Live Crafting REPLAY with Liz – Featuring He’s The Man Suite. I had a real purpose about my YouTube Live yesterday afternoon. Today is not only my wonderful husband’s birthday, it is also one of our good friends’ birthday, so I needed two masculine birthday cards. I instantly thought of the He’s a Man Suite.
I had not opened the paper pack before yesterday, so was happily surprised to see that there are, not one, but TWO sheets of die cuts included. The sheets are both the same, so there is no need to be worried about using any of the die cut pieces (well on the first sheet at least!)
Cheers to All Your Years
For some while now, I have been seeing a fancy(ish) fold that I wanted to use, and yesterday I finally have. I had no idea what it was called, but I believe, from some of the Live Comments, that it might be a ‘Book Binding’ fold, and looking on Pinterest, that appears to be the case. I have added the measurements as best I can at the bottom of this post. These are for International A4 paper, so I appologise to my North American followers that I have not been able to convert to your paper size. I am hoping that if you watch the video it will be reasonably simple to work out how to make it work for you.
So, this is the card I decided to make for our friend. It is a pretty stripped back design with just a couple of layers, one of the die cuts from the paper pack, and a die cut from using the matching dies. I can’t believe I didn’t include any stamping on this card at all!
I did add some Faux Suede Ribbon and some Rustic Dots, but that was basically it, nothing too fancy, just a classic masculine card using a colour I rarely use – Cajun Craze. This card went into the post yesterday afternoon, so I am hoping it might actually arrive for tomorrow, please Royal Mail!!
Next up is the card I am giving to my husband. I started my design by choosing the die cut from the paper pack and working back from that. I did include the same Crushed Curry die cut piece, but this time I had it running vertically.
Again, I added some of the Rustic dots just to lift the card a little, and I also added some of the Faux Suede Ribbon. At this point I should add that hubby and I have only slept under canvas together on one, or possibly two, occasions in our 30 years together, so the whole camping theme is going to confuse him a little.
I did actually break out one of the stamps for this card with the ‘Love this guy’ stamp in Crushed Curry, die cut using one of the died from the bundle. So, what do you think? Do you like this Suite as much as I do? I can’t wait to make even more projects with this Suite.
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For International A4 Card
Cheers to All Your Years card – Standard A6 Cardbase cut long and thin – score in the middle as usual, and then either 7/8″ (2.2cm) from the fold, or 5″ (12.2 cm) from the edge.
First Mat for large area – 4-3/4 x 4” (12.2 x 10.1cm)
Second Mat for large area – 4-5/8 x 3-7/8” (11.7 x 9.8cm)
Narrow strip – 4-3/4 x 3/4″ (12.2 x 1.8cm)
Never Lost card – Standard A6 Cardbase cut short and fat – score in the middle as usual, and then 1/2″ (1.3cm) from the fold.
First Mat for large area – 5-3/4 x 3-1/4” (14.6 x 8.3cm)
Second Mat for large area – 5-5/8 x 3-1/8” (14.2 x 8cm)
First narrow strip – 5-3/4 x 7/16″ (14.6 x 1.4cm)
Second narrow strip – 5-5/8 x 1/2″ (14.4 x 1.2cm)
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