Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Avid Stamper, Coloring Techniques, Father's Day, Guys cards, Love/Affection, Masculine, Masking Technique, Sponging technique, Summer, Sunset

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 249-No Patterned Paper

Hello and Welcome to the Cardsz 4 Guyz Challenge #249- No Patterned Paper.

This card was the #1 Winner in the Top # for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge!

A Good Man and Summer Days stamp sets by Stampin’ Up® make for a great pair for this Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge. This turned out to be an avid stamper type card.

I just love this quiet and peaceful moment between the man and the girl.

I decided to try something a little different and make a scene inside the card that could be seen outside the card through an oval die cut.

In order to do a Partial Die Cut to leave the little girl uncut, I came up with a novel idea. I made a smaller plate to use in my Big Shot. I took an old cracked plate and had my son cut it at 3 1/2 inches. He then filed the rough surface and rounded the corners. I am calling this “Theresa’s Small Cutting Plate”.

I adhered the front panel with the stamped man and girl to the Poppy Parade Card Stock (CS) card base with repositional tape, then placed the oval die cut on the front panel. I used sticky note tape to hold the oval in place and a Sharpie to mark the area I did not want to cut (from the top of the man’s head to his pant leg). The Big Shot sandwich from bottom to top is: Magnetic Plate, Cutting Plate, Card Stock, Oval Die cutting surface side down and finally Theresa’s Small Cutting Plate. I placed Theresa’s Small Cutting Plate as shown before running it through the Big Shot. It will only get cut where the plate covers the CS.

Here is what it looks like after running the sandwich through the Big Shot. The rest of the girl was fussy cut.

I cut an oval out of the middle of a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch sheet of Gina K. Masking Magic paper to mask the inside of the card. I sponged the sunset with the following Stampin’ Up! inks: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Terracotta Tile and Poppy Parade. I used the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers to color the images. The Stampin’ Blend colors used are: Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight, Purple Posy. Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo. I used the light and the dark Stampin’ Blend for each color except the Flirty Flamingo. I only used the light Stampin’ Blend for that one.

Thank you so much for visiting today for my Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #249- No Patterned Paper. If you want to give this card a try, the supplies are all listed below. The supplies can be purchased from my Online Store by clicking on any of the photos below.

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You have a most wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Best Friend, Coloring Techniques, Father's Day, Guys cards, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Masculine, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Summer

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop- July 2020

Hi! Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures. I’m Theresa and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. I’m so excited to be taking part in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop today. This is a really fun way to share my creations, and have the opportunity to see projects from many other demonstrators from around the world! I especially love to hear your comments!

I had a lot of fun with this card. The images are from A Good Man and Summer Days stamp sets. I used to love to go kite flying when I was growing up. My Dad would make the kites and inevitably the kite string would break and the kite would never be seen again! We would be so sad, but he would just make another and we would try flying it again. This scene brings back those fond memories.

Here is a close up of the images. It really looks like the man with the child on his shoulders is watching the boy flying the kite!

I used the Layering Ovals Dies to cut out an oval except for around the man’s arm. This is a trick you can do by placing the cutting plate only on part of the card then running it through the Big Shot. It will only cut out what is under the plate. I ran it through a second time to get the other side of the arm. The arm was then fussy cut with paper snips.

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers to color the scene. The cardstock is Granny Apple Green so I used the Granny Apple Green alcohol marker for the tree and the grass. The jeans are Misty Moonlight. The child’s shirt is Balmy Blue and the gray I used is Smokey Slate. To add some color I used Poppy Parade for the kite, ball cap and girl’s book. The blond hair is a light So Saffron. The girl’s shirt is Highland Heather and the tree trunk is Soft Suede. In every case I used the light shade of the color, then added shadow with the dark shade.

I hoped you enjoyed my card. You can purchase all the supplies needed to make your own card by visiting my online store HERE, or clicking on any of the product photos below.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Please visit all the blogs participating in this hop to see all the fun and inspiring projects by demonstrators from around the world. You are currently visiting Theresas Treasures.

Have a Happy Crafty Day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Friendship, Guys cards, Masculine

Kylie’s International Blog Highlight-July 2020

Welcome to my Blog today for Kylie’s International Blog Highlight! The card I chose for today is a very masculine card that I created for a Zoom Catalog Kick Off Party I had at the end of June. It was my first attempt at doing an online class and my first Zoom class. Fortunately it went well!

I created this card specifically to highlight the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper. The travel designs are so adventurous! Perfect for a masculine card. Also great for expressing gratitude to a special person.

One of the special features on this card is the buckle from the Antique Corners and Slides.

The diagonal cuts are made with the die from the World Map Dies.

The Very Vanilla background was embossed with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I sprayed the Very Vanilla Cardstock with a little water before embossing to make the effect even more 3D. The sentiment is highlighted with the Brass Foil Sheet.

