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Meljen’s Designs - Masculine Challenge

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It’s Thursday so that means it is time for the new Meljen’s Designs release on Whimsy Stamps and the new challenge. This week we are challenging you to make a masculine project. Check out the Meljen’s Designs blog for the challenge details and more inspiration from the DT.

I used “Doctor Bear” from the brand new release (available today on Whimsy Stamps) to make a get well card. Since the challenge is to make a masculine project, I kept the design and embellishments rather simple. I added some distressing to the edges of the paper. I don’t know why but it seems I can’t make a masculine card with out some distressing. Notice, no sewing! I think since I worked the kinks out of my new sewing machine that I have had sewing on almost every card. I did sneak in a little paper piercing to keep it from being too plain. (And I used some of the new goodies from the scrapbook store bus tour I went on a couple of weeks ago. I love crafting with new goodies!)

I know, each week I say Melissa’s new images are the cutest and then the next week she comes up with something even cuter. But, here is a look at the newest, cutest images. They go perfectly with the Hero word art freebie posted on the Meljen’s Designs blog on Monday.

Let me tell you a little story behind this set that makes me love it even more than usual. A couple of weeks ago, the DT members were chatting on the design team blog and we came up with an idea for a cute set made up of heroes. Check it out! Melissa created a set for us. Isn’t that the coolest? I also love this set because it is perfect for OWH cards. I can also see using it for the various “heroes” in my life and it would be great for cards for little boys. Oh the ideas I have floating around in my head. So many ideas and not enough time to create them all.

I hope you will take some time to create a card for a man/boy in your life and join in our “masculine” challenge. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Doctor Bear by Meljen’s Designs and Get Well Soon Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (Both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Inks: none
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, My Mind’s Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue paper pad
  • Tools: Fiskars paper crimping tool, Copic markers, PaperTrey rick rack die
  • Embellishments: the Twinery cappuccino bakers twine, misc. button, Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper clip



1CardCreator said…
Cute card, adorable image and I love the dp and ric rac ribbon. The piercing adds a nice touch too.
Marie-Anne said…
What a great card!

Cass said…
Hi my friend! How are you? Stoppin' by to say hi and see how you're doing!

Your teddy bear card is so adorable! I love the texture of the ric rac and the distress of the edges on the paper. So cute! You're so good at making your cards so pretty and adorable!

Have a great day!!
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is so cute, love how the bear is cut out and the rik rak crimped, my crimper is stuck in a drawer :( guess I should bring it out. Love the card, the distressing is perfect for the masculine side of life.
Karin said…
Distressing is a great no fail technique for guy cards...This looks fantastic and the sentiment with this image makes the perfect get well card. Cute!
Lori said…
What a cute card and that image is darling!
Annette Bowes said…
Cute card Cheryl, he does bring a smile to your face! Love your layout! Wonderful set of masculine images, just what we need, wishing you and your family a Happy Easter, take careX:)
Sara I. said…
Such a fabulous card Cheryl! Especially love how you did the sentiment with the paper clip!! Hope you have a blessed Easter with your family :D
Hi Cheryl
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx
xiumaiyuki said…
So adorable, Cheryl!!! I am loving what you've done to these sweet images... always a fabulous job. This card is great for both genders. I do like that touch of piercing.
Janette said…
Such a brilliant card, thankyou so much for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx
MARY B said…
Really cute card, thank you for joining us at Little Claires. Mary x
Spyder said…
Love this fun card, it would make anyone feel better!
Marlene said…
So adorable! I love how you paper clipped some of the background paper to this appropriate with the whole "charting" theme this doc's got going on. Too cute!
Audrey Pettit said…
What a fabulous card, Cheryl! I love that paper and love all your layering. I think the distressing is just perfect for a masculine design. Adorable little doctor bear image and fantastic coloring job. Totally love the paper piercing in the corners and across the bottom, too.
Donna Mosley said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love the super cute image. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x
Amy said…
Love it. That sentiment is adorable. Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge
Cheryl, this is super cute. I can't get over that adorable bear. Awesome card.
Pinkllilac said…
Beautiful card Cheryl,I so love these images too,love your colours and the gorgeous design.
Hugs Linda
The Dr. Bear is perfect!! Love all the bears in that set!! So great for masculine cards!!!

I did notice no sewing - but I love the distressing!!

I am going for a sewing lesson on Thursday!!!!! My mom found me a machine at a tagsale in FL and brought it home, got it serviced, told the guy it was for me - a beginner - and he offered me a free lesson! Isn't that great??

I really have NO time right now to implement the lesson, so I hope come June, when I plan on using the machine, I remember what he will teach me!!

Hope you enjoy your day!!
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Amanda R said…
Cute card, I love the ric rac on the card and your choice of colors. Thanks for playing along this week at LCI!
Tammy said…
OM Gosh this is ADORABLE Cheryl! I LOVE that image!! Fantastic colors and sentiment! Too cute!
How do you keep this up? Every single one is just better and better! *sigh* I'm never gonna be able to choose! I LOVE this image Cheryl and your coloring is OUTSTANDING! SO SUPER CUTE! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Anonymous said…
fabulous card! love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time! hugs Samantha :0)
HappyCrafter said…
That sentiment and image go so well together! Fabulous card!! And such a cute image :-)
Happy Easter.
Shelly Schmidt said…
This is just adorable- love the image and your great coloring. I love the ric rac and love the piercing. Happy Easter!
Joanne Gilch said…
lovin the dr image...he is so cute. Everything matches so beautifully on your card.
Tami said…
What a great card and love the paper clip Thanks for playing at Aly's
Anne Marie said…
Oh my goodness...I think I need these adorable, little bears. So perfect for so many different occasions. I love your little Dr. Bear card! This would instantly brightnen anyones day! Great mix of colors and accents. :)
Min said…
How stinkin' cute are these little fellas?? Your card is just adorable! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations
Pat (mspfd) said…
Oh my, I love this! Sweet image and colors. Great design.

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