It can be quite difficult sometimes to make masculine cards.  I have a hard time with trying to personalize a masculine card when I know the person well.  I believe I have solved my problem for the time being.  The Rustic Retreat seems to be the answer.



I have found that most men like the outdoors to some degree or other.  And what is not to love when it comes to the mountains?  So I believe the Rustic Retreat has endless possibilities.  I tried to give the illusion of a cabin in the woods.  Of course I had to add an animal.  I chose the Black Bear as they are prominent in the Smoky Mountains.

The sentiment is from the Rustic Retreat set as well.  I added the sprig of pine in a stamped off Mossy Meadow and added the sentiment over top.  The two layers of the sentiment are the Timeless Label Punch and the Everyday Label Punch.  To ground the tag, I wrapped Linen Thread around several times and secured it on the back of the base layer.  I then wrapped several strands together and tied a bow.

I hope you will look to this stamp set and see if it meets any of your masculine, or anyone who likes the mountains, card needs.



My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!



CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.