Guy Greetings & The Stamparatus

This is the third card we made in our monthly stamp club meeting a couple of weeks ago.  We used the retiring stamp set called Guy Greetings.  This set is a great set to make masculine cards.    I used the sentiment Happy Birthday but a lot of the ladies changed it into a Father’s Day card by just chaining the sentiments.  This set is great because it comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount and Photopolymer so it can make  everyone happy!

I also introduced the Stamparatus to my club members with this card.  It allows you to stamp and image multiple times and have it line up perfect every time.  If you haven’t seen the Stamparatus at work you need to watch this video.

We stamped the sentiment and then cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  Then we punched a blank one out of Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut it in half and then backed the sentiment with it.  Thankfully, this punch is going to be in the new catalog.

The colors I used on this card are Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy.  These colors match the Designer Series Paper we used called True Gentleman.  This paper was in the 2018 Occasions Catalog but has now sold out.

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A Mini Pyramid Fun Fold Card

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last night.  It is a take on the very popular pyramid card that is all over the internet right now.  I am not sure who came up with this idea so I can’t give credit to that person.  This is a simplified version because the real pyramid card has a ton of layers that open up all sorts of ways with photos, etc., and stands at least one or two inches high.  Our card only has three simple layers.

The first layer opens like this:

Then the second layer opens like this:

Finally, the last layer opens to a gift card holder.

The supplies we used are the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from 2018 Occasions Catalog. The Designer Series Paper is from the same suite and is called Picture Perfect Party.  We used the Tailored Tag Punch and the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

To make this card you need to cut the first layer of cardstock 5.5″ x 1.75″ (we used Peekaboo Peach) and then fold it in half.  The Designer Series Paper is 2.5″ x 1.5″.

The second layer (we used Berry Burst) is 8″ x 3″ folded in half.  The piece of Whisper White cardstock inside the second layer is 3.75″ x 2.75″.

The third layer (Pool Party) is 11″ x 4.25″ scored at 2.75″ and 8.25″.  The Designer Series Paper on the outside of the third layer are two pieces 2.5″ x 4″.  The Whisper White cardstock inside is 5.25″ x 4″ and embossed with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  The piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock that holds in the gift card is 5.25″ x 2″.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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A Colorful Happy Birthday

Here is a quick and easy card that uses up some of those small Designer Series Paper scraps that we all have hanging around.  I used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut out pieces of Designer Series Paper called Picture Perfect Party.  Then I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die with some Basic Black cardstock and layers it on top.  It was very simple, yet colorful and I think it makes a great masculine card.  Ok, well maybe not with the Berry Burst, Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach cardstock background but you could change that easily for the man in your life who may not appreciate pink (or purple).

My son, Sam, daughter in law, Tara, Madelyn and Nolan (I am sure you already know who they are) are in the process of moving.  They had to put their house on the market but needed a place for Waffles, their Sheep-a-doodle to live while the house was being shown.  Waffles is very sweet, but very big and would probably scare people.  Rob and I were asked to take her.

Here is a picture of Waffles:

Waffles is a very sweet dog and after a few days of Rob’s boot camp, a very well behaved dog.  Waffles favorite place to sit is on the couch on top of me.  Yes, I did say on top of me.  She doesn’t want to sit next to me.  She wants to be as close as possible.  She definitely does not like me working on my computer when we are sitting on the couch.  Her head plops down on top of the keyboard and won’t move until I am rubbing her belly.

Here is a picture of Waffles with Emma, my Golden Retriever (on the right) and my other son, David’s Golden Retriever on the left.  When I look at this picture I want to start singing the song from Sesame Street that goes “one of these things is not like the others.  One of these things just isn’t the same…..🎶🎵.

Anybody want to buy a house?  Quickly?  🙃

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