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Men like flowers too...

I've been trying to analyse my reluctance to make masculine cards.  Coming to the conclusion that when faced with the prospect my immediate thought is. "No flowers!".  A card without a flower or flowers doesn't hold as much interest for me.  Then I got to thinking about all the male gardeners there are out there, they must like flowers.  So I set out to make a card for a man, with a flower, and this is what I came up with.  The book paper and shades of denim blue, I think, help with the manly feel.

Here's how I made the.flower.
Punch a circle with a 2" circle punch.  Then put the circle back into the punch creating a petal.  Repeat 4 times more.

Now punch 4 small hearts

Use a bone folder to shape the petals.  Then arrange and stick each one to a 1" punched circle. Add a foam pad to the punched hearts and arrange in the centre of the flower.

Take a small piece of book paper, screw it up into a ball and adhere to the centre of the flower.

Use foam pads to attach to the card front.

Papers:  MME Indie Chic Nutmeg; Stamps:  Paula Pascual Mix & Match; Kirsty Wiseman Frames and Greetings; Stampin Up Linen Thread


  1. Well Vicky, my DH would certainly love this card as he is an avid gardener. I love the way you made your flower up, especially the screwed up paper in the middle! Hugs, Anne x

  2. wow!! this is fab Vicky!!! thanks for the tutorial, have to pin this ;) xxx

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous sweetie!!
    hugs and xxx

  4. Another fab idea and creation Vicky, really love how you made the flower....perfect!


  5. An excellent card for a man, you are right Vicky, they do like flowers (as long as they don't have to dig the soil or pull out the weeds - only joking .......) I love the flower with the screwed up paper in the middle, very clever idea and thanks for the step by step. Mary x

  6. Hi Vicky..

    Oooh what a fab tutorial on how to make that flower.. I'll defo be using that idea!

    And I'm with you... hate making cards for me.... and have two DT male themed challenges coming up!! Eeeek!!

    However, I love your flower for a man.... and yes, they do love flowers (tho prob wouldn't admit it!)....

    Christine x

  7. That's fabulous Vicky! I don't see anything wrong with giving a card to a man with a flower on it. I regularly use a rose design at Valentine for my DH and he adores fuschia's. Thankfully the fact that I've made him a card with something he likes on them is not a problem - you make beautiful masculine flower cards and I try to do that too for men. I love the materials you've used to create this one - stunning! Karen x

  8. Vicky, I absolutely adore this!! Fantastic! Thanks for showing how to make the flower, will definitely be trying that!

  9. Fabulous flower, men really do love flowers and yours rocks!
    Just stunning, loving the new look blog too :)
    Katie x


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