You are wonderful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle and Rooted in Nature stamp set! When I first started to create this card, I got out my Tranquil Textures DSP, and looked at my scraps to see if there is anything that would go together or something that I could create a card with, because who doesn’t have those pesky odds and ends of paper that get ignored?? So, I started with a piece of DSP in Fresh Fig and a piece in Crumb Cake and just went from there.

The card base is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and I used the Hardwood background stamp in Fresh Fig ink:

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I had this 3” x 6” strip of DSP from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP and trimmed it down to 3” x 5 ½”:

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I used these two scraps from Tranquil Textures DSP:

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The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature stamp set, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a 1 ¼” x 3 ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Both pieces are then punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

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The heron is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Early Espresso ink, colored in with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Markers, and cut out with the coordinating die:

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A piece of Copper Trim is tied in a bow around the Wood Textures DSP and then adhered to the card base:

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The 3” x 3” piece of Tranquil Textures DSP is adhered with dimensionals, the sentiment banner piece is adhered with Snail, and then the heron is adhered along the edge with Glue Dots:

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The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Versamark ink, and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I stamped and colored the inside heron the same as the front and then cut out two pieces of the grass from the Lakeside Framelits Dies in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso cardstocks:

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I love how this card turned out and Fresh Fig, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake are not colors I would have ever thought to have used making a card! I guess getting out those scraps and seeing what you can create can pay off!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me! June 1stis just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Be Calm

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle, Abstract Impressions stamp set, and Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper! I wanted to create a simple, yet elegant, card for these sentiments from Lilypad Lake stamp set and was able to use the Garden Impressions DSP to create this.

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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I used a piece of this designer series paper from Garden Impressions DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the lilypad stamp in Memento ink and use a Blender Pen to color in using Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, and Lovely Lipstick inks. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelits:

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The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the lilypad’s are adhered with Glue Dots:

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I adhered the DSP at an angle to the card base and then used a piece of the 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White and tied in a bow:

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The sentiment is then adhered to the front with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and the butterfly image is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Petal Pink and Lovely Lipstick inks:

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This was my first time using the Tulle Ribbon and I really like the ease of tying a bow with it! This is a new product that will be available for purchase on June 1stand it comes in Whisper White and Very Vanilla, I think I’m going to add Very Vanilla to my shopping list!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me! June 1stis just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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To See Far

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the new 2018-2020 In Colors and the Lilypad Lake Bundle! I just love the font used for these sentiments and also wanted to experiment with the wave framelit die. So, when I started creating this card, I thought I would mix in some High Tide stamps!

The card base is Blueberry Bushel cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”

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For the base layer you will need two pieces of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On the first piece of Whisper White, stamp both of the lighthouse images in Blueberry Bushel ink and the ground stamp in Sahara Sand ink, from the High Tide stamp set. I used my Stamparatus (available on my online store June 1st!!) to line the stamps up:

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This image is then fussy cut out of the Whisper White cardstock and then I used the small ground stamp from High Tide to fill in some of the area in Sahara Sand ink:

Use a Sponge Dauber with Sahara Sand ink to finish coloring in the ground area around the lighthouse:

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For the second piece of Whisper White cardstock, use the wave framelit from the Lakeside Framelit Dies twice with the Big Shot. Note: I used the Precision Base Plate to get the cuts completely through, I had some issues with my first piece of cardstock, and used washi tape to keep the framelit in place:

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I cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to 3 ½” x 4”, but if you don’t have glimmer paper, you can use a piece of cardstock. This is going to be placed behind the waves:

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Using the leftover Whisper White cardstock from the lighthouse, stamp the sailboat images from Lilypad Lake stamp set twice in Memento ink. I then colored the sailboats in Poppy Parade, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel inks. They are then cut out using the coordinating framelit:

I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the Silver Glimmer Paper to the back of the card base and then used Snail to adhere the lighthouse piece to the front:

