Friday, September 19, 2014

Masculine Birthday - Tim Holtz Meets My Office Supplies!

Hello Everyone!

Well, it's time for the ever-dreaded masculine card...ughh! I have such a hard time with these! How do you embellish when you can't use flowers, lace or pearls?? Well, I decided to go grunge because I just bought my very first Tim Holtz stamp set, YAY! It's called Life's Possibilities, one of the clear stamp sets.

Craft Hoarders Anonymous has really inspired me with CHALLENGE #16 - WHO LOVES SCHOOL & OFFICE SUPPLIES. So I started scrounging around for everything I thought I could use.

And so here is my 'Tim Holtz meets my office supplies masculine card'...hope you like it!


Here are the office supplies that I have used on my card. The entire card is made out of a manilla folder, other than the kraft paper layers. I also used lots of staples, a paper clip, some reinforcement labels, some index folder label inserts and my date roller stamp. I normally use that roller date stamp for stamping invoices, but I might use more often, now that I know how crafty it can be.


I used the tab from the manilla folder and one of the index tab inserts to make a name plate for the top of the card. The date is my Father-in-Law's birthday which I stamped using my roller date stamp.

The base is made out of kraft paper. The striped background was made with a Rubbernecker background stamp using Tim Holtz distress inks Frayed Burlap and Black Soot. All my layers were edged with Walnut Stain.


Two more index tab inserts, stapled on to my Fishtail banner die from My Favourite Things. The triangle stamp design is from Graphic 45 called Harlequin.


The WISH was stamped from a Fiskars stamp set called Make a Wish, which I stamped with Black Soot, edged with Walnut Stain and fussy cut out. The leaves are made out of kraft paper, cut with Spellbinders Foliage.



The large tag was cut from Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates die. I stamped it using Rubbernecker Damask Background and Impression Obsession Newsprint background then applied some texture paste through a border stencil for some added interest.

The clock is from my new Tim Holtz stamp set...yay!!

  
The small tag was cut from Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs & Tag die set. The sentiment is also from the Fiskars stamp set. All my tags have hole reinforcement labels that I coloured with Staz-On ink.



My focal point is from my Tim Holtz stamp set. Isn't he fun! I antiqued him using Tim Holtz distress inks Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain and then coated him with Crackle Accents then applied Black Soot through the cracks for a real vintage look.


That's it for my card, now it's "Poke-a-little-fun-at-Pam" time. Ever wonder why it takes me so frootin' tootin' long to make a card...well, here's why. This is an image of just some of the panels that I made and discarded because they weren't quite right.


It's OK to laugh, I am fully aware that I have a problem. A slight touch of the it's not perfect disorder. It's something my hubby giggles about all the time. He likes to move things around and then see how long it takes me to notice that's something is out of place. haha! Funny guy! Gotta love him!


I am entering my Masculine Birthday Card into the following wonderful challenges:



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


107 comments:

  1. I am seriously blown away by this Pamellia!! It's absolutely wonderful and the level of grungy is perfect. Is there nothing you can't do?! Why don't you enter Tim's tags for this month? Ooohh I love this,I really do :))

    Your background papers are perfect,don't you dare throw them away!

    Have a brilliant weekend

    Extra big inky hugs

    Donna xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! I didn't know there was a Tim's tags challenge. Have to look that up for next time I guess. big hugs :)

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  2. Oh wow Pamellia, I just LOVE this grung type of creation....awesome once again.xxxThe Journey is the Start

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  3. Pamellia, I am so glad you ventured yet again into Tim Holtz waters! You are amazing at this style! Well you are amazing at any style, especially your favorite one:shabby chic! You have such an eye for placing right detail into right spot! Everything is so perfectly layered and decorated! I love every single detail you added to this amazing project!!! Till next stunning project of yours, big hugs :)

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Samra! It's not the easiest style for me, I find I struggle with it a bit, but it's fun to learn and try new things! Have a fab weekend! hugs :)

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  4. wow another stunning creation love all the grunge and distressing and great TH stuff-fabulous layering and great details and texture and those cast off papers are brilliant!!!
    Carol x

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  5. I agree with Donna...is there anything you can't do. Your cards speak a different language! Love the grungy look and use of office supplies...only you can do it. Happy weekend dear.

