Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, encouragement, Friendship, Guys cards, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean & Simple with Beautiful World by Stampin’ Up!®

I really love the Cardz4Guyz Challenges because they help me think creatively outside of my usual “box”. Clean and Simple (CAS) cards are not something that comes naturally for me, so this was a nice challenge.

This card is made using the Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful World stamp set and the World Map Dies. I love the sentiment “You make the world a better place”.

This is a very quick and easy card to make. Just die cut the globe and stand, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, glue the copper strip along the side of the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS), mount it on a Night Of Navy CS card base and….

Viola! You have yourself a very nice masculine card letting someone special know how much they mean to you.

Thanks for visiting today. Please check out all of the entries for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean and Simple HERE.

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Designer Series Paper, Guys cards, Masculine

Happy Thoughts and Simple Stamping

Welcome to my blog with Happy Thoughts and Simple Stamping. I will be using the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set and the Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. This card is very simple and quick to make.

This card is a very masculine card which looks very nice and is super easy to put together. You could change the sentiment to be anything you want.

The Happy Thoughts stamp set is a great set for a beginner. Not only do you have several main categories of cards, but you also have a sentiment for the inside of the card.

The Well Suited DSP is so awesome for masculine cards! I really struggle with masculine cards. However, a great package of masculine Designer Series Paper can make all the difference. You can purchase this great DSP HERE.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Night Of Navy CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 inches; Well Suited DSP Striped Pattern: 1 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches; Well Suited DSP Diamond Pattern: 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 inches and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.

Stamping

There is minimal stamping for this card. You just need a sentiment that will fit inside the 2 inch circle punch. I started with the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with Memento ink onto the 2 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS. Note: If you are new to stamping, please look back at my blog for applying the labels to the Cling stamps HERE.

Use the 2 inch Circle Punch to punch the sentiment out. Tip: I find it to be easy to punch when the punch is lying on the table and I use the heel of my hand to push down firmly and quickly.

Putting It All Together

The next step is to lay out the pieces so you can have an idea of where you want to adhere them. There is about a 1/8 inch border around all of the pieces.

Now we can adhere the pieces. I started with the upper left-hand corner followed by the upper right-hand corner. I finished up with the lower left-hand corner. Note: I have found the best adhesive to be the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue because it allows you a little time to wiggle the piece in place before it really sticks.

Next use the Bone Folder on the Basic White CS card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line to make a crisp fold. Then adhere the front panel to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

This step is optional. I felt the card was a little plain, so I used the Well Suited Twine Combo Pack to make a double stranded bow to place right under the sentiment. Note: I have a video to help with making a bow that you can watch HERE.

Viola! You have made a quick and easy masculine card that is good for any occasion just by changing the sentiment!

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed how easy this card is. On Wacky Wednesday I will be showing some more Techniques for using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment so I hope you will be able to join me.

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Cars, Congratulations, Graduation, Guys cards, Masculine, Simple stamping, Stamping-off technique, Two-step stamping

Stampin’ Up!® Simple Stamping with Moving Along

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I have a fun simple stamping card. The Moving Along stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is great for simple stamping. You can create a fun scene with all the little stamps in this set.

There are 24 stamps in this set! Each of the vehicles is a Two-Step Stamp. I recently made a going away card for someone with this set. The card for today is more of a congratulations and happy travels card.

This card is made with several ink colors that are good for a beginner stamper to have on hand. The primary colors are: Pacific Point (blue), Poppy Parade (red) and Daffodil Delight (yellow). I also used Smoky Slate (grey) and Memento black ink.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Poppy Parade CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; and Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Stamping

First I used the Smoky Slate ink to stamp the road on the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.

Next switch to the Memento Black ink and stamp the outline for the little car and then the railroad tracks. My tracks are not quite straight so I guess the train ride will be a little bumpy!

Continuing with the Memento black ink, stamp the outline of the train, the caboose and the helicopter. Things are starting to look busy!

Finishing up with the Memento black ink, stamp the banner behind the vehicles. On hindsight, the train could be moved a little to the right so that the banner fits better.

