Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #72

Happy Wednesday!!!  It's been one of those weeks!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  I'm already looking forward to the weekend.  I've been working on some baby shower cards and some bridal shower invitations so I've been a little MIA recently!

We have a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the fabulous Cindy Hall!  I really love her sketch this week!  It is super versatile!!!  I needed a card for my dearest husband for his birthday.  He took one step closer to 40 this past weekend.  Hard to believe that we've known each other since we were 11!

I wanted a nice manly card!  My husband and gears just go hand in hand!  When we were in the US a few weeks ago I picked up this adorable embossing folder at Hobby Lobby!  For us Canadians, Hobby Lobby is our dream store!!!  My fabulous mom bought me the gear dies a long time ago and I just love them for man cards!  Throw in a screw top brad and you've got the perfect card for a mechanical engineer!!!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver (unknown was in my scrap stash!)
DSP: Basic Grey
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (forget the set....)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Gears Dies, Gears Embossing Folder, Screw Brad (Karen Foster)

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll hopefully have a few cards this weekend for you!!!  Make sure you head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the design team creations!  They are beautiful! Also make sure you check out the FMS blog next week because yours truly will be debuting her first sketch!!!!

Have a great day!!!



  1. Your card is adorable, and I'm sure that your Dad will love it. It is one that my Dad would think was wonderful being a manly man. My Dad comes over and does all my handi-man work it is wonderful since my husband is a geek and not too good with tools.

  2. This card came together perfectly! It has a great wow factor! Love it!

  3. Love this card Jen! It is the perfect guy card! The die cut gear looks so real!

  4. This SUCH a great man card. I love the screw brad - it just completes the whole picture I think!

  5. Oh yes ... you hit the nail on the head with this one Jen .... masculine in every sense, love that gear die and that little screw brad is the perfect finishing touch!

  6. Awesome Man-Card! Love the gear die and embossing!

  7. This is really awesome, Jen! I love this great for your husband's birthday! Great take on the sketch!

  8. LOVE this, Jen! So fun and masculine! GREAT embossing folder! I LOVE Hobby Lobby and can't just drive by one when in the States. Nope. I make a point of finding out where they are on my road trips....good thing I have an understanding and supportive husband!