The Gang's All Meer Birthday Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy masculine themed birthday card featuring The Gang’s All Meer stamp set! This stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can earn for free with a qualifying product purchase of $50 (USD) now thru March 31st! This is such a cute stamp set and I thought I would show you how to create a more “masculine themed” card when combined with the Country Club DSP from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is also a great opportunity to use those Stampin’ Blends to tie into the DSP!

The base layer is this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. 5 ¼” strip of the Burlap Ribbon.

2. Use the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock for layering.

3. Use the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp the scenery.

4. After stamping the scene in Memento ink, color in the cacti with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, the flower on top with Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, and color the lizard’s spots with Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, the body with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the eyes with Light Pineapple Punch.

5. Color the Meer cat with Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends and create a shadow under the cacti, Meer cat, and lizard with a Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

6. Color the ground with Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the sky with Light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.

Adhere the base layer DSP to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, and adhere the burlap ribbon with Tear & Tape:

Adhere the rectangle layers together and then adhere on top of the DSP with dimensionals, I placed one in each corner since the ribbon will be underneath:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink, stamp the Meer cat and lizard in Memento ink, and color the same as the front of the card:

Isn’t this a fun card?? While it may seem like I used a lot of Stampin’ Blends, it was really quick and easy to color everything in. This stamp set is a great way for you to experiment and become familiar with Stampin’ Blends, choosing just a few key colors. If you do not have Stampin’ Blends, you can also use Stampin’ Write Markers or even your Blender Pen with ink from your ink pad!

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A Birthday Card "Four" Him!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features products from the Country Club Suite! If you have a golfer (or golfers) in your life, this suite is a must! I actually have several golfers in my life, including my husband. So, when I found out about this suite and told him, his response was, “it’s about time!”, yeah, insert eye roll…lol I so excited with the coordinating dies, they are so cute! There are even two coordinating dies for sentiments! Even if this suite may not be for you, definitely check out the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder! 

Absolutely Argyle 3D-debossed on the left and embossed on the right

The base layer for this card is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 2” x 5 ¼” strip of this DSP design.

2. Stamp the golfer in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Use the grass die to cut out of Garden Green cardstock.

5. Use the triple golf ball die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. Tip-this die emboss’ and cuts, however, you will need to use 2 or 3 layers of cardstock for the embossing to show up. I used a scrap of WW cardstock, folded it in half, and then ran it thru the Big Shot three times to get the embossing for this card.

Adhere the DSP strip to the embossed base layer, I used the lines from my grid paper to line it up:

You will adhere the die cut golfer with dimensionals to the DSP, mini dimensionals to adhere the sentiment, snail for the grass, and liquid glue for the golf balls. This completed piece is adhered to a Garden Green cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink, and adhere a ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom. Note-this is the other side of the DSP use on the card front:

This really was an easy card to make! Like I said, this suite is perfect for the golfer in your life, but it’s also good for those Father’s Day cards that you’ll be making (before you know it) or even if you are just looking for a good old masculine themed suite!

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No stamping required!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Country Club Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is part of the Country Club Suite, which is perfect for the golfer in your life! Not only that, but if you are planning what to make for Father’s Day or have a more bright and colorful cards, this would also be perfect! Yes, I know that Father’s Day is down the road and we literally just celebrated Christmas….just throwing ideas out there! Lol Trust me, I’m still recovering from the Christmas rush to get everything made, out the door, and spending time with family. So, why not show you an easy card to make that requires NO stamping? That’s right, one of the designs from the DSP has a side that you can color (or not) and it cuts perfectly to make 12 smaller cuts at 3” x 4”. I thought this would be perfect to get out both sets of the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua Painter for today’s card!

I cut one strip at 4” and then cut each scene at 3”, which there are 3 different scenes, and if you cut down a 12” x 12”, you will get 4 of each scene. For this card, I chose to color this scene:

The base layer is this DSP design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Baker’s Twine to tie around the DSP twice, to crisscross the front.

2. A 2 ½” x 4” piece of Vellum cardstock embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (I put a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock behind it so you could see).
3. Color in the scenery with Watercolor Pencils using Garden Green for the trees, Early Espresso for the tree trunks, Balmy Blue for the water, Granny Apple Green for the grass, Crushed Curry for the shirt, Night of Navy for the pants, Basic Black for the hat and gloves, mix Balmy Blue and Whisper White for the sky, and mix Flirty Flamingo (very light) with Whisper White to color the arm. I used the small tipped aqua painter to blend (or color) the colors on the DSP. Tip-be very easy with the amount of water used, as you can see I used a bit too much for the sky and the paper will start to crinkle up.

