Men of Life with another twist…

I just couldn't resist going in a whole other direction with the same stamp set as above to show you a completely different perspective.  And to also demonstrate how the styles of projects created with it can vary widely.
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Grandpa_card_2 My color scheme for this project was Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate & Vintage Cream. Wowzers!  Just so in love with this combo!  I used the Houndstooth Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I think that texture was perfectly suited to be used on a card for Grandpa! A detail I wanted to point out with this card is that I had fun mixing two different patterns of sails.  Adding those kinds of combinations into the mix, you have dozens of new possibilities with just this one set!
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Squares I pulled out the golden oldie, Borders & Corners Squares, to create a fun mat for this project.  The stitched square border from this set coordinates with a 1-3/8 inch square punch.  I stamped the images in Dark Chocolate ink onto kraft cardstock and punched them out.  I then sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.  The four squares were assembled on a larger kraft block.  I was really happy with the slightly vintage/rustic look I achieved.
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Button_detail Instead of knotting the ribbon, I pulled it to the side and tied the ends together with twine & a chocolate button.  Is that vintage cream grosgrain I spy?  *wink*
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Grandpa_ensemble I thought this snack mix recipe I stumbled upon would the perfect little thing to whip up to be included in a gift set.  The small window kraft coffee bags are the perfect size for a hefty individual serving.  The nuts & popcorn tend to be a bit greasy, so the wax lining of our bags really come in handy.  Notice another bitty boat 3D tag?  Throw in a different color scheme and it takes on a whole new look!

GRANDPA'S SNACK MIX
popcorn
pretzel sticks
mixed nuts
dried cranberries
dried bananas
chocolate chips
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So now you've seen the sailboat images from Men of Life used for both little boys and grown men!  I hope you are as excited about the versatility as I am!  Don't forget to tune into Melissa's blog the rest of the week as she reveals more tips & tricks for using her new set!
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Stamps: Men of Life (available November 15th), Borders & Corners Square,
Ink: Ocean Tides & Dark Chocolate Palette, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Paper: Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Vintage Cream
Other: Vintage Cream Grosgrain ribbon, chocolate button from Foof-a-la, small window coffee bag (kraft)

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Kiko says:

    What a wonderful set to round out Papertrey’s product line! Love the blue color and the projects are super cute!

  • 2

    Wow! Wow, wow, wow! I mean, I have no other words. hehe

  • 3
    Sophia C says:

    Looks like another great set! I’m always looking to find sets with versatility. Can’t wait to see the entire collection! The coordinating paper is fabulous!

  • 4
    Cindy says:

    Very darling little boy projects. The patterned paper is really very versatile and fun. I can see those little bitty sailboats at baby showers or little boy parties.

  • 5
    C Burke says:

    I love all of the gift ideas! I think samples such as these sell the sets.

  • 6
    Joan B says:

    Your eye for details never ceases to amaze! Those sailboats == stamped and the template are adorable. And yeah for the light blue paper!!

  • 7
    Amanda says:

    I can’t wait to see the rest of this set!

  • 8
    Acie says:

    lovee the colors here. so different from the one above. very versatile.

  • 9
    Carol Ann says:

    What did you use for the base of the boat on Grandpa’s tag? It looks like chocolate!! I love it!

  • 10

    Both projects are fabulous, Nichole! I LOVE that 3D boat! Adorable!

  • 11
    Holly O says:

    Love the cute little sailboat, can’t believe what you can come up with.

  • 12
    June says:

    Wow what an opening to the week! Love the houndstooth look on the grandpa card, it really opens the door for male adult cards within this set. The papers are divine too.

  • 13
    Melissa says:

    Yay for vintage cream grosgrain! I love the color scheme for this project as well and the design of the card! My dad loves to sail- so this set is perfect!
    Melissa

  • 14
    Anita Farrell says:

    That little sailboat is too cute! I can’t wait for someone I know to have a baby boy just so I can make that tag for a gift. 🙂

  • 15
    Melissa (moster) says:

    absolutely adorable. I am SUCH a fan of the sailor theme for baby boys. My mom used to dress my 3 siblings and me in nautical outfits for Easter every year! (I actually like this until I was about 10!)

