Masculine Cards … Card Class

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last day to RSVP for our Masculine Cards Card Class … there are only a couple spots left in each class so contact me today….

I’m hosting 2 classes on Monday, June 17th at 1 pm in the afternoon and 6 pm in the evening.  When you RSVP … please be sure to designate the time you would like to attend / Cards are the same.  CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MY STAMPIN’ STUDIO.

Details are listed here …

Besides the cards you will be making in class, I will have many more for you to see and take pictures of in my Stampin’ Studio.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class,  If you do not live in my area (West Bend, WI) contact me by messaging me below or email at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com for details, I’m happy to share these with you as well.

Thank you for checking back in with me today, and I can’t wait to see you in class!!

Have an awesome day ~

 

It’s Raining Men! … Card Class

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Many of you have been asking for masculine cards, so I have answered your request … I will be hosting an “It’s Raining Men” card class featuring the Best Catch, Let It Ride, and Geared Up Garage Stamp sets!  You’ll be making 2 cards from each of these stamp sets so you’ll go home with a great variety of masculine cards.

I’m hosting 2 classes on Monday, June 17th at 1 pm in the afternoon and 6 pm in the evening.  When you RSVP … please be sure to designate the time you would like to attend / Cards are the same.  CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MY STAMPIN’ STUDIO.

Details are listed here …

Besides the cards you will be making in class, I will have many more for you to see and take pictures of in my Stampin’ Studio.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class,  If you do not live in my area (West Bend, WI) contact me by messaging me below or email at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com for details, I’m happy to share these with you as well.

Thank you for checking back in with me today, and I can’t wait to see you in class!!

Have an awesome day ~

 

Masculine Card … Thinking of You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope this weekend finds in well and feelin’ good! I’m happy to have the day off of work so I can head down into my Stampin’ Studio and create!!

With Mother’s Day upon us, I thought I would share a masculine card and get your thinking about Father’s Day. Masculine cards are one of the most requested classes I get.

Today we will be using the “In the Meadow” stamp set and the Woodland embossing folder (will be in the upcoming catalog). This fun technique I’m about to share creates awesome dimension on your card with little effort!

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Begin with a light background … I used Soft Sky on my card. Then you will ink up your deer image and stamp it directly onto the folder. Yes, directly onto the folder. You are stamping on the area that will show the heads of the deer.

There are two ways to color your tree’s … I love white birch!! I use either the brayer with the White Craft Ink or you can use your Chalk Marker, either one works great. The brayer is faster … however, you may get some white spots on the blue area of the card.

The brown spots on the birch tree were created by using the writing tip of the marker in the recessed areas on the tree (super simple).

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I stamped an extra deer and cut out just the fawn … then I colored all the deer and added some color to the grass with a marker. The fawn is then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a 3-D look. The deer on the blue will color differently than the fawn stamped on white cardstock, but I love the way it darkens them and makes it look as if they really are in that forest!!

A simple greeting on a banner created with the banner punch and anchored with one of the beautiful Antique Brads (retiring) and a twist of Linen Thread complete my card.

This is one of the masculine cards that we made at our Spring Stamping Retreat. I like to share different styles, techniques and occasions at the Spring Retreat. For more information about our retreats, click on the tab at the top of my blog.

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I’d love to hear what you think about today’s card share.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, have a wonderful Saturday!

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“Going Places” is fun, fun, fun!

Hi Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’ve been waiting for new stamps and accessories to create those cards for the men in your life, then the Occasions catalog has answered your prayers!

Check out our “Going Places” product suite … you will find it on pages 38 and 39 of the Occasions catalog.

I didn’t have to look twice to know this product suite was going to be top on my Wish List.

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The Lost Lagoon card was created with the “World Traveler” Embossing folder and the “Going Global” stamp set. If you look closely you will also see the “Itty Bitty Accents” Epoxy sticker … they add a nice touch to finish off the card.

The treat bag was created using the “Going Places” designer series paper stack, the “Going Global” stamp set and the coordinating 2″ circle punch.

This product suite will be featured at my Stamp Camp later this month …  SAVE THE DATE: January 25th. I’ll be sending the notice out by this weekend.

Thank you for joining me today.

I hope your day is a great one!

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These items when purchased would qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item!!

