Masculine Valentine Gift Idea: Off to the Races Honey Do List
Hello, Friends! Have you made a Valentine for your honey yet? My husband is a maker of lists. He keeps a little notepad right beside his breakfast plate so he can write down his daily honey do list. I thought it might be fun to work up a special little notepad cover to house his list and keep the edges from getting all grunged up and curly. (Why do I like that on a card, but despise that on a notepad? Anyone else with me, here?) Anyway, I love to share ideas that incorporate Graphic 45 papers and flowers and/or ribbon on a project.
Now, Off to the Races probably doesn’t strike you as a masculine collection right off the bat. But one of the silly things we say to one another on a very busy day is, “Aaaaaaand they’re off!” So using this collection actually makes sense for us.
Although Off to the Races is a very feminine collection, it’s also loaded with images and patterns that work really well on a masculine project like this handy 4×6 honey do list. Paper layers were fussy cut and decoupaged onto the cover and I even managed to add ribbon and flowers. The overall design is decidedly masculine, and the message is personal. When it comes to making a masculine Valentine project, it doesn’t get much better than that!
A Look at the Details
This side view shows how I used chipboard beneath my focal images to elevate them from the background. To mimic the boutonnieres sported by these dapper gents, I created a mini boutonniere with a Petaloo White Baby’s Breath Pick, Black Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms, and micro black gingham ribbon.
Put it on the List
The way I see it, if you’ve gotta have a honey do list, it might as well be handsome AND functional.
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