True Value

Happy Saturday!  It's another gorgeous day today in Virginia and we are headed out to get a little Christmas shopping done.  I'm sure NO ONE else has thought of that and the crowds will be non existent.  *rolls eyes*  
Oh's family time.  Right?
Before we go I thought I'd share a new "guy" themed card with you.  This one came about because of a recent trip to the hardware store.  
Not Home Depot or Lowes...
Here in our little town we have an old fashioned hardware store that reminds me of the one in the town where I grew up.
The kids and I went for a stroll through J.E. Rice Hardware the other day because I was looking for a few odd and ends and I noticed the fun bags they have there to bag up your nuts and bolts for purchase.  I thought they would be a great addition to a "man" card and here's what I came up with....

It's a fun pocket card!  I trimmed the top off of the bag just a tad and adhered it to a piece of Basic Black card stock.  I then used a strip of the "ruler" design from the "Fan Fair" Designer Series Paper pack and wrapped it around the middle.  Then I added one of the Ribbon Sliders to add a little interest....

Fun, huh?  I created the card by just cutting a piece of Basic Black card stock and layered a piece of Real Red on top of it.  I made a "pull" tab by punching a 1 1/4" circle out of Island Indigo card stock and folded it in half.  It is adhered to the top and then has a small hole punched in the middle of it for the Linen Thread to go through.

I added a little "raindrop splatter" in Basic Black with the stamp from the "French Foliage" stamp set.  There's another piece of the "ruler" paper at the bottom to tie it all together.  

You just never know where you'll find your creative inspiration...
Even at the hardware store.

Wishing you a relaxing weekend enjoying the ones you love...


  1. What a wonderful card!! I love small stores like that, much more enjoyable to shop in than the big chains.

  2. You are so stinkin' creative! I love the card. Perfect for the 'guy' in someone's life.


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