23 Dec 2009

Correspondence......masculine style...

How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Turkey bought? Presents wrapped? Are you all caught up? I am feeling so organized that I am sure that I must have forgotten something lol!

Try not to stress too much. It should be a time for peace and tranquility and family and friends.....yep....

I put together a quick little project for the masculine side of the family.

Hubby is a deer hunter - yes I know, I used to hate the thought of him out there killing Bambi, until I hit one with my car. They are really over run around here - pretty but dangerous!

Anyway, he hunts in a group with six friends, a
nd every year they keep records, records that are only on little slips of paper stuffed in an envelope (men!)

I thought it would be nice for him to have a little notebook to keep those records in. I wanted to add a pretty pink bow - just kidding......

I used Little Box Labels (Nestability Friendly - yay!) from Waltzingmouse Stamps and stamped the main image in Memento Rich Cocoa and cut it out with my Labels Five Nestabilities.

I used a button rather than one of the cute images - I thought he might appreciate that more around the men.... HAH!

Just look at that gorgeous herringbone pattern - I love it! I stamped the whole herringbone border and then cut it to use only one of the strips.

I obviously didn't ink up the stamp very well the first time I used it, but decided to use that part anyway, since it is going to be stored in the hunting parlour (!) and I loved the rough and tough look of it!

I scored the Dark Chocolate paper in a manly grid, to add a bit of a pattern to the book. I really am happy with how it turned out and I think hubby will be too!

My daughter and I are baking our cookies today, Lime Meltaways - delicious and Crackle Soda Chocolates - I will leave the recipe at a later time!!


  1. what a great masculine design Bonnie! I love the scored chocolate CS and the label stamp works perfectly!

  2. Bonnie, this is just beautiful! What a great gift for your husband. I love the simplicity - very striking. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Anonymous08:17

    This is just wonderful! I'm sure he loved it, and appreciated all the work you put into it.


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