  • 16
    Renee (happystamper05) says:

    Fabulous! I’m really liking this set so far!
    Hugs!

  • 17
    Kathy says:

    I lOVE the paper. I can’t wait to see the rest of the set. I think it will be another huge hit.

  • 18
    Gigi says:

    If you only knew how much will power it takes to keep from ordering every week from Papertrey!!! Your products are great and so much fun to use, especially the sentiment stamps. Can’t wait to see the entire release; I can already tell that there’s more to enjoy in my craft room. My favorite paper color is Pure Poppy; can’t resist using it on cards for every occasion, so the nephew card is another inspiration; thanks for the ideas.

  • 19
    June says:

    I’m thinking Ladies’ Sailing Club Luncheon favors! Been looking for ideas to give as favors, and these will be perfect. The papers will make a nice card set, gotta have them!

  • 20
    Cheryl B. says:

    Great card! Love the versatility of this set.

  • 21
    KarenRI says:

    What amazing projects!! The stamp set looks divine! Can’t wait to see more projects made using it.

  • 22
    Karen C says:

    Nicole, you are so clever, I am always looking for inspiration for more masculine cards. This set is a keeper. Can’t wait until the 15th.

  • 23
    Janet S says:

    I am so happy to see a set for all the men. So now we can make cards for Mom/Dad with the same font. I needed that, thanks. Can’t wait to see more on that light blue paper. Now with retirement I have cut my stamping budget way back but all I do spend I save for Papertrey. I always get the best, thanks.

  • 24
    Rebecca says:

    I love the clean, classy lines that you have shown us so far. I am excited to have more options for masculine cards, I am often at a loss for good images. Thanks!
    Rebecca

  • 25
    Jennifer Kirk says:

    That is such a sweet card and gift for a grandpa! I can’t wait to see what everyone else does with this set.

  • 26
    Barbara V says:

    What a great addition to the PaperTrey line…especially for all the sailing enthusiasts in our midst.

  • 27
    Kris Tolman says:

    LOOOOOVE IT! Your samples have sold me!

  • 28
    Cindy Major says:

    Wow, the projects are fabulous! This might very well be my favorite PT set so far! I can’t wait to see the whole thing!

    Cindy

  • 29
    Christine Dol says:

    Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this stamp set. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!!

  • 30
    Lisa Henke says:

    wowza! this is just perfect!

  • 31
    mae says:

    So glad to see this set as my family is full of little boys and men. Great ideas, LOVE the boat and, thanks for the template!

    Mae

  • 32
    Lisa says:

    I agree, that color combo is definitely a keeper! What a great card and gift idea. Thanks!

  • 33
    Isabel Z says:

    What a wonderful gift for grandpa and I love the many different sails. The 3D boat tag is irrestible. You and the team have done it again!!!!!

  • 34
    Alisa says:

    I can’t wait to see this whole set. I have been waiting for something just like this. Living in a house with 4 boys I love the girlie sets, but don’t always find a lot of use for them with my kids. I can’t wait.
    =)

  • 35

    oh sheesh, how i LOVE THIS!!! oh how I can’t wait. I also love that there is some vintage cream ribbon in the wings and I just can’t wait to see what else is coming. Thank you Thank you!!
    k

  • 36
    Danielle says:

    Wonderful card and project! I love that little boat! These colors are so nice too!

  • 37
    Heather says:

    I really like the image on the boat part of the boat tag.

  • 38
    Anita says:

    How wonderful to have a set to devote to the men in our lives. I have three little men of my own. Thanks for designing something with a masculine focus. It’s great!

  • 39
    Tina Bumbulsky says:

    You guys are amazing! Each month, I am blown away with the ideas you come up with. I always think, what else could they possibly come up with, and sure enough, more fabulous stuff. The 3D boat, is just too cute!

  • 40
    Jan Brooks says:

    I love how the little pattern strip on the boat matches one of Melissa’s papers! Nice versatility with this set!
    Jan

  • 41
    Marge says:

    Oh my, how fantastic — how could you NOT want this set? Never have enough guy ideas & this is perfection!!!

  • 42
    Katie Cotton says:

    love it! I cant wait to see everything released! I’ve got a big ol order planned for this one already and i havent even seen the releases yet! Gotta love anniversaries and christmas! 🙂

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