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!

Celebrate You

Hello and welcome to part 4 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration spotlight on stamp sets! Today I will be featuring the Amazing You stamp set with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. You can earn the Amazing You stamp set with a qualifying $50.00 order or the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies with a qualifying $100.00 order, however, the Celebrate You Thinlits will be carried over into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog for purchase.

When making these fun cards, I decided to make two cards with the 2016-2018 In Colors that will be retiring on May 31st, one soft and subtle and one bright and cheerful! The color pallet I used for the first card is Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, and Perfect Plum. The color pallet I used for the second card is Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, and Dapper Denim.

The card base is Sweet Sugarplum/Daffodil Delight cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The base layer is Perfect Plum/Dapper Denim cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The second layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”.

On the Whisper White cardstock, first use your Embossing Buddy across the paper, using the “burst” stamp with Versamark ink, stamp along the bottom and left side, then sprinkle White Embossing Powder across the stamped images, and set with the Heat Tool. Using a Sponge Dauber, color the embossed image with the colors in a circular motion, you can use a tissue or paper towel to wipe the ink off the embossing to make it white again and stand out.

For one card, I used a piece of Champagne Foil and Blushing Bride cardstock to cut out the Celebrate. For the other card, I used Gold Foil and Emerald Envy cardstock to cut out the Celebrate, gluing them together slightly off to make the cardstock look like a shadow. I cut Mini Dimensionals in half and placed them along the back of the Celebrate and then placed on the Whisper White cardstock. The “you” stamp from this set is stamped in either Sweet Sugarplum or Dapper Denim inks.

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The base layer is embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, which I took the coordinating ink pad and dragged across to ink up the folder before embossing (Perfect Plum or Dapper Denim).

To put the card together, adhere the base layer to the card base, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the second layer, and then add some coordinating Enamel Shapes.

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This quick and easy card can be used for different ways to celebrate someone! How would you use this card to celebrate? What colors would you use to create this card?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!



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Party Pandas

Hello and welcome to part 3 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration spotlight on stamp sets! Today I will be featuring the Party Pandas stamp set, some punch art, and the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes. I chose one of the cards from this set because I thought it would go great with the idea I had in my head to make this card, but to also show you that the cards and envelopes are another free product that you can earn with Sale-A-Bration!

To make this card, I chose the Lemon Lime striped card and it’s already cut and scored for you! : ) Now, the rest is easy!

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the panda with the party hat and the panda holding the balloon in Basic Black ink, except for the balloon, which you can either mask the stamp with some tape or wipe off, and then cut out. I used Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the party hat on the panda.

To make the leaf background, I used the Leaf Punch and punched out 10 in Garden Green cardstock and 9 in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. These are assembled and adhered to each to a piece of Vellum cardstock cut ½” wide with Mini Glue Dots. I had one of each color left over, so I adhered those at the bottom in-between the two strips.

The pandas were placed and adhered to make it look like they are hanging or coming out of the leaves.

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The sentiment from this set is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that is a ½” wide, in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then trimmed and the end is punched with the Triple Banner Punch. This is placed on the panda with the party hat to make it look like he is holding the banner as he is coming out of the leaves.

For some added effect, I used the clear circle and teardrop shapes, from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, on the leaves.

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The inside of these cards are white and blank, so no need to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to stamp your sentiment. What do you think of this card? Do you have this stamp set? If so, what have you created?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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