He's The Man Cheers To The Years TTT208

by Joanne James11. May 2023 17:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and the lovely Felicita is our featured designer. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


I was a little stuck for current sets that fit the bill so decided to dig into my recently retired stash and use up some of my designer series paper. I decided to go across the top row of the board with masculine, diecut and beer or drink and this is what I came up with, using the current sketch over at Sunday Stamps for my layout:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used two panels of retired He's The Man designer series paper, rotating the pattern on the smaller one to follow the same diagonal lines as the base one (rather than the horizontal/vertical), added a banner of Mango Melody to pick up on the yellow in the diecut that I used as my focal point. This diecut was one on a pre-printed sheet in the paper pack, and I backed it with a scalloped diecut circle in Sahara Sand to neaten the edge:

I added a trio of Mango Melody resin dots to complete the front of my card and added the only stamping with a sentiment from the current 'Charming Sentiments' stamp set to the inside to finish my card:

No visual summary of the key products used on today's project or supplies list as almost everything I used on today's card - except for the Early Espresso ink and cardstock and the stamp set I used inside - is retired. I hope that it inspires you regardless to keep creating with your retired product or gives you an idea of how you can adapt it to work with the new.

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; I am heading out to a champagne reception this evening to celebrate the eldest of the James Juniors final formal week of school - something of a milestone! I'll be back tomorrow with another project for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. Until then, happy stampin'!


Comments (5) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
5/12/2023 6:45:37 PM #

Dang, Joanne, this is SO PERFECT, lol.  Beautifully buttoned up, and a great combo of that suite's elements.  Love those dots, too, I think I have a few left myself tucked away somewhere, lol.  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
5/12/2023 10:32:07 PM #

I love your masculine take on the sketch, Joanne! Smart to keep those male-oriented products in your stash for just such an occasion and the mango gives the card a nice pop of color. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/12/2023 10:49:30 PM #

What a fun card!  Love the masculine feel and the fabulous DSP!  I love the sentiment, too!  SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

Heidi Baks
Heidi BaksUnited States
5/13/2023 12:43:38 AM #

Perfectly executed masculine card!  I love it!!  Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/15/2023 12:09:47 AM #

Great masculine card! I love those little punchouts--they make for a quick, easy card!

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