A Masculine Birthday Card

Starburst Sayings, Dude You're Welcome

Stampin’ Up! has a few different kits they offer in the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.  A couple of weeks ago I showed you some Christmas cards made with the kit called Watercolor Winter.  You can see the cards HERE.

In the Annual Catalog they have a kit for men called Dude, You’re Welcome.  I bought this kit for Rob and he has actually made a couple of cards with it.  You can see one of his cards HERE.  I made this card using one of the pieces of cardstock that comes in the Dude You’re Welcome Kit (Shhhh – don’t tell Rob).  It really have very nice cardstock in this kit.  It is heavy duty and has some great patterns.  I added the Happy Day stamp from the set called Starburst Sayings.  This set has matching Framelits called Starburst.  Then I added a few Candy Dots to the bottom right corner.

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Just Sayin’


I made this card for a sketch challenge on Freshly Make Sketches.  Challenges are great fun and a wonderful way to come up with ideas.  They give you a sketch and you make a card using your own stamps and supplies.  I send a monthly sketch to my Club members.  They seem to enjoy it and it gets them to use their supplies they purchase from me.

This card uses the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper called Sweet Sorbet.  You can get this paper for FREE with a $50 purchase.  I love this paper because the colors are so beautiful.  The stamp set is called Just Sayin‘ and has matching Framelits called Word Bubbles.  They are in the Occasions Catalog and you can get both in a Bundle and save 15%.

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The Open Sea Birthday Card


This card can be used as a masculine birthday card.  I know they are always hard to come up with but The Open Sea stamp set is usually a great one to use when trying to make a card for a man.  You know, this set was first available in a mini catalog.  After the catalog retired, the stamp set retired.  People loved this set so much, they wrote Stampin Up! and begged to bring it back.  I don’t know the exact number of letter they got, but I do know it was significant enough for them to listen.  I am so glad they brought it back!

I made the banners using the stamp set called Banner Blast that is in the 2014 Sale-a-bration catalog.  It has a matching punch too!  Beginning January 28th you can get this stamp set for free with a $50 purchase and with a $100 purchase you can get both the stamp set and the matching punch!  How awesome is that??

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day Four


Welcome to Day Four of the Twelve Days of Christmas Series.  If you have been following this series you will see that some of the cards are very simple and some are just simple, but none of them are very complicated.  No more excuses as to why you can’t make your own Christmas Cards!

This card uses the stamp set called Daydream Medallions.  It has matching Framelits called Floral Frames.  Stamp the wreath in Gumball Green and cut it out using the framelits in your Big Shot.  Then punch out the center of the wreath with 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Back the center with a small piece of Gumball Green card stock.  Stamp Merry Christmas from the stamp set called Greetings of the Season.  Add red Candy Dots and put your card together.  Easy!

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I know I have said this many times in the past, but Stampin Up! really does have the best colors.  They are fresh and vibrant and you could pick just about any three of them and they will look great together.  If you have any trouble trying to pick out your colors, Stampin Up! also sell a Color Coach that will tell you what colors look good together.  This combination is not in the Color Coach but it could be.

In a post in the past, I showed you how to make banners easily.  If you don’t remember you can click HERE is see the post.  In that example I used the Heart Punch, buy you can do the same thing with the Hexagon Punch or a Sqaure Punch.  It makes it so much easier.

Chevron Border Bunch


One of the nicest things about Stampin Up! and Stampin Up! demonstrators is that they are so creative and love sharing that creativity.  Stampin Up’s logo says “Inspire. Create. Share”.  If you look on the internet at all, you will see thousands of blogs, each showing their artwork in order to inspire, create and share.

A fellow demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek, showed different ways to use the new Chevron Border Punch, other than the obvious way.  When I saw her post, I knew I had to try it so I made this card using her technique.  It reminds of me basket weaving.  You just punch out cardstock in the usual way but save the pieces and attach them back on the card using Snail Adhesive.  The stamp set I used is called Secret Garden and I can’t forget those Candy Dots, which are one of my favorite new embellishments from the catalog and come in all the regular colors.

Secret Garden & A Sneak Peek


Can you see the sneak peek in this card?  It is a new Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalog called Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions.  You will be able to order this beginning August 1st.  If you haven’t seen the Holiday Catalog, you are missing out on some great products.  If you live locally and would like to pick one up from me, just email me and let me know.  If you don’t live near me, I would be happy to send you a catalog for the cost of shipping.

This card also uses the stamp set called Secret Garden that has matching Framelits and a new set called Yippee-Skippee. Yippee Skippee has some cute modern sayings such as “carbs, schmarbs! Eat The Cake”  and my favorite “I Freakin’ Love You!”.   Of course, I  had to use my favorite accessory called Candy Dots.  The look like brads but they just stick on the card stock without having to punch a hole in your paper and they come in all the color families.

Happy Birthday Sandy

Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk

Today is my friend Sandy’s, birthday!  I made her this card using the stamp set called Chalk Talk.  The set also has matching Framlits  which you can buy in a Bundle and save 15%.  As you can see from this card, I really love the new Candy Dots.  They are so easy to add to a card.  No more punching a hole in it to put in a brad.  These just stick right on your card and stay put  because the adhesive used is a mini glue dot.  They come in all the regular colors that Stampin Up! has so they can match any color you use.

Happy Birthday, Sandy.  I hope you have a wonderful day!


Flower Shop

Flower Shop

Flower Shop

The second card we made at my monthly Club meeting used the Flower Shop Stamp Set with the matching Pansy Punch.  This is a great set to have if you don’t like to cut out flowers because the punch does all the work!  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Four You.  The scallop underneath the flowers was cut out using the Large Scallop Edgelit with our new Big Shot Magnetic Platform.   It you don’t own this, you must purchase it.  It makes using our Framelits so much easier then Post-it Notes!  The Designer Series Paper is from the Color Collection Designer Series Paper in Subtles.

Bright Blossoms Four You

Bright Blossoms Four You

Bright Blossoms Four You

This card mixes the old with the new.  The stamp set called Bright Blossoms came out last and was very popular.  It has cute little flowers, leaves and vases.  I decided to use it to make the background of this card.  The new stamp set I used is called Four You.  It has 4 sentiments in it including Thank You, hello, Birthday Wishes and Thinking Of You.  Each stamp has a different font.  The other new item(s) I used on this card are the Candy Dots.  I really like these as compared to brads.  You don’t have to punch a hole in your card, they just stick on.  Mailing it will also cost less, because I always had to pay extra because of the brads.  They come in all the color families whereas the old brads only came in a few colors.