To assemble, I first adhered the embossed Vellum cardstock in the middle of the DSP and then wrapped the baker’s twine around to crisscross the front:

I then adhered the scenery on top with dimensionals and adhered this completed piece to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side:

Viola! Now you have a “no stamped card”! I know, that’s because technically I left the inside sentiment blank! Lol Think of it this way, you can now make some quick and easy “blank” cards to have on hand for any occasion! How many times have you needed a card at the last minute? For me, it’s usually because my husband asks me “Hey, can you make a card for…?” and I tell him I already have one, just need to stamp the inside sentiment! 

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Sail in the direction of your dreams!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick card featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! I just love the sentiments from the Come Sail Away stamp set and the sentiment I chose for today’s card is really a versatile and could be used for several occasions. I thought it would also be fun to incorporate the net die from Under the Sea to give the card front just a little added texture!

The base layer is this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Additionally, for the card front you will need:

1. Stamp the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the net die from Under the Sea on Sahara Sand cardstock.
3. Stamp the compass in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

4. Use the sentiment die from Smooth Sailing to cut out a piece in Night of Navy cardstock.

5. Use Silver Foil to cut out the two compass direction arrows.

6. One silver brad in the smallest size.

Layer the two compass arrows together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then use the pierce end of the Take You Pick tool to poke a hole in the middle (for your brad) on your pierce mat:

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place glue on certain spots along the back of the net to adhere to the base layer:

I then used my Multipurpose Glue to adhere the compass and lighthouse on top of the net. The sentiment is adhered to the layering piece and then adhered with dimensionals:

The base layer is then adhered to a Seaside Spray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. At this point I felt that something should be added, so I used the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine for the bow. I used 18” of twine, folded into three 6” pieces, tied into a bow, trimmed the ends, and adhered with Multipurpose Glue:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” of coordinating cardstock along the bottom:

Since this is what I consider a versatile card, I opted not to include an inside sentiment at this time, but save for I choose to use it for. This really is a simple card to make, but I feel that the compass arrows in silver foil, the silver brad, and bow give it just a little extra touch!

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Fun and bright birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick birthday card featuring Itty Bitty Birthdays and Birthday Backgrounds stamp sets! What I love about the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set is that you have a variety of sentiments that you can easily coordinate with other products to create a fun birthday card. But, today I set out to make a quick card that you can easily make in a few minutes or make several of and just change the colors to have a stack on hand! 

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”and I chose four of the sentiments to create the background. I first stamped the sentiment in Pineapple Punch ink and then layered the sentiment on top in either Blueberry Bushel or Granny Apple Green inks. These are stamped slightly off, so there is no need to worry about lining them up just right:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Granny Apple Green cardstock cut at 3” x 3”.

2. Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” to layer on top of the Granny Apple Green cardstock. The background is created by stamping the streamers in Granny Apple Green and confetti in Pineapple Punch inks.

3. Cut a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock with the fourth smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die.

4. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blueberry Bushel ink and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die. This will be layered on top of the Pineapple Punch cardstock piece.

5. Two of the silver Candle Embellishments.

Adhere the two layering square pieces together and then adhere to the stamped base cardstock:

Adhere the two stitched nested pieces together and then adhere in the middle of the square pieces with dimensionals:

This completed piece is then adhered to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Then adhere the two Candle Embellishments:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink, the streamers are in Granny Apple Green ink, and the confetti is in Pineapple Punch ink:

Very quick and very easy! I know that some can “struggle” to make a more masculine card, but if you just use a basic stamp set and bright colors, you have a masculine type card. If you do not have the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, you can easily use a punch, or even just cut the sentiment and layering cardstock like I did with the square layering pieces. The added Candle Embellishments give it just that little added touch or you can also use adhesive backed sequins or enamel dots instead.

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Give your card a different look with distressing!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which very little stamping, but whole lot of sponging, with distressing the Come Sail Away Suite! The sailboat featured on the card front is one of the 3” x 4” designs from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack and I thought what better way to create a card than to pair it with the coordinating DSP and distressing! I’ll even show you how I “distressed” the anchor and twine!

