I’ve been having a play with some of my lovely Papertrey Ink sets and have managed to get my Father’s Day cards done – without the usual “night before” rush!  Like a lot of crafters, I don’t look forward to masculine cards but these sets from PTI are fab.  The Koi and Sailboat images and sentiment are from Masculine Motifs and the background is done using the Woodgrain set with Versamark ink – I LOVE this set.  My dad keeps Koi carp and LOVES to spend his weekends going round garden centres looking at them.  As soon as I saw this set with the fish I though of him immediately. 

Right, I am enjoying a rare cup of tea before the riot of the morning routine so better get upstairs and awaken the Kracken!!!!

Caryn xxx


  1. awesome, Caryn! These are fab masculine cards. I need that wood grain set to go along with my masculine motifs.

  2. These are wonderful, Caryn!!! Great masculine cards!

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  4. Great masculine cards, I love the torn and distressed edges.

  5. Perfect male cards Caryn. Love the clean and simple layouts. Hope you are ok, sorry I haven’t visited for a while. Hugs, denise x

  6. Wonderful men card!!
    Love the woodgrain paper, so real!!
    Hugs from Maya

  7. What prefect masculine cards! Love the addition of the woodgrain on the background!

  8. These are just fabulous, I’m loving the woodgrain effect.

  9. Perfect men cards. I love the woodgrain backgrounds and the torn edges.

  10. Great colors and textures…the torn paper is always a fun extra add with very little effort or cost; love it!

  11. What great man cards hun!!! I just love that woodgrain background set, I think I’m going to cave in and get it now! Your dad will love the fish card for sure! Have a great weekend hun! Kate x

  12. Super cards, Caryn! That woodgrain is the BEST–I’ve used it so much, and it looks great here!

  13. These are great! I love the wood grain background. It goes so well with the masculine images of this set.

  14. Great father’s day cards! Very masculine looking.

  15. Great cards, the woodgrain is very effective.

  16. 2 lovely cards, the ‘wood’ is just right for male cards
    well done Tilly xx

  17. These are fabby, hun! I love that woodgrain set, I think I *need* that set as well as the masculine one!
    I’m resorting to the usual last min dash to glue something together for my dad – but at least I know he’ll act like he loves it whatever I give him LOL!
    Take care, hun!

  18. Hi Caryn,
    These are great man cards. They can be so difficult but these hit the spot.
    Fiona x

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