Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Birthday Bash: Day Three

Welcome to day three of our birthday bash! Today, our card and giveaway is all about the men. I don't know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time finding the right blend of images and techniques suitable for the menfolk in my life. I think this technique - Torn Holes from the October/November issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter -- pairs perfectly with the two stamps sets I am giving away today.

Yup, you read that right. Two stamp sets. Both are from Innovative Stamp Creations. The first one is Distressed Script, and is great for all kinds of backgrounds:


 The second is called Men of Wisdom and has a plethora of sayings to go along with the stamps:
Okay, one of the reasons I chose these two together is because I thought the backgrounds would be great for some previous techniques. Can't you just see the  Back-to-Back or It Takes Two techniques (from the August 2011Technique Junkie Newsletter issue)  with these two?

Okay, so here is how you enter. Please leave a comment with your name and email address (PLEASE -- I cannot get your email address from blogger unless you specifically check off the box that says I can!) and my random number generator will pick one lucky winner tomorrow. Play along!

Update: Congratulations to Sandra W, who is the winner of this giveaway!

98 comments:

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous man's card. Those stamps are awesome with that technique.
barbarawshngtn at gmail dot com

Amy Macak said...

Men are always challenging to get a good card, these are great. thanks!
Amy
Ajmacak@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great card. I have several men in my family who would appreciate cards using these stamps.
Betty Ackley
ackley@jps.net

Mary G said...

Love the "distress" look. Such great "man" stamps too!
mgarvey@hvc.rr.com

Melody said...

Beautiful card! Love she stamp sets too! Thanks for the chance to win them.
meldianhi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the image and the sprockets/gears add a lot of interest to the card.

I agree that finding images and techiniques for men is difficult but I think the designers are hearing us on that - I notice IO has brought our some neutral to mascaline stamps

NMReader

Robyn said...

Awesome masculine card! They are often a challenge for me, but not with this stamp set!

Lori said...

what a great card for a man. I too have difficulty making cards for men. This would make things so much simpler. Thanks for a chance to win.
quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

Jill P said...

these are so cute
pretty card, my DH would love it

Linda Peterson said...

I also am lacking in men cards. Love the idea and the stamps are perfect.
craftylin1968@ aol.com

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome image for a man's card. I love the torn paper idea also.

stamps&cars said...

Awesome......!!!!! Guy cards are always a challenge to me and these stamps are wonderful for them!!!

Niki said...

Great card. I'm often at a lose for a manly card, thanks for the opportunity to win.

Niki
kylesma at att dot net

Rose said...

Wonderful masculine card and sets. I am always short of masculine cards and ways to use sets that one wouldn't usually pick. Thanks for some great ideas and techniques-

Jacky said...

Love your card, always looking for a good card for a man and this is fabulous! Thank you!!

Rita said...

I love these stamp sets! Rijoyce602@gmail.com

nancy y said...

oh these would make the coolest guy cards, and I am on a mission to make more guy cards!
nancine at sbcglobal dot net

cathy said...

These are great stamps and I really like the card you made with them. clpeper at charter dot net.

Kathy Eddy said...

These are great images! I still haven't tried the torn holes yet. on my long list. LOL kmeddy@centurytel.net

Tina Van Netten said...

Love the card and stamps!!!!

Glittered Paws said...

What an awesome man card and love the vintage auto - perfect set for this technique.
shirleyhotop@hotmail.ocm

Norma said...

Great card, and I especially love that Men of Wisdome stamp set!! Thanks for the chance :)
nbrowland at hotmail.com

Diana Enns said...

Great masculine card - thanks for another fun tech.
djenns8134@gmail.com

Dana said...

Love these! Thanks for the chance.

Dana said...

Adding my email dsmith1036@aol.com

Dana said...

Love these! Thanks for the chance.

Helen said...

Love these antique-looking stamps. Will this be my lucky day?
Thanks for the chance, Pat!

stampinhelena@yahoo.com

Rachelle said...

Perfect stamp sets together and a great masculine card! What a fun birthday bash this is!

Nora said...

I love those stamp sets. You're right, they're perfect together and for masculine cards. That old car is wonderful!

