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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Charles' Pick Up

Hello my friends.  It's Tuesday again and I was able to put together a card for Teapot Tuesday.  It was a tough one for me - masculine - no flowers, no bows!  Is that possible?  Well, apparently it is.  I did come up with an idea that wasn't exactly what it was supposed to be, but I came pretty close except no tools.
Here are the challenges - use several shades of brown - check!  Use a number or letter on the card - check!  Communicate using a sentiment - check!  Use a grid or squares - check!  Try to use buttons or dials - check!  Be a repeater and use the same thing twice - Used the solid blue dp 2 times and also have 2 buttons - check!  Use a band of ribbon - no bows - check!  If you have a "Q" you'll be Queen of the Teaparty - check!  No extra cookies for tools though - just not in my stash of stamps.  I did add the dogs though.  Thought that might be a manly touch, plus isn't that Charles driving that truck!

Materials used:
c/s - Stampin Up Summer Sun; XPress It Blending paper
d/p - My Mind's Eye  - C'est La Vie (I think)
Ribbon - Stampin Up - Crushed Curry polka dot;
Sentiment - Q is a sticker and the rest is computer generated
Stamp - Stampin Up - Loads of Love and Accessories
Teabag - can't remember offhand where I got that
Metal embellishment  and buttons - from my stash

Don't ask me why I used Quip on this card.  I spent so much time trying to figure out a "Q" word to use and this one finally came to me and I found a cute poem about the word, so I printed that off and will include it with the card.  Too long to add here.

That's about it.  If you want to play along, check out this thread for Charles's mailing information.  To read his story about why we are sending him cards this week, read it HERE

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15 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fabulous papers.xxx

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  2. Gorgeous! LOve your design and this cute image. It always seems hard to do a 'man' card...But, they turn out fine in the end.
    I LOve it.
    Chrissyxx

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  3. Very kewl Maggie! Love the colors and the design too:)

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  4. What a great card! I will say a prayer for Charlie..Such a horrible illness..I know this card will bring him smiles...

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    1. That's so kind of you Winnie. I know that they will appreciate all the prayers that they can get.

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  5. Awesome masculine card! :) Love that truck!! I have to sit on my hands to keep from adding jewels and ribbons! Love your cute manly card!

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    1. I sure wanted to add a couple of flowers! LOL!

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  6. I love your card! I really like the design. You did a great job. I have that same DP!

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  7. This is too cute Maggie! I hardly ever use that stampset anymore....thanks for the inspiration to pull it out again!

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    1. It seems I always go to this one or the tugboat one for masculine cards.

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  8. Maggie, this is great fun!! Love your "Quip" and your take on the challenge. Isn't that stamp set fun to work with? I love it. Great job on this one!

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  9. Super cute and wonderfully colored Maggie! Wow, that's quite a list of challenges!

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  10. Love your card- so sad that SU is retiring this set- I love the cute accessories.... So sad about Charlie- will keep him in prayers!

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  11. ...and U said U don't do masculine cards well?????!!
    ppftttttt!! LOL....this card is absolutly male-PERFECT!!
    Loveeee all the accessories U added and your coloring...way to go Maggie...another winner!! ;o)

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  12. Maggie.. you can do any theme so well.. this masculine card looks great. I like all the embellishments you have added.. gives it a lot of character :)

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