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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CardMaker Magazine Blog "He's All That" Blog Hop

(If you are looking for the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop, please CLICK HERE)

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another fun blog hop with the CardMaker magazine blog design team!

If you are here from sweet Anya's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog, you will want to head back to the CardMaker blog where it all starts.

We are featuring cards for guys this month. They can be birthday, Father's Day, or any other occasion, as long as they are masculine.

Perfect timing for me! One of the guys my hubby works with, recently retired from John Deere to spend his time farming. My sweet hubby asked me to make him a retirement card with that in mind.

This is what I came up with....

I used some "found" corrugated cardboard for the plowed hills, and used chalk and a hand cut cloud template for the sky. 
The John Deere stickers are Heritage logos from Creative Imaginations.
The tractor on the inside is clip art, and the sentiment was computer generated.
The cardstock is Brilliant White, Straw, and Classic Yellow Green, all from Discount Card Stock.
The Yellow Gold Organza Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I added multiple blank pages because Robert passed it around the shop so others could leave a retirement comment and signature too.
Because of the thickness, I also made a coordinating envelope box to keep it in.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. If you liked my card, I would love for you to leave me a comment before you go. BTW...you can leave a comment if you didn't like it too.  ;)

Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Michelle Woerner's blog. I am sure she has something amazing to share with you! :)



Carolyn King said...

Super cute. love your creative hills!! GREAT card and congrats to Les!

Patti J said...

Lol...you are so clever! Love your card, Trudy! And what fun that it's book style...bonus!!! Have a good day, sweetie, and thanks for sharing! Miss ya!!!

Becky said...

What a fabulous card. So creative.

Colleen Schaan said...

Super cute idea! Love the "hills" and the tractor inside.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This turned out fantastic. This will be something he will always treasure! Great job!

Lora Brinkman said...

cool image. I like the corrugated hills.

Denny said...

Those corrugated hills are PERFECT! You have such an imaginative eye. ;)

Victoria H. said...

Super cute!!! Love your hills and the clever multi-page layout as there never seems to be enough space to write for everyone!

Leah Ann Gast said...

Awe! this is a GREAT!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

anya said...

Oh my gosh, True! What a perfect retirement card! I just love the hills you created with the cardboard - repurposing at its best! Great job, I'm sure everyone loved it!

Brooke said...

That is a cool card-I love how you used the corrugated cardboard for plowed hills!