A Well Dressed Retirement Fun Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another great masculine card for you from the Well Dressed stamp set, and I have paired it with the Flowering Foils Designer Series paper.  There is one pattern I have not shared with you yet, and it pairs perfectly with today’s card which also has a fun fold … layout (you decide).

It wasn’t hard to choose a color pattern since I knew I was going to use the last pattern from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper, I love the way it looks with Early Espresso so I was set.  I also wanted to create another card using the Well Dressed stamp set and a fun fold / card layout!

You begin with a half sheet of Early Espresso cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) … Score at 4-1/4″ and then cut at 5-3/4″.  With the piece that you cut cut off, cut off 1-1/2″ so you have a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece.  Now you will cut two strips of the Designer paper 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ … these will get adhered to the flap on your card base and the extra piece (panel)  you cut. For the inside cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White.

For the “tie” which is the piece that will actually tie your card together you will need a 3″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White and 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Early Espresso … the tie is stamped with Early Espresso ink.  When attaching the the tie … align the extra piece you cut with the bottom of your card base, now you can secure the tie piece to the top flap and bottom panel of your card … make sure you only use adhesive on the top and back of the cardstock.

When it came to stamping the inside of my card, I aligned my stamps on the grid paper and then placed my block over the top.  I made sure that it would fit between the two panels of my card.  I used the Well Said stamp set which can be found in our Annual Catalog. Here is a list of the supplies I used for today’s card …

This is really a simple card to create and now that you have all the dimensions and stampin’ tips on the assembly, you can create this fun layout with you next card. The Well Dressed stamp set really worked nicely with this pattern in the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper. Let me know if you have any questions on this card, supplies or placing an order.

I appreciate the visit today! Enjoy your day. Linda

 

Fathers Day Card: A Good Man’s Well Dressed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am happy to be back with you today because I have an awesome card to share with you, and the stamp set is available today!  It is the “Well Dressed” stamp set and I’ve paired it with the “A Good Man” stamp set from our annual catalog … perfect for Fathers Day or a birthday for Dad.

I have heard from so many of you that we need more Masculine stamp sets … well Stampin’ Up! not only listened but totally delivered on this one! Create snazzy cards for the men in your life using the Well Dressed Stamp Set. Earn this debonair stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase March 3–March 31, 2020, during part two of our Sale-A-Bration promotion!

I’m so excited to share my card with you today. Like you, I’m always on the lookout for a great masculine stamp set and this one caught my eye right away.  My brother was the inspiration for my card / design … his birthday is either a few days before or on Fathers Day!  I picked Night of Navy and Sahara Sand because I felt they were a timeless and masculine color pallet.

I knew in my head how I wanted to make the card, so I made a layout … trimming pieces until I liked the look. Here is what I came up with, and it includes the dimensions…

After designing the layout, the card was easy to put together, however I wanted to add “something” to it, so I stamped the entire background to create a look a dimension! I found that starting on the top left and stamping across the paper worked better than stamping “down” the paper … Who knew!  Then all my images were stamped in Night of Navy onto the Sahara Sand cardstock.

If you look closely you’ll see the stamping on the background ant that I added a mat on each of the Sahara Sand pieces with Night of Navy, it just seemed to complete the piece.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the hat and the shoe images.  This created extra dimension and depth to the card, and it helps to protect my little key that I added to my greeting.

The key comes from the “Classic Garage Metal Elements” found in the annual catalog.  The greetings on the front and in the inside of the card come from the “A Good Man” stamp set …

The little heart stamped in Merry Merlot also comes from the “A Good Man” stamp set.  This could easily be a Birthday or Fathers Day card.  I love combining stamp sets and Stampin’ Up! makes it easy with their design coordination.

Here is a list of ingredients that I used today to make this card. If you click on any of the items, it will take you to my website and give you details about the product. You may order at this time (If you don’t have a demonstrator) or you may contact me and I can help you.

Supply List

Don’t forget that we are in the final month of our Sale-a-bration period, and you can get the “Well Dressed” stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase. Both the Well Dressed and A Good Man stamp sets are perfect for masculine cards, and I hope this one inspires you …
Thank you for joining me today …  Have you caught my “pun” on this card?  The “key” to being a good Dad starts with being a good Man!!  I love the way this card turned out and really like my combination of Well Dressed and A Good Man stamp sets.  How about you?

Have a good day.  Linda

Oooh … that Mountain Air

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of the most requested stamps set and bundles I hear from you is masculine products, well … whether you consider this just masculine or perfect for nature lovers the Mountain Air Bundle is perfect for both.  Mountains, trees, moons and more! What else could you possibly want in a stamp and die bundle?

Grab your coffee and join me to learn more about this amazing bundle with this short video …

Perfect right! And the coordinating dies will take your crafting from point a to point brilliant! Take a look at the projects close up …

Don’t forget that with a purchase of $50 (before Ship/Tax) you will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Thank you for joining me today.

Hope you are having a beautiful day.

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Sailing Away: Bridge Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I held my “Sailing Away” Class … rescheduled because I was sick last week (Thanks Ladies) and we had a great time making some really amazing cards, learning a new technique and did two cards with cool fold cards.

