Casually Crafting Blog Hop – Masculine Makes

Welcome to our monthly Casually Crafting Blog Hop, we are a group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators, who would like to share our projects with you. We love cards that are simple and easy to make with just a few products, these would ideally suit beginner and casual crafter. We will be sharing our ideas on the 3rd Friday of each month and you can hop around the group and gather loads of inspiration. This months theme is Masculine Makes, for this project I have used the Sailing Home Bundle, which can be purchased at a 10% discount until 2-Jun-2020. As I have also used die cuts in this project, my project this month is more focused to a casual / avid crafter with a die cutting machine.

Sailing Home

Masculine makes are not my forte, I therefore resorted to one of my favourite bundles from the 2019-2020 Annual catalogue for this project. This is one of my favourites, probably because I come from a sailing family. My father was the commodore at our local sailing club when I was a child and many a weekend was spent sailing and running the tuck shop and even the bar (as a private club it wasn’t as forbidden (way-)back then).

I kept this card simple, using just three colours, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and the retiring Blueberry Bushel DSP. Images stamped ans die cut in Basic Grey ink onto Basic Grey cardstock and Layered onto Smokey Slate with cutouts using the Stitched Rectangles backed with DSP of choice (in my case Blueberry Bushel). It makes an effective card which in my opinion looks more complex than it actually is to produce.

I also created a more child friendly version of the card, similar layout and approach but using the Special Someone and coordinating Special Day dies in Whisper White, Gray Granite, Blackberry Bliss, Shaded Spruce and Pumpkin Pie.

I hope you enjoyed my Masculine Make themed projects and the rest of the Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop projects.

Casually Crafting Design Team Photo Links

Click on the photos below to continue to this months hop from the rest of the Casually Crafting Design Team. Don’t forget to record a wish list and come back to Wright Crafts to order your Stampin’ Up! supplies from my online shop.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project can be purchased by clicking ‘Online Shop’ in the menu or the sidebar banner to be taken to my online shop, where all current Stampin’ Up! products are available to purchase 24/7. If a project product list is available below, clicking on the product you are interested in will take you to that product in my online shop where it can be added to your shopping basket.

Thank-you for looking,


CC May 2020 Masculine Makes

3 Responses

  1. Barry says:

    Cute card Hilary. Love it.

  2. Sara says:

    Cute projects Hilary.

  3. What a lovely layout Hilary, you could switch up the stamp sets to whatever took your fancy!

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