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Let’s Chat! Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up

Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up Challenge: Let’s Chat with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  This go round, the ever amazing Jenny is our hostess.  All Lined Up is the theme:

For this challenge you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don’t count!)

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1I went vintage for this All Lined Up Challenge and turned to one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 collections: Communique.  The telephone line on this chipboard is what got the ball rolling. This 7″ x 5″ side fold card is all lined up thusly:

  • glittered, geometric grid chipboard
  • Lined patterened paper
  • flim strip ribbon
  • film strip chipboard
  • lined up buttons
  • lined up icons in border
  • lined paper used as leaves on my Petaloo flower

All Lined up on the inside, too!

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2I used even more lines on the inside.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4The right hand side of my card has lined papers, lined up buttons on both paper and border and columns in the newspaper.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5The flap opens to reveal two photo mount areas with more of those in line photo icons.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6The left hand side has a little stripey header.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6 jpgHere’s a loot at the whole shebang.

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the All Lined Up theme and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie BLOG before midnight EST on Tuesday, July 26th.

The team will choose 4 winners from the entries. The favorite project will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

You’ll find all the details on this challenge along with wonderful inspiration from the Frilly side of the team HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Masculine Belated Birthday Card with Graphic 45

Please note:  This is my second post for today.  If you are looking for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge, please scroll down or click HERE.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello Friends!  Don’t you just hate it when you are late for a birthday?  It’s always hard to come up with a good excuse!  When we were in the middle of our move, I missed a birthday for a special friend of the family. To make up for being tardy, I created a special masculine belated birthday card using Graphic 45’s Communique collection.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1There’s kind of a neat story behind this card.  My friend, Steve was born at the same time as my older brother Dennis.  In fact, his mom and my mom crossed paths while giving birth in the small Vermont hospital.  They remained fast friends all the rest of their lives.  Steve worked as an administrative assistant for the state for many years.  Like me, he learned  to type on an old manual typewriter.  So, these funky vintage typewriter images are just right  for the card.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card, Communique,, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, 2

 

Tips for designing masculine cards

Masculine cards can be challenging to design.  One tip is to stick with a strong color palette like red, black and cream.   I chose the diamond patterned paper in the background because it reminds me  of a man’s tie.  What could be better for this masculine belated birthday card?

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3I fussy cut this vintage typewriter and popped it up on foam adhesive to make it stand out.  A few gold sequins and that cute banner flag suspended from a paper clip make great embellishments. I tend to keep my masculine card designs a little “stripped down” with fewer embellishments and very simple bows.  The twine bow through the “vintage” chipboard is just right.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo4I decorated the inside of this masculine belated birthday card with more fun images from the collection.  The sentiment was  hand stamped onto kraft cardstock.  I left myself plenty of room to write a personal note to Steve…and to explain my tardy birthday wishes!

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5I was tickled to find this male typist in the collection.  What could be more perfect?  The little cut out diamonds  came from the spaces between the tiles.  I thought they looked like cuff links, and had to add them in.

Steve received his card and loved it.  I know a lot of people think of Communique as a feminine collection, and it does make beautiful feminine cards.  But as you can see, it makes a great masculine belated birthday card, too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Products Used in Belated Masculine Birthday Card
  • Graphic 45 Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition:
    • Communique Chipboard
    • Communique Shutterspeed
    • Communique Typography
    • Communique stickers
    • Communique Telegram
  • Natural Burlap String
  •  Black Soot Distress Ink

 

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