April 22, 2016

Let Your Light Shine




Throw-Back Thursday


I originally created this card in 2009 and just came across it again today... waaayyyy down in the list of cards. I think it needs to be shared again.

The Lighthouse


There is something about a lighthouse that is welcoming, yet by itself it seems forlorn. My card post will give you all the details on how I made it. More importantly, though, it gives you my reasons for making the card and exactly what the Lighthouse means.

Following are some pics from the original post. Click any pic to see it bigger.


I invite you to enjoy the whole blog post from October 19, 2009.

Let Your Light Shine


By the way, I still have this card in my possession... waiting to give it to someone special for a particular occasion or reason. Have you ever made something and then had a hard time giving it away? This card speaks to me in so many ways, I may have to keep it forever as a reminder of God's love and grace towards me.





Do any of you remember a little song called "This Little Light of Mine"? We sang it all the time in Sunday School, years ago. Join me in letting your light shine... for Him!


April 19, 2016

Masculine Card Showcase





Men's Birthday Cards

Update September 2018
Since posting the original list, I have created several more masculine cards. Click the "Masculine" category from the menu on the right to see ALL the guys' cards.
~ Grace

Masculine cards are sometimes hard to find amid the sea of all other occasion cards. I've pulled together my collection of men's cards and specialty items. These projects span several years of cardmaking. I hope you find inspiration here. If you DO... please leave me a comment.


Note:  If you want me to write you back, please leave your email address in the comment.

Below each card, I am giving you the direct link to that post so you can read all the details.



Coffee Lover's Birthday Card


Simple and fun.


Happy Bruce Day, personalized b-day card, by Grace Baxter
Personalized Masculine Birthday

Making It Personal

For a classy guy. Great for the gentlemen on your list.



"Tow
Tow Mater Birthday Card

Need a Tow? Mater, That Is

Designed for a young man whose life is all about cars.


"Warm
Winter - Christmas Birthday


Warm Birthday Wishes


Created for my son whose birthday is Christmas Day.


"Rockin'
Rockin' Birthday

Rockin' Birthday

For a teenage boy's 15th birthday

"Masculine
Traveller's Birthday

World's Best Son-in-Law

For the travelling man.


"Antique
Bi-Plane Birthday Card

Bi-Plane and Bygone Memories

For an ex-pilot's birthday



"Pop-up
Pianist's Birthday

Pop-Up Piano Card

Birthday card for the pianist


"90th
90th Birthday


90th Birthday

Bronze grandfather clock, in honour of this elderly gentleman's birthday.



"Vintage
You're Not Old


You're Not Old -- You're VINTAGE

Created for a man celebrating his 70th birthday.



"Masculine
St. Paddy's / Birthday


St. Paddy's Day / Birthday Combination Card

Old World style.  The Inspiration:  Recipient's interest in jousting, archery, and reading books about characters from the King Richard and "Robin Hood" era.

The verse inside is a scroll with an "Old English" birthday greeting




"Christmas-Birthday
Christmas / Birthday Card


Double the Fun!  Christmas/Birthday Combination

Subtitle for this one is: Birthday Tracks in the Snow. I used a special technique to curve the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment.

Created for my son whose birthday is Christmas Day. His favourite thing about Christmas was always "Bringing Home the Tree".


"Sailboat
Sailer's Birthday

Sailer's Delight

For the sailer. Lots of layers and painted sailboat.


"Airplane
Pilot's Birthday



For the pilot.


"Smile!
Smile! It's Your Birthday!


SMILE! It's Your Day
Great for a photographer!


Masculine Cards:  Other Special Days

"Golfer's
Father's Day Card


Father's Day Card with unique verse inside



"New
New Dad Memory Book




Father's Day card and gift in one!



"Masculine
Feather Sympathy Card





Sympathy card for a young man who lost his Grandma. Special poem inside.




"Elegant
Elegant Thank-you



"Masculine,
Valentine


A non-mushy valentine for a young guy


"Masculine
We Have an Anchor - Version 1


We Have an Anchor - Version 1

All Occasion card. Includes music from the hymn by the same title.



"Anchor,
We Have an Anchor - Version 2

We Have an Anchor - Version 2



"Deer,
Deer - Any Occasion Card

Features the scripture verse:  "As the deer pants for water brooks..." Psalm 42:1


St. Paddy's Day



To see my Christmas cards, go to

It's All About Christmas




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