Thursday, July 17, 2014

Who Needs Drills and Hammers Anyway?!

My husband rarely if ever (okay...never) asks for a card. He works in the office for a large/local construction firm. His boss just became a grandfather. Bad News? I had not ONE idea on what direction to take. I'm not know for MAN cards. Thought I could go with baby's name ...but husband didn't know the spelling...(go figure)! Good News? This request would NECESSITATE a trip to Hobby Lobby!

I was CERTAIN that I could find the perfect design paper with little construction icons... hammers, drills, hard hats, detour cones...Boy was I WRONG! I found NOTHING! Seriously?! There is design paper for every sport, medical, all branches of the US military, firemen, policemen, paramedics ... and what? Wait for it.... accountants. REALLY? Accountants - they need their own paper????? Where is the nod to construction workers!? I found ONE package of construction icons in the form of 3D stickers. Armed with a 40% off coupon I bought it knowing that I will only use one out of the package. They are more suited to scrap booking than card making. And if this is your first visit to my blog - well - let me disclose that I do NOT scrap book! As I stated previously - the closest I get to scrap booking is rearranging the photos and magnets on my refrigerator.

Undaunted I pressed forward "constructing" a card for the proud grandpa. While batting nearly zero at Hobby Lobby I remembered the twill measuring tape and 'screw-top' brads and finally  broke into some yummy-scrummy paper that I have been HORDING!

Inside of card
Boy Oh Boy!
~Base card paperTrey Ink Terracotta Tile
~Simple Stories Awesome Kit collection paper, journal tag, and stickers (inside and outside)
~Narrow strip of Basic Grey Basic Manila 
~Spare Parts Screw Brads
~Twill measuring tape
~Under Construction 3D sticker by Paper House
~Sentiment printed on yellow card stock onesie
Inspirations | Challenges
Mojo Monday - sketch
Moo Mania - anything goes
The Male Room - games (Scrabble pieces on the inside)
Simon Says - spots and dots
Crafty Hazelnuts - anything
Just for Fun - anything goes
Creata Challenge - color inspiration

Here's to tiny hard hats, remembering stash, and new babies!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, your card came out just perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't think of anything you could have done cuter than this and know that the proud grandpa will love it. VERY nice!
    Love your idea about scrapbooking too - I'm good at rearranging those magnets too!

  2. Great card! Real cute. Thanks for joining us at Just For Fun this month - hope to see you again.
    Bev (DT member) x

  3. Wonderful masculine card - Thanks for joining in at The Male Room!

  4. Such a cute card, thanks for entering into the Creata challenge but one of our rules is you need to use a minimum of ONE creata product. Im not aware of visibly seeing one but could you state it please in your blog post to be eligible to take part. Thanks. Gill DT

  5. This is a magnificent card for a new grandfather and I do like the way you've picked up on the construction theme too. Not quite our games theme, but lovely nonetheless. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  6. Fantastic

    Thank you for taking part at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  7. Oh this is fabulous and love the Under Construction sentiment that is brilliant for the type of card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  8. Well, Nancy, you sure made me laugh, reading your post! AND... I absolutely love your card, spotted the scrabble pieces, so games is covered, but I like that it is so personal, the new Grandad must have loved this card! I hope he keeps it forever! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room. Hope to see you here again soon

    Louise xx

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x


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