Nora G
Noraluvs2stamp@gmail.com

Vicki Romaine said...

I love your "man-card"l today. I especially like the old car stamp. These sets make a great birthday goodie. (Mine is on the 11th.)

Holly said...

Great stamps and card! Thank you for the chance to win some 'man' stamps.
eastyart@telus.net

billiejo said...

This is a great combo and yes, I can see those techniques, along with a couple others from 2011. Thanks for the chance to play along.
Sandy my dot billiejo at gmail dot com

billiejo said...

Oh My... my comment didn't space the same when it published. Here is my email address again:

my dot billiejo at gmail dot com

Vickie Kertz said...

Another great creation. Cards for men arr harder for me. momkertz at live dot com

Debbie Moran said...

Great cards. Love all this celebrations. djchrist01221971@gmail.com

Alyce said...

Set is perfect for masculine cards. I love the background script with it.
snowyowl at wi dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

Sure is unique. I would love to win this set since I would have no clue how to make masculine card.
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

itzamitzi said...

Such a handsome guy card! I love the sets that are offered and sure hope I'm a winner.
Mitzi

ScrappinCSI said...

That is a onderful masculine card. I'm surprised the script background played out so well. Nice work.

Pam S.
ScrappinCSI@gmail.com
PMS Studios

Beth Grace said...

I agree ideas for masculine cards are always difficult to come up with. These stamps are great for them!

Beth Grace
beth.grace@verizon.net

Karen McAlpine said...

Love both of the stamps and you have used them so effectively on your great card!

Ramblin Rose said...

What a perfect masculine card. Just love the vintage car stamp.

ramblinr43@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Big happy birthday greetings. Sue J. gsue129@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

Spot-on job on this masculine card. These are great images to use on a card for a man.
Sandy J
stampingwriter at gmail dotcom

Pamela said...

Pat, I LOVE this card and stamps!
I haven't noticed them before but you sure are making me take notice of them now!
Pamela
JPALM3746@comcast.net

Rene said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win! Rene'
RM3116@charter.net

Robbie said...

Pat,this care is wonderful. I love the stamps.
Robbie

wwilloww said...

Congrats to the lucky winners so far! I would love this set because like most of us, I never know what to do for my sons' birthdays!!! Good luck everyone. wwilloww@yahoo.com

Integrity Designs said...

Great Masculine card! I find I'm always scrambling to find stamps perfect for my male friends and husband! Thanks for giving us the chance to win the great stamp sets
Elaine egseip@gmail.com

Edye McMillen said...

Cards for men are the most difficult. This one is great1

Diane S - Hawaii said...

What a great card for the man in my life (my wonderful hubby of 19 years come December). However, I can also think of male relatives who love receiving cards made with love. Thanks for sharing.
Aloha...Diane
stamperdee2011@yahoo.com

Barb said...

LOVE the look of the card - and wonderful, versatile stamps!
Thanks
Barb P
bauwit@gmail.com

Jackie Watson said...

Quite clever the way you paired the two stamp sets. The card is gorgeous and unique. Thanks for sharing. jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

Cheryl S. said...

All of these stamps offer much versatility for masculine cards.
Masculine cards are the most difficult for me so the distressed script and Men of Wisdom stamp set are great. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the give-away!
Cheri927ataol.com

Hetty Jones said...

Now those are very cool sets for Man Cards! this is a great idea by the way!! hettyvj

Joyce Spear said...

Great "guy" card! I see so many possibilities with the two stamp sets you are offering, and I hope the random number generator is kind to me today because I'd really like them!

Smiles,
Joyce Spear
stamperjoyce at gmail dot com

Patti hojnacki said...

Wonderful combination of stamps to create a masculine card. Your right, sometimes those cards can be the most challenging

Melissa Melissa said...

Man oh man it's ur birthday

Melissa

Sue D said...

Great card--these stamps are perfect for masculine cards.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tricia said...

Cant have too many man stamps...lol
Tobin at kosolutions dot net

Judi Markel said...

Great card, I can always use stamps like these as I have plenty of guys in my family. Thanks for a chance to win.

Becky Benson said...