One of these cards I am sharing with you today … it is the Bridge Fold card with a fun new technique I called Watercolor Waves.  I will try to explain it to you the best I can.  First let me show you the card …

We did this in Night of Navy cardstock and embellished it with the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and the Sail Away Trinkets.  The greeting and sun were punched out using the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, the mat behind the greeting was die cut using one of the dies from the set included in the bundle.

The inner part of the card is Balmy Blue cardstock which was embossed 1/2 way up using the “High Seas” embossing folder.  Then we used the Wink of Stella pen and Night of Navy ink to watercolor over our waves.  Start with the darker shades at the bottom of the wave and as the ink comes off the brush, it gets lighter as you go up the wave.  Once dry (and it dries pretty fast) use a sponge dauber and the White Craft Ink to sponge the tops of the waves … creating white caps!

The “bridge” that goes across the card was done in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue wrapped in the Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.  Everything coordinates so nicely and can be found on pages 144 – 146 in the Come Sail Away Suite.  That can now be purchased with just one number, and includes the “Sailing Home” bundle of the stamp set and dies (at a 10% discount).

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper in on Sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed designing it and sharing it with my class.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Enjoy your Saturday ~

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You’re My Anchor … Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I knew another masculine card was in order.  Today’s card also comes from the Come Sail Away suite and works perfectly when your sending encouragement …

My background has one of the designs for the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and is adhered to the Night of Navy card base.  My lighthouse is stamped with Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock.  I used the coordinating Balmy Blue cardstock to pull the color out of the designer paper and stamped the greeting onto it, then cut it out with the coordinating die that is included in the bundle.

Also included in the suite are the Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets which really tie the whole card together and works nice to attach my anchor!

There will be many more samples to come from this amazing product suite.   Thanks for joining me today.

See you tomorrow ~

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Come Sail Away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Looking for a unique Graduation Card? Today I have a card to share with you that would work perfectly for a graduation or a new job.  It’s the perfect solution if your recipient loves to sail, enjoys boating or just being on the water … the Come Sail Away Suite!  You will find this suite in the new catalog (and if you need one, let me know) and it’s sure to be your new “go to” stamp set for masculine or water lovin’ friends once you see all the different elements included in this suite.

Whether you’re looking for a graduation card or you want to send your friend some summer fun, you will find this suite on pages 144 – 146. Page 145 has all the bundle and all the fun elements included in the suite.  Did you know you can now purchase an entire suite with just one item number?  …. Sweet!

My background has one of the designs for the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and is adhered to the Night of Navy card base.  My sail boat and greeting are both stamped with Night of Navy on Sahara Sand cardstock.  I used the coordinating Balmy Blue cardstock to pull the color out of the designer paper and embossed it with the “High Seas” 3D Embossing Folder that is included in the suite and adds texture to the card.

Also included in the suite are the Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets which embellish the card so nicely.  The bakers twine ties the colors together and the “helm” or “ships steering wheel” adds some fun dimension to the card and ties nicely with the greeting which was die cut using the circle dies.

The lighthouse and birds were stamped on the inside of the card to create a little interest when writing your note.  Besides … I love lighthouses!!

Thank you for joining me today, hope yours is a good one.

See you tomorrow ~

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It’s Your Day … Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wow … those weekends sure go fast!  I hope you had a chance to check out my Simply Sunday post that featured “A Good Man” stamp set.  Truth is, this is the same stamp set I will be using today!  I’m stepping it up from the simplicity of yesterdays card and adding some more dimension and interest to the card. This card is inspired by my brothers upcoming birthday.

I wanted to layer some of the handsome designer paper from the catalog … the Come Sail Away is very masculine and compliments this stamp set nicely (I used it yesterday too).  To me, there is nothing more relaxing that sitting on a beach or cliff side over looking the water so I added a nautical touch to my card.  I went with a monochromatic style as well …

I knew I wanted to use the sail boats and the striped paper, so I wanted the striped paper to look like it fit the entire front (but I didn’t want to waste the paper you couldn’t see, so I used two 4″ wide x 1″ pieces and centered them at the top and the bottom on the front / base of my card.  The designer paper with the sail boats was cut into the 4-1/4″ x 4″ wide and then I added a touch of Night of Navy to the top and bottom for an added touch of color and to pull the Night of Navy throughout the card.

I then stamped my image “of the guy relaxing” in Night of Navy onto Whisper White … then I used the Aqua Painter to pull in a little color into his shorts and hat.  This helps draw the eye to the focal point of the card.

I was using the “It’s Your Day!” for my greeting but wanted more … so I used two of the rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle dies together to create an interesting visual effect to the card. With that, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies to cut out my greeting … this kept the texture of stitching throughout the card.  To bring another “circle” shape and balance out my card, I used the ships wheel also known as the helm.

So … if you have that guy in your life that loves the beach, sailing or boating of any kind, the combination of “A Good Man” and the “Come Sail Away” Designer paper is a must have.  I will be sharing some of my creations using the Come Sail Away Suite later this week, so I hope you keep back so you don’t miss a thing.

I would love to hear what you would like to see from the new catalog, till then, I’ll keep sharing what I already have stocked up.

Thanks for spending a part of you Monday with me!!

Have a good day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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