Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Best Ever Masculine Project

Happy Wednesday!  
I'm not sure how we are halfway through this week already, but wahoo for the upcoming weekend!  
Hope you are all having a great week, and have some fun things planned for the weekend.

So, I was sneaking around looking at blogs a few weeks ago, and I came across Lorri Heiling's blog.  When I did, the first thing that caught my eye was this fabulous project.  Masculine cards are difficult for me, as I love ribbon and bling, and I was in need of a man's birthday card/project for the 28th, so I decided to take the plunge.  It looks rather difficult, but this lady has a wonderful tutorial, that has dimensions and photos for every single step.  It was easy peasy.  The toughest thing was not having any 'tool' stamps.  Had to draw and improvise.

I want to give you a bit of info about the recipient of this project.  My friend, Shirley, has a DH with lots of tools and know-how.  When we gals say, "Wayne, could you make this"? he jumps on it so fast that our heads spin........as was the case with this fabulous bow-maker.  

Shirley and I had seen some ideas on You-Tube, of how to tie bows using dowel rods, pins in styrofoam, etc.  So, we asked, and he created.  I used my uber fabulous Kraft cardstock (have I ever mentioned how much I totally LOVE Kraft?), and created a bench for him, complete with a little bow maker just like ours!  


The 'birthday card' is in the drawer, where a gift card is supposed to go.  




Since I have a little 'something' for him all wrapped up already, I made a little accordian fold card instead. The "Little Black Book" on the front of the card opens to list Dr.'s for all sorts of masculine ailments that you can probably imagine and smile about....


The stamps I used for this little card are from Skipping Stones.  I thought they'd be perfect for a humorous card.

I am entering this project at Craft Your Passion.  Challenge #81 is to use Kraft.
I'm also linking it up to Inspire Me Friday's on Maria's blog!

Well, that's all I have for today.  I'm planning to enter this in the challenge at The Kraft Journal.  Then it's on to the laundry!  

Thanks for dropping by - have a good day!
Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Food for thought:  The best way to make yourself happy is to make someone else happy.

41 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, Patti! That is SO cool! I love it!

kssdesigns said...

Oh my goodness! This is about the cutest thing I've ever seen!! What a lucky guy. So many possibilities with this design. First thing that comes to mind is a makeup table or bakers rack. Well done Patti!

Patti P. said...

Oh my Patti, this just blows me away and he has to be also!! What a simply fabulous idea and execution of this project. I wish my Dad (who was a carpenter) were alive, as I know he would adore this. Tfs.

Pat (mspfd) said...

You are amazing! What a super fantabulous project and card. Love everything about both. The details are incredible.

Gail said...

i thought it was a real bench..lol..fab. projectt!! wow..tfs..loves ya

Lorri said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!! This is SO CUTE! LOVELOVELOVE the bow maker ontop! You did an awesome job on this project!!!!! :) Thanks for the shout out too!

Angela K said...

100% amazing!! Love it!

Betty Benton said...

I play a computer word game called Bookworm -- when you make a good word he says "Fantastic!" in a high squealy voice. That's what I'm saying about this project -- "Fantastic!"

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word! I've not seen anything like this!! What a really adorable project!! Looks like it might be fun to put together!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Olga said...

WOW!!!!! this is nothing short of FANTASTIC!!

Shirley said...

I'm trying dear friend and blogger is being a bummer to me - but WOW - can't wait for him to see this.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Patti, WOW! You made me gasp now! LOL! Incredible workmanship on this project! Such detail and love! Amazing!

Thanks for hopping with us today! Wishing you the BEST on the drawings!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word this is amazing!!!
I love that work bench-so darn cute. I have got to make one of those.
Bet he loved it!

Angelica said...

This is just too cute and creative.

Iris said...

Patti, that looks so fun! And the bench look so real and fun and the mini bow maker is so cute! Love! You are so creative!

The Other Patti Sue said...