To complete the card we just need to fill in the color which is the second step of the Two Step Stamping. I stamped the train in Smoky Slate, the car in Daffodil Delight, the caboose in Poppy Parade and the helicopter in Pacific Point ink. The blades on the helicopter are stamped in Smoky Slate ink. Now we can add the sentiments. I wanted it to be colorful so I just stamped the sentiments in the coordinating color of the vehicle. You can also add some birds with the Smoky Slate ink. Tip: I put both of the bird stamps on one block and stamped them together.

In order to finish the scene, add some clouds in Pacific Point ink. Tip: To make some clouds look farther away I used the Stamping Off Technique. Stamp the image once, then without adding more ink, stamp a second time.

Putting It All Together

Now we are ready to put it all together. First, adhere the stamped Basic White CS to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Poppy Parade CS. There will be a very thin line of color showing around the stamped card piece. Use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Basic White CS card base. Adhere the stamped card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Viola! You have a great card to wish someone a congratulations and happy travels.

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, balloons, beginner stamper, Congratulations, encouragement, Graduation, Guys cards, Masculine, Positive Thoughts, Simple stamping, Stamping-off technique, Vintage

Stampin’ Up!® Soar Confidently

Hello fellow crafters! I hope you are all doing well this week. Today’s card is made with Stampin’ Up!® Soar Confidently. This is a set that looks very vintage to me. Today’s card is a Simple Stamping card, perfect for the beginner stamper!

I love the simplicity of this card. This is definitely a very quick and simple card to make. I think this card with the words of encouragement would make a great Graduation wish.

Measurements

Measurements: Night Of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured); Neutrals 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Night Of Navy: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

Stamping

Start stamping with Night Of Navy ink and stamp the sentiment “Soar Confidently In Your Own Sky” onto the bottom of the 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch Whisper White CS. Next stamp the hot air balloon image above the sentiment. Note: This is a red rubber stamp which can be stamped upon a firm surface. I have a scrap paper underneath in preparation of the next step. The black paper is just to allow you to see the card piece better.

The next step is to add a few more balloons, but to use the Stamping Off Technique. This means that after applying ink to the stamp, you first stamp onto a scrap paper, then onto the card piece. This is a great way to add dimension to the images on your card.

To conclude the stamping, stamp a hot air balloon on the right-hand side of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Finish up using the Stamping Off Technique for the next 2 balloon images. This will be the inside panel of your card.

Putting the Card Together

Use your Bone Folder in order to make a crisp fold on the Night Of Navy CS card base. Begin to put the card together by adhering the inside panel onto the inside of the Night Of Navy card base.

Similarly, adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Night Of Navy 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.

Complete the card by first adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment card piece. Finish by adhering the sentiment card piece to the card front slightly to the left-hand side.

Viola! You have made a quick and simple card that would be a great masculine Graduation card or just a card with words of encouragement. Also, you could use the image and stamp a different sentiment to make a nice masculine birthday card or thank you card if you wish.

Thank you for stopping by today. I have a new plan for the New Year. On Tuesdays I will be publishing a #simplestamping post, starting a Technique blog for a Wacky Wednesday post, and will continue the Fun Fold Friday posts. I hope you will enjoy all of them!

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Theresa

Posted in 3D Technique, Avid Stamper, balloons, Birthday, Guys cards, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 261 Black/Gold

During the holidays I have had a hard time keeping up with all the fun Challenges. This weeks Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 261 Black/Gold is a great one for a very special birthday card. My youngest turns 17 years old on December 31, 2020. (I seriously do not feel that old.) I wanted to make him a very special card because he is a very special guy.

I had to use some of my stash for this card. Wait until you see the inside!

It’s a pop-up! I think my son is going to love this!

Stampin’ Up!® Products used to make this card are as follows: Balloon Adventures stamp set, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets™ Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Painted Labels Dies, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), Golden Honey Specialty DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Black Card Stock (CS), Whisper White CS, Memento ink, Versamark ink, Gold Emboss Powder and Gold Thread.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Cardz4Guyz Challenge #261 Black/Gold. See more black/gold or black/silver cards at the Cardz4Guyz blog HERE.

Have a most wonderful New Year’s Eve!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Guys cards, Masculine, Mini Catalog 2020, Winter Holiday

Christmas Gleaming Merry Christmas Stampin’ Up!®

Hello! The Christmas Gleaming stamp set and coordinating Gleaming Ornament Punches are so much fun to use to create gorgeous Christmas cards.

The Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so beautiful with the copper foil accents. The paper is currently 50% off, item #150429. Shop HERE.

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches, 3 3/4 x 5 inches and 3 x 4 inches; Old Olive CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Brushed Metallic CS in copper: 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Brightly Gleaming DSP: 1 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches for the striped pattern and 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches.

Adhere the Brightly Gleaming DSP card pieces to the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla CS as shown. Use Old Olive ink to stamp the sentiment “MERRY Christmas” onto the Very Vanilla CS.

Use a Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Old Olive to the front of the Very Vanilla card base, then adhere the DSP card piece to the Old Olive CS.

Punch a 2-inch circle with the 2-inch Circle Punch and then adhere it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the ornament on the left in Night of Navy and the ornament on the right in Pretty Peacock. Use the Gleaming Ornament Punch to punch out the 2 stamped ornaments. Note: the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack is also 50% off! Item #150647.

Adhere the 2 ornaments to the Brushed Metallic CS circle. Add a bow tied from the Night Of Navy ribbon in the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack. I tied my bow using 2 strands of the Night Of Navy ribbon. Adhere the bow with a Mini Glue Dot.

Viola! You have a gorgeous and somewhat masculine card to wish someone a “Merry Christmas”!

I am so glad you were able to stop by today. I hope you have a relaxing and craft-filled weekend!

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Christmas, Guys cards, Masculine, Masking Technique, Nature, Outdoors, Simple stamping, Sponging technique, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Merry Moose Christmas #simplestamping card

Today I am returning to some simple stamping for my beginner stampers. The Merry Moose stamp set by Stampin’ Up! will not be available for much longer. It retires at the end of December. So if you would like this beauty, order early. Today is the start of the Giant Year End Close Out Sale. Check out all the sales and discounts at the end of my blog.

The Merry Moose stamp set is really fun and perfect for the outdoors person. I will show you a little technique with sponging & masking today to get the snowdrift.

Measurements: Shaded Spruce Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches; white copy paper: 4 x 6 inches.

Cut the 4 x 6 inch piece of copy paper as shown. This will be the mask to make the snowdrift.

Place the copy paper over one of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS card pieces. Use a removable tape runner if needed to hold it in place. Using a sponge and the Balmy Blue ink dab the sponge on the ink. Sponge the ink onto the Whisper White CS in a gentle circular motion along the edge of the mask. Then sponge lightly above that to color the “sky”.

Leaving the mask in place, use the Shaded Spruce ink and the pine tree stamp to stamp two trees. Leave a space between the trees to stamp a third tree. Note: These are Photopolymer stamps and need a little padding from a Stampin’ Pierce Mat or catalog to look best.

Remove the copy paper mask. Stamp the third tree between the other two trees. Leave space under the third tree to put your sentiment.

Stamp the moose in Soft Suede ink. The moose is a Two Step Stamp. Here I stamped the detailed stamp after the plain stamp. However, I stamped the detailed stamp first followed by the plain stamp and felt it was easier for me to see to line everything up. Try it both ways to determine which works well for you. I did Stamp Off the plain moose stamp so that I could see the details on the moose more easily.

Stamp the sentiment “Merry Christmoose” in the Shaded Spruce ink.

Use the Shaded Spruce ink and stamp some pine trees on the other 4 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. I stamped once at full strength. The other two trees are Stamped Off first. Add the sentiment “enjoy the stillness of the season” over the trees. Adhere the panel to the inside of the Shaded Spruce CS card base.

Use your Bone Folder to fold the card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Adhere the front panel to the front of the card base.

Viola! That is all there is to it! This is a great card for the outdoors person and is so fun to make! Plus a little humor is good for the soul!

For those of you who love Bling! as much as I do, here is another version of the Merry Moose card with Rhinestone Basic Jewels added like stars in the sky.

Thanks for visiting today! Please leave me a comment and let me know which card has been your favorite during the first 7 days of my 15-Day Christmas Card Making Challenge.

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Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Christmas, Guys cards, Masculine, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Tree Angle for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #259- Traditional Christmas

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a crafty weekend!