Super idea for a masculine card! Love it!..and love those stamps. So many possibilities there!
Becky B.
bensonbecky@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Pick me. Pick me. I love that distressed script stamp. Never seen it before.

Julie Bowman
bowbates@ameritech.net

Marnie said...

What a Wonderful Masculine card. I find Manly cards hard to come up with this one has definitely inspired me...

KathyR said...

Love the card, and love the giveaway :-D
Kathy Rossiter
stampkathy@gmail.com

christina d said...

What a neat card! The giveaways are great too.

Rianne said...

What a great card. So masculine. Love the stamps you used for making man cards.
rianne smarius at gmail dot com

Priscilla said...

Love your man card! I haven't tried the torn hole technique yet as there are so many great new techniques in this months newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win.

cardjunke16@yahoo.com

Connie Gage said...

Love this card, so neat and love the stamps

Linda said...

Great cards! I immediately "saw" a card for both my brothers when I looked at the stamp sets. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Az Scrappin Sisters said...

My grandfather would absolutely love this card....Haven't tried this technique yet.

Az Scrappin Sisters said...

Previous comment....My grandfather would love this one! skortan@arvig.net

Holly said...

Love the distress look. Great card.
hollyfotty@shaw.ca

debbie said...

what a great guy set.. love your card
Debbie
ebat@cox.net

GailSK said...

Gorgeous card! I struggle so much making cards for men. And those two stamp sets are awesome!

gakister at hotmail dot com

Mary Strauser said...

What a great card for a man. Would love to win those stamps.
Thanks for the chance.
kraftyme95@yahoo.com

Jamie Cox said...

Always nice to see cards for the men in our lives. Love the card and both stamp sets are great.

Thanks for sharing

scrapping2it@gmail.com

Phyllis Freese said...

Wow! Two stamps sets in this give away. Please enter me. It's always hard to come up with masculine cards.

sparcl77@hotmail.com

SusanK said...

What a great masculine card; love the images and techniques used!

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the colors! It is hard to find masculine stamps at times - or maybe my creative side is not masculine by nature.

pguynes@cinci dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

just love this card, Pat, thanks for sharing. ceashark at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat, thanks for the birthday bash drawings ! annkaye2001@yahoo.com

JulieK said...

I absolutely love that distressed script background. Thanks for the chance to win.
Julie
ejkaehler@yahoo.com

C. M. Taylor said...

I love how you think outside the box and still stay grounded. Masculine cards are a real challenge, thank you for sharing.

C. M. Taylor said...

I love how you think outside the box and still stay grounded. Masculine cards are a real challenge, thank you for sharing.

MLO said...

Masculine stamps are so hard to find - and these are wonderful. So many men in my life would love a card made from these!

mlo at otherinfo dot com

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful card! ISC does have some wonderful stamps! (And I'd LOVE to win these stamps!) Thank you for the opportunity!
melissa.banian at gmail dot com

Elizabeth Dyson said...

I just love this card. Great idea for a male card. The colours are just gorgeous and I love how the car pops off the page.

Heather A said...

Fabulous card! Thanks.
Heather
gilles.arsenault2@sympatico.ca

Julie said...

Fabulous card - and I'm having so many ideas already on how to use these.

Julie
jayb.wurf@gmail.com

Terry Duncan said...

Love these stamps and your card!

Else49 said...

What a great card. Thank you for sharing.
edeg49@gmail.com

Vickie A said...

Great Cards.

lilscrappers said...

I'm loving it!

luckybug3 said...

Oh I just LOVE that background stamp! You are amazing Pat, such an inspiring person. Thanks for including us in your birthday celebration!
luckybug3 at gmail dot com

Cyndi Pink said...

What an awesome card and giveaway. I, too, am always looking for more masculine ideas & sets. These 2 stamp sets are absolutely perfect together. Thanks for sharing your creative genius & this great giveaway. My email is stampingdragons@yahoo.com

loripuccio said...

Wonderful work, Pat! Thank you for sharing!

kris said...

I love the card and giveaway. As many others I am always in need of ideas and stamps for the masculine cards that I have to make up. I love your ideas and appreciate you sharing them with the less creative. my email is krisden25@hotmail.com