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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Twisted Thursday--Masculine Card

Welcome to another Twisted Thursday!! Our challenge this week was to make a MASCULINE card. Which was easy because in the Shirley's 2 Girls store, there are several new masculine images that are now for sale. I had to use this one because it reminds me of my Dad. I remember when we got our first gas grill. He was so proud of that thing and every dinner for months was cooked on it. We have pictures somewhere of him grilling out in the rain holding an umbrella. And then he decided he needed that hand so the next time it rained he rigged up some plastic sheeting so that he could grill in the rain and still use both hands!

My card uses Barbecue Dad and it was colored with Copic markers. I liked these papers from The Paper Studio, they just looked like a barbecue to me. The stars came from Jo-Ann's and they are from the button section.
I also decided that I wanted to make a little something else. My craft supplies are still packed away but I was able to find my Bind it All and my friend Angela had given me some coasters. I love making little mini books with those, especially mini cookbooks. I wasn't sure about the cookbook idea for my Dad, until I came up of the idea of compiling some recipes that I have for different types of rubs. Perfect for my barbecue theme! I inked the edges of each coaster with blue ink and then I coved each of the coasters with the red gingham paper. I printed out a smaller Barbecue Dad image and colored him with Copics and cut him out. The words were cut out using Sizzix dies, I added some plastic star beads on my O wires before binding the book.
Here is the inside of the book. Since all the recipes are for dry rubs and had basically the same directions, I added those inside the front cover. Each recipe was typed and then printed on it's own page, cut out and then mounted onto the coordinating blue paper. For these, I used regular copy paper. To decorate the pages I used some cook out themed stickers.
We would love to see your MASCULINE themed project, just link it to the Challenge site. Stop by the rest of the Design Team's blogs to see what they have created!  Ann, Anne, Carlie, Cat,  Deanne, Debbie, Georgia, Jane, Jeannie, Judy, Lisa



I will be back next Monday with semi-regular posts. Thanks for all the well wishes and for all the people that have checked up on me over the past couple of weeks. Your friendships and concern mean so much.

21 comments:

Marlene said...

Just saw this image on someone else's blog! LOVE it! Love what you did with it, too! Fantastic!

Anne said...

What a fantastic book Gina! Those gingham papers are perfect for it, aren't they? Hope things settle down a bit for you soon and you can enjoy rediscovering your craft supplies:)

Christine Riley said...

Love it! I love this image and I love the fun papers and layout you used. I love those stars too, so cute!
Hugs, Christine

Jane Wetzel said...

what a cute idea! for what u have been thru ...you are still "knockin" these projects out! wow! hugs, Jane :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

You really outdid yourself with these creations! Love the mini recipe book of rubs and your card is smokin'.

I giggled at the story you shared about your Dad and his grill! What a fun post!

Ann English said...

These are fantastic, Gina!!! You are amazing, girlfriend!

Judy Applegarth said...

Ok I'm coming to your house for grilling! Great job.

Karin said...

So crazy cute Gina! I love that you came up with the little recipe flip with different rubs...so creative! Love those little coasters too ;)

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, fabulous card and gifty thing for your dad. I enjoyed reading about your memories of him barbecuing, thanks for sharing with us!

Jeannie said...

What an awesome idea!
The perfect gift combination.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

jimlynn said...

Gina, this is just perfect!!!! Love the card and the little "rub" book. What a super gift idea.

Courtney Baker said...

I'm always so amazed at your coloring! So pretty!

Cheryl said...

Great idea! He is going to love this book of rubs! I love the patriotic, festive colors.

Silli said...

Love the funny image...love the colors... Great project Gina... HUGS

Sara said...

Gina, these are great!!! Love the little book!

peggysue said...

What a great little book! The whole set looks so neat, those embellishments were a great find for that project.

Crafty Creations said...

What a terrific idea for the BBQ Rub book!!! I love how it came out and the red/white/blue theme! Terrific card to go along with it as well :)
Maria

Stephanie said...

Hey Gina,

Glad you're still hanging in there! My neighbor's daughter came home from Nashville this weekend, and I thought of you!

What a great little booklet & super handy! This S2G image is perfect :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is a fabulous idea! Love it!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are wonderful!!! cant believe you were able to do them with such limited supplies - your talent is amazing!
This has been a horrible ordeal...hoping it will soon be over for you...so sad for those who have lost everything - amazing what "rain" can do....

Dru said...

Gina - what a great card and gift idea. The image is just so darn cute!! I know he will love it!!