I am so grateful to all of you who are creating cards! I get so much inspiration from everyone! I can’t wait to see all the cards and projects in Kylie’s International Blog Highlight this month!

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Have a most wonderful and inspiring week!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Fun/Fancy fold card, Guys cards, Masculine

Adventure Awaits with this Fun Fold Card

Happy Friday! Today I have a Fun Fold card for you using the World of Good Suite in the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The stamp set is Beautiful World. This card can be a wonderful masculine card.

A great part of this card is that it highlights the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). This paper has travel patterns- some accented with brass foil!

The Adventure Awaits Fun fold card opens like the top of a cardboard box. All of the flaps end up being tucked in behind the 2 1/4 inch Brass Foil Circle.

Measurements: Misty Moonlight Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 11 inches for the card base, and 4 x 2 1/4 inches: Very Vanilla CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 4 x 2 inches; Brass Foil Sheet: 4 x 2 1/2 inches; and the World of Good Specialty DSP in 4 different designs: 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 inches each.

Use the Simply Scored scoring board to make the card base. Place the 8 1/2 x 11 inch Misty Moonlight CS with the 8 1/2 inch side on top. Use the Simply Scored Stylus to score at 2 1/8 and at 6 3/8 inches.

Turn the Misty Moonlight CS and score the 11 inch side at 2 3/4 and 8 1/4 inches.

Cut along the scorelines to cut off the four corner pieces.

Using the corner punch on the Detailed Trio Punch, round all of the corners.

Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold on all the scorelines. Check to see that the opposite flaps meet in the middle. Now fold the four flaps as you would fold the top of a cardboard box.

Using a non-permanent adhesive, place the World of Good Specialty DSP pieces on the card as you would like them to be. Open the card and flip over. This will allow you to see which corner of the DSP needs to be rounded with the corner punch.

Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the appropriate corners on the DSP. Adhere the DSP pieces to the card base with a permanent adhesive. Fold the card back up to be sure all looks well.

In Misty Moonlight ink, stamp the sentiment “Life’s a beautiful journey” followed by the sentiment “Congratulations on this new beginning” onto the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the ink bottle and the little squiggle. On the 4 x 2 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS stamp the globe on one end allowing space around it so you can punch it out. Now stamp the sentiment “Adventure Awaits” on the other end.

The compass and feather are stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink.

Punch the globe out with the 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch. Fussy cut the “Adventure Awaits”. Note: I didn’t realize that the 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch is retired. I recommend fussy cutting the globe because the next size, the 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch, cuts off too much of the image.

Use the 2 1/4 inch Circle Punch to cut out a circle from the Brass Foil. Tip: When punching the foil, I get a better results if I punch it out with the punch on the table, and the foil side facing towards the table.

Use the 2 inch Circle Punch to punch a circle from the 4 x 2 1/4 inch Misty Moonlight CS. Adhere the Misty Moonlight circle to the Brass Foil circle, then adhere the globe to the Misty Moonlight circle.

Lay the globe piece slightly above and to the left of center- to make it easier to open the flaps than if it is in the center. Adhere the sentiment “Adventure Awaits” to the card front. Tip: I use tweezers when I want to position something small that cannot easily be held by hand, so that it is straight.

Use a pencil to mark the edge of the globe piece. Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals just to that flap.

Adhere the globe to the card front.

Open the card up and adhere the inside piece.

Viola! The Adventure Awaits Fun Fold Card is completed and ready to send to someone! The new adventure could be many different occasions including: a new job, starting college, traveling, marriage, or retirement. This also makes a great masculine card.

Thank you for coming by and viewing my blog. I appreciate you very much. Please leave a comment if you like the card and whether or not you like the Fun Fold Cards in general. Please let me know how I am doing.

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I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Avid Stamper, Guys cards, Masculine

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #245: A Sketch

I am really enjoying stretching my creativity with the Cardz4Guyz Challenges. This challenge is to use a Sketch as inspiration for your card.

Here is the card I created from the Sketch with Stampin’ Up! products.

Here is the Sketch for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge.

This close up is to show off the Gold Hoops Embellishments which are new and available when the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog goes live on June 3, 2020 at noon Mountain Standard time.

The colors are Just Jade and Shaded Spruce with Gold Embossing Powder. The stamp set is Beautiful World.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Watch for my next blog on Tuesday!

Have a peaceful and beautiful day!

Theresa

Posted in Blender Pen, Father's Day, Guys cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Vintage

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #244- Vintage

Today’s card is a Father’s Day card in a Vintage style. I made this now because I know how Father’s Day sneaks up on me!

