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Old 11-16-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default cards for boys

Can anyone think of ideas on what to put on cards for boys? I have friends that are 18-20 year old boys, and they don't want girly flower cards from me. Any suggestions? Email me:
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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Default boy cards

I use my "take me out to the ballgame" set for guys all the time. It works great with browns/tans and I've also done it red/blue on white for my daughters friends (kids). Unfortunately I don't have any in the gallery. You can also customize the card if the guy likes a certain team by using the team's colors.


I also got the Pines set to do masculine cards but the guys I know aren't into hunting or mountain type things. I don't know what I was thinking!

I hope this is helpful but I'm guessing that you don't necessarily have these sets handy. -r
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:06 PM   #3
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I usually use leaves, trees, fish, or something geometric for men.

I bet you have some leaves in your collection...
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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Classic Convertibles and Born to Ride come to mind... two SU! sets - classic cars and motorcycles....
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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I use leaves alot also. If you use alot of the EE colors they come out pretty boyish. I know your delema. I have a really hard time making cards for males.
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:17 PM   #6
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The men in my family have received cards using the In The Wild set (usually post a saying inside like "Have a Wild Day!"), and will be using the new Loads of Love with the tire tracks wheel for the next couple of "man events."

My little nephew loves fishy friends-- but he's 3!

You can also use the pocket from the Pocket Fun set and stamp the denim background to make it look like a real pocket-- then just put a note in the pocket like "Happy Birthday." It's fast and easy- and manly enough for a teenager.

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Old 11-16-2004, 03:25 PM   #7
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Default Man?big boy cards

Hi Amber
I use Lighthouses, motor cycles, trucks, cars, fishing poles,fish,wolf set,
camping stuff, sports things.
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:47 PM   #8
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http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...cat=500&page=1

How about ones like this one.....I'm using this version for money cards for my teenage nephews. Take any ordinary set and rough it up, sponge it, tear it, crumple it and add hardware. Instant male card.

Or similar techniques on this one:

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Old 11-16-2004, 04:06 PM   #9
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I have used colour block card fronts, with no actual stamping sometimes. The verse on the inside is stamped contribution.

Boats, cars, of course. My DD used a clip art car and crimped and stamped around it to make a nice card for her uncle.

Tags can look manly! I have also used some celtic stamps - knots, etc

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Old 11-16-2004, 04:37 PM   #10
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I like geometrics for masculine cards. Here's what I did for my uncles/cousins, etc. who had birthdays last month. It's US white and going gray cardstock. Ink is black, going gray and real red.

Stamp sets are Simple Shapes and Simple Sayings 2 (only used the 'Happy Birthday' portion since it fit so nicely in the rectangle).

Inspiration for this came from the gallery samples specifically:
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...t=3070&page=12

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Old 11-16-2004, 05:40 PM   #11
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I love the shapes idea. I never thought of that.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:57 AM   #12
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All great ideas!
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