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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Enjoy your day!

Theresa

Posted in Animals, Coloring Techniques, dog, Masculine, Masking Technique, Sports

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #263- Any Sport

Today’s card for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #263- Any Sport, deviates from my usual in that I am using a stamp that is not from Stampin’ Up!®. I just love the Peanuts and Snoopy, and Snoopy playing soccer seemed to be the best choice for this challenge.

I did use the new Stampin’ Up!® Blending Brushes to create the background. I first stamped Snoopy on the card front, then used a mask over him while applying the background.

I used Balmy Blue, Granny Apply Green and Mango Melody ink. The Blending Brushes are very easy to use. I will still need a little practice to get the background more uniform. Snoopy’s jersey is colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Light and Dark Mango Melody.

The soccer balls stamped along the side of the card are from a retired Stampin’ Up!® stamp set called Great Sport. Check out other sports related cards at Cardz4Guyz Challenge #263. Have a great fun-filled day!

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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Have a most wonderfully creative day!

Theresa

Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Autumn, Avid Stamper, Masculine, Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Theresa

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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

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