Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CAS? Yep, I can! Guest Designing at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's always tricky when a challenge blog asks you to guest design for them, because you never know what challenge they'll assign you before you say a (in my case) very resounding, happy, gleeful, giggling yes!!!!

If you've been following my blog, you know that I was asked to guest design for the WHOLE MONTH over at Cardz 4 Guyz. Now this already stretches my crafty muscles because most of my work is extremely girly and frilly and glittery and all the other good things in life.

But this week my muscles are definitely going to get a workout because the challenge is:

Clean. And. Simple.

Cue dramatic impending doom theme music here.

But I did it!!!



Luckily for me, I had a really good other inspiration for this piece. My boyfriend just started a new yesterday. Since he's worked for 15 years at the same company, this is a major change for him!! It essentially doubles his salary (momma needs a new pair of shoes) (just kidding - I'm very self sufficient) but it comes with some drawbacks - namely that he has to start at 3 a.m. and has to work every Saturday - blargh!

So I set this card out, along with a pack of coffee, a breakfast bar, and a new pair of work gloves to make his first morning a little less awful.

I actually love the way it turned out! I used an embossing folder on the background and then I embossed a suit from Penny Black's Lost Without You set.  I finished it off with a (very true!) sentiment from STAMPlorations Blossom Overture.

So Haha - Cardz 4 Guyz!! You didn't stump me. I know you all need some more manly man cards in your stashes, so you should go play along!

I'm also sending my card over to the following challenges:
Virginia's View - All things Embossed
Addicted to Stamps - Celebration (because it was to celebrate his new job)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

41 comments:

  1. Nice! this card might have cheered him! It's a very manly card....and yes you can do CAS.

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  2. This is really Awesome Becca ! I loved your take on masculine card !

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  3. You certainly did do it Becca, a fab card and such a great idea to launch your fella on his way to work.
    Love the image and embossed background.:)

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  4. You did it Becca...and you did it so perfectly too. xx

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  5. This is definitely a manly man card! Love the embossed suit - perfect for a new job. A 3am start - he is going to need that coffee :) Great to see you doing the CAS thing!

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  6. Fabulous job on your manly CAS card! And way to go to your BF on his new job! I think this was the perfect card for him!

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  7. You're doing so brilliantly! Love your card! Thank you for your sweet comment. I blushed a little :) xx

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  8. They are lucky to have you, fab card Becca.

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  9. Congrats to the new job for your guy:) This card is great-It reminds me of Madmen

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  10. Fabulous, hope your boyfriend had a great first day xx

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  11. Becca, I am sure you can do anything you set your mind to!! This is a wonderful CAS card AND masculine, to boot! I know he loved that you made this for him. I hope he will be happy in his new position!

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  12. Well, woot for you! Fabulous manly card and congrats to the guy it went to on his new job! You get an "A" for AWESOMENESS, chica.

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  13. ...and you nailed it what a fantastic CAS guy card Becca. I love the background and that suit--thumbs up! Yay for bf new job but boo for the Saturday nights. However, crafty Saturday are always good in my books!! Congratulations on the GD.

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  14. This is fabulous Becca, I love the stylish design great colours.
    Good luck to your boyfriend with his new job.
    Sue xx

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  15. This is awesome Becca!! I love your inspiration!!

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  16. Amazing and super cool and so appropriate as a manly congrats card!!! So fun to stop by your blog often and get so inspired and fired up to go out and meet some challenges - love your fire and your verve!!! Hope you have a fabulous day and that things go well with your boyfriend's new job!!!

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  17. This is so fabulous!! I love the design!! The embossing is perfect and that image is awesome!! Congrats to your bf on his new job!! I know he loved this card!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. So proud of you Becca for nailing the CAS card!! Fun image with that suit too. Congrats to your BF!!

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  19. You do make me laugh Becca...CAS and male, your worst fears lol Well you tackled this one head on and nailed it to the ground...it's fabulous! Carol x

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  20. Congrats to your boyfriend on the new job, and congrats to you for making a CAS manly card that is FANTASTIC!

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  21. Well, CONGRATS indeed because you clearly mastered the challenge Becca!
    YOu are as funny as you are talented! It's a great combo and a real treat to visit you!
    Many thanks~

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  22. well done Becca. Great CAS card.

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  23. OOOH congrats to your Other Half on the new job & even more, CONGRATS to you even more for another CAS sensation!!! ADORE that suit.....works a treat:):) Like he was bound to feel when he got your little collection of goodiees;)!!!!

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  24. awwww...I bet your guy LOVED this!

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  25. Super CAS card Becca! hugs Carole Z X

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  26. Of Course you can CAS this, Becca!! :) :) You've got this!! :) :) Fab card for your boyfriend! I bet that made his first 3am morning a bit less painful!! :) XOXO-Shari

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  27. Wowza. What a fantastic guy card. I bet Jimmy started his job on the right foot with all the goodies and a card that greeted him in the morning!! I think you have mastered male themed cards!!

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  28. Oh Becca your MAN will love this
    this is CAS
    this is elegant
    this is no glitter no ribbon no enamel dots
    this is pure GUY card
    and he must be proud to get this
    I ADORE YOUR DESIGN BECCA seriously...

    And I dont want that my hubby work at Saturday
    I need his help to take care my boys and I can cook and go shopping for whole week hehe
    but mama need new shoes..hihi its funny :)
    see you soon on my GUYS card Becca

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  29. This is Wonderful, Becca! I bet he really loved it! Hope the new job works out great! It is so stressful to change--I've been there!

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  30. Wonderful job with your CAS masculine design here Becca!! What a great card for your man to send him on his way to his new gig!!! super fun and congrats to you both!! :) HUGS

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  31. This is quite a feat on many grounds! Love the masculine design with the embossing! The composition is awesome, Becca! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

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  32. Gorgeous masculine card Becca.
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings Miranda

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  33. Fabulous design, such a cool and trendy look! you did an awesome job with the CAS design

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  34. Such a cool design, Becca! Dude-friendly aside, this really is a classy card. Now, go shop for those new shoes!
    Happy Spring and have a fab weekend!
    hugs, Asha

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  35. I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
    Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

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  36. Awesome guy card. I love the way it turned out too. There must be another good thing about starting so early-he gets out of work earlier in the day, right? Anywho-Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

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  37. Seriously: 3am and working Saturday? Hopefully these hours mean earlier returns home and a day off during the week. Always need some You+Him opportunities. In the meantime, though...shoe shopping is always a good thing! Awesome manly card; a perfect special touch added to your oh-so sweet treats cache. He's a lucky guy! As for your creative muscles being stretched...oh yes! Most impressive!
    Hugs~c

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  38. Well it certainly doesn't look as if CAS is outside your comfort zone, this card is great! Congrats to your OH on the new job, but OMG what a horrid work schedule he has!
    Jane

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  39. LOL ok, I just love your sense of humor. This post had me giggling for sure. I have a hard time making guy cards to.. I always have the urge to put a flower or rhinestone on it. lol! Great card though! :)
    ♥ Samantha
    Designs by Sammy

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  40. You certainly mastered CAS, great card x

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  41. I can totally sense your reaction when you heard this particular challenge, lol! This turned out wonderfully - and WOOT for the new job!

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