For the Boys Recipe Swap

Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I’d have to give it up.
~ Mae West

Congratulations to:

Your creations were the winners of our Mellow Yellow challenge. You are invited to join our Top Chef designers in next Sunday’s Quickfire and grab the Winning Recipe button. Just contact me for all the details.

Catered Crop Recipe Swap ButtonFather’s day is coming, which means it’s the perfect time to celebrate the boys and men in our lives. Show us your masculine side with this challenge.

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, June 22.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments. (The InLinkz tool below will give you a blank to tell us which player’s site you visited and left some comment love.)
  • Check back with us on June 23 to see if you’ve won an opportunity to be a guest designer.

Making a masculine card can be a challenge. So, I did a little research to kind of analyze what makes a card more masculine: colors, textures, themes, shapes, embellishments. Here are some suggestions:

  • Just look at a card you’ve already created and see if you can change the color palette to change its gender orientation (warm colors, earth tones, or patriotic red, white and blue).
  • Mustaches and bow ties are a hot trend right now.
  • So are geometric shapes (stars, arrows, chevrons).
  • Think about your man’s hobbies: sports, golf, cars, armchair quarterback . . . Rock and Roll, Man!
  • Travel and the things you do when you travel (camping, hiking, fishing, etc.) are fun.
  • Rustic or Western themes – replace ribbon with twine and use burlap instead of lace.
  • Pay homage to all the wonderful things he does for you: the handyman, weekend barbeque, Veteran . . .
  • When all else fails – Booze. Add an image of a beer mug and you’re good to go, especially if your card is accompanied by an ice cold brewskie.

Manly Man Mosaic

Our fabulous designers will be back on Sunday, June 16, with their projects. Until then, here are a few ideas I’ve curated in my Pinterest board: Manly Men.


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  1. Thank you so much for the fun challenge!!

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