WOW... you are just amazing! I love how your mind works, this is awesome!

Amanda Mertz said...

AWESOME Patti! What great little details you put into making this card/table!! And you drew the tools too? Geez lady you're blowing my mind with this one! TFS!

Rufus said...

This is fabulous!!! I'm off to check it out, I think I see one of these in my future! Oh my, just love this
R/

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word...I am sooo blown away with this fabulous project, Patti...WOW!!! You not only created a tool bench but you added an amazing fold card, too...you are such a clever girl!!!!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Stinkin', stinkin', STINKIN' CUTE!!!!! It's hard to believe that it's made from paper ... the details are so meticulous. You have definitely knocked this one out of the park, girl!!!

Seleise said...

oh my gosh, Patti, this is ART!!! That bench is AMAZING!!! FABULOUS!!! AWESOME!!!

and, can't wait to see the bow maker in action!

Beate said...

Patti, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! That is the most incredible masculine project ever!
Hugs and smiles

Carolyn King said...

Wonderful!!!!!! Love it!

Pam Sparks said...

the tool bench is awesome, so clever and creative Patti! I have one of these bow makers stuck away somewhere... I should find it! lol Years ago a GF was making them and selling them!

Kary said...

Hi Patti! This is a wonderful project!! So creative, and the accordion fold card is so fun!! Love this!!

Maria Matter said...

WOWZA Patti, this is incredible! You did an amazing job creating this little beauty...just fabulous!
hugs & blessings

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Patti!!! I don't even know what to say!!! This is beyond awesome!!! It's beyond amazing!!! I LOOOOVE THIS!!!

You're definitely blessed with a wonderful talent that inspires, motivates, and just makes you feel darn good!!!

Hugs, my friend! Great-great project!

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGosh, Patti. Truly AMAZING! Such detail for this awesome creation!

Hey did you see where Stampendous is looking for it's next group of Blog Stars? *hint, hint, wink, wink*

My Very Educated Mother said...

Awesome project, my son would LOVE that!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are so amazing, PJ! How do you do it? This is one awesome creation!

Donna said...

Amazing project. We missed you on Monday, hope your sons dog is behaving. We will have to schedule another girls day.

Shirley said...

OMGosh! What a keeper! It would be great to see the look on his face when he get this. How creative and what a work of art!!!

Beth Moore said...

You are correct...this is the BEST EVER masculine project! It's absolutely fun and so dang clever too! In fact, I'm showcasing your project on Friday November 4 at The Kraft Journal and hope you can stop by the blog that day to pick up your Featured Artist button! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

Donna said...

you know Patti after all this time I realized although I send you a not eor two I rarely get to your blog!!! Look what I have been missing....omword this is adorable!!!! I'll be stalking now! LOL

Lynne in NI said...

WOW Patti, what an amazing creation! The little tool bench is fabulous and then there's the added pleasure of the card and little black book! Bet it took ages to make, but I'm sure that Wayne was totally delighted!

Sue said...

OMG, what a great project! Lots of work here, but what great results. Could not be more fabulous. Bet he was so surprised and enjoyed this so much. Fantastic, girl!

Hugs
Sue

Curt in Carmel said...

This is one seriously amazing project. You are certainly a "craftsman" on this one! Right down to the little bow maker tool. I was blown away by that. This is so remarkable. You should be extremely proud of this one my crafty little buddy! Hugs, Curt

Jackie said...

What a fantastic job! Love the bench so cute.

Sue W said...

It was so funny reading your post today! I asked my DH if he could make me one of these too!...........wish you could have heard the excuses he came up with:) Think I might have to try myself! I adore your gorgeous thankyou workbench though Patti how clever you are and what a wonderful gift!

scrap joanny said...

OMG project !!! great job !!!!! thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs joanna

Brenda said...

THUD!!! wow Patti this is so awesome!!! I will have to give this a try. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Hugs
Brenda