SUO Challenge #81 – Make Something Masculine

What do you think of when you think of a card or other paper crafting project that's "masculine"?  I wouldn't be at all surprised if your idea and mine might be somewhat different just because we all have such different tastes.  My first thought in writing this post was that not much of what we do can be considered masculine.  Yet I just went through our last few blog posts, looking both at our Design Team projects as well as those you have entered, and I think that there are quite a few that I would be happy to send to a man in my life!

So why not take ideas from both our team and you, and put them all together into one Stampin' Up! Only Challenge to make something masculine?!  That's your challenge for SU Only Challenge #81 and we can hardly wait to see all the ideas that come out of this!

The details of our guidelines are over at the left.  But I summarize them at the end of the post, including the dates that this challenge is open.  If you have any questions about linking your project or problems in creating the link, be sure to let the challenge coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, know.  We cheerfully help crafters out just about every challenge, so don't be bashful about asking for help!

And now for the entries from the ladies AND gentleman of our Design Team!

Robin Messenheimer


Connie Babbert


Deb Hoekstra



Deena Boos


Julie Gearinger


Justin Krieger


Karen Barber


Mary Brown


Pam Staples


To participate in our challenge, make a card or other paper-crafted project and post a photo of it to your blog or a gallery on the internet.  Then come back here and use our link tool at the bottom of this post to share the photo with us.

PLEASE remember this:  We're looking for projects posted to the internet AFTER October 7, 2013.  This is a NEW challenge!  AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post!

And, of course, your projects should be made with Stampin' Up! products only.    The products may be those that are in current catalogs, or they may be retired products.  But (as our blog title says) SUO – Stampin' Up! Only!  This means that products from other papercrafting, rubber stamp, die-making or other companies may not be included in your project or in any other project included in your blog post if Stampin' Up! sells a like product.  For example, Stampin' Up! does not sell sewing thread.  So use of sewing thread from another company is just fine.  Stampin' Up! does sell the Sizzix Big Shot, so use of die-cuts, texture plates or other such products from another company is not fine.  If you have a question, please send an e-mail to our Coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, and she'll be glad to answer it!

Challenge Dates:  October 8, 2013  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

October 19, 2013 (6 am USA Eastern Time)


4 People have left comments on this post

Oct 9, 2013 - 12:10:50

Thanks for another fun challenge.  It's always good to be reminded to make some 'manly' cards.  I love the variety of inspiration from the DT.

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