Hello! May is just around the corner which means Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up soon. Today we are celebrating a special card drive to honor these upcoming holidays with lots of inspiration, promotions and giveaways. Don’t forget to scroll down to see all the goodies!

Altenew is hosting its annual Celebrating Parents Card Drive – it is a great cause to participate so you can let those who may need some loving words during these special days that they are not forgotten and are loved. If you would like to send in a card or two or more to join in, please check more details HERE.

To honor this special card drive, I have created a simple card anyone can create for guys in their life. This is also a great technique you can try, if you are making some cards for the card drive. (every card counts and would be appreciated!)

I am a big metallic embossing powder girl, and I wanted to jazz up the ones I have to create a different shade. This can be easily achieve by mixing some of them together. You can see how I created the card in the video tutorial below:


The Best Dad stamp set has some fun images you can use for any masculine card. It is practically a one stop shop for images you would need to create projects for your guys! I love highlighting small elements from a stamp set to get more use out of them, so in today’s card I did exactly that.

I also used some of my favorite blue shades from Altenew’s crisp dye ink colors to create a background for the card. Ink blending is so easy with these inks, as they coordinate with each other perfectly and take out a color guessing game!

I hope you get to take few minutes to create some cards to share your love! Do you have a favorite color or technique to use when creating masculine cards? Share them below in the comment area, I’d love to read them!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, ATN for Altenew, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. When you purchase any of these three stamps; Best Dad, Best Mom, and Penned Rose, a portion of the profit goes toward a local charity organization in NY. Help support seniors while shopping!

  1. Get today’s featured stamp set on my project at a special price! The Best Dad stamp set is on sale only for a limited time, so make sure to grab yours!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away THREE $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by April 30th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on May 2nd. Good luck!!


Congratulations, Sandy! To claim your prize, please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 6/30/2017 with the subject line Altenew Celebrating Parents Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog.


Next stop on the hop is Kristina Pokazanieva! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.