Monday, September 2, 2013

Manly Challenge!

Winners of our Manly Challenge are:

FIRST CLASS - #27 Lorraine A.

IN THE MAIL BOX - #10 Linda L, #12 Valerie Light, #16 KOScraps4u, #17 DebiB and #29 Barb Murphy

Congratulations! Please send  an email to: with either First Class Manly or Mail Box Manly (which ever is applicable) in your subject line and I will email you a badge!

Thank you!


It's time to man up! Think manly! Create a card for the BOYS!!  Our challenge theme this time is:   MANLY.  We want to see your fabulous cards that you create  just for the guys in your life.  Share your manly birthday, Christmas, get well, thinking of you, Father's Day or any occasion card..  Remember, that for the Cards in Envy challenge, we only accept A2 cards (4.25" x 5.5") that are relatively flat to fit in a first class envelope for regular first class postage.  That means no lumpy, bumpy thick cards.

You could be our FIRST CLASS Entry or one of our IN THE MAILBOX entries for this challenge!  Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on the Wednesday following the close of the challenge. We will have one FIRST CLASS and three or more IN THE MAILBOX.  Each will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!

Our Designers have put on their thinking caps and created some fabulous MANLY cards to encourage and inspire you!

Danie's cute manly card reminds me of the the television show "Home Improvement" and Tim the Toolman! I love the ruggedness of the materials used in this card and the super cute tools cleverly created with foil tape from the hardware store!  

 Debbie, Scrap Enabler
Debbie used some fun manly gears and textures on this birthday card which I'm positive a man would love!  The red and brown colors go together wonderfully on this card with the white embossed/textured area!

Denise's fabulous guy card would be perfect for my hubby who LOVES the ocean and coastline!  I love how Denise colored this great seagull and used Baker's twine to make the rope on the dock post!

Karen's card features argyle design papers in bright colors, similar to sweaters men were given for Christmas.  Love the clock and the masculine rope twine on this birthday card!

Kristie's wonderful lighthouse scene is another card my Hubby would love!  The embossed background is very manly with the blue papers and I love that serene scene too!

Lisa's card is also perfect for my Hubby!  He loves to fish and this is an awesome card for any man who loves fishing!  I love the masculine papers and the fishing lure!

Marilyn's card takes us back to days gone by but has a very masculine design with the pretty blues and beige colors.  I love the way she did the roadway and the bright blue of the horse and buggy!

 Patricia, Thinking of Inking
Patricia used a fabulous train engine image and embossed it! It really stands out on this card and the blue with the brown is very manly!  Love the addition of the brads to dress it up but keep it manly!

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations
This is my card for the manly theme, which has no images for fishing or the ocean.  I've had this stamp for a while and wanted to use it and think it was perfect for a card for someone to send to a man.  The next time I use this stamp for a card I will leave it black and white and go for a look like Kristie's lighthouse card above.

I love all the manly elements that Wendi used on her card.  The brown background reminds me of leather and the sentiment is great--perfect for a man or awesome boy!

Now, it's your turn to share your MANLY card creation.  First, a few reminders:

  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
We've had several entries with square cards that have been deleted. Please read our guidelines and the list above before linking your card.  All entries are for A2 cards only,               NO SQUARE CARDS and cards must have flat embellishments. Thank you.


  1. Love the inspiration and love making manly cards.

  2. Wonderful challenge blog, new follower, great work from all the Design Team hugs xx

  3. Fun challenge with lots of manly inspiration! Thanks Ladies!!


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