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    1. Thank you Rupa and happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  6. Oh I LOVE it Pamellia...and the title is so perfect!!! Well it sure seems that you concurred the old "masculine card"!!! You aced this one...the grunge style and all the embellies are PERFECT!! Well done...I bow to your AMAZING talent!!
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!
    Beth

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! You have a wonderful weekend too! hugs :)

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  7. This is such a GREAT guy card but honestly who says you can't use flowers? All of my guy cards have flowers! LOVE all of the office supplies you incorporated and the crackle on the guy! Super FABULOUS card! As Always!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I guess I'm still learning because once I pull out those flowers, the masculine game is over, next the lace, the pearls and pink hearts! haha hugs :)

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  8. Wow! You even make brilliant male themed cards and using office supplies. I am seriously impressed with this brilliant creation Pamellia, it's absolutely wonderful - I love all of the perfect details.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! have a great weekend! hugs :)

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  9. Oh my Dear!! This is a pure fabulousity!!;) love the colours, the grungy textures and all fun elements added! You don't need flowers! It's gorgeous!!! Already looking forward to the next one.
    Xx

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid! This may be the first card I've ever made that didn't have a single flower on it...I'm growing, teehee. big hugs my crafty friend! :)

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  10. Yes, masculine cards are always a challenge, but you have mastered this one really, really well. Mr Umbrella man is my fave die-cut, I think I have used it more than all others together. Just FANTASTIC, dear Pamellia! So glad to have you on my radar! Have a great weekend, have fun! Hugs from the Rhine, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie! I think Mr Umbrella Man is going to be quickly moving to the top of my list too! Happy weekend to you too! :)

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  11. wow, what a gorgeous masculine card, love the vintage colours in grungy style with the crackle umbrella man!! Hugs, Kerstin

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  12. Hi Pamellia, once again you have produced another outstanding project. An ingenious idea to use a manilla folder, which compliments the Kraft card and stamping perfectly. Hope you have a good weekend. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thanks so much Sally! Hope you have a good weekend too! hugs :)

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  13. Wow totally amazing and so inventive. I will look at office supplies differently now. Have a great crafty weekend.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie, happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  14. Fantastic male card, the grungy, vintage look is brilliant.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! Have a great weekend! hugs :)

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  15. Wow Pamellia, you do grunge so well! A bit different to the style I know you for but this is a fantastic masculine card full of Tim Holtz goodness and love the office supplies you have added. I love this!! Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! Coming from you, that is quite the compliment!! big hugs :)

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  16. WOW what a perfect masculine card Pamellia!! Gorgeous colors and design, I love all of the office supplies you've used and the metal touches! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy! You have a great weekend too! hugs :)

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  17. Hi Pamellia
    Must admit I'm not a grungy, steampunky kinda gal but you have done neat grunge and I can cope with that lol!
    Now I know why it takes you 15 hours to do a project. . . . .OPD, Obsessive Pamellia Distressing! Lol!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks Ang! Wait til my hubby reads this, he will have a new nickname for me!! Have a great weekend! big hugs :)

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  18. Stunning work, I love this project and all the supplies you used! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  19. stunning Pamellia. so much detail, love it all. Gee, does your husband read our comments. We better start keeping them clean lol.........

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    1. haha, thanks Sherryn! Sometimes he does, he gets a kick out of it, says I'm practically a celebrity! hugs :)

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  20. Wow and Wow again, Pamellia you have captured so much detail with all the grunge, i have never tried it myself as i know i would make a big mess ,however i do like to see what others have accomplished , well done .

    Have a lovely weekend
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thanks Elaine! You have a great weekend too! hugs :)

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  21. I love your card! So many wonderful layers and you used quite a few office supplies! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  22. Fabulous! Love all your layering on this masculine project.

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  23. You rocked it once again!! This is both unique and amazing ... fabulous design!

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  24. Great work! Love all the grungy layers ..... perfect Holtzness! Now I think we should challenge you to do a single layer card - LOL! Nikki
    xxxx

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  25. Awesome, I adore every detail. (By the way) if you have disguarded your initial samples, you can pass them on to me, I'm not so proud to say, I love your wasted bits. LOL) A wonderful completed project, worth every minute you spent on it. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz, we hope to see you again. Caz

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  26. I really like the vintage card - so many fabulous details. Love the tiny little metal embellishments! Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!!

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  27. Gloriously grungy and delightfully distressed! I love the way you used your file folder here. And aren't they so much fun to work with?! I had to laugh...we have a lot of the same stamps in our stash, so that was fun to see. I love the wonderful tucked in tag, too, Pamellia! What fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! I really enjoyed this challenge! hugs :)

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  28. Love this Pamellia, you do vintage/distressed so well.
    So pleased to see you back at Cardz4Guyz this week.:)

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  29. Love your masculine card and how you used all your office supplies. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  30. Wonderful masculine design Pamellia.

