what you come up with. Look forward to seeing you again….maybe at a Fall class in Langley, BC? I hope, I hope…….

  5. As you would say, “very tricksy” of you!!!

  6. Absolutely fabulous! I have such a hard time with the ‘men’ card thing, but this has totally given me so wonderful inspiration! Have a great weekend! Oh and I think I’ll be at the A Muse PJ party tomorrow night so maybe I’ll see ya there! :-) Hugs, Carly

  7. Brilliant! Brilliant, I say! :)

  8. Brilliant – I love your ‘slit’ – fantastic!

  9. You clever, clever woman!

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