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Thursday, February 21, 2013


Happy Thursday everyone. I'm L.B. from Cool Beans By L.B. and I am happy to be back for my day at Cricut FANatics. Recently, we heard from our followers that you would like to see more masculine themed projects. I have a lot of wonderful men in my life who enjoy getting my cards, but I find it hard to make these.  I am taking the challenge.  For the next few months I am going to do my best to share a masculine themed card or project with you on the 21st! I hope I can give you a little inspiration. Here we go with round one:
Know anyone who loves golf? I do and I came up with this cute Valentine for him. I started with the All Sports cartridge that has some great golf images (for male or females). I selected the guy swinging because I think he is the most  fun. I cut him and all is layers at 3.75 inches. I laid everything out on my Gypsy before putting the papers on the mat and cutting. Next came the gluing, which I did on the mat (a few small pieces)
I was really pleased with how easy the layer went together on him (although I drew in the face because I must have thrown away the small cuts). Next, came the phrasing.... I loved this "fore!" cut from a different golfing page in All Sports and it got me thinking: "Fore you!"
I cut the "fore" and its layer at about an inch an half height and then cut this fun "you" cut from Graphically Speaking for the inside.
I used a mesh texture embossing folder for some more fun on my backing layers and put it all together.  I hope you enjoyed part one of this journey and will come visit us again soon.

Supply Information:
Cartridges: All Sports (golfer page 47) and Graphically Speaking
Additional Supplies: The Paper Studio Mesh texture embossing folder, Recollections papers


  1. Very cute, I love that waffle texture, makes me want a wafflecone!!! Great job.

    1. oh now I want a waffle cone too. YUM

  2. Very nice masculine card. Love the embossing.

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  3. I really appreciate today's post. Your card is fabulous! I also struggle with masculine cards and projects so I am looking forward to be inspired by your monthly posts!

  4. Your work always shines and this is no exception! Terrific card!

  5. Your work always shines and this is no exception! Terrific card!

  6. Very cute and creative Valentine card!

  7. Super card! I love the golf theme :)

  8. Cute card!! I love the Fore You on separate pages.:)


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