True Gentlemen

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Hope you had a wonderful week! Today I want to share a quick and simple masculine card idea with you. It’s not always easy to come with masculine card ideas but you will love the simplicity of this one.

To make this card, I started with one of the card based from the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I know the name Tutti Frutti doesn’t sound very masculine, right? Well this card and envelope pack is absolutely awesome and works perfect for creating any type of cards including masculine style! It comes with 16 pre-printed cards bases, 4 different designs. And…the best part is…the cards are FREE with a $50 order! It’s an awesome Sale-a-bration item!

So for this card, I used the yellow patterned Tutti Frutti card base and paired it up with some masculine patterned papers in the True Gentlemen suite. Start by cutting a 5-1/2 x 2 inch piece of the blue patterned paper from the True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Cut a piece of the “bow” patterned paper from the True Gentlement DSP pack that measures 5-1/2 inch long and approximately 3/4-1 inch wide. Basically you want to cut in between the pattern of bows on the DSP so that you have a clean strip of bows to adhere on the card as shown. Once you adhere the DSP across the card front, wrap a bit of linen thread around the card and tie on a little button. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap piece of vanilla cardstock and punch it out using the Tailored Tag shape. Add the sentiment to the card as shown. To make it super simple, just leave off the button and linen thread.

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Tool Box Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today I have a fun masculine themed card to share with all of you. I have a lot of “handy” men in my family so I wanted to design something different for them. I have seen a few tool box card ideas on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to create one!

This card is easier to create than it looks! I promise! To make This card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. Take the Classic Label punch and use it to make a groove across the bottom of the card. Cut a 1 x 4, 1-1/2 x 4 and 2 x 4 inch piece of Real Red cardstock. Emboss each of the pieces with the sparkle textured embossing folder (or if you have a diamond plate embossing folder that would be perfect)! These pieces will be the drawers for the tool box. Cut three (3) 1/2 x 4 inch pieces of black cardstock and adhere them to the top of each drawer using a bit of SNAIL or other adhesive. Using the Nailed It Bundle, stamp a variety of tools and a sentiment on a piece of silver foil paper or cardstock. Note:  You will need to use black Staz-On ink to stamp on the silver foil. Cut all of the tools and sentiment out using the Builder Framelits. Set aside until you assemble the cart and drawers.  Punch out two 3/4 inch circles from black cardstock and adhere to the bottom of the card (these will serve as your wheels). Use the left over silver pieces (from cutting out the nut) as the center for your wheels. You will have to cut out an extra one so you have a center for both wheels. Adhere the wheels to the card before you add the drawers. Add dimensionals to the back of each of the drawers and adhere them to the card front starting at the top with the smallest drawer and working your way to the bottom.  The bottom drawer will overlap onto the wheels. Now, randomly adhere the tools to the tool box using glue dots.  That’s it!  Enjoy!


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Sports Lover ~ Punch Art Card

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I have a fun little card for the sports lover’s in your life! This card showcases a variety of different things you can do with circle punches (or framelits). It was a card that I designed for a swap card challenge with my demonstrator friends. If you love punch art, then you will definitely enjoy putting this card together.

Fun card for sports lovers

Start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card.  Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of basic black cardstock. Cut  5-1/4 x 3 inch piece of the black and white striped pattern found in the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere the patterned paper to the center of the black cardstock, then adhere the entire piece to the front of your white card base.

Grab the following circle punches:  1/2 inch, 1 inch, 1-3/4 inch, and 2 inch to create the following:

  • Golf Ball:  Punch out a 1/2 inch white circle and emboss it with the softly falling embossing folder.
  • Baseball:  Punch out a 1 inch white circle. Use another one inch white circle as your template and draw the stitching on the ball using black and red markers.
  • Tennis Ball:  Punch out a 1 inch circle from a piece of daffodil delight cardstock. Sponge a bit of pear pizazz ink on the circle to give it a greenish yellow look. Use that circle template again to draw the stitching on the ball.
  • Football:  Punch out a 1-3/4 inch circle from a piece of soft suede cardstock. Insert the circle back into the punch and move it around until it resembles a football; punch off the excess. Draw the stitching on with a white marker.
  • Basketball:  Punch out a 2 inch circle from a piece of tangerine tango cardstock. Make yourself another template using the 2 inch circle punch. Draw the basketball lines on with a black marker.

