Fast and Furious … Masculine Card

Hello Ladies, Gentlemen and Stampin’ Friends!

A happy Friday to you all.  I am excited to announce that I’ve come up with another themed weekday … Fast and Furious Fridays.  Each Friday I will post a simple to make card that you can easily copy and reproduce at the speed of light.  Well… maybe not that fast, but fast.

My card share today is a masculine card.  So simple and most designer papers will fit the bill (except maybe flowers… those, not so much).  Today I used the Sweet Sorbet, which is a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.  It measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … that will leave a nice border around the edge, exposing the Basic Black card base.


We women like our bling, but men … they like hardware, so I used the brads to create the effect that the greeting was bolted down.  I then added some straps – created with the Word Window punch, and bolted them down too!  You could give your brads a more rustic look by pounding them up a bit with a small hammer!


My “Happy Birthday” greeting is great for men or women and has that wonderful nostalgic look.  The stamp set is Perfectly Penned and can be found on page 95 of the big Stampin’ Up! catalog or you an click on the link below.

That’s it … I hope you enjoyed my first Fast and Furious Friday!  This doesn’t mean that I would have quick & easy cards on other days, but I’m reserving Friday for our fast and furious… you know the weekend is coming up and we want to get our cards done quick.

Thank you from dropping in today and …

Have an awesome weekend!


Here’s what you need to recreate this card … then another look at the card itself.

FYI … Sale-a-Bration will end March 31st.  Please let me know if you need any help with your Sale-a-bration order.

Again, have an awesome weekend.



Watercolor Birthday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Another round of snow to deal with yesterday.  You just never know how big your driveway is until you have to shovel it … twice!  Well … if I look at the bright side, I did get some much needed exercise today 🙂

Today’s card share was inspired by a questions from my stampin’ friend Kathie.  She wanted to know what you would do with the “watermark” stamp in the “Happy Watercolor” stamp set.  So here’s one idea …


I decided to do a rainbow effect with the stamp.  I chose Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight inks.  I did stamp off … after inking up my stamp, before stamping it onto my card front.

I think the hardest part of creating this card is keeping a straight line.  Once my watermarks were done, I chose the Happy Birthday stamp from the “Perfectly Penned” stamp set.

I matted it with Basic Black and added a black taffeta bow.  I did not realize until the card was completed and I was writing down my ingredients that I found out that ribbon is discontinued.  I think I will be sorting out my ribbons better this weekend!

I don’t like to use items that you cannot purchase, however you could substitute this ribbon for the pretty 1/8″ Black Taffeta or the 1/4″ Pacific Point Stitched Taffeta Ribbon.


To finish off my card, I added my trusty rhinestones in the corner … colored black with a Sharpie.  It just anchors the card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s colorful watercolor birthday.  Stop back tomorrow for another card using the “watermark” stamp and “Happy Watercolor” stamp set.

Have a wonderful day ~


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Happy Watercolor Stamp Set – WOOD



 Happy Watercolor Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Perfectly Penned Stamp Set – WOOD



 Perfectly Penned Stamp Set – CLEAR




Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank YOU!

Whooooo’s Birthday?

Hello stampin’ friends ~

Whoooooooo’s got a birthday?  Oh my gosh… I have had this cute owl punch for so long and I have not taken the time to play with it like I should have, so today I’m sharing with you, my latest creation.  He’s so cute; you’re going to fall in love with him.


This card really is simple to make…

Begin with a designer series paper in a green tone (Suggestions: Subtles (130135) Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks / or GinghamGarden (129310) Designer Series Paper – either of these will work great)

You will also need:






Owl Builder Punch



Whisper White Cardstock



Early Espresso Cardstock



Perfectly Penned Stamp Set – WOOD



Perfectly Penned Stamp Set – CLEAR



Linen Thread



Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad

I created the leaves out of scrap cardstock that coordinated with my paper, then folded it in half.  I then folded it again, creating the lines. 

The paper snips works great to cut the grass … just don’t try that in your backyard!  (Bad joke… sorry!)

128703LHere is the Perfectly Penned stamp set. Do you have this set yet?

I find myself using this quite a bit.  It’s fun and cheerful and that is usually what we want to accomplish when we send someone a card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful day!.

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