Be Happy

 

I am playing along with a sketch challenge today.  In looking through my stamp sets for the one to use, I ran across one that I have not used in quite a while.  It is carrying over to the new catalog so I did not feel too bad for having snubbed it lately.

 

 

Yes the stamp set is Rooted In Nature, and it has the matching dies of Nature’s Roots.  This is for the Case This Sketch challenge #374.  It is a Retro Challenge, so the sketch has a different number on it. And here is the sketch.

 

I really think this is a great sketch.  It leaves a lot to the imagination.  The background could be very busy or very clean.  I went with the clean look.  And that is very different for me!

I used two of the new 2020-2022 In Colors, Cinnamon Cider is the card base, and Bumble Bee is the background layer.  I embossed the background using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I love the little bit of definition that folder gives.

The tree is from the stamp set.  I colored it using my Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  Markers are the must have for coloring directly onto the rubber.  The tree is cut out using the matching die.

The sentiment is one solid sentiment from the stamp set as well.  It is stacked on top of each other and I wanted to spread them out to give more focus on the sentiment.  So I used my sharp Paper Snips and cut each word out and then glued them down.

The embellishments are from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.  You know how much I LOVE and use little embellishments like this!  I chose to go with the Cinnamon Cider ones here.

I hope you will give this sketch a try as well.  I could do another one that would totally different.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a good Monday!

 

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Geared Up

Even though the Geared Up Garage stamp set is carrying over, I realized I had not used it often and especially had not used the accessories.  So I had to fix that little issue and made a card that is quick, cute, and masculine.

 

 

I love this car as a masculine card, but it could very well be a female card with her favorite car color.

For this one I began with Crumb Cake card stock, Layered Soft Suede that I embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  And then topped it with Very Vanilla card stock.

The Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder is a new one and is Super!  It looks like a furniture fabric to me.  Or a more deeply embossed version of the Subtle Embossing Folder.  I think it will join the Subtle Folder for a “perfect for any card” type go to background.

The car is stamped in Soft Suede with Sahara Sand as the “exhaust” !  When I first saw that stamp and tried to figure out what to do with it, that is what I saw.  I hope I am not the only one who sees exhaust or dust coming from the back of the car.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in Soft Suede as well.  Both layers are cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. To add the little Key, I used a 10″ piece of Linen Thread.  I placed the thread centered over the front of the sentiment and went around back and then back to the front with each end.  I tied a knot, added the key on one of the strings, and tied another knot.  I do love how that little key makes a big different on the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great weekend.  I look forward to sharing more projects with you next week.

 

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Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

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Adventure

I have a sneak peek of new products to share today.  This Suite is going to Wow everyone.  Especially if you love to travel, as I do!  It is the World Of Good Suite of products.

 

 

I know we are all on hold for our travel plans, as well as most plans, right now.  However, I can still plan the next trip and remember fondly those I have already made.  This stamp set is so pretty and I am only using a portion.  The Designer Series Paper is World Of Good DSP.  The map piece is GORGEOUS!  It is in the new In Color Cinnamon Cider with Bronze Highlights.  Oh My!!  The map is of Europe and is very easy to see the locations.  I really hated to cover it up.

The compass is another of the sheets from the DSP.  And you can really see the awesome color of the second new In Color of Misty Moonlight.  That is by far my favorite of the new colors.  The base of the card is from that color as well.  As is the ribbon!  Love, Love, Love it!!!

I used probably the lesser of the stamps in the stamp set, but they fit the idea I had in my head.  I stamped the feather in Gray Granite Ink and then the ink well and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.  The additional little details are three of the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.  I have always loves using the various enamel dots Stampin’ Up! has carried and these are in the best colors ever.

I have a tip for cutting the angle of the sentiment layer.  I have the written directions and then two photos.

  • The piece of Whisper White is cut to  2 7/8 X 3 1/4
  • With the 2 7/8 across the top, place the top left corner on the 3/4″ mark on your paper trimmer.
  • Place the bottom right corner on the 1″ mark of your trimmer.
  • Cut off the angle that has.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please let me know what you think of my project and odd shapes.

 

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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Masculine Celebration

I struggle somewhat with masculine cards.  Especially for other than a birthday.  It is hard to choose a design that would meet the needs of say a promotion, retirement, even graduation.  Today’s card could fit those categories.

 

 

I love these colors from the designer series paper!  The paper is the Country Club Designer Series Paper with the addition of Garden Green as the base and Poppy Parade as the stitched layer.

The layers and sentiment are from the So Sentimental Bundle.  The dies have been on back order and are now back in stock!!  Woohoo.  These dies are awesome.  They not only have three varied shapes for sentiments but also the stitched and scalloped layers for layering or large sentiments.

I went with the DSP as the focal point of the card and chose two complimentary patterns.  I added the Poppy Parade layer to break it up a bit.  I generally layer my sentiments, but this cute shape did not need it.  Especially with the bold prints behind it.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will give this layered card a try and share your version with me on my Facebook Page, Blue Line Stamping.


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Oopsy!

Today’s card is a little humor and little Get Well.  I laugh every time I look at the Back On Your Feet stamp set.  The critters are just adorable and the sayings match perfectly.  Sadly, I have only used it a few times.  A Friend had an accident last week so I knew this was the set to pull out.

 

 

I love Mr. Turtle and his facial expression!  And when I was looking for the proper background paper, I saw this and knew I had found the proper one.  With the bruising in mind, that was what I saw in this paper.  When the bruises turn all of those exciting blues and greens, with a purple added in!  Yes, my friend has those.

This paper is from the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper.  It is another of my “back side of the paper” finds.  The front , sort of embossed, side would have worked also, but I liked this one a bit better.  Plus it had the green I used for the turtle.\

Thank you for stopping in today!  I very much appreciate it and hope you are having a good day.

 


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Barbecue Birthday

I have a difficult time of designing a masculine card.  From posts I read, I believe that to be true for a lot of us.  Today I am sharing one that pairs two very common “guy” items.

 

 

I paired the Outdoor Barbecue stamp set with the country Club Designer Series Paper for a bright guy birthday card.  And yes……I know women play golf and barbecue!  LOL!!!  But, these were two products that I had not previously used.  And since I was thinking masculine, it is what I created.

I love the sentiment from the Outdoor Barbecue stamp set !  It brings to mind “fire” and we have definitely had many of those on our back deck!  But the brightness of the Country Club DSP is a perfect pairing for the barbecue.  I love bright colors, but if you do not, there are other more subdued “argyle” prints as well as golf themed prints.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are able to get some crafting in during this difficult time of separation.


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