    Hugs diane

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  31. This masterpiece is SUPER... Your FIL should LOVE THIS ONE.... it is really stunning Pamellia... love all the DETAILS... all the office supplies. etc... but the coloring and the items you used are really great together... I know that you are usually a pink person.. .and this is not your thing... but let me tell you... no one ever would know it... it is GREAT .... you really did YOUR thing on this one... Love Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! So funny you mentioning pink, considering my next post...you're gonna laugh! hugs :)

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  32. Fantastic card, love the grungy feel, great masculine piece.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  33. Wow! Pamellia! You must get tired of hearing this...but you have just done it again! You have put those office supplies to great use, did that Umbrella Man a HUGE justice in that crackle and color! And all those lovely layers! Texture, texture, texture! I love all these elements! And I would take your discards in a heartbeat! This piece is just a stunner! You can certainly do ANYTHING you set your sites on! Do you sell your work????I would love to own a "Pamellia". I wouldn't frame it, though, because I would always want to be touching it, and looking at it from every angle, and I am sure I would still not see every single little detail! HUGS to you for sharing with us! We are blessed! Sara Emily

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    1. Wow Sarah, what an amazing compliment! Thank you so much for that, you made my day!! big hugs :)

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  34. PS I was chuckling when I read what Mr. J does to get your goat! Too funny! Sara E

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  35. Oh my a true work of art with fabulous details! Thank you for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal! I hope you will join us in our current sketch challenge. We would love to see your art again in our gallery!

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  36. oh wow so stunning pamellia.I love your distressing and details and the image is just brilliant ;D

    xx coops xx

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  37. A totally amazing creation - great to see your starting point and all the steps along the way too.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

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  38. Stunning card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hugs Anna-Karin

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  39. Love your card, there's just so much detail in it. Thank you for joining us in The Male Room

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  40. Wow, this is an awesome card. I love grunge, but do not do it well. You sure have achieved a fab masculine card with the office supplies.

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    1. Thank you so much Shirley! This is actually the first true masculine card ever for me, so I'm still learning! hugs :)

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  41. Great card, I love all of the layering and that fabulous frosted look you have created.

    Dionne

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  42. How talented are you!Shabby chic,grunge ,mixed media and vintage.I bow before thee for your awesome talent.The card is so unique and love all the little details.

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    1. Oh how I missed you Pallavi! Thank you so much! big super bear hugs :)

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  43. What a fantastically layered masculine card. Thanks os much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  44. I hate making male cards because I always get stuck for ideas but this is so inspiring! I love the grunge style and your office embellishments are so perfect for your masculine card.
    Rebecca.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! You are not alone, I cringe at the thought of doing masculine cards! big hugs :)

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  45. Such a fantastic masculine card! Love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  46. Hmmmm, I thought I commented on this before. I know for a fact that I was thinking about how to put my thoughts into words, but looks like it stayed at that - me thinking. I guess I'm getting old and forgetfull ... Anyways ... What I was going to say is that for me cards/projects for men are the hardest things to make. No bling, no flowers ... I never ever know how to make those. But you my friend totally rocked this! This must be one of the most beautiful masculine projects I've ever seen. It's amazing!!! Hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Maja! I agree, masculine cards are not fun for me either, I will take frilly and lacy any day! Big hugs :)

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  47. Fabulous! So many details, love the grungy shades. Ruth x

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  48. Extraordinarily creative altered book....love every fabulous detail and use of all the office supplies. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  49. I cannot tell you how much I love this! It reminds me of "back in the day" when we did not have all the fun supplies and bells and whistles and we HAD to shop in school and office supplies and be super creative with our items. This is just special and I adore it! Just....you amaze me! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so very much for that Gloria! hugs :)

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  50. Pamellia!!!! Congratulations to you on your very well-deserved win at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! This was truly a joy to admire, and we are so blessed that you are willing to share your awesome talent! A big congratulatory hug for you! Sara Emily

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sara! big hugs :)

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  51. Congrats to you Pamellia! This is a master piece!

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  52. I know you posted this almost a year ago, but I just happened across it on a google search and clicked on the image to find myself directed to a rather familiar blog. :-)

    LOVE this! LOOOOOOVE! And it is perfect, so all those "trial" panels obviously paid off. ;-) x

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