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

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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

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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

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

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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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