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.
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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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.
To download the pdf of the retiring product in the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog select the download button below.
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.
More on the Stampin’ Up!® Year End Closeout Sale. Download the PDF of the retiring products (above) and choose your products noting the item numbers. Then go to my Online Store HERE and start shopping and saving!
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!
I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving today! This year is a little different for sure! I hope you are able to visit virtually with your friends and family. My family is getting together on Zoom. We are quite the crowd as I am the oldest of eight!
I made this card for the Cardz4guyz Challenge # 258- Thank You/Thanksgiving. I just love the Cajun Craze card stock from Stampin’ Up!® for my fall projects. The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper just looks so handsome next to the Cajun Craze card stock.
The wreath is made using the Gold Hoop Embellishment with some of the Forever Gold Laser-cut leaves for the background. The Very Vanilla foiled leaves are cut from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Gold Twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack compliments the copper Acorn Trinkets. The sentiment is from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Pleasant Pheasants and is stamped in Cajun Craze ink.
Please have a nice day of Thanks. Remember to be thankful for all the joy you bring to the world. You are a very special and unique person.
Have a most wonderful day and a crafty week! Stop by Cardz4guyz.blogspot.com and see everyone’s cards for Challenge #258-Thank You/Thanksgiving.
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.
Even though it is still in the lower 90’s (degrees F) I am anxiously anticipating the cooler weather–soon I hope! I am in the mood for Autumn so I have been making cards with that theme.
The Autumn Punch Pack consists of two leaf punches which I used for the wreath on this lovely autumn card. There is also an acorn punch in the Punch Pack. The sentiment is from an awesome stamp set called Country Home. I have made many cards with this sentiment.
Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch card base with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and 3/4 x 3 inches; Bumble Bee CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: one panel; scraps that measure at least 1 1/2 x 3 inches in Mango Melody CS, Cajun Craze CS, Pumpkin Pie CS and the Brushed Metal 12 x 12 inch CS in the copper and the gold. You will also need one of the Gold Hoops Embellishments and two of the Acorn Trinkets (not shown).
Stamp the sentiment “Happy harvest Blessings” in Cajun Craze ink onto the 3/4 x 3 inch Very Vanilla CS.
Punch the leaves out with the Autumn Punch Pack leaf punches. I punched out 3 of each of the colors of scrap CS with a mixture of the two leaf types.
The easiest way to adhere the leaves to the card is with the Mini Glue Dots. I stick the end of the leaf onto the Mini Glue Dot right on the roll. When I am ready to use the leaf, I just carefully peel it off of the sheet.
Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Very Vanilla CS card base. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Bumble Bee CS and then the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper panel. To adhere the gold panel, I applied the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue around the perimeter very sparingly. Adhere the Gold Hoop Embellishment by applying the Liquid Glue to the back sparingly. Put in place on the card front and apply pressure by placing something like a large punch on top to weight it down for 5 minutes.
Start by applying two Gold Brushed Metallic CS oak leaves slightly to the left of center on the Gold Hoop.
Add one leaf at a time behind the oak leaves. Use a mixture of the colors and different leaf types. Go as far as is pleasing to you.
Cut a banner end on the sentiment card piece. Apply the sentiment to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a leaf if desired on the end of the sentiment.
This is a little difficult to see. I used the gold twine in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack to make two bows. The twine was tied onto the two Acorn Trinkets before tying the bow.
To adhere the Acorn Trinkets and bows, use the Mini Glue Dots. Transfer two Mini Glue Dots with the Take Your Pick Tool and place them at the base of the gold oak leaves. Adhere the bow with the Acorn Trinkets, then apply another Mini Glue Dot and adhere the second gold twine bow. NOTE: This card will not be able to be mailed in a standard envelope because the trinkets are too large. You will need to mail it in a bubble envelope.
Now for the Bling! I added the Mango Melody sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequins. They are very subtle but do add a little more sparkle to the card. Tip: Use the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the sequins-much easier. If you do not yet have the Take Your Pick tool, you can use a toothpick.
Viola! There you have a shiny golden leaf wreath for Autumn!
Thank you for viewing my blog today. Please “like” my blog and leave a comment to let me know what you think. And remember to mail this one in a bubble envelope because of the Acorn Trinkets.
Designer Series Paper sale is coming! From October 1-31, 2020 many of the Designer Series Papers will be 15% off! Stock up and save!
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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When I was growing up in New Mexico, my parents would take us camping frequently- all 8 us. We had a huge canvas tent that was blue and yellow- not very inconspicuous. We went all over New Mexico and I have many fond memories. This card reminds me of those campouts, minus the blue and yellow tent, and is perfect for the Cardz4Guyz challenge to Explore Outdoors.
The stamp set I used is the Stampin’ Up! Campology which is in the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I stamped the images in Memento ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used are: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Gray Granite, Smokey Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, So Saffron and Poppy Parade.
Inside the card I stamped a coffee pot and mug. I just love the smell of the campfire and the feeling I get when drinking a hot cup of coffee early in the morning while camping.
I hope you enjoyed my card. Go by the Cardz4Guyz blog and see other cards from this Challenge #252 Explore Outdoors.
Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy participating in these challenges. I have often struggled with making a nice masculine card. The Cardz4Guyz Challenges help give me new ideas and inspiration!
The Cardz4Guyz Challenge #251 is Gone Fishing. I didn’t have any fishing stamp sets, but I do have a big fish in the fun Whale Done stamp set and some great Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (DSP).
The card base is Night Of Navy cardstock. The next layer is Misty Moonlight. For the Granny Apple Green panel I embossed it with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. Next I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge on some Granny Apple Green ink and highlight the fabulous design made by the embossing. Inside the card, I used a panel of Whisper White card stock, then adhered a 1 inch strip of the little fish pattern of the DSP with an edge of Night Of Navy card stock.
I first stamped the whale in Misty Moonlight ink. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Light and Dark Balmy Blue, and Light and Dark Misty Moonlight to enhance the whales features. I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to bring out the whales smile and eye, and add shadow to the fin. I punched the whale out with the Whale Builders Punch. I used the Whale of a Time Sequins to add “bubbles” above the whale and the little fish.
The fun and colorful little fish pattern of the Whale of a Time DSP on the card front is bordered by Daffodil Delight card stock.
I hope you like my card. Please leave a comment and share what you think. I appreciate you stopping by today. Go to the Cardz4Guyz blog and see everyone else’s cards! Lots of great inspiration!
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