Monochrome Tuesday Trio

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This weeks Tuesday Trio is aimed at the gentlemen among us. I love to do pretty, floral, girlie projects and as I have said before, projects for men are slightly more difficult.

My observant followers will have noticed that I have done another Post-It note cover. Yes, I’m afraid I am a little addicted to them. I just think they are a great gift for someone to have on their desk or near a telephone to remind them of you and the time spent making something personal, just for them. I also hate to admit it but I also had Father’s Day in mind too. (It’s just not like me to be organised!)

Anyway, back to the important stuff. The card was made with a Basic Black base and layered with Typeset Speciality DSP. Before adhering the DSP I wrapped a length of stitched Black satin ribbon round the middle and stuck both ends down with a glue dot. When the DSP is stuck in place with dimensionals I caught the ribbon again on the edges of the dimensionals.

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Using Smoky Slate I stamped the images from Traveler onto Very Vanilla and trimmed them down to size. Like one of my previous cards, I didn’t really want to layer Basic Black under the stamped images otherwise I would have lost a lot of the DSP. Instead I sponged the edges with Smoky Slate. I love the effect. These were arranged and adhered with dimesionals.

Next up was the Post-It note cover. The dimensions for this are on my previous blog but to save trawling through I shall recap here for you.

Basic Black card stock 3.25″ x 10″. With 102 across the top score at 3, 3.5, 6.75 and 7.25. Fold and burnish your score lines. I attached a calendar to the inside of the lid and a small magnet which I covered with a half inch circle punch dot. The Post-It notes were placed on the next large panel and the bottom panel (inside) had a small piece of DSP. I placed two more pieces of DSP on what is the front and another on the bottom flap. This is also where the second magnet was adhered and covered as before.

The only thing left was a small stamped image, which I stamped in Basic Gray from the Guy Greetings stamp set and ‘fussy cut’ around it.

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Last but not least was the belly band round a block of chocolate. Who doesn’t like chocolate? Instead of wrapping it, which let’s be honest, is always a give away, lets just add another sleeve decorated how we want. So that’s just what I did. This is for a standard size Galaxy bar.

It was a case of lie it on some card stock and figure out the best measurements. To make it easier for you though I started with some card stock, mine is Basic Black, measuring 4.5″ x 9″. With 9″ along the top score at 2.25, 2.75, 6 and 6.5. I advise adding you DSP and stamping here.

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I added a layer of DSP and finally stamped images from the Guy Greetings set again. I used Basic Gray card stock and Basic Gray ink for the shoes and Basic Black for the sentiment and that was it. I managed to refrain from any candy dots or other embellishments as men really aren’t bothered with any of that.

Keep checking back as I will be adding more Father’s Day inspiration as we get closer.

Happy Crafting.

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