Fancy Friday Blog Hop- Dude Cards!

Fancy Friday Blog Hop- Dude Cards!

Fancy Friday Blog Hop
I think it’s safe to say that I’ve given the Dude Cards a run for my own money this week.  Especially since it’s taken ME way out of my normal comfort zone of frilly pretty stuff.  

Today I was lucky enough to partner with a few Artisans from Stampin’ Up! and share with  you even more Dude cards.  How EXCITING is that??? You will find the blog hop links at the bottom of this post.  

Let’s get the party started.  Some of the favorite men in my life are military.  It’s time they hear how much I adore them.  

For Your Country stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Again, I’m keeping things on the simple side.  Not too flashy, but still manly.  

If you have military friends or family the For Your Country stamp set is totally worth having on hand.  It’s a super set to use for sending cards to our amazing troops.  

I paired my card with the World Map background stamp and used the Rock n Roll technique for the background.  

For Your Country stamp set, Stampin' Up!
Love how the Hexagon punch spotlights on pieces of the map.  Again, an easy touch.  

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When I was creating this card last night I became a little emotional.  Luckily it was just me still up and I could have my moment.  It just made me think how grateful I am for our Military Men and Women who serve our country.  It doesn’t have to be a holiday to let them know.  We should tell them ALL the time. 

For Your Country stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Right before we left Virginia Russ and I were out for dinner one night when smack dab in the middle of our dinner conversation he got up and walked over to an elderly man.  I sat there not knowing what in the world he was doing. He had gotten up to thank a World War 11 Veteran that was sitting adjacent to us.  I remember the smile on the mans face and it will be etched in my memory forever.  A soldier thanking a soldier.  Coolest thing ever.  Truly!! 

For Your Country stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Again, I kept these VERY simple.  Just a few layers.  Nothing cray cray, but it gets the point across.  I love that simple thank you greeting in the For Your Country stamp set.  That’s just IT.  A simple thank you will carry these fine men and woman a long way.  

Now it’s time to see what these artisans created for the M.A.N! I didn’t feel any pressure about what I was creating until just now.  These are also fine women who are the craftiest Kates I know.  Funny thing is your going to visit Mercedes blog and she has a DUDE (her husband) that stamps.  <grin> I love that! 


I’m off to another gymnastics meet.  This time we are traveling 6 hours to Georgia.  I’m thankful my mama rides with me.  She keeps us entertained.  Wish Lexi luck and I’ll share how she does.  It’s going to be a great girls weekend.  

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  1. I cannot even tell you how much I love these. The emotion and feeling in these cards…well, suffice it to say you made me get misty eyes. You are right. We need to thank these folks day in and day out. Thank YOU and your family for your service. I’m so thrilled that your fancy self joined us this month. What a thrill to have you with us! Good luck Lexi!

  2. Love your cards and love whom you directed it to. Thank you for thinking of them. I am beginning to understand your gymnastics run around… wow. Its a lot. Thank you so much for playing with us!!

  3. Oh Kimberly these are awesome! I may need to case the bottom one for our Operation Write Home event!

  4. You have done GREAT show casing masculine cards!!!! Thanks for all the ideas you posted this week. 🙂

  5. Thanks for using the stamp set I asked about! Love that you paired with the maps. Hadn’t thought of that. What’s the rock n roll technique?

  6. I have loved all of your great Masculine cards this week. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Your blog posts always come straight from your heart. Have a wonderful time at the meet.

  7. I love how you added the hexagon punches to the map background. Subtle but very cool touch. And the simplicity of the second card adds to the emotion you shared. I love it!

  8. I love these cards. We haven’t heard from you in a while so I worry. I hope everything is going well for you and your family! I hope you can pop in with a quick post to let us know how y’all are doing. You and your family are in my prayers!