A Classic

Today’s card is one that is masculine but could be used as a Father’s Day or any other reason.  I used the Geared Up Garage stamp set , which is a great one for any guy, or gal, who loves cars.

Geared Up Garage, 148590

 

Everything I used, except for the card stock, is part of the Garage Suite.  I love the coordination of our Suites of Products.  Actually the card stock is part of the Suite as well.  The colors come from the designer series paper.  Tranquil Tide and Crushed Curry are perfect and unexpected at the same time.

Did you notice the little accessory hanging off the ribbon?  It is hard to see, so here is a close up of it.

 

These Classic Garage Metal Elements are also part of the suite.  I think they are awesome.  I chose to use the key since I had showcased the car.  There are also wrenches in the set.  They are all perfect additions to the card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you liked a masculine card for a bit of a change.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  I also have the retiring products link for you as well.

 

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You’re A Classic

I love the title of this post.  “You’re A Classic” could mean you are fabulous.  Or it could just mean you are old enough to be considered a classic, like a nice car.  I hope I fit into both of those definitions! LOL!

I have used the Geared Up Garage set once previously.  You can see that post HERE.  Today’s version is a bit different.  I love the simple layout used today.  It is one that could be used with any stamp set.  The best part is that it doesn’t use a lot of designer series paper.  Not that I do not have a ton of it to use!!

Here is the card:

 

Geared Up Garage, 148590

 

I love the designer series paper that is part of this suite of products.  It is Classic Garage DSP.  There are keys (that I used above), gas cans, gauges, steering wheels, drag marks, etc.  It is the ultimate car/guy paper.  And it is a 6X6 stack.

The only thing I did a bit differently is that I stamped the car on the upper section of the oval die cut.  That way the banner could cover the bottom and I didn’t cover up too much of the gorgeous DSP.  Also, I love that the DSP has the Basic Gray in it.  I rarely use that card stock and after using it here, I am in love with it again.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I do apologize if you came by on Friday and there was not a new post.  I obviously had my days mixed up!!  It was mid day before I realized it and I was not at home to make and post.  I guess I had one of those “Classic” moments!  LOL!!

The measurements are listed just below here and the supply list is at the bottom of the post.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • 4 X 5
  • 3 X 5
  • 4 X 1

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Masculine Birthday

My title may be a bit misleading.  This does not have to be a masculine birthday card.  It just is not a “frilly” birthday card.  Plus, I tried to be more generic in the colors I chose.  I used the Hello Cupcake stamp set from Sale-A-Bration because it seems to lend the more simpler, less frilly, air about it.  You can decide for yourself though.

 

Hello Cupcake, 149714

 

Hopefully you can see the possibilities with this set even though I went with a simpler version.  Bright colors would make this a really fun and young card.  I will try that next.  Since I have been using really bright colors, I thought I would go for the more light and generic colors today.

This is a one stamp set card.  Those are great for quick , take on vacation, and beginner stampers who do not have a lot of products.  Truthfully, I love to make one set cards.  I believe it really shows the value of a set when you can make a card, or more, using only that set.

 

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The only non-simple thing I did on this card, and actually it is a simple thing to do!!!!  I stamped the icing on the layer and then on a scrap of paper.  I cut out the one on the scrap and raised it with dimensionals to give some depth to hang over the base of the cupcake.  The sprinkles are stamped in Mossy Meadow on the Soft SeaFoam, but left uncolored.  To tie the base of Crumb Cake to the greens, I wrapped Linen Thread (One of my all time favorite go tops!) around the stamped image layer.  The bow is tied separately and attached with a glue dot.  ***Another trick I learned long ago, when I discovered how difficult it is to tie a bow on a continuous length of ribbon and have it lay properly!

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Layer is 2 3/4 X 4 1/8
  • White Layer is 2 5/8 X 4

 

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for another fun card.  As always, the supply list is at the bottom of the post.

