Masculine or Graduation card idea

Here is a quick and easy card idea that would work for a masculine card or for a graduation.  Just choose the colors that you need or want.  It’s also a perfect way to use up scraps of designer paper strips.  Sometimes when cutting layers I end up with skinny little strips of paper or card stock left over.  This is the perfect way to use those up.

This particular card used strips from the retired Classic Garage designer series paper.  The colors are Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Tranquil Tide, and Basic Gray.  You could replace the designer paper with strips of card stock or a different designer paper.  The stripes ont he envelope where done with the Stampin’ Write Markers and a ruler. You could easily switch this out for school colors and add a happy graduation greeting.

Supply List

  • #151331 Itty Bitty Greetings
  • #131202 Smoky Slate Color card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • Card stock or Designer Series Paper strips of your choice
  • Stampin’ Write Markers to match
  • #107301 Whisper White Medium Envelopes
  • #132708 Memento ink pad Tuxedo Black

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Masculine Card Ideas

I shared several masculine card ideas in a Facebook Live video last month. You can view them here on my Facebook Page – click here. Not all the products are available to order anymore but these ideas are easily adaptable to things you may already have. 

So let’s take a look at them.

I used the Geared Up Garage Designer Series Paper for these but you could choose a different patterned paper with masculine colors and patterns or in some cases use solid colors of card stock.  For this one I cut strips of paper and arranged them on a layer of card stock. I used the Happy Birthday die cut over the top of them all.  There’s not even any stamping on this one.  And for the inside just add a matching layer. 

For this set I cut 3″ strips of the designer paper and added them to a layer of card stock.  I stamped on a small rectangle of white a greeting.  Tie some black cord around and use a knot instead of a bow for a more masculine feel. 

This set again uses the designer paper and this time I cut out the cars from the paper.  I stamped a greeting on a strip of whisper white card stock.  It’s the piece that was left over from cutting the layer for the inside of the card. If you have the Geared Up Garage stamp set you could stamp and cut out the car with the die cut.

I think these ideas would also work to switch out the paper to the Come Sail Away paper.  Maybe I’ll try that later. 

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Introducing the new 2019-2021 In Colors

Today is the day!  A brand new catalog starts and a brand new set of In-Colors will make their debut.  This past weekend I had my New Catalog Kickoff Party and part of the fun is having snacks.  And I love to theme my snacks to represent our new In-Colors.  Now in past years that hasn’t been too hard as we typically have several of the colors with names that reference food – Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove to name a few.  But this year who ever came up with the names must have been on a diet – or just not hungry because not a single one has anything to do with food!  So what was I going to do about my party snacks.  Well I had to get creative! 

Are you ready to meet the new In-Colors Represented in snacks!  First off here are the five new colors:

And now to show you how I incorporated them into my party.   First we have Rococo Rose Fruit Dip.

Next we have Terracotta Tile Vege Pots – this one was a favorite of everyone at the party.

Next is Pretty Peacock Twists.  These are a perfect match!

I had Seaside Spray Sugar Cookies – I found blue iced cookies and I also had some pink ones.

And finally there was the Purple Posy Punch along with Purple Posy cups and napkins.

For each of the five colors I made a little flower in a small vase.  Here are the supplies I used for those.

Supply List

  • #143713 Daisy Punch
  • #149701 2019-2021 In Color card stock
  • 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in all 5 In Colors
  • #149442 Perennial Essence Floral Centers

 

I hope you loved these fun In-Colors themed snacks.  Maybe it will help everyone remember the names and what they are!

Ordering from the new catalog starts at noon MT on June 4, 2019.  You can order in my online store.  Contact me if you need a catalog.

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Hugs from Shelli – Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month is our special Hugs from Shelli kit.  Are you wondering who Shelli is?  She is the co-founder and board chair of Stampin’ Up!  She and her sister started Stampin’ Up! more than 30 years ago.  This months kit has elements and a theme that were influenced by her.  And look we have a new blog header logo!