 

This cards For You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a card that will be just one of many featured at my New Catalog Kick-Off Party! We will be showcasing 7 stamp sets! You will make 7 fabulous cards – 1 from each of the showcased stamp set, plus you’ll get to use some of the new designer papers and embellishments!

Each of the 7 stamp sets will also have a coordinating board which will have 5 additional samples made from that stamp set!  If that isn’t enough … we’ll be raffling the boards off at the end of the night! You could go home with all those cards!

If you have not received your e-invite … then please message me (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) or leave a note below with your e-mail and I will make sure I send you all the information.

Today’s card features the “Wilderness Awaits” stamp set. I knew I had to have this set … so many of my friends are dog lovers, and well … that fox is just too cute! I think it will make great masculine cards.

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The elk is stamped on vanilla … I love that the designer papers take all the guess work out of coordinating my colors.The elk is stunning and I simply colored it in using my ink pads and blender pen.

I wanted a lot of color yet still maintain the masculine look so I used the Bohemian Designer Series paper, and mounted it on Island Indigo cardstock.

The greeting comes from the stamp set and was punched out with the 3/4″ oval punch (discontinued) but the back is actually from the bow builder punch!!  I just cut off the edges!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share and that you consider joining us on the 13th of July (remember to contact me for more details) lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com   We’d love to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of you day!

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Simply Sunday: You’re My Light

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised, I am back with a card share from the “From Land to Sea” stamp set. I think this is a very versatile set, but one look at the lighthouse and I knew I had to have it!

My card was created in honor of Father’s Day even though my own Father has long since passed, I think of a good Dad as a “guiding light” for his children. Just like a lighthouse … they are there to guide us through the foggy or difficult times in our life.

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A simple card … illustrating that you don’t need all of the latest gadgets and tricks to create a nice card. I simply stamped my own background with the wheel, did a bit of layering for a dramatic color scheme, and popped up my lighthouse and greeting with dimensionals for “dimension” and texture.

I stamped my lighthouse with the Momento Ink Pad and then colored it with the Real Red marker. My greeting comes from the “Petite Pairs” stamp set.  I thought the “no matter what” worked perfectly for a Father’s Day card.

One little tip … because I used dimensionals on my lighthouse and greeting, I needed to use 3 of them on the right side of my greeting to even it out! Now that’s dimension!! lol

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I do have the ingredients for this card listed at the bottom of my post. Just click on any item to learn more about it, or to begin shopping at my on-line store.

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and I wish all you Dad’s out there … the happiest of Father’s Days!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me.

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Simply Sunday … Walk in the Wild 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I got to spend some time with my granddaughter and my sister Eileen.  Yes stampers … we are planning an event, and as soon as I lock down the location, I will send you the details.  It’s going to be fun & exciting!!!  Tentative date: Thursday, May 28th.

Today is day 2 of my “Walk in the Wild” card share … I went pretty masculine on this one.  I am really going to miss this set! I love, love, love the moose.

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I wanted something simple, yet a bit different from the textured embossing folders, so I went “old school” and crumpled up my “Baked Brown Sugar” cardstock, cut the edges, and then sponged it … to age it.  I love the warm color of the Baked Brown Sugar against the richness of the Early Espresso…. it even looks better in hand!

Next I stamped my moose with the StazOn™ Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and did a color wash over the entire piece.  Just a little ink in the tray of the ink pad and my “Aqua Painters” and your done in mere minutes!

My greeting comes from the”Something to Say” stamp set … then I cut it into a banner, curled up the edges … sponged it (to age it) and then anchored it with an “Antique Brad”.  I used a Blendabilities pen (some of you are still using yours) or you can use a sharpie, to tone down the color a bit.

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This angle shows the dimension in the card … I popped up the moose, the greeting, and the brad with my Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: Use your craft scissors to cut the tines off the brad so it lays evenly on your project.

Hope you enjoyed today’s manly moose … and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow to view the last card from my “Walk in the Wild” series.

Remember, it is retiring so you will need to purchase it before the end of this month.  Just click the link I have posted for you below in my “Stampin’ Supply List”.

If you want to be included in my e-mails for upcoming classes … just click on the “Subscribe to my e-mail newsletter” tab located in the black banner on the top of my page.

So until tomorrow … Have a great day!

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