Good Afternoon and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop. This week we are creating masculine birthday cards and I’ve used the gorgeous Nature’s Harvest Suite.

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Harvest Meadow Suite

When I first saw the July to December Mini Catalogue and found the Harvest Meadow Suite I knew I had to have it. Check it out …

With all the elements in the suite I knew it would be perfect for just about any occasion … ladies, men, sympathy and so much more!

Here’s what I’ve created for you today …

This card is quite quick and easy to do and works well for a Masculine Birthday card. Sometimes it can be hard to make a nice masculine card. Images and dies like leaves, grasses and such work well. I also love the Cork Paper that is part of this suite.

The Cork Paper is awesome. It’s nice and thin so doesn’t add too much bulk to a card and it adds great texture to the card which is perfect for a guys card.

I cut my foliage pieces out of Mint Macaron and then just used a blending brush to colour the tops with some Soft Suede Ink. Our blending brushes are great for all sorts of techniques – from simple colouring to masking and blended backgrounds.

That little label die is awesome and comes from the Frightful Tags Dies set.

I do hope you like my Masculine Birthday card. If you’d like a sample of the cork paper please be sure to let me know and I’ll get a piece in the post to you.

Let’s go hopping …

I do hope you are inspired by the projects you are about to see …

Please feel free to comment on the posts and let the girls know how much you enjoyed them.

I also hope we’ve inspired you to create something this week. A little creative therapy goes a long long way to boost our mental health. It also improves the well being of those that receive our cards. Why not make a card, or grab one you’ve made previously, and write a note inside and post it to a friend or family member and brighten their day.

We also need to keep our postal service going to sending a card actually benefits so many!

Thanks for stopping by and see you latte …

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