Today’s card satisfies two challenges: my own 15-Day Christmas Card Challenge and the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #259-Traditional Christmas.

I designed this card with a traditional color combination and slightly modern Christmas trees from the Stampin’ Up!® Tree Angle stamp set.

The Tree Angle stamp set is from the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. Tuesday December 8 is the start of the Giant End of Year Close Out Sale! I listed the retiring products and discounts which you can download here:

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, 3 x 5 inches to die cut a stitched rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and also to cut 2 stitched triangles from the Stitched Triangles Dies; and Red Foil Sheet: two strips at 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches to die cut the stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Using the Shaded Spruce ink stamp the sentiment “Joy & Cheer” onto the Stitched Rectangle Die Cut. For the Stitched Triangle Die-Cut Christmas Tree I tried both stamping first then die-cutting and die-cutting then stamping. Lining up the stamp on the cut Stitched Triangle is easier.

Stamp the inside of the Whisper White CS card base with the sentiment “Happy wishes to you and yours” in Shaded Spruce ink. Stamp the small group of ornaments in the upper right-hand corner first in Shaded Spruce ink, then in Real Red ink. Stamp the smaller triangle in Real Red ink on to the smaller Stitched Triangle Die-Cut.

Adhere the Red Foil 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch strips to the back of the Whisper White CS embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I use the Silicon Sheet to be sure the excess glue won’t stick to my table. Adhere this card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Red Foil stitched circle and stitched rectangle with the sentiment stamped on it.

To adhere the green Christmas Tree I applied two Stampin’ Dimensionals to the bottom and used the Multipurpose Glue on the top.

Adhere the red Christmas tree to the card front with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You guessed it-time for Bling!

I used the pick side of the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the Star Designer Elements and the putty side to transfer the small silver circle sequins in the Snowflake Sequins. I wanted to add a little snow to the snowflake background with the silver sequins.

And Viola! you have a Traditional Christmas card to send to your favorite guy!

Thanks for coming by today. Check out more Traditional Christmas cards at the Cardz4Guyz blog here.

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I hope you are having a good Holiday Season even though things are so different this year. I just try to stay positive and crafting really helps. I really feel joyful when I am designing and creating cards to send to my friends and family. I hope you do too! Have a great day!

Theresa

Posted in Animals, Gratitude/ Thanks, Guys cards, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 254 Dino Days Thanks

Challenge #254 for Cardz4Guyz is Dragons or Dinosaurs. I didn’t find any dragons, but Stampin’ Up! has a stamp set called Dino Days with several adorable dinosaurs, perfect for a young guy, or any guy who is young at heart. I combined the water and sun scene from Sending Sunshine with the dinosaurs for a prehistoric look.

I was able to make this cute little Tyrannosaurus shiny with some Ranger Perfect Pearls that I won at a craft retreat this last weekend. I also put some of the Perfect Pearls on the card base too.

Here is another look at the Perfect Pearls effect. The Stampin’ Up! ink colors are: Granny Apple Green for the Pterodactyl, Pretty Peacock for the Brontosaurus and Shaded Spruce for the Tyrannosaurus. The sun is Poppy Parade and Mango Melody. The water is Balmy Blue. The card base is Pretty Peacock.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #254 Dragons or Dinosaurs. I had a lot of fun with this one!

Stop by the Cardz4Guyz blog and see the other entries HERE.

Happy Crafting!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Autumn, Gratitude/ Thanks, Guys cards, Masculine, Stampin' Emboss Powder

Masculine Thank You with Beautiful World

I just wanted to pop on today and share this awesome masculine thank you card made with the Beautiful World stamp set.

I created this masculine thank you card with Cajun Craze Card Stock (CS) for the background on a Very Vanilla CS card base. The second layer is the Forever Gold Laser Cut paper.

I covered the Gold Hoop with leaves punched from the Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 inch CS with the Sprig Punch. The more granular gold leaf is made by applying Versamark to Crumb Cake CS and embossing with the Gold Emboss Powder. The globe and “Thank You” sentiment are also embossed with the Gold Emboss Powder. The gold twine comes from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and the sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequins.

Viola! You have an awesome masculine thank you Card!

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Theresa