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

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Hers and His Baptism Cards

Two very special people at my church committed their lives to Christ and no card can ever express the joy we all feel, but I wanted them to know I love them and I’m so happy for them! Both cards use the Blessed by God stamp set*, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and Lots of Labels Framelits.  Below are the lists of colors and lovelies used for each card. (P.S. Sorry about the fuzzy photo!)

Baptism Cards
Her Card
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Pool Party
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon*, 2016-2018 Enamel Shapes*

His Card
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Lovelies:  Basic Gray Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon*, Neutrals Candy Dots*

*Retired Product

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Whole Lot of Tranquil Love

Yes! Another card featuring Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. But it’s so perfectly versatile! And I plan on actually using up this whole pack of DSP instead of hoarding it! This masculine card features the bold sentiment from the coordinating Lots of Love stamp set in rich Tranquil Tide. No extra tools are needed for this, other than the Stampin’ Trimmer, so you can make this quick and easy card in no time!

Whole Lot of Tranquil Love

Stamp Set:  Lots of Love
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Lovelies:  Black Metallic Thread, Regals Enamel Shapes

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Strongman for the Boss-Man

After a quite amusing conversation with my boss a few days back, I knew this strongman stamp from Guy Greetings would be perfect for his Birthday card. And boy, was I right! He got quite a chuckle from it and I’m still laughing, too!

Strongman for the Boss-Man

Stamp Set: Guy Greetings
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso
Lovelies:  Embossing Paste, Linen Thread, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Angled Tag Topper Punch (retired)

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To My Amazing Son

I had a wonderful time visiting my son this past Memorial weekend. He left the base and stayed with his sister and me at our hotel. It was a much needed vacation for all of us and it went by way too fast. I love to sneak a card into his suitcase any time he visits and I completely forgot to make him a card before his sister and I hit the road for the 14 hour trip. I know he’ll still appreciate it, though. By the time this blog post is published, he should have already received it.

To My Amazing Son

I made a fun Z-fold card and decided to rough up the edges a little.  Even though I have lots of awesome new products, these work together quite nicely for a classic masculine card.

To My Amazing Son Open

Stamp Sets: Guy Greetings, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch

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Annual Catalog Cover

2017-2018 Annual Catalog

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Anchor Greetings

I apologize for the length of time since my last upload. Things have been chaotic around here, to say the least. Life marches on, however, and the clock was ticking down to get my swap cards out. I knew I wanted to participate in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. It’s the first time I planned to contribute…the perfect challenge to join in on. It’s the WWC116 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge. Unfortunately, the challenge closed yesterday evening. That’s ok, though, because sometimes we just need a little nudging to get our creative juices flowing, right?  So here’s my “Color Challenge” to inspire you:Dapper Garden MarinaSometimes the hardest part of putting a card together is just deciding on colors. I went with a few of my favorites…blues and green. Once I picked my colors, the rest of the card came together quite quickly. It was nice being able to just stamp for an hour.  The die used to cut out the sentiment is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection. It is a perfect fit – with just enough room for an enamel shape! Between the enamel shape and the Burlap Ribbon, they are spot-on embellishments for a masculine card. And I love the finishing touch of adding the anchor to the envelopes, too!

Anchor Greeting

Stamp Set:  Guy Greetings
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Garden Green, Marina Mist
Lovelies:  5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

P.S. All the items used will be carrying over into the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

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Proud of My Best Guy Ever

I had a wonderful 10 days with my son. It went by way too fast. I’m so proud of all his hard work with Nuclear training with the NAVY and the man he has become. I made this card and slipped it into his suitcase for him to find when he got back to his base. Mission Accomplished!

Proud of My Best Guy Ever

Stamp Sets: Suite Sentiments, Chalk Lines (retired)
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Ink: Real Red
Lovelies: Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools: Banners Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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