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11.04.2011

YCU Blog Hop

Good morning! Today is the 2nd Young Crafters Unite blog hop! You likely got here from Tania, but you can always go back to the YCU blog to start from the beginning. The hop officially begins at noon CST, so you might want to wait until then to hop through. Make sure to comment along the way, for a chance to win some great prizes (details here)

This time, the theme is "Masculine," and I'm sharing a manly Christmas card. (haha...can a Christmas card really be manly?)

Last weekend I picked up this cool wood paper, and I tried die cutting it. Sadly, it didn't really work, but I was pleased to see that it debossed the wood instead. Even cooler than if it cut all the way through!


I've had those acrylic letters in my stash for about a year, and I was happy to finally use them. (I hope the card is still masculine even though it has stitching. I figure the wood and twine make up for that....)

Now I must send you on your way....Bee is up next!

50 comments:

  1. Love the white and Kraft combo Jen! The big bold sentiment is so fabulous!

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  2. Love the debossed look on that ornament, especially paired with those clear letters.

    I've had pretty good luck die cutting the thinnest wood paper they sell at Ink About it -- it can even be embossed. I haven't done as much with the heavier stuff, except make album covers and break Martha Stewart punches.

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  3. I love how you did the stitching on the letters. I also really like how the ornament looks wooden. Wonderful card!

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  4. Pretty-manly.

    Rebecca
    brrck@uahoo.com

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  5. AMAZING ornament.... love it!

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  6. Love the ornament... TFS...

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  7. I love that the sentiment is bold! The ornament is perfect! Love!

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  8. Brilliant Christmas card for a guy Jen, the gelatin letters are great...cool idea to stitch them in place :)
    Jenny x

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  9. Love this card, the embossing on the bauble looks fantastic!

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  10. beautiful card... LOVE IT..
    thanks for sharing..

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  11. Great masculine x-mas card!!! Love your design and choice of colors!

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  12. blown away!! wow!!! i don't even know where to begin - i LOVE the wood/twine and acrylic combo!! awesome!!

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  13. This card is the epitome of masculine in my book! Stylish, clean, sophisticated! Love everything about it.

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  14. Cool. That was a fortunate cutting mistake/debossing discovery to make! Love it.

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  15. Cool. That was a fortunate cutting mistake/debossing discovery to make! Love it.

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  16. I love that you thought of doing a Christmas card! The thought never occurred to me, and this looks fabulous!

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  17. Love all the white.. so clean and fresh. The stitching is awesome. Great card!

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  18. Fantastic card! You are so right that the debossed ornament is cooler than if it had cut right though. I think the design is still very manly.

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  19. Great card. Love the color combo.

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  20. Oh the wood is great, did you send it over to the Create challenge?

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  21. I love the softness of the color theme...stunning!

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  22. LOVE the stitching on the letters!

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  23. I love your card! the woodgrain paper is gorgeous!

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  24. Loving this card - making some up for Xmas :)

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  25. Diggin the wood! I love Christmas!

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  26. Fabulous design and love the embossed wood, perfect for a guy!

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  27. This is FABULOUS!!! LOVE how your debossed wooden ornament turned out and how you used that as the "o" in JOY!

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  28. The stitching is awesome - love it! - and the accidental debossing on the wood is amazing. I think this totally qualifies as a masculine Christmas card :)

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  29. I love everything about this! The stitching is perfect and doesn't detract from the manliness of the card at all...the wood ornament is amazing on it's own, plus it's part of the sentiment...great card!

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  30. I think it looks masculine even with the stitching :-) I like how the letters are attached with the stitches.

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  31. Wow .... love this Jen ... I was just thinking this week how would a masculine christmas card look ... and you've done it ... love it!!!

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  32. This is fantastic, Jen! Love that ornament & the clear letters.

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  33. Cute card! I've never used acrylic letters..I'll have to play with some! :)

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  34. Definitely masculine! Love love love the wood! Looks fantastic!!

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  35. Very cool--I like the wood paper ornament.

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  36. This is a perfect guy card. That stitching is far from girly--I think it is right at home on this masculine card. Great work!

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  37. Great card ~ I love the effect of the debossed wood.

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  38. Your card is just right! I like the simple color combo and design, and the debossed wood and acrylic letters really make it special. :-)

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  39. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  40. YES, i think a christmas card can be manly. yours is!

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  41. You made that wood ornament?! It's awesome! I love this card!

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  42. So glad they spotlighted this on CARDS, congrats!

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  43. Supah!!! Love the debossing, love the stitching, love the wood.

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