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Men in our Lives - Art with Heart Monthly Blog Hop

Well, it's that time again, when we get to jump from creative blog, to creative blog, checking out what clever projects the Art with Heart team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators has come up with, and with father's day looming, our theme for this month is "Men in our Lives".

Men & boys can be hard to choose presents or make cards for, but it doesn't have to be difficult to personalise a small gift that they will know, comes straight from the heart.  I know a few men who would very rarely buy chocolate for themselves, but if someone thought to give them a block, they'd be chuffed. But wouldn't it be even nicer if it came in very special handcrafted packaging?

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Creating a gift box like this can be very rewarding, and not difficult.  Have you seen the bundle of "Bags, Boxes & Gifts" tutorials you can purchase on the Helping Hudson; A Wheely Great Cause blog? There is even a similar package to this one in the "Kids Birthday's" tutorials. If you haven't seen them yet, check them out by clicking here. The tutorials are all fantastic and amazing value so make sure you take a look!

Back to the blog hop!! You may have just come from Sue Madex's lovely blog, or you may be starting here. Settle in for a nice journey, as you click on the link at the bottom of each post to take you to the next person's blog.  If you leave a comment on every blog in the circuit - there aren't that many, then email Nikki, you'll be in the running for some great blog candy.

Enjoy the ride, and get inspired for father's day - oh and don't forget to check out those fantastic tutorials.  Your next blog to visit is Judy May's, click here to keep hopping the full circle.


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Christine Blain

What a great project, Kathryn, and the colours are perfect - muted, understated, and perfect for a man. Who WOULDN'T love a block of chocolate packaged like this?! Great choice of stamps, too.

Judy May

What a great masculine gift, Kathryn. The jumbo brads really finish it off.

Mary Kelly

Kathryn your choice of colour makes this really special. I have made these holders before but this one is very classy.

Dianne Dunk

Great project and colours Kathryn. Colours look fantastic yet it has a look of elegance about it too. I agree with Christine - who wouldn't love a block of chocolate packaged like this!


This is fabulous Kathryn!- love the image and the colours and the embellies - well all of it actually! Great job!

Sue Madex

What classy packaging - looks GREAT with that gorgeous Lindt block of chocolate. Love the colours.

Kylie Bertucci

This is very manly - nice project Kat love the jumbo brads! great touch. Fantastic project.

Alisha Watson

Looks great Kathryn, the colours are so perfect for any male in our lives


Oh Kathryn!! This is a great project!! Very manly and beautifully presented! (Andrew saw this on the screen and said "Ooooh! I want one of those!!") Thank you for sharing!!

Claire Daly

Fabulous job Kathryn. Love the colours you have used and medallion is perfect for this project.

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