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

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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Lookin’ Sharp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! Since the last two days featured Manly Moments from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit and this upcoming Saturday is Stamp It Groups Father’s Day Blog Hop, I’m going to keep the theme of Father’s Day and Masculine Cards going! Today we are going to create a quick and simple card that is great if you are pressed for time or would like to make multiples of!

The card base is Tranquil Tide 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 Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and punch out using the Tailored Tag Punch. Cut a piece of 2” x 2” Night of Navy cardstock to layer the sentiment on:

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Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon long enough to go across the middle and adhere to the back of the DSP:

 

Adhere the base layer to the card base:

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After adhering the punched sentiment to the 2” x 2” cardstock, use dimensionals to adhere across the ribbon:

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After I did this, I felt like the card needed a little something more, so I used some Linen Thread on two buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons and adhered those with glue dots:

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For the inside sentiment on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, it is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and then I used my Stamparatus for the images along the bottom in Night of Navy ink:

 

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This is a fun and easy card to make that is great for anyone and any occasion!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon,  and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the Tailored Tag Punch and 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!

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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Paper Pumpkin Manly Moments Alternative Cards

Hello and welcome to my two day Paper Pumpkin special, featuring May 2018 Manly Moments! Yesterday I shared what was in the kit and the two cards from the instructions, but today I am sharing the FOUR alternatives that I made! You know it’s an awesome Paper Pumpkin when the alternative ideas flow!!

For my first alternative, I changed around the die-cut stickers and the laser-cut element. The rest of the card is made using the Lily Pad Lake stamp set and the Lakeside Framelits Dies, the sailboats are colored in with Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers, and the sun is in So Saffron ink. The inside is stamped in Soft Seafoam and Gray Granite inks:

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My second alternative is using the trifold card from the kit, the end pieces are cut off for the front of the card, the leftover Whisper White cardstock is used for the inside, and the card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock. I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove, and Garden Green, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake inks:

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My third alternative is similar to the above, however I trimmed the end pieces from the trifold card to equal 4” x 5 ¼”, a strip of Silver Foil (1/2” x 4”) and adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11” Blackberry Bliss cardstock base. The white foil die cut is colored in Sahara Sand ink with a Sponge Brayer, the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, the leaves are from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch and the elements are from the stamp set and the coordinating framelits, with the bow from Nature’s Twine. The inside is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Gray Granite inks:

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My four alternative uses the Waterfront stamp set, which will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog if you missed it from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I cut the Crumb Cake die-cut sticker in half, the top is used for the mountains and the bottom is used for the shoreline. The mountains from the stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso ink, the water is stamped and sponged in Soft Sea Foam ink, the trees and the houses are stamped in Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso inks (fussy cut out), the clouds are heat embossed in White Embossing Powder and the sun is stamped in So Saffron and Versamark inks, heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. The inside is stamped in Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso inks:

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Here is all four of them up close, I love how you can use the basics from this kit and incorporate other stamps and products to create something new!!

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I have great news about June’s Paper Pumpkin!! Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! have teamed up and June’s Paper Pumpkin will coordinate with a product suite!! So, stay tuned on June 1stas more details will be announced!

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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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Paper Pumpkin May 2018, Manly Moments

Hello and welcome to my two day Paper Pumpkin special, featuring May 2018 Manly Moments! Now, we kind of knew that this was going to be a Father’s Day theme from the sneak peek Paper Pumpkin gave us in April for April and May’s kits, but I absolutely love this kit! Just to show you how excited I am, not only did I make the two cards from the kit right away, but I made FOUR alternatives using three different stamp sets!! But first, let’s explore what’s in this month’s kit!

Here is everything from inside the kit, which makes 10 cards, and I’m just loving the colors! Speaking of, notice that the Stampin’ Spot is in Mossy Meadow?? This retired In Color has returned as is now part of the Neutrals Collection:

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Here are the stamps and the envelopes, the envelopes are in Sahara Sand and Mint Macaron, and can you believe how many stamps there are?? This is an awesome and versatile set:

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There are 10 card bases, 5 in Soft Sea Foam and 5 trifolds:

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On the right are laser-cut elements and on the left are die-cut stickers:

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You also get three sheets of printed silver foil die cuts, Whisper White and Crumb Cake:

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Don’t forget the instructions, dimensionals, and the Stampin’ Spot:

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Here is the first card, which is the trifold card, it took only a few minutes to make! Check out the inside of the envelope, isn’t that so cool?:

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Here is the start of the second card, this is using the die-cut stickers:

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This is what is looks like after the die-cut stickers and the laser-cut element:

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I chose to stamp this sentiment:

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Here are the finished cards with the coordinating envelopes, so stinking cute!!:

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Of course, you still need to stamp the inside sentiment:

I added some extra elements to the inside using the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies in Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow (or even Always Artichoke), and Mint Macaron cardstock:

I have great news about June’s Paper Pumpkin!! Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! have teamed up and June’s Paper Pumpkin will coordinate with a product suite!! So, stay tuned on June 1stas more details will be announced!

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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!