Tuesday, July 7, 2015

masculine card set + tips

Being a mom of twin teenage boys I’m always on the lookout for new masculine paper collections, so naturally I was thrilled to see the My Little Boy Mini-Theme release from Echo Park. But since my boys are big now, I love to find collections that are versatile enough for me to use on projects for them.

great tips and inspiration for creating masculine cards and other paper crafts projects for boys. #AlyDosdall
It can be hard to find products that work well for a teen boy scrapbook page, card, or gift , but this collection fits the bill. I opted to use the generic prints and stickers in the collection, and combine them with some fun Designer Dies. To save time I used a similar design for each card. Since the design has more of a vertical feel, I used 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inch card bases that open at the bottom.


To create the sentiment for the “Hello” card, I trimmed the bottom off the “Hello Little One” sticker accent and placed it flush with the bottom of the card. I’m often looking for ways that I can alter embellishments to fit my needs and stretch my supplies.


I pulled in a few semi-solid papers from the Dots & Stripes Neutrals 8x8 Paper Pad, and the Made From Scratch 6x6 Paper Pad for some of the die cutting. I love that Echo Park offers so many paper options that coordinate so well with their other collections.


Thanks for letting me share this masculine card set with you. I hope these tips are helpful for those of you needing ideas for masculine projects.

To view a full supply list for these cards, visit the original post on the Echo Park Paper blog HERE.

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