The card is made with the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set. The paper is Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla cardstock (CS). The printed paper is from the Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP). The ink for the man is Soft Suede. I used a Blender Pen to slightly color the image. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink. I used Linen Thread as an embellishment.

The measurements are: Soft Suede CS: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches for the card base; Early Espresso CS: 4 x 3 inches and 4 1/4 x 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches for the inside of the card, 4 x 3 inches and 3 x 3/4 inches; and the Come Sail Away DSP: 4 x 2 1/4 inches.

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Soft Suede card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line.
  2. Stamp the man in Soft Suede ink onto the 4 x 3 inch Very Vanilla CS. Use one of the Layering Ovals Dies in a cutting machine to cut out around the man.
  3. Use the Blender Pen to blend some of the ink onto the shirt and pants. i made the pants slightly darker than the shirt.
  4. Use the next size up on the Layering Ovals Dies to cut an oval from the 4 x 3 inch Early Espresso CS.
  5. Adhere the two ovals together.
  6. Stamp the sentiment “You do a great job of being a great guy” in Early Espresso ink onto the 3 x 3/4 inch Very Vanilla CS.
  7. Tie a 22 inch piece of Linen Thread twice around the 4 1/2 x 1/2 inch strip of Early Espresso CS. Tie in place to one side.
  8. Adhere the DSP to the front of the card base.
  9. Adhere the Early Espresso CS wrapped with the Linen Thread onto the card with adhesive.
  10. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the oval piece stamped with the man, and the strip with the sentiment.
  11. Adhere the man and sentiment.

Viola! And that is it! Now you are ready for Father’s Day too!

Thanks for visiting today. This card is made for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #244 to make a vintage card. View other great Vintage cards at Cardz4Guyz.blogspot.com.

If you would like to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, they are shown below. Just click on the photo and you will be connected with my Online Stampin’ Up! Store. I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would be honored to help you order what you need. Contact me by commenting on this blog, or send me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

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Enjoy your day and stay safe and healthy! Happy crafting!

-Theresa

Posted in Avid Stamper, Barbecue, Congratulations, encouragement, Guys cards, Masculine, Summer

Cardz4Guyz Challenge # 243 Use Dies as a Main Feature

Here is a little extra post for the avid stamper. It is for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #243 to Use Dies as a Main Feature.

I am so looking forward to the day when we will be able to be outside and have family and friends over for a big barbecue! That thought is what inspired me to make this card.

I used a lot of different products for this scene. The Stampin’ Up!® products are listed below.

Do you see all the lovely yellow butterflies! And don’t forget a drink!

Thanks for stopping by to see my card for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge to Use Dies as a Main Feature! It is so fun to have a challenge to do!

The Stampin’ Up! Products are:

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Posted in Birthday, Guys cards, Masculine, Sea, Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #242- By the Sea

The current challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz blog is to create a masculine card with the theme “By the Sea”.

This card was made using a few Stampin’ Up!® stamp sets. Several images come from the Sailing Home and Sea of Textures stamp sets. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays. The watermarks are from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.

The colors are: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.

So check out Cardz4guyz.blogspot.com for more masculine cards with the “By the Sea theme.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Posted in Cars, Embossing Paste, Grunge style, Guys cards, Masculine

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #241 Use a Stencil

Hello! I hope today finds you well. I am joining the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #241- Use a Stencil- at cardz4guyz.blogspot.com. My card today was made with the brick wall stencil from Stampin’ Up! Pattern Party Decorative Masks and some White Embossing Paste.

I used the Geared Up Garage stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Using Embossing Paste

Here’s how to use the Embossing Paste. Before you start to play with the paste, cut the card pieces and have the stencils ready to go. Also have a dishpan full of water with a scrub sponge. The paste likes to dry and stick to the stencil, so if you scrub it off right away you can keep the stencil looking good.

Use Painters tape to secure the corners of the stencil on one side to a piece of paper. Slide the piece of card stock under the stencil and secure the other two corners of the stencil. I used 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch pieces of card stock, so that I could trim them later as desired.

Pick up a fair amount of the Embossing Paste with the Diamond trowel from the set of Palette Knives Stampin’ Up! offers. Start to spread it out onto the stencil.

Keep the jar of Embossing Paste covered with a wet towel between applications so that the paste does not dry out.

Spread the paste back and forth until you are satisfied. Keeping it a little thicker in some places than others adds to the texture.

Remove the Painters tape on one side and slide the card stock piece out. Let dry for a few hours or overnight before trying to use the piece to make a card.

I made a whole bunch of card pieces. I have heard that even when the jar is screwed tight, the Embossing Paste can dry out. So I decided to just use the whole jar in one day!

Thank you so much for visiting today. Please stop by the Cardz 4 Guyz website and see all the other cards submitted with Challenge #241 – Use a Stencil. Stay safe and do some crafting today!