Masculine Cards

Card Class - Featuring Eastern Palace Suite

I actually remembered to take "people" pictures at class this time. Well, truth be told, Heather and Sharon reminded me or I would have missed the opportunity again.

Most everyone had finished and left, but there were a few ladies still stamping, chatting and looking over the long, 10 page retired list, trying to pick out the last "must haves" of the current catalog.

Sharon and Heather trying to decide what they cannot live without, before its gone forever.

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We made this beautiful card with the stamps and framelits from the Eastern Palace Suite. This is available during the month of May only, as a Special Bundle purchase. This card uses both the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelits. Check out the new Lemon Lime Twist "In Color." Isn't it gorgeous?

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Here's a closeup of the focal point. I love that the dies can be used in over 45 different combinations.

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Nikolette busy at the Big Shot, creating her masterpiece.

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Here's a cute card made with one of the retiring stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin Up catalog, Always an Adventure. I got this cute idea from a card that I saw on pinterest made by Erica Cerwin. I tweeked it and added a few of my own touches

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I think Debbie was happy with her darling handstamped cards.

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One last card to share today. Its made with the Nailed It stamp set. Simply masculine card in wild wasabi, basic black and crumb cake. Perfect for Fathers Day or that special guys birthday.

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Marjie and Sharen are lending each other a helping hand to complete the final touches on the Nailed It card.

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Be sure to check out the Eastern Palace Bundle below. This special will not be in the new catalog, so get it before the end of the month. Its more than amazing AND both bundles come with free gifts. Can't beat that!

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Awesome Swaps from our Team Meeting

I want to share a few of the swaps that members of my team made for our #1 Stampers Meeting Swap. The theme for this swap was unique folds. The girls came up with some great designs, as you will see.

The photo quality isnt the best. I took the pictures in a hurry, before they were swapped out. But they are still pretty awesome.

Here's the first one, made by Sue Brennan

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Made by: Mary Moody

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Made by: Heidi Carr

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Made by: Tauni Caylor

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Made by: Jamie Bartley

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I always love seeing what these talented ladies create. It's one of the special events that we look forward to at our team meetings.

I hope you enjoyed them!

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Cards from Class

I want to share 2 cards from Card Class last night. They are fun and full of color and sass! Plus they are both super easy to make.

The first card is made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog. This is one of my favorite birthday sets. I love the fonts and just the awesome size of the stamps in the set. I also used some bright cheerful colors on this card. First of all, I chose the Festive Birthday Designer paper for the balloons, which I punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The colors in this paper make me smile. I love the bold, bright, rainbow of colors!

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The next card is also bold and fun. For this card, I used the Confetti Celebration stamp set from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.

The star in this set works perfectly with the Medium Star Punch. This birthday card is simple and to the point. I think thats what I like most about it. A dimensional behind the star gives this card a nice dimension.

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Once again, I was too busy chatting and having fun with my guests, that I forgot to take people pictures. Oh well, theres always next time.

Hope you enjoyed a peek at these two card class cards from last night. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Stamping Technique: Spotlighting with the Country Livin' Stamp set.

One of my favorite stamping techniques from years ago is the "spotlighting" technique. I love this technique when used with outline stamps, because I don't have to color the entire image if I don't want to. With this spotlighting technique, the colors pop right off of the page.

It really makes the card unique and a true stand out. I used the Country Livin' stamp set from the Stampin Up 2016-2017 annual catalog. I also used the Hardwood background stamp because it went perfectly with the old wooden truck bed. It also makes for an awesome masculine greeting card.

I do have a video posted below with step by step instructions. NOTE: the video cuts off at the end, however, the only thing you'll miss is me gluing the card together. I'm not sure why it cut out, but I'm new to this video stuff so I'm learning as I go.

This is the card with the spotlighting technique- isn't it cool?

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Here's a close up of the spotlighted circles. I used 2 circle punches to punch out the images on the truck. I stamped two trucks. One that I used as the full truck image on the card and one that I punched the circles from, which you will see in the video. The spotlighting looks a little off in this photo, but its the angel that I took the picture.

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I hope you watch the video and have fun learning this super cool stamping technique. Like I mentioned, the video cuts off at the end, but you won't miss any of the spotlighting technique.

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Blender Pens
$10.00

 

 


Creative Card Fold : Dutch Door Fold- using the Carousel Birthday set

I have a fun card fold to share with you today. I was visiting my friend Linda Bauwin, in Ohio a few weeks ago and I saw this fun and simple fold she had done on one of her class cards. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Linda always has great card fold ideas and I always love visiting with her to see all of her fun creations.

So, I had create a Dutch Door card fold of my own. I thought the Carousel Birthday stamp set would work perfectly for this card idea.

Plus, I had to create a card for a swap that I host with other demonstrators across the country that have served on the Stampin' Up Advisory Board. These girls are top notch, so I wanted to share something that they could easily use in their own classes and workshops.

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The bottom of the card opens like a "dutch door." How clever is that? I used all the coordinating accessories from the Carousel Birthday suite. The Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper is so perfect for this carnival card. I love how the Layering Oval framlits work together. I used both the smooth edge and scallop edge ovals for this card. There are 15 ovals in the set, so there are lots to choose from!

Here's what it looks like on the inside.

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I think it came together really well. I love all the fun colors in this suite.

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If you'd like to learn how to create this Carousel Birthday card, I have a video posted below with all the instructions and details for you.

Here's a few more samples... same card, different patterns from the Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper.

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And the big bunch of swaps...

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Its such an easy and cool card fold. I hope you'll give it a try!

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Big Shot
$110.00

 

 


Stamping Technique- Re-inker Rainbows

I have a super fun technique to share with you today! Its called Re-inker Rainbows. You'll need shimmery white cardstock for this. Stampin' Up sells it in the Annual Catalog and it has a shimmery, pearl-like sheen. You'll also need several Stampin' Up re-inkers and an old credit card.

I also used the Layering Love stamp set, which works perfectly with this fabulous technique.

You may use any combination of colors that you like. For this card, I used the colors of the rainbow, real read, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, wild wasabi and tempting turquoise. You can use more or less colors- its up to you!

Here's the first card that I created with this fun stamping technique:

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By putting dots of re-inker colors on the edge of the shimmery white cardstock and swiping it downward, it creates this cool background effect. I do have a video posted below if you would like to see exactly how its done.

Here's another card using the same colors as above, except the tempting turquoise was omitted. I added a strip of gold glimmer paper and a metalic enamel heart to sparkle it up!

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My last card uses wild wasabi, tempting turquoise, wisteria wonder and rich razzleberry re-inkers.

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I added the Sparkle emboss folder on the whisper white background and a strip of silver glimmer paper. Once again I added the enamel shapes star in rich razzleberry and a few rhinestone jewels to top it off.

I love the way the beautiful effect that this fun technique creates.

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Why not have a look at my video and try the Re-inker Rainbow stamping technique for yourself and have some fun with it!

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Big Shot
$110.00