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Masculine Inspiration Day 1: Men's Wear + a Challenge

June Papertrey!

Hello there, friends.  It's time to share the rest of my Papertrey projects from the June release!  By now you've seen the goodies in all their glory and I'm sure you're anticipating them arriving at your doorstep!  Well, here are a few things to get those creative wheels turning so that when they arrive, you can dig right in!

First, Flutterby Friend.....


Those butterflies make the prettiest darned backgrounds!  I stamped them in Fresh Snow on Simply Chartreuse and shaded them just a bit with a Copic marker.  Then I stamped two more and embossed them with white, cut them out and tucked them in some gorgeous Webster's Pages bloomers.   


Next is Tea for Two Additions...


I used the "Hey There" sentiment from Big and Bold Wishes, curved it a bit and finished it off with "sugar".  I love the vintage kitschy feel of this with the colors and the pieced sugar bowls.


Up next is Night, Night Moon. 


This is such an adorable set!  Just a few things to note...the card base was created using two of the new libraray card diecuts stitched together along the top.  Before stitching them together, I embossed the front with the new Morrocan Motifs Impression Plate and stamped the small star from the set in the spaces.  The Cloud die is a perfect complement to this set!


Next is Year of Flowers: Rose....


Ok...I got just a wee bit crazy here and went for a totally off-the-wall color combo to color my rose.  I LOVE Heather Bailey's fabric and designs and this rose totally reminded me of this fabric from her Nicey Jane line and I wanted to try and duplicate the look of that rose.


I used the Hibiscus, Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy Copic Trios and lots of blending solution...which I'm sure is not the proper method, but I sure had a lot of fun with it!  I also cut away some of the petals and bent them slightly to give more dimension.


 And last, but not least is Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger.


I actually did a scrapbook page.  I's been a while.  Too long.  I need to do more of it.  The ledger stamps and diecut library cards worked perfectly as a mat for my photos. 

A few things to note....the top of the tags is done with the Eyelet Lace border die...just diecut a strip, trim four of the circles from the stip, fold them in half and adhere to the tops of the tags.  Such a cute topper!

One other interesting thing to note...I created the "highlighted" lines on the top of each ledger by using one of the stripes from Distressed Stripes, along with Spring Rain ink. It fit perfectly and I thought that was super fun!



 Well, that's all for now!  Stay tuned later in the week for what I'm hoping to be some fun inspiration posts for creating things for the men in our life!  Since Father's Day is just a few days away, I thought it would be fun to step out of my normal girlie comfort zone and focus on the guys!