Masculine Monday: Dreamcycle Love

After a weekend of birthday fun with family, I’m trying to shift gears back to the daily routine!  I realized today was the day to share a masculine card and almost panicked!  Almost.

A couple years ago, DH decided to purchase an older, used bicycle to ride to work.  He figured that if he rode something inexpensive and not too pretty to look at he wouldn’t feel so bad if something happened to it!  (I secretly think he wanted something that actually has a comfortable seat.)  One of his co-workers named it for him…the Dreamcycle.  A name which I happen to find rather humorous, yet fitting.

Since we’ve been getting some family walks and bike rides in along with the arrival of a few spring-like temperatures, I couldn’t help but think a bicycle might just be fitting for a masculine card this week!

Stamps:  CTMH, Paper Trey (sentiment)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (kraft), SU (glitter paper)
Accessories:  SU heart punch, foam dot, corner rounder

I love to keep my masculine cards toned down, both in color and embellishments.  On this particular card, I chose to use kraft cardstock and only black ink.  I added just a tiny bit of color and sparkle with a punched out heart, popping it up with a foam dot.  I do believe this may be finding its way into his suitcase when he heads out on his next business trip!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We awakened to the sound of rain this morning, but the sun is now trying to brighten the skies.  With temperatures reaching the upper 60’s later today, I think we’re in for a rather nice spring day!

Have a marvelous Monday!



  • Lisa Posted Monday, 04/08/2013 4:22 pm

    Very fun card Melissa and I like the wooden “basket” on your hubby's bike!!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Monday, 04/08/2013 4:57 pm

    Melissa this is such a fantastic masculine card. Love that bike image and the glitter heart is perfect.

  • sally Posted Monday, 04/08/2013 5:20 pm

    What a fab bicycle card you have created 🙂


  • Lynn Posted Monday, 04/08/2013 7:44 pm

    Hope that spring is there to stay and here too! Love this card…perfect with the glittery heart!

  • Darcie Posted Wednesday, 04/10/2013 1:05 am

    What great inspiration!!

  • Anonymous Posted Wednesday, 04/10/2013 5:30 am

    I LOVE your bicycle card!!!My daughter lives in Tampa and is getting married in Feb 2014. She & her fiancé have vintage bikes and they are doing a bike theme at their wedding. Can you tell me if your bike stamp is retired or, if not, how can I buy the stamp. Thanks so much! This stamp would be perfect!! Karen

  • Jen W. Posted Wednesday, 04/10/2013 11:53 pm

    That's an awesome stamp, Melissa, and I love the addition of the little heart.

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