Masculine Cards

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.

Until the next time..

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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
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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
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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
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Nailed It, Manly Man

Masculine cards are always something I'm in need of. I can never make enough. So, when Stampin Up released the Nailed It stamp set and coordinating dies in the Occasions Catalog, I had to have it!

I got to use all the cool manly man accessories that were made in coordination with this set, too!

I wanted this card to be clean, simple and to the point.

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I used the silver foil sheets with the new Hexagons emboss folder as well as the new Urban Underground designer paper.

Check out the cool "screw" attached to the card. Its one of the Urban Underground embellishments.

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Tip: If you look close you can see that I outlined the tools with the crumb cake marker, then went over it with a blender pen to give it some soft shading. The tools were stamped in early espresso, so the blender pen also softened up the darker ink as well.

This is actually a card that we made at one of my card classes. Pretty simple and very manly. Perfect for that special dude in your life.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Blender Pens
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Valentine Cards - Part Two

I've got a few more Valentine cards for you today. As I mentioned yesterday, these cards are from swaps that I participated in with other Stampin' Up demonstrators around the country.

I picked out a few of my favorites to share with you. I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do!

The first card was made by Genieve Ko, from Canada. I love the simple elegance of this card. The silver embossing really makes the greeting stand out against the real red cardstock. See her blog here.

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This gorgeous card was made by one of my team members, Darlene Nanni. I love all the special details that Darlene added to this card, right down to the gold foil arrows. I'm in "love" with this amazing card. Click here to view Darlene's blog.

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This card could not only be a Valentine card, but it also looks like  beautiful wedding card to me. It also kind of reminds me of a tuxedo. Jan McClurg did a great job designing this Valentine.

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The last card that I'll share today was made by me. This was one of my make n take cards that I designed for my team meeting a couple of months ago. I used the Pop of Pink washi tape over a piece of whisper white cardstock and then die cut it with the Sweet and Sassy framelits. I also used the gold foil sheets to cut the circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I love, love, love these framelits. I pretty much use them on everything, lately.

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Well, that's all for my Valentine favorites. I hope you all got some great ideas for making your Valentine cards ..(if you haven't already made them all)

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