For the baseball bat, I used the classic label punch, stamped it with the Hardwood stamp and then just trimmed it down a bit to resemble a bat.  Arrange all of the pieces on your card and adhere with snail and dimensionals!  For the finishing touch, add a little sentiment on the top!  It is the perfect card for sports lover’s! Enjoy!

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Father’s Day Tribute

Good Morning!  Today we take the time to celebrate and honor our Fathers! Some of us may be blessed to have many generations of Father’s to celebrate with today…such as a Grandfather, Father, Husband.  And some of us may be sharing fond memories of our Fathers as they watch over us from heaven. Happy Father’s Day to all of the fabulous Dad’s out there! Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the years! Enjoy your special day!

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Fathers Day Quote by: Jim Valvano

Enjoy this little video vignette showcasing a variety of masculine card ideas! Happy Father’s Day!

Masculine Themed Card Kit

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Wanna create some fun masculine themed cards without all of the fuss?  This card kit might be just what you are looking for! I do all of the prep work and you do all of the fun stamping and assembling! This card kit showcases the Guy Greetings Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! The kit contains all of the materials you need to make 6 different cards. I supply materials such as cardstock, designer paper, punches shapes, envelopes and instructions for assembling them! Plus, all of the measuring, cutting and textured embossing is completed for you! You supply your own stamps, ink, and adhesive. Each card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches when complete.

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Going Places

going globalGood Morning! Today I have a fun masculine card idea to share with all of you.  As I mentioned in previous posts, I have been involved in some card swaps this month.  I have already shared some of the fabulous cards I received with a bride or baby theme.  Well this card is one that I designed for a masculine card swap.  Masculine cards are not necessarily the easiest type of cards to design. I’m not sure why that it is. Maybe it’s because much of the stamping products and paper crafting supplies out there are geared toward designing beautiful, adorable and girlie type projects! 🙂

This particular card showcases some fun products from the going global product suite.  The colors and patterns in the designer series paper are perfect for masculine style cards.  Plus, the stamp set has some great masculine images.  To make this card, start with a piece of basic black card stock for the base of your card. Cut 3 strips of 3 different patterns from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Pack; cut the strips at 5 1/2 x 1 inches each. Adhere the strips to the front of your card as shown.  Cut a 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of lost lagoon card stock and emboss it with the lucky stars embossing folder.  Cut a 2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of basic black and matte out the lost lagoon piece; adhere to the center of your card as shown. Stamp the compass image on a piece of hello honey card stock using black in; punch out the image with the 2 inch circle punch. Stamp a the lucky stars sentiment on a scrap piece of white or vanilla card stock using black ink; punch out the image with the 1 inch circle punch. Punch out a 1 1/4 inc circle to matte out your sentiment. Adhere both images to your card as shown. For the finishing touch, embellish the compass with a little neutral candy dot. Enjoy!

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Honor Flight Cards

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One of my favorite things about my Stampin’ Up! team is how caring and giving they are.  Each month we work on projects to support our community. For the past several months, we have worked on projects to support Honor Flights for our American Veterans. An Honor Flight is conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many United States Military Veterans as possible to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought.  These non-profit organizations raise money to provide this flight at no cost to the Veterans. It is such an honor and a privilege for our Stampin’ Up! group to also provide each Veteran with a handmade card thanking them for their countless sacrifices and service to our country.  This community project has a very special meaning to one of our Stampin’ Up! team members as well. Unfortunately, her father passed away before he was able take an Honor Flight. So providing handmade cards to the local Honor Flight organization is her way to honor her father and the service he gave to our great nation!

going global 5The handmade cards for the Honor Flight program have been so well received!  This month we will be providing over 248 handmade cards for our veterans that will be taking this flight.  I am so inspired by this program that I spent a bit of time this past weekend making over 50 cards to support our veterans.  I made a variety of different designs using the Going Global Designer Series Paper pack.  There were so many wonderful world map images in that paper pack that I thought would be fitting for our veterans. Each handmade card has a little hero quote and a BIG thank you for everything they have done for our country.

