Crafty Secrets Mr. Mustache Card

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Crafty Secrets Mr. Mustache Card

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in today to share this fun Crafty Secrets Mr. Mustache card made with papers, printables and ephemera from the super fun digital Barber Shop Kit. Oh, my goodness…is this digital kit ever a blast to work with.  If you’re in a bad mood, or feeling gloomy, just start playing with these and I guarantee you’ll start to feel better.

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I was feeling in the mood to create a masculine card and since I had purchased this kit awhile ago and never used it, I decided it was time to bring it to life.  This kit contains 15 different paper designs and more than 40 pieces of ephemera, so you can make a ton of cards, layouts, minis or canvases with it.  I fell in love with Mr. Mustache and his amazing facial hair!  Honestly, every time I look at him, I giggle just a little.

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I created a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base from kraft cardstock and then began layering on the papers and images.  I tore a strip of the old barber shop music paper that comes in the kit, distressed, inked and layered it with a vintage car I had in my ephemera stash.  I stamped Happy Birthday with a sentiment stamp taken from an older CS Clear Acrylic set and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

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Here’s the inside of the card.  Since it’s a cutaway card, I wanted that awesome barber pole to be on the right hand edge.  That way, you can see  a bit of it when the card is closed.  I did some more stamping with images from Artsy Banners (it’s on sale!) and hand wrote my sentiment on a piece of the paper from the collection.  That great barber comb is part of the paper set, and I fussy cut the vintage shaving kit from that paper as well.  In fact, the corners came from that paper, too.  I did a little coloring with my Spectrum Noir pens, added a touch of Stickles to the stars and Glossy Accents to the barber pole.

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Do you remember these great barber poles? I grew up in a small town, and I remember waiting in the car for my dad while he got his shave and hair cut at Bernie’s, our local barber shop.  He had a pole similar to this outside his shop.  I love the way things used to be built not just for function but for beauty as well.

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I lined the inside of the envelope with more of the digital papers.

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And decorated the flap, too.

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And because I was having so much fun, I added a bit of the border to the front of the envelope.

Masculine cards can be a real challenge to create, but this set is just loaded with tons of great ideas.  I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane with this vintage barber shop themed card.  Let me know what you think, won’t you?  It will make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



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6 thoughts on “Crafty Secrets Mr. Mustache Card

  1. craftysecrets

    What a great guys birthday card Kathy! I love how you used the Mr Mustache image and created the inside and matching envelope. I just pinned it on Pintrest and am sorry I missed adding it to my blog post but I’m going to go add it to the store samples now.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Candy Colwell

    Kathy… I love this card!!! Where oh where did you get Mr. Mustache from?!? I think I need him! HAha. Your card is darling! I love it’s composition. The papers are really cute and work do well together. Love the barber poles, too! All of the ephemera is so pretty and I love how you have dispersed it throughy the card. The different sizes of flip outs really adds to the design and interest of the card. I also love how you finish off the envelopes! Sending hugs, Candy

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