Monday, 28 January 2013

Dynamic Duos & Inkspirational ~ Monochromatic Man Card!

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week! It has been a bit of a tear jerking one for me. This morning we are off to register our son for Junior Kindergarten! Would someone like to explain to me where the last 4 years have gone? Of course we are very excited about all that is ahead of him and we look forward to the joy of learning he is about to experience, but the mommy in me just wants him to stay home with me forever. But alas it is time to start to let him go, just a little anyway!

So in honour of his growing up I decided to make him a "man" card lol. A fun project I have decided to do for both of our children is to make them a special card on special days in their lives and put them all in a memory box for them to read when they are adults :) 

I have used the colour challenge at Dynamic Duos and the sketch from Inkspirational (, a new blog challenge I have found to play along at! 

What type of a card is this? It is called a "Squash Fold" and it is SOOO much fun! I found a fabulous tutorial offered over at Do Stamping with Dawn. I have listed the link to her video below the Card Recipe, such a very talented women :)

My Challenges:

My Card:

I was just saying to a friend this weekend how I really don't have many "man" stamp sets to use and I really felt that the colours this week at DD were suited to a manly card and low and behold what was one of the prizes I won at the event I attended?!?!?! Beyond Plaid & Dapper Dad :) WAHOO!!!

Take the time to let your creativity bloom!

Card Recipe

Card Stock:

  • Soft Suede
  • Crumb Cake
  • Very Vanilla 
  • Comfort Cafe DSP
  • Print Poerty DSPS
  • Soft Suede
  • Crumb Cake
  • Dapper Dad
  • Tiny Tags
  • Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
  • Metallic Mini Brad
  • Scoring Tool
  • Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Tiny Tag Punch


  1. So super cool!!! Squash fold is a very fun card to make :) I like the stamps you've used- they are perfect for manly cards. Thank you so much for playing along at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again soon!

  2. This is a fantastic masculine card! Love the shoe image and the neutral color scheme! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

  3. oh what a lovely idea to do these memory boxes! And your card is wonderful, I love the stamps you have used and the colours are the perfect tones for a guy card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspiational.

  4. Wonderful guy card, Hayley! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

  5. Hayley, another amazing card! And masculine to boot!!! Love your creations! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  6. What a great masculine card - and a wonderful memory created for your boy, what a thoughtful thing to do!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x