Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Christmas, Guys cards, Masculine, Snowflakes, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Christmas Card

Welcome to my blog today! I have a card that I am submitting to the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #284 Gingham, Checks or Plaid. I had a lot of fun with this card. I wanted to use the Wonderful Snowflakes which are laser-cut snowflakes from an iridescent white paper. They are so beautiful!

I also used the So Many Snowflakes Dies to cut smaller snowflakes from the scrap left behind after punching the Wonderful Snowflakes out. Stampin’ Up! colors used are Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

The Snowflake Wishes stamp set has many snowflakes in different sizes. It also has a great sentiment that goes along with the snowflakes-“May Your Season Sparkle”. The sentiment inside is “Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas”.

I made my own plaid by taking the black and white gingham from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and drawing a Bermuda Bay line over the center of the white column. I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend Alcohol maker on some of the the grey gingham squares to add more color.

The scalloped rectangle is a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. And I added just a little Bling! with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Stop by the Cardz4Guyz HERE to see more cards entered in the Challenge #284 Gingham, Checks and Plaid.

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I am so glad you stopped by today. I hope you have some time to be crafty today. Have a great day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Animals, Birthday, Blends Alcohol Technique, Child's Birthday, Coloring Techniques, Guys cards, Masculine, Sea, Techniques

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #278- Things With Tails and Stampin’ Up!® Turtle Friends with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique

I have such an exciting and fun card to share today! The cute Turtle Friends stamp set and Turtle Punch come together with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique for this cute card.

Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Technique

What you will need to do this technique is 99% Isopropyl Alcohol, a plastic dish for the alcohol, a paint brush, a straw, vellum card stock and the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I recommend the Stampin’ Up! brand of vellum because it is thicker than the other brand I tried. The thicker vellum doesn’t curl as much when it dries.

I cut my vellum card stock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Using a light, medium and dark color of Stampin’ Blends Marker, I randomly colored in blotches to fill the paper. Here I am using Dark Fresh Freesia, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Blackberry Bliss. (For the turtle card, I used Dark Pool Party, Dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.)

I filled in the spaces for this piece with the Dark Misty Moonlight. Next, dip the paint brush in the dish with the alcohol in it, and then dab it onto the vellum card stock. You can blow through the straw to help the alcohol spread, making neat patterns with the ink. I used my Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool to spread the alcohol and also to dry it. Use the low setting so you don’t melt the vellum.

When the vellum card stock is dried, use a glue stick or spread the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue in a thin continuous layer on the back. Adhere to a piece of Basic White Card Stock. Now you just get the other basic pieces for a card together and Viola! you have a fun and cool card!

Back to the Turtle Card

The Scalloped Contour Dies make the waves on the Vellum Alcohol Technique card piece, as well as on a 5 x 1 1/2 inch Misty Moonlight Card Stock piece. These were adhered together slightly layered, then adhered to a 5 x 3 3/4 inch Pool Party Card Stock embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Next, the Pool Party card piece was adhered to the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Misty Moonlight Card Stock. To finish, adhere the Misty Moonlight/Pool Party card piece to the front of a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Basic White Card Stock card base.

Now for the turtles. The images were stamped onto Basic White Card Stock in Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay and Light Misty Moonlight. Bermuda Bay ink was used to stamp the turtle’s shell. The little bird and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment were stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. I used a scrap of the Alcohol Technique card piece on the inside.

Add a few blue rhinestones from the Holiday Basic Rhinestone Jewels and Voila! You have a fun and cute birthday card for your favorite little guy!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please visit the Cardz4Guyz blog to see other great card ideas with the theme # 278-Things With Tails.

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Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Designer Series Paper, Friendship, Gratitude/ Thanks, Guys cards, Masculine, Nature, Outdoors

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #276- Shades of Blue- Very Easy Masculine Card

This card shows a breathtaking scene that is very easy to create for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #276-Shades of Blue. The scene is from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper from the 2021-22 Annual Stampin’ Up Catalog. The sentiment is from the Shaded Summer stamp set.

The completed scene is created by using the Evergreen Border Punch and the Majestic Mountain Dies. So simple!

This is such a great card to give to thank the man in your life for going above and beyond for you.

Thanks for visiting today! Be sure to check out the rest of the entries for this challenge at http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com.

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Father's Day, Guys cards, Lake/Sea/Ocean, Masculine, Sea

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #270- Monochromatic with Sailing Home by Stampin’ Up!®

This awesome handmade Father’s Day card was so fun to make! I feel energized when I have a chance to be creative! The Cardz4Guyz Challenge #270-Monochromatic was a great inspiration.

The Stampin’ Up! colors are: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla for the Card Stock (CS). The ink is Memento in Rich Cocoa (not a Stampin’ Up! product). The stitched outline on the Early Espresso CS is made with the Stitched With Whimsy Dies. The Crumb Cake CS card base was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

I also like to do some stamping on the inside of the card. I just continued the rope and anchor.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing dies to easily cut out the images of the lighthouse and anchor. The twine is from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. The sentiment is from the retired Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

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Have a Blessed and creative day!

Theresa

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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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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