Tranquil Tailored Gentleman

The True Gentleman suite on pages 44 and 45 in the Occasions catalog is an absolutely perfect collection to make dashing masculine cards. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. The richness of the Tranquil Tide with Night of Navy is elegant and smart. The punch makes multiples a snap and the buttons bring it all together. I have made several already and I am just getting started! These cards feature lines I scored using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add a little extra to the Tranquil Tide Strip. I used Fast Fuse to glue it down due to the added dimension of the button. And the final perfect little detail is adding glue with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to the lenses of the glasses to make them shine like glass. I’ve included a close up photo for you. I am entering this in the Watercooler Wednesday WWC153 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” challenge. Since it’s a suite that’s new to me, I’m also adding it to the Just Add Ink challenge, too!

A big thank you to my mother, Jean, for gifting this suite to me for my Birthday – I love it!

Tranquil Tailored Gentleman

Glasses

True Gentleman Suite

Stamp Set:  Truly Tailored
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: True Gentleman
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Lovelies: True Gentleman Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools:  Tailored Tag Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Fine Tip Glue Pen

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Amazing Balloon Celebration

I am so in love with the font of the sentiment “celebrate” in the Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You. I’m foreseeing a LOT of Birthday cards featuring it! Sometimes I forget about the extra dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, so when I decided on the banner in it, my eyes drifted onto the die that makes a row of circles. Perfect for that extra little pop of shine! This card makes me especially happy since it features the colors of my Alma Mater, Lakeshore Public Schools – Go Big Red!

Amazing Balloon Celebration

Stamp Sets: Amazing You, Balloon Celebration
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Petal Passion DSP
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Lovelies: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Embossing Powder, Metallic Foil Doilies
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Amazing Copper Party

Stampin’ Up never ceases to thrill me with their Sale-a-Bration offerings…and 2018 is no different! This set is called Amazing You and is free with any product purchase of $50. There’s even a set of matching dies called Celebrate You that are available, too! I thought this color combo of Island Indigo and Pool Party was perfect with the bold splash of copper embossing powder, foil sheets and ¼” trim. I am so happy with this card!

Amazing Copper Party

Stamp Sets: Amazing You
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pool Party
Specialty Paper: Copper Foil Sheets
Ink: VersaMark
Lovelies: ¼” Copper Trim, Copper Embossing Powder
Tools: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Flourish Thinlits, Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot Die Brush, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot

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Cool Treats Birthday Frenzy

I am continuing on with my #cutitdonthoardit pledge with another card using the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. This time, I made several Birthday cards to send out, continuing with another pledge that #imbringingbirthdaysback! The only ink on the front is the ice cream. I decided that it made the Soft Sky a little creamier by stamping it onto Whisper White and die cutting it instead of just simply die cutting Soft Sky cardstock. This turned out to be such a fun card – from the little lattice style embossing on the cone to using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add a couple lines to the top and bottom of the 2 ¼” strip of Whisper White. Hunter suggested angling the Happy Birthday die and cone and I must say it turned out great! I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for added sparkle and they are ready to be dropped in the mail!

Cool Treats Birthday Frenzy
Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Foil Frenzy Specialty
Ink:  Soft Sky
Lovelies: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlit, Frozen Treats Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

#stampinup #birthdaycard #foilfrenzy #cooltreats #frozentreatsframelits #happybirthdaythinlit

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Birthday Frenzy Twist

The minute I saw the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in the newest Annual Catalog, I knew I had to have it. The shiny foil accents were all the incentive I needed to hoard it. Well, I say, “No more!” Why keep all this gorgeous paper to myself?  It needs to be shared to bring smiles to others.  I have made a personal pledge to #cutitdonthoardit with all my DSP…join me!

Birthday Frenzy Twist

Stamp Set:  Balloon Celebration
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Foil Frenzy Specialty
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist
Lovelies: Black Metallic Thread
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping!
Holiday Catalog

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Birthday Balloons for Mo

My oldest child turned 22 last week. What a sobering thought! Just because he’s grown, though, doesn’t mean he can’t get a fun Birthday card, right? It’s so hard to strike a balance of masculine yet fun, but the Celebrations Duo embossing folder that says “HAPPY” looks like a perfect fit! It’s hard to tell, but those circles you see are not all layers. I punched out a 2 ½” circle from the Tangerine Tango layer, embossed it, then glued it on. This allows the Early Espresso to show through from the card base. The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the 2” Circle Punch and glued inside that. This keeps the card from becoming too bulky. It also conserves cardstock, as I now have a 2 ½” circle of Tangerine Tango that I can use on another card! Bonus tip: I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment apart so I could easily stamp just “Birthday” on the front.

Birthday Balloons for Mo

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebrations, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch (non SU), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping! Holiday Catalog

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Painted Harvest – More Than Sunflowers

I was so excited perusing through the new Holiday Catalog…and immediately fell in love with the gorgeous hand-painted style of the sunflowers in the Painted Harvest set. I simply HAD to have it! Imagine my happiness when I started seeing people posting samples with non-traditional colors!?! I decided to try a combo using bright, fun, summery colors…and I am thrilled with the final outcome!

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After stamping my flowers, I began to assemble my card. To my surprise, I realized I used colors in which I did not have any matching ribbon. So, I pulled an oldie-but-goodie technique out of the bag and colored the White Bakers Twine with Berry Burst ink! I stamped a flower in both the corner of the envelope and the inside layer. Try not to smile when you look at these flowers!

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Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest, Rose Wonder, #imbringingbirthdaysback
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Painted Harvest - More than Sunflowers
The catalog will be released to customers on September 1st! So exciting!

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