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Jump Start

It is so hard to make masculine birthday cards most of the time.  And it is even harder to make masculine Valentine Cards.  Most valentine cards are sort of “mushy” or at least that is guy speak for I don’t want any part of it!! LOL!!!  Well, today I have a non-mushy valentine card.  I hope you will think that it fits that description.

 

Geared Up Garage Bundle, 150610

 

Some guys may be thinking that the car jump starts their heart!  I know there are some who really loves classic cars.  Hopefully this will work for your guys as well.

This is also a very quick card, which makes it one of my favorite kind.  All it took was some cutting, two stamps, and one crank of the Big Shot. Woohoo!!

The touch of red is a bid towards the female classic of black and white with a pop of color.  I thought of that when I saw the black DSP from Classic Garage Designer Series Paper.  The red is actually the reverse side.  How convenient is that?

The sentiment is stamped and then die cut.  The two pieces are created from one die.  It embosses the little ends and cuts out the center all at once.  I think it would be great to heat emboss the sentiment on a different color and then pop it into the center.  But I wanted to keep things simple on this card.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop and today’s card.  I will have another project for you tomorrow, so please come back.  And as always, all of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base card of Basic Black = 4 1/4 X 11
  • Whisper White = 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP = 4 X 5 1/4
  • Red DSP strip = 1 1/4 X 5 1/4

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Bright Rectangle Rooster

I have finally broken out the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and OH MY !!!  I am in love!!  These are now my favorite Layering Framelits.  Be warned, I will be using these often I believe!  And I played with the Home To Roost rooster from Sale-A-Bration.  I have seen some beautifully colored roosters, as well as some just stamped roosters.  I like the look of both.  Today though, I went with a brightly colored rooster.

 

Stampin' Up!, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Home To Roost, Jackie Beers, Beauty Abounds

Rectangle Stitched Framelits, 148551

 

I was  not so sure about this guy at first. We had a rooster show up in our neighborhood last year.  And he was a pain.  (I live in a subdivision and not in the country!)  So I was not too fond of chickens after that.  I am over it due to this cute fellow.  I now LOVE him!  And I am very happy with the coloring and how it works with the card stock layers.  I wasn’t sure on the colors at first, I am sure this is not a normal looking rooster!  But the bright layers of card stock makes the rooster pop.  Plus it gives the opportunity to see the beautiful Rectangle Stitched Framelits in action!!

To give a bit of texture to the white around the rooster, I used the splatter stamp from Beauty Abounds.  I love using small background stamps to add texture or just to soften up the stark white sometimes.  The sentiment also came from Beauty Abounds.

A last note about these framelits,  They put stitching on the layer it cuts out, but also on the piece that is left.  Sort of a two for one deal!  And we love those…..   For these layers, I used the largest die, skipped one, used the next die, skipped one, and used the next die.  I had planned on three consecutive sizes but when I saw how close together they would be, I opted for more card stock showing.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow to see a new project.  Remember the JOIN PROMOTION below!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Price: $110.00

 

 

Be You

Today’s card is a case of a wall decoration I saw on pinterest.  That was a painting instead of a card.  But I thought it would make a great card.  The concept is nothing new, but the look of the fence was the inspiration and one I have not previously made.

 

Stampin' Up, Rooted In Nature, Detailed Leaves, Jackie Beers

Rooted In Nature Bundle, 148353

 

I mentioned above that I have made similar cards with a cut out that is raised above the stamped image.  But I had not used a different type shape, like this leaf.  I had not previously used the Wood Textures DSP either.  I love the wooden fence look.

I added the die cut/stamped leaves in front of the tree as some added dimension.  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the final result.  I hope you will give this a try using different shapes for the cut out.

The cut apart words are also a first for me.  I am not sure why I spread them around the card, but when I tried with them all together, it just did not work for me.  A day of difference!

The tree in the background is colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I really hate that they cannot be ordered individually right now.  I periodically add that to the idea box on the Stampin’ Up! website.  Hopefully it will be an option in the future.

Thank you for stopping by.  I will be back on Monday with a new project.  I hope you will check in to see what it is.  Here is wishing you a good weekend to come!

 


 


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