Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Birthday, Masculine

Across the Waves Blog Hop Stampin’ Up!® He’s All That sneak peek

Welcome to the monthly Across the Waves Blog Hop. This month’s theme is all about Masculine projects. Thanks for joining us. I have the He’s All That Sneak Peek card for you!

I hope you enjoy my project.


The He’s All That Sneak Peek card was inspired by a card I saw from Melva Peters. I changed some of the measurements so I could use fewer different pieces of the He’s The Man Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Measurements

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Very Vanilla CS: 2 1/2 x 4 inches for sentiment
  • Early Espresso CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Cajun Craze CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • He’s The Man DSP (available May 3, 2022): Early Espresso design for ribbon: 2 x 3 inches; a variety of pieces- 2 at 2 x 5 inches, 2 at 3 x 5 inches and 2 at 4 x 5 inches.

Assembling the Card

The trick is to cut several different widths of the DSP and then cut each piece on the diagonal. I used 2 inch, 3 inch and 4 inch wide by 5 inches long for the DSP.

Start to piece the card front together using a base for the DSP that measures 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches. I made a mark where I wanted to put the sentiment so that I could point the DSP triangles to that spot. Leave about a 1/8 inch space between the different DSP pieces.

The back side is pictured on the left. Use scissors to trim the excess DSP. When you are done the card front will look like the picture on the right.

Adhere the DSP piece to a 4 x 51/4 inch Early Espresso CS. Adhere this to the front of the Very Vanilla CS card base measuring 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches. Use the ribbon die in the All That Die set to cut 2 ribbons from the Early Espresso DSP pattern. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Early Espresso Ink. Use the rectangular die in the All That Dies to cut out the sentiment. Adhere the ribbons to the back of the sentiment piece. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front. Add a few of the Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

Viola! You have a really cool masculine card!

Thank you for visiting my blog today & hope you will continue on the hop.

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Happy crafting!

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 #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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Have a lovely and crafty day!

Theresa