Saturday’s Simply Masculine …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have created a card for you that can be made in just minutes! It’s super easy and very masculine.

I began with our “Adventure Bound” Designer Series Paper pack and chose the brick pattern. I trimmed it down slightly smaller than the basic 4″ x 5-1/4″ because I wanted to mat the designer paper.


That 1/8″ pop of black from our mat really makes the brick stand out. I mounted these onto the “Naturals White” cardstock. It compliments nicely with the brick and creates a look of texture that the Whisper White does not … perfect for our masculine card.


Next, I grabbed my “Balloon Bash” stamp set … I think this is such a fun and versatile set. It’s also bold enough to stamp and embossed directly onto designer paper and still pop! It does not get lost in the background of the designer paper.

I stamped the image with the White Craft Ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. That is it … simple, fun, and very masculine!


Thank you for dropping by to visit my blog today.

I wish you a simply wonderful Saturday ~




I Made This Just for You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m excited to share today’s card with you! First, because we all need birthday cards, second, because I made it with some really cool new products and it was fun to do!

I started with the “Balloon Bash” stamp set from the Occasions catalog – pg. 13. It’s such a fun stamp set and can be used for any gender at any age … from 9 month to 90 years (and beyond!)


Well … then I knew I wanted to do the “Chalkboard” technique because Stampin’ Up! introduced “Chalkboard paper” … It works so nice, and is a bit heavier than regular cardstock. You can find it on page 25 with the new Chalk ink (but that’s another day – lol).

I started by wiping down the Chalkboard paper with the embossing buddy, then I inked up my stamp with the White Craft Ink and embossed with the white embossing powder… this gives you a very bold image, AND it allowed me to color the banner with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities pen! I love the way it pops!!

The embossing buddy adds to the “chalkboard” look, however if you want a bolder look of “chalk” you can use the White Craft Ink and sponge it on lightly.

Once I finished that, I needed to mount my project, but I wanted more than just a plain background so … I went to the new paper stack “Staked with Love” and picked out the XOXOXOXO pattern! Who doesn’t want “Hugs & Kisses” on their birthday!


I don’t know about you … but I think this card is so stinkin’ cute! It was FUN and easy to make too!

I appreciate you stopping by to see me today. Let me know if you have any questions with the technique or products I used to create the card.

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