Monday, September 2, 2013

Cards in Envy Challenge - Manly Cards

Welcome to another Cards in Envy Challenge!  For this challenge we are to create an A2 sized card (5.5" x 4.25") suitable for a man and is definitely masculine.  Only requirement is that the card is 1/4" or less in thickness in order to fit in an envelope.

Masculine cards are always a bit of a challenge for me.  I usually go with blues, greens or browns, so the color of my card below is no surprise!

Designer Paper = My Mind's Eye "Indie Chic"; 6" x 6" pack.
Cricut cartridge = Heritage.
Sentiment = CardzTV "Encouraging Thoughts" stamp set.
Punches = Martha Stewart (fence); Fiskars (clouds)
Other = Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

A2 sized card = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Cricut Heritage Cartridge
Card Recipe:
  • Mat 1 (solid blue) = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".
  • Mat 2 (brown pattern) = 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Mat 3 (solid blue) = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Mat 4 (brown tweed pattern) = 4 1/2" x 3 1/4".
  • Sentiment "Thinking of you" = CardzTV "Encouraging Thoughts" stamp set.

  • Fence Border = 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" (after punched) from Martha Stewart punch.
  • Clouds = from Fiskars punch.
  • Horse and Buggy = cut image and shadow at 2" from Cricut Heritage cartridge; [Buggy] found on page 50 of the folder.  White gel pen used for stitching.  Center of wheels are from Imaginanisce.

Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (blue pattern) = 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Mat 2 (solid blue) = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8".
  • Mat 3 (beige) = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Lamppost = cut at 2 1/2" from Cricut Heritage cartridge; [Lamp2] found on page 42 of the folder.


  1. Hi Marilyn, Just found your Blog and have been enjoying looking at your Creations. You do such good work. I can tell you Love your Cricut as much as I do mine. I am now following you. Would Love for you to visit my blog sometime if you ever get the chance.
    Oh, and I Love your name, It's my Mom's name to. :0)

  2. Marilyn you've done such a wonderful job on this card. I think my favorite part are the clouds .. how clever you are. You're cards are always so lovely both on the outside as well as the inside.

  3. This is such a fun card with great die cuts. I love the added white faux stitching you added to the buggy. Perfect color choices for a "manly" card. Great job!

  4. Such a great card. I love the color choices and the street lamp added to the inside.

  5. what a fun inside of the card too!!! LOVE how you did the clouds

  6. Love how you do your cards. The inside is amazing. I love the way you did the road and the horse and buggy. Great job Marilyn.

  7. Love this card, Marilyn! The bright blue is perfect and I love the image for a manly card. Love the inside too!

  8. I really like that you decorated the inside of the card, too! The fun patterns on the clouds are great.

  9. Marilyn your choice of blue is so striking and I love the vintage imagery you have used both inside and out on your card. Beautifully done! xx