Wednesday’s Card: Masculine Mosaic CAS

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  1. Great card-love your colour combination on this one-and what a fabby tip about adhering to the table to stop mistakes(thank you!)Nessa xx

  2. this is so pretty

  3. Robin in WA says:

    Love this card! It is so quick and simple the way you do it. Thanks for the video!!

  4. Robin in WA says:

    I haven’t even watched the video yet, but your story cracked me up so much I had to comment ASAP!! Love how you told your story!!! Pretty funny!! My husband was sitting next to me when I was reading it and so I read it to him and while he was chuckling, he said he liked the card you made and would have used it! I’m still chuckling over “… rather than being a financial strain, this card-making thing can be useful!!” I’ll be chuckling over your story for quite a few days. Thanks for the chuckles!!!! Now I’ll go watch your awesome video.

  5. Fran Farrington says:

    Great card ond funny story…

  6. Fran Farrington says:

    Got a good chuckle out of your story, but the card is just perfect. Love that stamp set and it works for lots of cards. My sister is a Stampin Up dealer and I go to a lot of workshops and bought that at the last one I went to but have had so much company this summer haven’t had much time to use it. Gonna get back in the grove now. You give me lots of inspiration….

  7. I laughed aloud when I read your post. Men! Your husband needs to man up and accept that real men of the 21st century DO send thank you’s! And I think this card is perfect.

    My son is getting married in April and I told him that nowhere in the Bible or any book of law does it say that the bride needs to be the one penning all the thank you’s! He said, “Yeah, Mom!” which of course, I know exactly what he was saying in his thought bubble! LOL!

    Wonderful card and it looks like that punch and stamp set are going to be a must have!

  8. Meli Isen says:

    lol…that is so funny, do we Women always seem to say that speech…to hubbys, friends, total strangers…I used to think it was only the overly insecure “me” that did that…but I find we all seem to not trust ourselves…well Darlene if anyone should feel secure in their creative ability its YOU girl!!!! Love the card….its perfect!!!!

  9. LOL!! You said it – “Men!”

  10. Melissa D says:

    My hubby is a card sender occasionally too and likes to “show-off” my card making skills to others which is nice however I do empathise with your story and it made me giggle.
    I love the simplicity of this card – I always think male cards are about the colour choice and keeping it simple as they really don’t care for the cards that much after all.

  11. So funny….I agree men! But your card is awesome, as they all are!

  12. Penny Laschanzky says:

    wow, you are so right! those colors work so well together! you’re so good, Darlene, with that stampa-ma-jig! perfect card for your occasion, even if it was more than your hubbie wanted!

  13. Teresa R. says:

    I literally LOL when I read your story because I could totally relate! That’s exactly what I would have done and thought! Wow! The perfect opportunity to show hubby that all that craft stuff can actually be useful not only in my life, but his as well! Your husband’s comment cracked me up because I’m sure he had no idea of the thought process that went into that card. TFS it IS an awesome card. 🙂

  14. Great story and elegant card. Thank you!

  15. Wendy Klein says:

    Love it Darlene 🙂 And the wonderful (giggling) story. Men indeed!!! Hope you gave him a good punch in the arm — haha.

    Thank you!

  16. Wonderful card! I love the way you told your story. I could even hear the ba-dump-bump at the end! When I make cards for family and friends my husband makes me sign his name because he says the cards are to ‘frilly’ and ‘feminine’, even black and orange Halloween cards. LOL! Also, your videos are very helpful and appreciated. Take care.

  17. Your story made me laugh out loud. I too have gotten so excited when my husband has asked for a card for a friend or co-worker. It always helps to “justify” the hobby doesnt it!? I enjoy your postings and am glad to see that you had some special time with your daughters this summer. My youngest started college last week and it makes me sad in reflecting on how quickly these childhood years fly by.
    But, on the positive side, having college age kids around is fun too. Happy Wednesday : )

  18. Hi Darlene – First-Love your well done videos and beautiful cards. As to “Men”. My husband is a Shriner. You know those guys in the funny “hats” that parade in those funny cars? Well, last year he was the grand poobah, Potentate, and I made hundreds of cards for him to send thank you’s to all who helped us through the years and helped raise money for the children. Sending a thank you card is a guy thing too. So glad you helped your hubbie see that with your great design he could step it up from just his name and it is still manly.
    Keep up the wonderful ideas!

  19. Loly Borda says:

    Your story made me smile 🙂 Men!!!! I love your card! TFS

  20. Darlene,
    Loved the card. So clean and lovely. Men, indeed! What a funny story. As always, Wednesday is my favorite day. Can’t wait for next week’s tutorial. Thanks for the great ideas.

  21. Gloria Taylor says:

    Hi Darlene, so happy to see you have a new video for us…love this easy & simple “Thank You” card. Also want to say I’m thrilled how you take time in explaining on how to make (copy) your awesome creations, can’t wait what you will be showing us next week. Have an awesome weekend!!

  22. Actually real men DO send thank you cards. I don’t know what kind of business your husband is in, but I have made tons of thank you cards for my husband to use for business. I also make Christmas cards for his business needs as well as any other type of card that he needs such as sympathy, birthday, etc.

  23. Beverly Turner says:

    Had a good giggle, too! Love the card! My hubs has asked a time or two for a card, and yes, it is hard to find just the right balance of color, texture and sentiment. (I give him the same speech you gave your hubby!) Will keep this in mind for future use in case he asks again!

  24. Beth Ross says:

    Still giggling! So true!

    Great card! TFS

  25. Lynn Reloza says:

    Hahahaha…. Love your story. Your card is wonderful!

  26. Perfect! Oh how I laughed at that second-last line! Men, indeed!!!

    He’s lucky he has you to make such nice “thank you’s” for him!

  27. Men! LOL!

    Love the card…and it is nice when we’re asked to provide a card for our husband. Mine has asked me for some in the past. I think it helps him justify my spending when he can at least get a card out of it! 🙂

  28. Hi Darlene, I was smiling for long time, after reading your story about this card :), you have put it in a best way!
    I’ve not seen masculine card , something like this! nice 🙂

  29. Mary-Jane D. says:

    Love your story – they are all cut from the same cloth right? LOL – too funny – I bought some letter stamps for exactly that reason – now you know what you can make him for office – box full of cards with his name at top – probably in black!!!! right?
    thanks for the laugh!

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