To start, your base layer is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”, this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 5”, and the sailboat from the memories and more card pack:

I first started with the Soft Suede base layer, stamped it with the Crackle Paint Background stamp in Soft Suede and then embossed with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF:

Then I simply tore the paper around each side and use a Stampin’ Sponge with Soft Suede ink around the torn edges and the raised embossed part of the cardstock:

I repeated the same process for the DSP, tearing around the edges and inking with a sponge and Soft Suede ink:

For the sailboat, I tore around the edges, used a sponge with Balmy Blue ink and then lightly went around with Soft Suede, not adding anymore ink to the sponge from the ink pad:

So that you can tell a difference, the anchor trinket on the right is how it comes and the trinket on the left has been distressed a little. I patted the trinket with my Stazon Ink pad, set it aside to let dry completely, and then used my sponge with Soft Suede ink (dapping) to “darken” the look of the anchor:

I used some of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to tie around the anchor and then a couple of knots, use either your paper piercer or the pointed end attachment from Take Your Pick to loosen the threads of the twine, and then I used my sponge with the Soft Suede ink to “dap” the twine, giving it a distressed look:

The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and I used a sponge dauber with Sahara Sand ink lightly around the edges of the card front:

I adhered the embossed base layer to the card base, slightly at an angle to the left, the DSP is adhered slightly at an angle to the right, the sailboat is adhered at a slight angle to the left, and then the anchor and twine are adhered with glue dots:

The inside of the card is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink, the anchor is heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder and I used a sponge dauber with Sahara Sand ink to sponge the ink around the anchor, and also used the sponge dauber with Sahara Sand around the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock:

Don’t you just love how all the distressing gave this card a different look? The Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack has lots of great designs and stickers that are not just perfect for scrapbooking, but can also give you a quick and easy card! The stamp set, card pack, ink, and cardstock is an affordable alternative to buying all the products from the suite and you still get some amazing cards!!

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Fun fold card with the Come Sail Away Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which an awesome fun fold card featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! This suite makes making those masculine cards so easy! What better way to show off this suite than to make a fun fold card? While this style of card may look complicated, it’s pretty easy and I’m going to show you each step on how I made this card, so let’s get started!

Your card base is Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and at 2 ¾”:

You will have a smaller card base, which is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, and scored at 3 ¾”:

For this smaller card base, fold the card in half at the score line, and the opening will be facing left. I chose this design from Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 3 ½”, and the lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die. The DSP is adhered to the card front and the lighthouse is adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside of the smaller card base, cut a piece of Whisper White and Seaside Spray cardstock at 3 ½” x 3 ½”. The sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped in Night of Navy ink on the Whisper White cardstock. The Seaside Spray cardstock is embossed with the High Seas 3D folder, but before embossing, I used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink to color the folder, spritzed the paper with water, and then embossed. The two sailboats are stamped in Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, I used a blender pen to “pull the ink” from the shadows and fill ink, and then cut out with the coordinating die:

These are adhered to the inside with snail:

For the card base, you will need two piece of DSP cut at 2 ½”x 4” for the two small panels, the seagrass die is used to cut out of Sahara Sand and Mossy Meadow cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, the sentiment die is used to cut out a piece in Soft Suede ink, and then you will need an anchor and boats wheel from the trinkets, I used some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to tie into knots on the anchor:

The two panel pieces of DSP are adhered to the cardstock and the seagrass is adhere to the inside panel:

The flap from the smaller card is going to go under the sentiment, so before adhering anything, I lined up the smaller flap and the sentiment piece so that I knew how far to the right the smaller card needed to go, but also where I could place the sentiment so that it would help close the card:

I used liquid glue (this is important) to adhere the smaller card to the card base, then that way I had a little wiggle room if I need to move the smaller card:

I used a clear block to help keep the card flap closed so that I could line up the sentiment with dimensionals. You do not want dimensionals all the way over to the right, you need to leave that space open for the flap:

Then I adhered the trinkets with glue dots:

Here is the completed card opened:

Now I could have used one more piece of DSP in between the Seaside Spray cardstock and the sentiment, but I liked it this way. Here are the measurements for this fun fold card so you can make your own!

Card base: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and 2 ¾”

Inside base: 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, scored at 3 ¾”

Card base layers (cardstock or DSP): 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4” and one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”

Inside card layers: 3 ½” x 3 ½”

For the flap, you will need a smaller piece with dimensionals

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