I hope they enjoy the Honor Flight and feel  our outpouring of support with contained in each handmade card. God Bless the men and women in our military! And God Bless America!

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Vintage Guy Greetings

guy greetings classic carGood Morning! Today I have a super fun masculine card design to share with you.  Each month I strive to design at least one masculine style card for my in person classes. I hope you enjoy it! To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card.  The neutral colors are the best for creating vintage style cards. Cut a 3 x 5 1/4 inch piece of the Typeset Designer Paper (DSP). Randomly stamp the antique card image from the Guy Greetings stamp set all over the DSP using soft suede ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink all over the DSP to give it a “worn” or antiqued look. Adhere the DSP to lower part of your card front. Cut a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock. Now I used a retired notebook punch for the top of the cardstock; if you don’t have the punch you can leave the top straight or tear it.  After punching the top, tear the bottom of the vanilla cardstock and sponge some crumb cake ink all over the edges. Wrap some linen thread around the vanilla cardstock and secure it in the back. Punch 2 holes in the vanilla cardstock, as shown, and fasten a few antique brads. Adhere the entire vanilla piece to the top of your card, overlapping the DSP. Stamp the little happy birthday sentiment on a scrap piece of paper and punch it out with the washi label punch. Adhere this in between the brads as shown. For the finishing touch, stamp the “to a classic” sentiment on a piece of 3/4 inch wide vanilla cardstock; snip the ends, cutting one of the ends into a banner, and sponge it with a bit of crumb cake ink. Enjoy!

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World Traveler

goingglobalGood Morning! Today we are going to focus on a masculine style project created with some fun new products in the Going Global product suite. You will also learn a fun way to add background color to your embossed images (and it doesn’t involve sponging). This particular project was created for a Birthday Bash event that I held during the month of January!  Let’s take a look at how to make this card.

003Start with a piece of sahara sand cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of basic black cardstock and a 5 x 3 3/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab the World Traveler embossing folder, a brayer and some lost lagoon ink. Ink up the brayer with the lost lagoon ink and roll the ink onto the inside of the embossing folder over the raised globe images (see pic). It’s the inside of the embossing folder that has the Sizzix label on it. Next, lay the 5 x 3 3/4 inch piece of white cardstock inside the embossing folder, close the folder and run it through your embossing machine. The continents will remain white and the “water” surrounding the continent will pick up the lost lagoon (blue) ink. Pretty cool, hey? Then just embellish the card with a few pieces of the going places designer paper, ribbon, antique brad and a little sentiment.  Enjoy!

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The Sky’s The Limit

skys the limit SAB cardGood Morning!  Today I have a quick and simple masculine card idea for you!  This particular project showcases one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can choose for FREE with a $50 order! The background of this card was inspired by one of the projects showcased in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I love using stamps to create fun backgrounds! To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp the plane and cloud images on the card front using crumb cake ink. Cut a scrap piece of very vanilla cardstock to approximately 4 x 3/4 inches. Stamp the Congratulations sentiment on this piece then snip one end into a little banner and cut the other end straight (so it lines up with the end of the card). Cut a piece of hello honey striped ribbon approximately the same size as the banner you just made and adhere it slightly behind as shown. Add a little bit of washi tape to the lower right hand side of your card front and then adhere the Congratulations banner directly above. Trim off any excess materials so the ends are flush with the right side of the card. For the finishing touch, embellish with a button or brad. Enjoy!

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