Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Card--for the Guys!

It is the 15th of the month and that means another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostess this month for the Divas is LJ and she sent us a great kit. The theme that Terry, the hostess for the Dazzlers and LJ came up with is masculine cards—giving a shout out to all of the guys in our life.

I think the image is cute, but the sentiments LJ sent to go along with the mower are great—the other choice was "Love Ya' mower and mower"! I hope you like my gate-fold card that I will send to my brother—the best guy in my life!

I really like this patterned paper, so I made sure I used a large piece of it in the inside, along with some of the wonderful ribbon and a slide.

Image/Sentiment—Amuse-Hey Man 

Paper—Stampin’ Up Early Espresso and Old Olive; Gina K White; Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper

Ink—Memento Brown

Accessories—SU Punches; Copics; Nesties Squares; Green Gingham Ribbon; Ribbon Slide; Screw Brads; PTI Cream Button

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.  I am sure you will enjoy all of the cards made for the men in our lives!



I love that dp you used and the gate fold!

Great job!


Love it! That is a fantastic fold. Great DP and the screw shaped brad is perfect on a masculine kit. Love the colors too.

Carol W

Oh my goodness Barb, what a great card. I love the gate fold layout and the plaid dsp on the front really gives the whole card a wow...(great choice). I love the inside and love how you incorporated the ribbon slide and the rocked this challenge...Great job...


very cute Barb! I love how you used the papers and folded the card! :)


Cute card! I really like that image. The gate fold layout is awesome. Love those papers too.

Judy McMullen

Wow! Love the gate fold card, Barb, and the d.p. is perfect along with the beautifully colored image! Love how you used the screw brad to attach the image panel. Fantastic card both inside and out!!!

Laura Jean (LJ)

Barb, I am so in love with this. The screw brads are perfectly placed and I love the inside! Glad you had fun with the kit, I see you got some inspiration from your trip to Home Depot *wink*


Jamie Sanchez

So very cute and I'm SURE your brother will love it! I love that you used the DSP inside!

:: BlueInks ::

Lovin' me some gate fold Barb style! You did this card well. Great brad placement. You rocked the challenge!!!


I love gate folds....and always forget about them while I am creating!

Your card is awesome and I'm sure your brother will love it!

I do love how you put it all together!! Great job!


awesome gate fold card Barb!
love the plaid d/p and how U added the sentiment on the opposite side of the gate....sooooo well done...your brother is gonna love it!

Heather B

Great card! I love those sentiments!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, the gate fold sure makes your card work well... it showcases every single element so beautifully! Very nice!

Your brother will love it!

Carolina Little

Barb, very cute card!!!. Love that little lawnmower and also the DP.


Since I finally posted my card, I can now visit everyone else's creations! What a cute image and a great guy card, your brother is sure to like this! Fun paper on the inside too, nice touch!