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To soften this piece, I used a Sponge Dauber and Pool Party ink around the top and sides:

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Use the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake and stamp several times in Pineapple Punch ink. The bird stamp from High Tide is in Blueberry Bushel ink (see my boo-boo? I’ll fix that!):

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To finish the base layer, I adhered the sailboats with Glue Dots, used the grass stamp from High Tide in Call Me Clover ink, and stamped the sentiment from Lilypad Lake in Blueberry Bushel ink, using the framelit from Lakeside Framelits to cut it out and adhere with Dimensionals:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base with Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink. The waves along the bottom are also stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink, I stamped another sailboat in Memento ink, colored it in with Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove inks, cut out with the coordinating framelit, and then adhered with a Mini Dimensional:

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I just love combining High Tide and Lilypad Lake together to make this card!! I also really loving the new In Colors! There’s usually one or two that I’m “ho-hum” about, that’s just me, but I really think that because they all coordinate so nicely together and are so vibrant, it makes incorporating them a breeze!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me! June 1st is just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to Mix it up Monday! Today I am mixing a whole lot of creativeness to make this awesome display case picture! I was inspired to make this as a follow up to the Father’s Day Blog Hop card from Saturday, if you missed it, you can see it here. Please note, this 8” x 10” display case picture frame is not sold by Stampin’ Up!

I first started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5” x 7”:

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I masked the bottom half of the cardstock at 4”:

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The sun stamp is from the High Tide stamp set in Pineapple Punch ink:

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The sun stamp from Lilypad Lake is only a ring image, so I used that in Crushed Curry ink around the Pineapple Punch sun:

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I used a Sponge Brayer in Crushed Curry ink across the mask line (yes, I forgot to mask the sun, however, I will show you what I did later):

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For the rest of the sunset coloring, I used sponges in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Merry Merlot, and Night of Navy:

How if fixed the mistake with the sun, is I used the sun stamp from High Tide again and stamped it twice in Crushed Curry ink:

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I removed the mask from the bottom of the sunset and repositioned it to cover the sunset:

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The shoreline was created by using the lighthouse ground cover stamp from High Tide in Sahara Sand ink and then I used a Sponge Brayer in Sahara Sand to fill in:

To create the water, start with a Sponge Brayer and Blueberry Bushel ink, and you will want to get a concentration of ink towards the sunset line:

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Next, you will use another Sponge Brayer and Night of Navy ink to make the water even darker. I really like combining these two colors together for this water look, I sampled these on a piece of scratch paper to first see if I just wanted one of the blues by themselves or to combine them together:

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When I removed the mask I didn’t quite like the abrupt line between the water and the sunset, so I used the Sponge Brayer with Blueberry Bushel in and carefully went along that line to try and soften it up:

To create the sun reflection on the water, I used this little stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink:

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I filled in the rest of the water using the wave stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink. My craft ink is very juicy, so I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then stamped the image on the cardstock 2 or 3 more times before inking again and repeating the process:

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Using Basic Black cardstock, cut out these images using the Lakeside Framelit Dies. The sailboat framelit from this set cuts out two boats together and then a small one, so I positioned the cardstock so it would only cut out this small sailboat:

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The images are then positioned and adhered with Glue Dots:

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Since I wasn’t sure which Designer Series Paper I wanted to use, I waited until the previous part was complete and then chose this DSP from Nature’s Poem DSP and trimmed it down to 8” x 10”:

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I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the cardstock to the DSP so I would have time to reposition if needed and to ensure it stays adhered to the DSP since the glass from the frame is not right on top of it:

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To complete the project, place in the display frame:

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I thought this was a great follow up for a Father’s Day gift to go along with the card or you can even make a card with these instructions, just us a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Father’s Day Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the May’s Stamp It Groups Blog Hop and Giveaway! This month’s theme is Father’s Day and this Gate Fold Card is made with a combination of new products that will be available June 1st in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I hope you are excited as I am for the new catalog and enjoy the card I am sharing with you today!

