Axing for Trouble Card

CTMH Jack Paper Packet card

As a card maker, I always lean towards colorful, glittery, feminine cards that are full of bling. But, we can’t forget about the men in our lives. So, today, I would like to share a masculine card! The “Axing for Trouble” card was made with the Jack Paper Packet from Close To My Heart.

I used White Daisy cardstock (included in the packet), and cut it into a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base. The patterned paper for the top portion of the card (lumberjack paper) was cut 4.25″ x 2.5″, and the bottom paper (black wood cord) was cut 4.25″ x 3″. A small 4.25″ x 0.5″ strip of plaid paper was cut to separate the top from bottom.

CTMH Jack Paper Packet card

Before attaching the bottom patterned paper, I cut out the “Axing for Trouble” sentiment and adhered it to the card base. I lined up where I wanted the sentiment to peek through before gluing it down. I cut a hole in the black wood cord paper approximately where the middle of the sentiment lined up, and then ripped the paper on top of the sentiment, exposing all of the words. I like that the exposed white paper inside of the black gave it a look similar to the rings on cut wood.

CTMH Jack Paper Packet Card

To finish off the card, I added a little bling. And if it feels like you are being watched, blame it on the small bling eyes that I added to one of the lumberjacks.

Thanks for joining me today.

I’ll see you in the craft room,


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