Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Let's Par-Tee with a Cricut Box Card - Lori Whitlock SVG

When it comes to making masculine cards, I might be a tad challenged.  Or maybe I just really think ALL cards look better with flowers, gems and ribbons.  At my house, everyone gets elaborate cards for all occasions except for the person I love best in the world, my darling husband. For years I took a class at The Stamp Art Shoppe called "Masculine Cards,"  taught by one of my favorite artists, Susan Porter, and made enough cards to last me for the year.  But sadly, that shop has closed and I'm left to fend for myself.

 Lori Whitlock SVG cut files to the rescue!  I adore her incredible cut files so I downloaded a few with themes that apply to my husband's favorite hobbies.  Now I'm prepared to wow my husband with my mad "guy card making" skills.  I do have to sit on my hands when the card is finished to keep myself from adding "girlie" details.  The foreground in this z-fold box card came very close to exhibiting a colorful bed of  tulips because we all know the best golf courses do have lovely flower beds along the fairway. I'm so proud of myself for adorning this card  with Tim Holtz  metal embellies.  I think washers and gears do kind of look like coconuts and hubcaps if you squint your eyes enough.

I used some of my regular die cuts for the sun, clouds, grass and palm tree. I like how this idyllic little golf scene turned out and I think my husband will be very impressed with his birthday card this year.  He'll laugh at the metal embellies for sure! At lease I tried...

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and be fabulous.

Playing along with:
        Die Cut Divas
        Happy Little Stampers - Dies
        Cards 4 Guyz
        Crafty Sentiments
        Fairytale Challenge
        Water Cooler Challenge


  1. So cute! Love this golf themed card and that sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining the September challenge at Happy Little Stampers ATG w/ Dies!

  2. Hi Nancy, what a fun card and what a great play on words. I'm sure this birthday card will put a big smile on your husband's face. Love the Double Z fold and all those wonderful, bright colours. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Your cards are really beautiful Nancy! Thank you for visiting my blog and now I am following you too! Hugs Julie xox

  4. I love the golf scene, right down to grass. A few tulips might have been a bit girly. I'm sure he is wowed by your guy card making skills. So very glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas. Always fun making cards.

  5. This is such a fun, colourful, masculine birthday card. It's sure to bring a smile to your husband's face. You've captured a beautiful scene with those SVG's and I like the layout on the Z fold card. Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Birthday challenge Nancy.

  6. Lovely fun card, I'm sure your hubby loved it. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz

  7. Nice! Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz.
    Janis, DT

  8. Very clever card for a mens-hobby. Thanks for showing it for the fairytale-for-men-only-challenge.

  9. Each element so beautiful and nicely put up!! Thank you so much for participating at die-cut-divas.blogspot.in :)

  10. What a fun and adorabe card. Love all the bright colors and a great combination of die cuts. Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!