This month’s kit creates a whole stack of beautiful Note Cards.  Yes here in the US the note cards are a mailable size – I use this size all the time.  I don’t know about other countries.  Which normally wouldn’t matter but for this month the Hugs from Shelli Kit was available in our other markets around the world.  That was pretty exciting! 

For my alternate ideas I made a couple of full size cards and I used a couple of the note cards to make some fun little triangle boxes.  The boxes are very easy to make out of a card.  In fact I’m sure I’ve probably showed this idea before.

Full Size Cards

For these full sized cards I basically added Very Vanilla card stock and some ink and sponges.  I used some of the left over elements in the kit. I love the fonts on these words in the stamp set.  To sponge the color on to the card stock – dip in the ink pad and then dab on scratch paper first before going to the card stock, then I swirl it around to add the soft color. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Very Vanilla regular and thick
  • Pretty Peacock Classic ink
  • Stampin’ Sponges

 

Triangle Boxes

For these boxes I used the note cards in the kit and added some score lines to turn them into boxes.  I cut one of the tags in half and used just a half piece on each box.   The pink box has the opening in the back and the blue box I have the opening on the side.  I punched holes in them to tie the box shut.

To create the box, mark the center point on each side of your card.  Score a diagonal line from the original center score line to the center point on each side of the card – repeat on each side.  You are adding four diagonal score lines.  Fold in on the angles and let them overlap.  Punch a hole through both flaps on each side and pull your twine through.  You could even use a small piece of tissue from the paper pumpkin box to put inside the box for packaging material.  Fill these with candies or a fun little gift.

Here is what it looks like once it’s scored – I marked the lines with a black sharpie so you could see them on this piece of card stock. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Stampin’ Trimmer for scoring
  • 1/8″ hole punch

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Here are a few more photos for you:

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. We have a bunch of new people hopping with us this month including some international folks.  I know everyone will have amazing and creative ideas to share with you.  Enjoy. 

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit.  The June kit is all about sharing little acts of kindness.  Watch a fun little video here.

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Laser Cut Paper Frame idea

Here is one more quick card using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. For this card I used one of the six panel pieces.  This one looks like an oval frame.  But instead of actually putting the frame on a card from I have used it to create a mask.  You can see how I did this in my Facebook Live from May 13, 2019  – view FB live video HERE.   I’ve been trying to stamp live every Monday on my Facebook page.  If you missed any you can go back and watch the replays. 

I used my sponge daubers to add ink – Pear Pizzazz for the ground and Balmy Blue for the sky.  Then stamped in Black ink.  It’s a simple one layer little note card.

Supply List

  • #146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper
  • #147678 Country Home stamp set
  • #131527 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • #133773 Sponge Daubers
  • #147104 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147105 Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #132708 Black Memento Pad

 

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Laser Cut Note Cards

I have another set of cards using the beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. For these cards I used the piece that you have to cut up and it gives you some different strips and then some panels.  The panels work perfectly with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes.  I explained it all in my Facebook Live from May 13, 2019  – view FB live video HERE.   My next FB live video will be on Monday, May 20th.  

Each panel fits perfectly on the front of the note cards.  There are four different watercolor wash designs in the pack – two are Blackberry Bliss and two are Mint Macaron. All are on a Very Vanilla base.   The laser-cut paper is Very Vanilla on one side so that is the side I used facing up.  To finish the cards I added a greeting that was stamped on a Very Vanilla circle, and matted with a Mint Macaron starburst punch.  The Faceted Dots and some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon are the final touches to these fun little note cards.

Supply List

  • #146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper
  • #143717 Starburst Punch
  • #133782 2″ Circle Punch
  • #146911 Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes
  • #146910 Faceted Dots
  • #146912 Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • #146626 Treat Time Stamp set
  • #101650 Very Vanilla card stock
  • #138337 Mint Macaron card stock
  • #147088 Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots
  • #110755 Multipurpose Liquid glue

I tried to take a photo to show you how to cut this paper.  First you cut off the 12″ strips – the longer ones.  Then you cut off the shorter strips.  Then you cut apart the six panels that you would use on your cards.  I am missing one of the panels – I used them all up in a class and didn’t have any more to show you. 

 

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