Masculine Cards with Urban Paper

Hello Friends!

I just can’t seem to get enough of the grungy, industrial feel of the Urban paper collection from Close To My Heart!  And thankfully, Father’s Day gave me the chance to use it again and again.  I even swapped out the Father’s Day sentiment for Happy Birthday to double the fun!!

IMG_3557This first card was inspired by some posts I’ve seen online where people are using zip strips from the tops of CTMH paper in creative ways.  I dove-tailed the ends of the zip strips and added some pattern paper strips to make a cluster of banners.  I had some gear shapes left over from a previous project that I had cut from the Artiste cartridge by Close To My Heart and used them as a border at the top of my card.   The sentiment is a stamp from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.

IMG_3556The second card is also created with a zip strip along the left side, more of the left over gears from Artiste and a few Urban Complements.  The sentiment is from the Stamps of Approval stamp set by Close To My Heart.  I love that it has coordinating cuts on the Artistry cartridge, so no fussy cutting required!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used to create these cards, please visit my online shopping site HERE.

SMILE and make it a WONDERFUL day!!   Laurie

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