Thinking of You: Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you all had a Happy Fourth of July weekend! For some … you have off of work as well (Me … I’m back at work in the candy store). The past two days I’ve shared some “pretty” cards, perfect for your bestie, sister, Mom or daughter …

Today, we’re going back to nature with the Beauty of Friendship bundle, now don’t get me wrong when I call this a masculine card, I know a few ladies who would LOVE this card …

The beautiful color pallet and thick borders just seem to be a bit more masculine than what I’ve been sharing lately. I simply followed the colors in the beautiful Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper, and yes, this one is on sale too!! Let me share some information with you …

Card Dimensions ….

  • Night of Navy Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Night of Navy for the die cut frame
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree

I used the 3rd and 5th dies from the Stitched Rectangle dies (I count from the center of the dies to the outside. Align them carefully by centering the smaller one inside the larger die, this will ensure your frame has equal sides.

While you are die cutting, use the small tree from the Beauty of Friendship bundle. The tree will be attached to the frame with our Glue Dots …

I used a greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Because the “Thinking of You” stamp has more to the greeting, I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to color only the part of the verse I wanted and then die cut it with the rectangle die included in the Beauty of Friendship bundle.

I used glue dots to attach the greeting over the tree and slightly touching the frame. Then I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to the entire frame and attached it to the front of my card.

I really like the way the frame highlights this beautiful paper, yet allows the tree and greeting to stand out as well. I guess I would end up saying this could be a gender neutral card!!

Thank you for checking out my blog post today. Hope your day is a good one.

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Cheers, from my house to yours …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Whew … It was a warm one yesterday, so today I’m here to cool you off!! I’m sharing another card from the wonderfully versatile bundle … “Beauty of Friendship”. Yesterday I shared a simple card that showcased the designer paper and die cuts. Today will show you another pattern from the stunning papers and I will transform the tree just as the seasons do …

I chose the designer paper with the blue hues of Misty Moonlight …. the watercolor look almost appears as if it were in a painting with it’s layers of color. I was looking to create an alternative Christmas card, and here it is …

I used the same tree as yesterday’s card but this time I used Wink of Stella to create the snow affect upon it … a nice wintry look. I did the same to the “snow bank”.

Along with the tree and snow bank, I thought the birds would be a beautiful touch to this card so I die cut those out of Cherry Cobbler. Here you will get a better look at the way I painted the Wink of Stella on the tree … all on one side, as the wind blows!!

So I’ve taken you from a beautiful fall day (yesterday) to a wintry wonderland. There are so many other amazing patterns in the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper that you could create Spring and Summer just as easily.

I know some of my stampin’ friends are already working on their Christmas cards so I knew I couldn’t go wrong sharing this now.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!

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Beauty of the Earth Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a masculine … or “earthy” card today that highlights the Beauty of the Earth Suite. You’ll see the Designer Paper, Dies and stamp set which will bring this card to life. Today’s my brothers birthday so I decided this was the perfect set for his card ….

The card showcases the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, in fact, it is the pattern shown above as the front piece…. I will show you a close up further down the post. It also highlights the dies …

It’s so easy to make a beautiful card using this suite … the designer paper creates depth, making you feel as if you are looking at the entire forest as it fades the farther away you get. The entire package of designer paper is just amazing!! Look at how bold and beautiful these colors are …. and for every season!

Let’s take a closer look at the watercolor effect they created on this designer paper ….

As you look from top to bottom the fade effect gets darker and the trees don’t have detailed definition but the watercolor look … even has “droplets” of color !

So Stampin’ Up! did all the work on the background of my card, so all I had to do was die cut the tree, stamp the greeting, and then die cut that (because that piece is included in the dies as well)!!

I finished off the card by die cutting the bottom piece and wrapping it with the White Bakers Twine to add a little texture, and to pull some white across the bottom. Nice balance.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, this is only the first of many I have to share with you.

Thank you for checking in on me today, and have yourself an amazing weekend!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you