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

Thanks for stopping by today. This card was included in a Facebook Live video last month. You can view them here on my Facebook Page – click here.

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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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You Make Me Proud

It’s graduation season!  We have what I think is our last graduation happening today.  Ryan’s is graduating with a Master’s degree from Purdue University.  And we are so very proud of him.  Today’s card is perfect for this occasion. 

It’s easy to get a masculine feel with the Wood Textures Designer series paper.  We’ve had this great stack of 6×6 papers in our catalog for the past two years.  But now it is time to say good bye!  If you love it be sure to order another pack before its gone for good.  The Friendly Expression Stamp set is also on the retiring list.  It has some nice big greetings in it and I’ve used it throughout the whole year for different things.  I’ve been in a splattering phase lately – I use my Stampin’ Write Markers to get the splatter effect – sometimes you just need to add a little something and splatter can be just the right thing.

Supply List

  • #146673 Friendly Expressions stamp set
  • #144177 Wood Textures 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #121029 Crumb Cake card stock
  • #119789 Early Espresso card stock
  • #101650 Very Vanilla card stock
  • #147114 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147158 Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers
  • #146343 Leaves Trinkets
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #145372 Stitched Shapes dies

Happy Graduation to everyone that has friends and family completing another phase of their education!  Congratulations.

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Happy Birthday Nature’s Poem

I have a quick card for you today using the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  It is one of the paper packs in the July sale.  Last week I shared ideas using the Rooted In Nature bundle and those ideas also used this same pack of paper.  It’s perfect for masculine, fall, and nature projects.

I used the Better Together stamp set for the greeting this time.  When you are highlighting the Designer paper pair them up with greeting stamp sets for lots of options.  The greeting was punched with the Everyday Label punch.  Punch an extra label from Cajun Craze card stock and cut it half – attach each half to the back of the stamped label. The label is attached over some of the Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine.

Supply List

  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper (part of July paper sale)
  • Better Together stamp set
  • Cajun Craze card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Nature’s Twine
  • Everyday Label Punch

Have a great weekend!

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Wood Textures – Sending Prayers

I hope you had a grand 4th of July celebration with family and friends.  Ours was quiet except for the fireworks outside from our neighbors.  The dogs are so stressed by them that we stay home.  This year I tried some new anxiety meds for them.  It seemed to work well for Aspen, he just laid right next to me the whole night.  But Magnolia was still stressed and Greg and I took turns trying to hold her to make her feel safe. 

For my card today I’m featuring the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  This one is a 6×6″ stack of paper with a large variety of different types of wood on each side of the sheet.  It’s a very popular paper pack and was the only one that carried over from our last annual catalog. 

I used two stamp sets on this one – Waterfront for the trees and the Itty Bitty Greetings for the words.  The words are stamped and the punched out with the Classic Label punch.  To get the flagged ends use the same punch but stick each end back in from the side to create the banner.

Supply List

  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (part of the July sale)
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
  • Waterfront stamp set
  • Early Espresso card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Gray Granite card stock
  • Classic Label punch
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Enjoy the rest of your week.   I think many people are on vacation so be safe as you travel back home.  The paper sale is going on throughout the month of July. 

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Rooted in Nature Trinkets

Happy Wednesday!  I’m continuing to share ideas using the Rooted In Nature Bundle.  Let’s take a look at today’s card – it’s the first one I made with this bundle.  It was actually the card that we made at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in April.  The event was so much fun and we got our first look at the brand new catalog and a chance to play with some of the products.  I’d love for you to join my team and come with me to the big 30 Year OnStage Celebration in April.  A new sign up special is coming in July – and it’s a good one!

Rooted in Nature

This card features a couple of the accessories that are part of the whole Nature’s Poem Suite of products.  The Leaves Trinkets and the Nature’s Twine.  The Leaves Trinkets are metallic leaves in both copper and silver that can be added to your creations – I used mini glue dots to add them to this card.  Your going to love these trinkets so be sure to place a qualifying order (minimum order of $30 in products) this week and I’ll mail you a sample – use hostess code ETSM4PDT by June 30, 2018.

 

One of the colors included in the pack of Nature’s Twine is the Mint Macaron used on this card – additional colors are Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, and Grapefruit Grove.  It seems like I’ve used some designs from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper on every card so far.  On July 1st we will be starting a Designer Paper Sale and this one will be included!  Tucked behind the stamped sentiment are stamped and die cut leaves, and the Leaves Trinkets. 

Supply List

  • Rooted in Nature Bundle (Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and Nature’s Root Framelits Dies)
  • Natures’ Poem Designer Series paper
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Mint Macaron card stock
  • Grapefruit Grove card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Mint Macaron ink
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Leaves Trinkets
  • Natures’ Twine
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Rooted in Nature Bundle

I’m going to attempt to do a Facebook Live today on my AtMonikasPlace Facebook page – look for me around 3:00 pm ET to catch me live or check out the replay later. Wish me luck!

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