Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's Masculine Monday Card and Video -- oops. . .guess it is actually Tuesday

Hi Stampers :-)


I'm always on the hunt for masculine card inspiration, so quite often you will find me looking all over the web: Google Images, Pinterest, YouTube, and Splitcoaststampers. Today, I found some great inspiration on Pinterest. Below this post, you will find several photos of the cards I really liked.

I know that many of you struggle with masculine cards and I am pleased that you stop by every Monday to catch my newest contribution!


I had never tried this "Painter's Tape Technique" before and am quite pleased with the results.

You know, sometimes I'm really late to the party, but hey, at least I finally arrived and found out the technique was very easy and definitely not as messy as it thought it would be!

Here is a video I made for you. . . ENJOY!!!



I came across these wonderful examples of the "Painter's Tape Technique" on Pinterest, such an amazing treasure trove of great ideas!


  • I really like how Laurie of stamping up north with Laurie placed the color stripes at an angle. Such a great masculine card!
  • Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations really thought out of the box when she used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and a little ribbon to hold her card closed.  Love It!
  • What a great use of color on Dianne Sisneros'  Wetlands card, additional info can be found on her blog Stamp With Bee.  Dianne, thanks for sharing your work on Pinterest!

Here are the supplies used on my masculine card above.  Just click on any image to order from my ONLINE STORE






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Thursday, June 25, 2015

6 Cute gift ideas with Curvy Keepsake Box

Hi Stampers :-)

I have two Stampin' Up! workshops this week and wanted to make a small gift for everyone. While surfing the internet for some clever ideas, I came across Cindy Schuster's blog "Nutmeg Creations" and her very clever watermelon card. You should check out her blog. . .really great ideas!

Well, after seeing her card I was inspired to make my Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake Box with a watermelon theme. After all it is going to be 106 degrees on Thursday. Thank goodness for air conditioning!!!!


Here is a video showing how I made this Watermelon Curvy Keepsake Box. . .





I also came across these Curvy Keepsake Boxes on Pinterest.  Wow! is all I can say to this amazing work by some very talented crafters!!  Be sure and check them out. . .


  1. Isn't this floral arrangement using the Curvy Keepsake Box is AMAZING? Be sure and check out Yvonne Pree's blog
  2. Looking for a cute wedding favor? Well look no further than this bride and groom that you can find on  Claudi's kreativblogbyclaudi blog. The blog is in German, but the photos are great and will give you some unique ideas
  3. What a clever use of the Irresistibly Yours DSP that was available during the 2015 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration. Be sure and stop by Sara's SU Crafty Little Minx blog
  4. Is this toadstool not adorable. Who'd a thunk to make a mushroom out of the box? Not me!! be sure and check Helen of H2 Designs work
  5. I love the butterfly flight pattern on this gift box made by Rachel Leggs 


You can see all the supplies I used below.  If you are interested in purchasing any of them click the photos and you will be magically transported to my store.






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Monday, June 22, 2015

Check out the muscles on this guy!

Hi Stampers :-)

 


Not sure about the mustache, but the muscles are looking good!

I needed to make a fun card for my brother and thought the Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings stamp set was perfect! This would also be great to send out for the 4th of July.

Thought I would try a different layout. Haven't ever done this before, but hey, you are definitely worth my working out a new style!

As you can see from the photos below, only the panel on the left opens and the square die cut is attached to that panel. I really like the way the square shape highlights my muscular guy.

I am also pleased with the fussy cut red pants. It really bring a focal point to the card, and I think he is looking quite dapper!! What do you think?



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bees are Swarming

Hi Stampers :-)

Isn't this exciting?  Three completely different cards made with the Stampin' Up!  Garden in Bloom stamp set. I posted the first card 2 days ago and you will be able to see the final card in a couple of days.

You will definitely want to check back to see the 3rd card!! I use the Retiform Technique and will have a video showing how to make one of your own.  So fun, 3 cards AND a new video. . .how great is that?

I used a Tuxedo Black Memento stamp pad to stamp the bees on a piece of vellum card stock. When I stamp on vellum I always turn it over and carefully press the stamped surface on a piece of scratch paper. This really aids in the dry time, you could also just set it aside for several hours. But hey, who wants to wait that long. . .NOT ME!!

Like I said in my other post I am LOVIN' this stamp set. The designer series paper I used behind the vellum is the new English Garden DSP. It coordinates so well with this stamp set, you will certainly want to add that to your shopping cart!!



 Check out the supplies I used to create this card.  Interested in getting 1, 2 or several of the items I used, just click the links below and you will be magically transported to my store.



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

3 Fun Cards Made Using the Same Stamp Set

Welcome Stampers :)

I am so excited to share 3 yes, I said 3 cards made with the new Stampin' Up! Garden in Bloom stamp set. I seem to say this about every stamp set I use, but I said it before and I'll say it again. . .I am LOVIN' this set!!