The card base is Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 2 1/8” on each end:

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The first two panels are from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 2 1/8” x 5 ½”:

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The second set of panels are Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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To make the window piece, I used the largest and third largest squares from the Layering Squares Framelit Dies on a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP, the largest square for the window sheet, and the third largest for the Whisper White cardstock:

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The shoreline along the top is from the Waterfront stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and the waves are from the Lilypad Lake stamp set in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks:

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On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the heron in Gray Granite ink, the lilypad and sailboat are stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. These are all cut out using the coordinating Lakeside Framelit Dies. The Window Sheet is adhered to the DSP frame with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

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These are then adhered to the square and I trimmed part of the heron off. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, the waves from the Lilypad Lake stamp set is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, and then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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To complete this card, adhere the embossed Tranquil Tide cardstock panels to the Tranquil Textures DSP panels, and then adhere to the Mint Macaron card base:

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Before adhering the scene to the right side panel of the card, you will have to trim a little off the right side because the window frame will be adhered to the left side panel with Foam Adhesive Strips and you will need to allow for this:

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I placed a strip from the Foam Adhesive Strips on the left side only, this will allow the card to close properly. The sentiment is then adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. For the scene along the bottom, I first stamped the sailboats in Memento ink, masked them, and then used the wave stamp in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks. The sailboats are colored in with Stampin’ Blends and the grass is in Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron cardstocks from the Lakeside Framelits Dies:

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Here is step by step pictures of how the card closes:

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Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team! I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This Month’s Contest:

Last Month’s Winner!

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White
2. Rachael Rife
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Linda Cullen
6. Tina Wardell
7. Christina Miller
8. Carol Tennant
9. Marie Moreken
10. Bobbie Crouch

 


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Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
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Keep it Classy

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! As this week comes to an end, so does the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog! While you may have until May 31stto purchase any of the retiring products, I will be sharing new creative ideas from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog starting next week! Be sure to check back tomorrow for Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop!!

The card base is Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Chocolate Chip cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For this card, I am using the “debossed” side:

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The next layer is from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, cut at 2” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment from the Truly Tailored stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy ink, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, and two more pieces of the DSP are punched out with this punch as well. I cut a piece of the Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon and tied a knot in the middle:

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I cut the punched pieces of DSP in half and then used liquid glue to adhere to the back of the sentiment piece:

The 2” DSP is adhered to the base layer and then the ribbon is adhered across:

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The front sentiment is adhered with dimensionals and I used two buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons, linen thread is tied in the middle, and adhered with glue dots. This base layer is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy inks:

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This is such a quick and easy card, great for any occasion and making multiples of!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Chocolate Chip cardstock and ink, and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the True Gentleman buttons, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, and the Tailored Tag Punch will carry-over into the new 2018- 2019 Annual Catalog! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last or until May 31st, except for the carry-over items!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Dapper Day

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! A few years ago, I made a “Shirt Card” for that I sent out for Father’s Day and I thought today I would make an updated version! This is another great way to have your Designer Series Paper work for you and it is quite simple to make.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the True Gentleman DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then cut again 1” from the top and 1” across, this will make the shirt collar:

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The collar is folded down and adhered with glue dots:

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The bow is made from the same DSP, using the bow builder punch, and I used glue dots to adhere together:

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I cut a ½” x 4” piece of DSP and 4 buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons, Gold Thread is threaded thru the button holes:

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The strip of DSP is adhered with Snail and glue dots for the buttons:

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The completed shirt is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped in Night of Navy ink:

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On a ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the word Dapper in Versamark ink and heat emboss in Copper Embossing Powder. The ends are trimmed with the Banner Triple Punch and then adhered with dimensionals:

This is such a quick and easy card, great for any occasion and making multiples of!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Bow Builder Punch, and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the True Gentleman buttons will carry-over into the new 2018- 2019 Annual Catalog! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last or until May 31st, except for the carry-over items!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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