Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card

Do you struggle with creating masculine birthday cards?  I know this is a common complaint.  I have that same difficulty.  However, the planning of this masculine birthday card came together quite quickly.

Masculine Birthday Card

As I had not made a masculine card for quite some time, I was a little apprehensive. In particular, I wanted my masculine birthday card to have a high contrast of colors, a repetition of design, a Stitched So Sweetly die, and a subtle Elegant Faceted gem.  So, I gathered my supplies, and much to my surprise, the card almost designed itself.  I especially like the pop of color the Cajun Craze cardstock adds.

Masculine Birthday Card

To provide a little continuity and additional interest to the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the In Good Taste DSP, with a smaller border of Basic Black cardstock.  Don’t forget that decorating the inside of your card provides a more cohesive look.

My SU! Color Palette

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (1st layer) — 2-1/2″ x 4″
  • Banners — Gray Granite cardstock 7/8″ x 4-1/4″; Basic Black cardstock 3/4″ x 4-1/4″; Whisper White cardstock 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-3/4″ x 4″ (die-cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies)
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock (3rd layer) — 2″ x 3-1/8″ (stamp with tree image)
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock (inside of card) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock (inside of card) — 5/8″ x 4″
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (inside of card) — 1/2″ x 4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

 

Project Supply List

Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set

 
Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Linen Thread

 
Elegant Faceted Gems

 
Banners Pick A Punch

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Paper Snips

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

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Simply thankful for all the good things

Simply Thankful card

Let’s make a Simply Thankful card.  Sometimes we just need to stop and take the time to be thankful for all the good things.  With everything that is currently going on in the world, being thankful can be difficult.  However, if we take a moment and ponder the small blessings that touch our lives every day, we can become simply thankful.

Simply thankful for all the good things

I am so looking forward to Autumn and all the beautiful colors of that season.  For this card, I used Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, and Bumblebee inks from Stampin’ Up!  I also used the Rooted in Nature and Country Home stamp sets and the Ornate Frames and Nature’s Root dies.

Simply thankful for all the good things

When I first started on my card making journey, I never decorated the inside of my cards.  Despite that misstep, I have learned just as in life, that often the inside is much more important.  We choose the right sentiment, write the heartfelt message, and add a little something to reflect the front of our card.  These steps make our cards more memorable and often touch the hearts of our recipients. 

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black (2nd layer) — 5/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Bumble Bee (scraps) — die cut with Ornate Frames die
  • Very Vanilla (scraps) — stamp leaves — die cut with Nature’s Root die
  • Very Vanilla (inside) — 4″ x 5-1/4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

 
Ornate Frames Dies

 
Nature's Roots Dies

 
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

Poinsettia Card

Poinsettia Petals Card

Let’s make a beautiful Poinsettia card!

I love Poinsettias; it’s just that simple.  It doesn’t matter what color the bracts (modified leaves) are; white, pink, red to purple, yellow, orange, or salmon. I love them all!  Every year I look forward to finding them in the store, purchasing them, and bringing them home with me.  They just make me smile.

Poinsettia Card

Check out the poinsettia bracts (modified leaves). I colored them with the SU! Blends alcohol markers (Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody), aren’t they gorgeous?

Poinsettia card

Isn’t it amazing how the use of the Ornate Layer dies, Scripty 3D embossing folder, and Poinsettia dies really add to the overall look of the card?  Such small little touches, however, they really change what could be an average card into something beautiful.  Are you adding die cuts and embossing folders to your cards?

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (base card) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 51/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″ (emboss with Scripty 3D embossing folder)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock (3rd layer) — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (stamp “Merry Christmas” and die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp the flower and leaves then die-cut with Poinsettia die)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Poinsettia Petals Bundle (English)

 
Ornate Layers Dies

 
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Seal
 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Even though we often need them, creating a heartfelt sympathy card can be very difficult.  It does not matter whether it is for a loved one or a casual friend; they become a necessary part of our card making repertoire.

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

Wanting to design a card that was not only easy to replicate, but timeless, and thought-provoking, the Love of Leaves bundle, came to mind. With minimal stamping and the simplicity of a single leaf, this card ultimately expresses heartfelt sympathy.

Heartfelt Sympathy Card

In addition to the simple leaf image, I added layers of Gold Foil, Whisper White cardstock, and Gold Embossing Powder.

I am hopeful the recipient will appreciate the calmness this card portrays and the thoughts of nature.  When the time comes, and you require a sympathy card, I hope this will come to mind, and you too will create one.

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Gold Foil Sheet (1st layer) — 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ – emboss the sentiment with Gold Embossing powder
  • Gold Foil Sheet (3rd layer) — 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock (4th layer) — 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ – die-cut with the stitched leaf die
  • Gold Foil Sheet — 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ – embossed with leaf die and place under the “4th layer” piece of Whisper White cardstock

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Love Of Leaves Bundle (English)

 
Well Said Cling Stamp Set

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Gold Foil Sheets

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

 
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)

 
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Paper Snips

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

 

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

It seems as though I always need thank you cards; I especially love this Forever Blossoms thank you card. The Forever Blossoms stamp set is so versatile, especially with the matching Cherry Blossom dies.

I colored the Forever Blossoms images with the SU! Blends Alcohol Markers. Yes, coloring can seem intimidating. However, it isn’t. Just a few simple tricks, and you, too, can create beautifully colored images.

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White (2nd layer) — 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (emboss the bottom 3/4 of cardstock with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder)
  • Basic Black (3rd layer) — 3/4″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp two floral images, color with Blends, and die cut with the cherry blossom dies)
  • Basic Black (small strip for the inside of the card) — 3/4″ x 4-1/4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube

 

Project Supply List

Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set (English)

 
Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set

 
Cherry Blossoms Dies

 
Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

Don’t you love the bright cheerful colors on my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card?  As you know, I absolutely love to color, and I especially enjoy coloring with the SU Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  The blending technique with alcohol markers is so easy and the results can be fabulous.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

The new Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder adds such great detail to the front of my card.  You might also note that I’ve cut around the poppy on the inside edge of the card.  It is such a small touch, providing beautiful results.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

In particular, I love the soft Old Olive color blending at the base of the poppies.  I used the Craft Ink Blending Brushes, set of 5,  from Amazon.  I have always had difficulty with sponges and sponge daubers.  The sponging was always blotchy and not as clean and smooth as I would have liked.  However, with the Craft Ink Brushes, the results are just what I’ve always wanted. All and all, I am so pleased with the look of my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card.  I do hope you will give it a try!!

My SU! Color Palette

 

 

Card Dimensions

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (embossed layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (Punched with Banner Punch) — 2 x 5-1/4
  • Basic Black (layer) — 2-7/8 x 4-1/8
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 2-3/4 x 4

 

If you do not see my video below, click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Painted Poppies Bundle

 
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Peaceful Poppies Sequins

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Paper Snips

 

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