I have recently seen several blog posts where they have shown a series of cards. Each card is different from the others. I really want to inspire you to get out those stamp sets and STAMP!

This is the first step in what I hope will be a very enjoyable venture. With you learning lots and me sharing lots. Oh, and by the way, there will also be a video (or 2) involved.

I will be sharing the cards over several days. . .so, you will have to check back often.

ENJOY!!


 Here are the supplies I used to create this card. To place an order, just click on the images below:





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Monday, June 15, 2015

Welcome to "It's Masculine Monday"

Welcome Stampers :)




I am so excited to share this week's Masculine Monday Birthday card.

The Build a Birthday stamp set is new to the Stampin' Up! catalog.  I really love it! Who doesn't love cake and candles? Well, that is exactly what you get with this set.

Imagine the possibilities. . .the Build a Birthday set is perfect for everyone. Just change the colors and you can make a stunning birthday card for anyone.

You might notice that the happy die cut is really elevated off the page. Want to know how I did that? So easy!! I simply die cut one "happy" out of black card stock that I embossed with black embossing powder. Then, I die cut a second out of dark brown fun foam (you can purchase it at Joann's or Michaels) then glued them together. How's that for tricky?


Here are the supplies I used to make this card. Just click on the images to order.





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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! - Sprinkles of Life

Hi Stampers!
Welcome to today's birthday card  :)


I had such a great time creating this card! I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder punch.

You know I can fussy cut with the best of them and actually find the process enjoyable.  There you sit saying "is she crazy?" but I also LOVE a punch or  Big Shot Thinlits die. And for those of you that absolutely HATE cutting things out this Tree Builder punch will be right up your alley.

Wow, a great set and a coordinating punch, what more can I say?  You really need to add them to your arsenal!


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Here is a list of the products I used to make this card:




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Monday, June 8, 2015

Stampin' Up! -- Guy Greetings

Hi Stampers!
Welcome to today's "It's Masculine Monday" card :)


Oh My Goodness! This Guy Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up! is the BEST for making masculine cards. Because we all struggle with masculine cards, how great is it that this stamp set is totally devoted to the men and boys in our lives.

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When creating this card, I knew I wanted to use the classic car and to give the illusion of movement, I wanted it to look like it was on a road. So I went a hunting through my stash, and lo and behold I came across this stamp of lines in the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Isn't that the best when you go hunting and find exactly what you were looking for?

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest masculine card. Hope this inspires you to go and make your own!  Have an amazing day and Happy Stampin!

Here are the supplies I used to create this masculine card:






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Thursday, June 4, 2015

All I Can Say Is WOW!!!

Hi Stampers!
Oh My Gosh! Check this out . . .

I was chosen by Darlene Devries the owner of the Live Love Cards blog to be part of her featured craft spaces. I am so honored. Imagine seeing my Stampin' Space on another persons blog. I am blown away!

Live Love Cards is a subscription site, where Darlene regularly posts amazing cards made using the products of multiple companies, including Stampin' Up!. I hope you will check it out. She is an amazing designer and her videos are fabulous.

Click on the links to my BLOG POST and VIDEO showing my Stampin' Space.



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Stampin' Up! -- Crazy about You

Hi Stampers!
Welcome to today's card and video  :)   Hi Diana. . .this one is for you


I was asked to do a card and video using the "Watercolor Smooshing" technique. This is my first attempt, wow was it easy!

It only requires a few supplies:  clear acrylic block, markers in a variety of colors, white card stock, and a water spray bottle. Check out my video, then give it a try!

Watercolor Smooshing Video




I forgot to mention, in the video, that I used a piece of white fun foam to elevate the water colored white card stock. As you can see in the photos, the card stock is quite curled, so the fun foam really holds it in place and provided the elevation I would have gotten with Dimensionals.



Here are the supplies I used to create my Watercolor Smooshing Birthday card . . .





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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! -- Build a Birthday

Hi Stampers!
Welcome to today's "It's Masculine Monday" card. . .oops. . .guess today is actually Tuesday, sorry  :)

Can you believe it? The NEW Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 catalog has arrived!!!  Hurray! I am so excited to start sharing all of the FABULOUS new products. You are going to LOVE this catalog!

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2015-2016%20Annual/20150601_AnnualCatalog_en-US.pdf



I made my masculine birthday card with the new Build a Birthday stamp set. Yes, it is a little odd to make a black birthday cake, but hey it's a card and you can make a cake any color you choose.  When I originally stamp the cake and cake stand they looked a little flat, so I added stamped over them again with the VersaMark pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Love the shiny surfaces.



Here are the supplies I used to create my "It's Masculine Monday" birthday card. . .




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Thanks for taking time to visit my blog! I really appreciate it!
Stay tuned, more cards and videos are on their way . . .


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