Masculine Cards

Card Idea for Fathers Day

The Geared Up Garage bundle is a perfect set for some of the men in my family. Its especially great for my dad. I made him this Fathers Day card using this set, because he's always been a "car" guy. Plus, he raced cars for 50 + years of his life!

I'm not sure if this is a Chevy or not, but I know that my dad owned a 57 Chevy when he was a teenager. I figured, it was close enough- its an antique "classic" either way, and I'm sure he will love it.

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All the cool accesories, like the Classic Garage wrench and key elements, will sure to make my dad smile. I attached them with glue dots and also used the Black/Silver ribbon to play off the shine of the embellishments.

IMG_8588Instead of die cutting with the Garage Gears thinlits, I used them to"emboss" with. I did this by using the Big Shot Emboss Mats. It lets me emboss any die cut image instead of "cutting" it.

Pretty cool, huh?

IMG_8587I'm excited to give this card to my dad for Father's Day... unless I decide I can't wait, and give it to him for his birthday...

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Stampin Up Birthday Cheer Bundle

How about a gender neutral birthday card thats fun for all ages? This is pretty much a monochromatic card, because it uses only one color in addition to white, gray and black.

IMG_8555The framelits that coordinate with the Birthday Cheer stamp set, are the bomb dot com. All I did was cut them from a piece of basic black cardstock and placed it over the lemon lime twist cardstock. So simple but such a "wow."

IMG_8556I'm so happy that the black glitter ribbon has carried over from the holiday catalog. Its one of my favorites. I paired it with the granny apple green ribbon as well.

IMG_8557The Stitched Rectangle Framelits are also new in the Stampin Up Catalog. So happy to have rectangle framelits now! I've added a few stars to give the card a little shine.

IMG_8558Can you think of anyone who would love a birthday card like this? I sure can!

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How To: Easy Fold with Amazing Life stamps

I've got 3 cards with the same fold and same stamp set to show you today. I decided to use bright and fun greens, night of navy and pineapple punch colors for these Amazing Life greeting cards.

The first card is a wish for good luck- with St. Patricks day right around the corner, I thought it was appropriate.

IMG_8469The fold is very simple: fold a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" granny apple green cardstock in half... then fold the front flap up to meet the fold. Thats it!

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Each card features a "Happiness Blooms" Enamel dot. Can you spot all 3? I also used the "Happiness Blooms designer paper on all of the cards as well.


This birthday card also features the new Stitched Rectangle dies as does the other two cards. The dies add just the right amount of texture.

IMG_8473All 3 cards are also colored with the night of navy, pineapple punch, granny apple green and call me clover Stampin Blends alcohol markers.

IMG_8465This card is the same size as the others and its also folded in the same way, except its vertical instead of horizontal.

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Are you liking all the green? Well, it is almost St. Patty's day.. right?

I hope you like this stamp set, it really is a great versatile set for many fun occasions.

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Humming Bird in Flight

I've got another hummingbird card to share. I've been using this set a LOT lately. I love to color, so I guess this is right up my alley. Its actually very easy to color. I googled "hummingbirds" and found many different color combinations on these unique little birds.

IMG_8597Orange and blue are complimentary colors, so I used balmy blue and calypso coral for my color inspiration here.

IMG_8600I colored the bird with Stampin Blends alcohol markers in smoky slate, old olive, balmy blue and calypso coral. Check out how cute the little Frosted Flower Embellishments are on this card- I added a Share What You Love Pearl to the middle of the flowers as well.

IMG_8599A little bit of Gingham designer paper and its ready to mail!

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Vrooom... Geared Up Garage for the Manly Man

We all need masculine cards and usually its more difficult to design cards for men. However, Stampin Up has the perfect solution. The Geared Up Garage bundle is the perfect set for the manly man in your life.


The Classic Garage designer paper is the best! So many cool designs for the classic revved up greeting card.


I used the Garage Gears dies all over this card. The larger gears on the basic gray circle are embossed instead of die cut. I used the Big Shot Emboss Pads to emboss instead of cut. I'm loving the little wrench. The Classic Garage Metal Elements come with both wrenches and keys. Totally cool.


Any guy would love to receive this card for a birthday or fathers day or any celebration.

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How to: Unique Fold- Cauldron Bubble Bundle

One last cute Trick or Treat card before Halloween arrives, using the Cauldron Bubble Bundle. I've used this unique card fold a few times lately and we also did this card at my Card Class recently.

For instructions and measurements, see my previous blog post here.


For the most part there isn't much stamping on this card. The images all come from the Toil and Trouble designer series paper. The cat was die cut with the coordinating framelits.


Its hard to tell from the photo, but the bats were punched out with the Spooky Bat punch from a piece of the new Black Foil sheets. They are slick and shiny!

I used the new Buffalo Plaid background stamp, inked in mango melody ink and stamped on mango melody cardstock for the inside of the card.


The New Swirls and Curls emboss folder was used on the bottom of the card. I used pumpkin pie cardstock and then rubbed a cajun craze inkpad across the swirls. I love the cool look and it really defines the swirls.

Here's a peek at the inside:


The bright colors of halloween are so fun to use... it really makes this card pop!

I've attached the gorgeous new Black Glitter Ribbon with a mini glue dot. This ribbon is not just for halloween. I've been using it on everything- Christmas cards included!


I hope you're getting your halloween cards ready- trick or treat will be here before you know it!

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