Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

I had been eyeing the Classic Garage suite in the Occasions Catalog on pages 42-43 ever since I first perused the catalog last fall. I wanted it…then talked myself out of it…but I wanted it…then talked myself out of it… You get the drift, right?  Tokyo Drift…hahahaha I’m so punny! (That’s for all my Fast & the Furious fans.) Oh my! I digress! Anyway, I thought the Joy Fold layout would be great for this suite and I was right. The gas can is held down by Dimensionals on the right side of it so the yellow DSP layer with the gears and car on it tuck into the side of it to keep the card closed. Super fun, great masculine card. This one is being sent to a special little guy turning 10 this week. I think he’ll like it.

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card Opening
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Classic Garage 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide
Tools:  Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Rectangles Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate

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Proud Mosaic Turnabout

I just discovered the stamp company Concord & 9th and their awesome Turnabout stamps. I could never explain them correctly, so I’m just going to give you the link to them:  https://concordand9th.com/collections/turnabouts

This card features the Mosaic Turnabout that I stamped in Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand. My friend had shared this photo of birds online and I was inspired by the beautiful colors and just had to make a card with them. And before you comment, yes. I know they are photo-shopped, but it doesn’t matter. Color inspiration can come from anywhere!

Blueberry Cajun Espresso Sand InspirationBlueberry Cajun Espresso Sand
I adore this bold sentiment, which is from the Stampin’ Up Annual catalog set called Friendly Expressions. It is perfect with the Layered Circles Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits and I didn’t feel any other embellishments were necessary. I popped the circle layers up on Dimensionals for added effect. I hope a certain someone living on a certain ship likes it!

Proud Mosaic Turnabout

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Friendly Expressions, Mosaic Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Tools:  Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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Fresh Out, Bro!

As promised, here is the card I slipped in to Marcus’ backpack before he headed back to Virginia. For context, here’s the backstory for you. One of his shipmates says, “Fresh out, bro!” almost every time someone asks him for something. Even if he has that item in his hand, he’ll still say this and not share. Now, all the other shipmates say the same thing to be smarta$$es. This is why I never make him a card ahead of a visit – he always regales me with some kind of story that I can incorporate into a card! Now this endeavor was a little trickier, as I used Word to type up the phrases and had to get the positioning right. It actually only took me two tries. I wasn’t going to attempt to get the “MOM” centered properly on the computer, so I skimmed through all my sets and Thoughtful Banners fit perfectly! This card was meant to be!

Fresh Out, Bro

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Text Ya Later*, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Epic Retirement

Today we will take a break from the bright, bold flowers of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and instead take a look at the awesome background stamp Crackle Paint in the upcoming Occasions catalog. Isn’t it a great backdrop for this card?  A coworker/friend commissioned a male retirement card and told me the retiree liked guitars. I decided to pull out retired stamp sets for the retirement card. See what I did there? Ha Ha Ha! I am too funny! I also decided to use some retired cardstock, ink, and candy dots, too. Don’t let your retired products get dusty, folks! There’s still life left in them! I just love how this card is truly a mix of old, current and upcoming products.

Epic Retirement
These upcoming Rectangle Stitched Framelits are so versatile and I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of them!

Rectangle Stitched Framelits
These new products will be available beginning January 3, 2019.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Crackle Paint, Epic Celebrations*, Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar*, Lost Lagoon*, Whisper White
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar*, Lost Lagoon*, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Light & Dark Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Neutrals Candy Dots*
Tools:  Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder, Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Products

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Message for Marcus

I had a wonderful time while Marcus was home last week. As always, his time home flies by way too quickly. He should have his new orders around the end of the summer, so that will most likely be the next time I’ll get to see him. I made this card while he was out with friends and slipped it into his Nintendo Switch case for him to find after he arrived back in upstate New York. Goodbyes are never easy.

Message for Marcus

Stamp Set:  Message in a Bottle
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Island Indigo
Lovelies:  Island Indigo Baker’s Twine*, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired product

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Feather Together with Brusho

Bear with me as I share another card with a Brusho Crystal Colours background. This one uses the green, which has specks of brown in it. It makes the perfect mossy shade for earthy cards. Now, I will be first to say that this card isn’t speaking to me like others do. Hunter said I should’ve put the feathers the other direction. I think I’m just not happy with the size of the banner. But, alas…I really wanted you to see the green Brusho.

Feather Together with Brusho

Stamp Sets:  Feather Together, Banners for You
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon*, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Gardens*
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, True Gentleman Buttons, Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Bunch of Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer

*Retired Product

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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

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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