Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Masculine Birthday Card

Goodness, me, it's the middle of the week already! Today's card uses nothing that is Stampin' Up! with the exception of Basic Black cardstock. The images and sentiments are totally digital and my son helped me with it. I was commissioned to create a card for a man who runs a gun store and this is what my son and I came up with...

The card base is one from Close to My Heart. My mats are Basic Black cardstock and my white panels are Neenah Bright White cardstock.

I found the Happy Birthdays on my computer, cut and pasted 21 of them into Publisher. For the inside gun, I relied totally on my son. He used to be a Supervisor at OMax and knows his printing stuff! I made up my own sentiment. My customer was pretty sure the recipient would be thrilled with his card. I'll find out next Monday!

Thank you for stopping by today.

"no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
Isaiah 54:17  (ESV)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Stampin' Up! Zany Zebras Masculine Birthday Card

My card today is brought to you by the Zany Zebras Stamp Set. It's a very simple card to make. Card cuts will be listed below.

I just love these little guys. There are three different zebras and cute sentiments. I put off ordering this stamp set for the longest time but I couldn't hold out any longer!
My card base is Basic Black cardstock. The art panel and Silver Foil mat are cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

The inside...

Linda Bedinger was my inspiration for this design. The Designer Series Paper I used is Timeless Elegance, which is retired and I've been hoarding it. I have no more room left in my craft closet so I'm trying to use as much old DSP as I can now. It's a sad state of affairs!! I stamped this zebra in Smoky Slate and stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Dragonfly Journeys #141 - Joy (Holiday was the theme BUT not mandatory!)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2048 - Animals

Card Cuts:

Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score and fold back at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4" for center of base

DSP: 4" x 5 1/4" inside panel

DSP: 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" for front fold

Silver Mat: 4 1/2" x 2 1/2", cut with Stitched Nested Label Die

Very Vanilla: Cut with Stitched Nested Label Die that fits the image and sentiment

Very Vanilla: 3" x 3" for inside sentiment/image

Monday, November 30, 2020

Stampin' Up! Many Mates Beautiful Autumn Birthday Card

Welcome back for another Mystery Monday card where I give some of our card group clues throughout the week with a list of card cuts and supplies on the first day. They get to pick the cardstock and designer series paper that they want, along with dies or punches of their choice; same for sentiments and images.  If you have been following, you have noticed there have been no two cards alike! We are all surprised to see how our cards turn out. Here's mine for today using the Many Mates Stamp Set and Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set.

My card base is Cinnamon Cider cardstock with a mat of the same color. I embossed the mat with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. To that, I adhered a piece of Just Jade DSP and Cinnamon Cider wood grain DSP from the 6 x 6 pack of 2020-2022 In Color DSP. I wrapped a piece of ribbon, from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Pack, around the mat and tied a bow. Then I adhered the panel to the card base with liquid glue.

I used the Tailored Tag Punch to punch out the "It's Your Day" from the Many Mates Stamp Set. Then I punched a Just Jade label and a Cinnamon Cider label, cut them in half and layered them behind the sentiment. I attached the layered sentiment to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots finished the card front.

I'm entering my card in The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge by Ann Marie PP519. I went straight down the right side.
For the inside...

I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Autumn and the image from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. The corners are punched with the retired Trio Punch.

Here is sleuth Edie's card...isn't it gorgeous?

Colors are Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. Here are her ingredients: "DSP is 6X6 Classic Christmas, Sahara Sand, the ribbon is from the Christmas twin pack. It was Real Red, but I used my Cherry Cobbler dark Stampin Blend to color it. The sentiment I used is from the “For Unto Us” stamp set. Ornament embellishments are from the “Christmas Gleaming” stamp set and matching punches. Inside and envelope stamps are also from Christmas Gleaming.  Stitched Nested Labels dies.

Here's Meg's
Night of Navy card base and BrightlyGleaming Speciality DSP. Copper Trim Ribbon.  and I just spread out the mesh Ornate Frames Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings sentiment. 

Image from Tasteful Textures, sentiment from Part of My Story. 

Thanks again to Beth McCullough for her inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed looking at our cards.

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” – William Arthur Ward

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Stampin' Up! A Little Lace Boho Indigo Birthday Card

I was inspired by Sharon Armstong's design in the making of my card today using the A Little Lace Stamp Set and Zany Zebras Stamp Set.

The above photo is of the finished card with Pearl Basic Jewels added to the center of one flower and on the darker DSP. The next photo shows the fun fold.

The next photo shows it flat without the embellishments, but with the decorated envelope.

My card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 1 1/4" and 4 1/4". I used Designer Series paper from the Boho Indigo Product Medley to decorate my folded back flap, the card front base and the inside back of the front.

I cut a Misty Moonlight mat with a die from Stitched So Sweetly. It was either the 2nd or 3rd smallest rectangle. Whichever it was, it was just a little bigger than the Rectangle Postage Punch that I used to punch out the sentiment and image from A Little Lace. I used Misty Moonlight ink for that.

I adhered a 1" x 5 1/4" strip of DSP to the outside of the folded flap. For the rest of the card front, I adhered a 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP. Then I adhered the sentiment layer to the folded flap with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On the inside, I adhered another piece of DSP 2 3/4" x 5 1/4". On the 4" x 5 1/4" Very Vanilla mat, I stamped the flower image in 2nd generation Misty Moonlight ink. "You Know Too Much" from A Little Lace is stamped full strength. The "Happy Birthday" from Zany Zebras is stamped full strength.

I'm very pleased with how it turned out and I hope you like it. I'm entering my card in these challenges:

The Paper Players PP519 Tic Tac Toe. I went down the center.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for another mystery card reveal.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Stampin' Up! Circle Thinlet Christmas Card

Today I have the last of the card kits from our card group. Sue M. brought this kit for our group to make. I believe she had the circle thinlet die from Stampin' Up!, which is retired. The patterned paper is some she got at Michael's. The stamp on the circle back is from a 1998 Stampin' Up! Stamp Set. I can't tell you much more than that!

TGIFC292 has a theme challenge this week

Thus, I am entering my card in their challenge. I think the spinner is quite magical and I wish I had purchased it when it was available. If you click on this link you can see the dies used and how to use them. There is a set available at too, unless it has sold since this post.

I am also entering these challenges:

Inkspirational #227 Photo (I want this kitten!)

Thank you for stopping by today. We are off to the Celtic Ray to enjoy our favorite Irish singer, Paul Duffy, and meeting friends there. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Hope you will enjoy your weekend as well.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Happy-Post-Thanksgiving Thanks!

 Hope you all had a festive feast yesterday. No card for today except this one...

Have a wonderful TGIF day, peeps, and be blessed. I'll be back tomorrow with a fun Christmas card.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Stampin' Up! Path of Petals Sympathy Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. You're in for a treat if you have never visited before. It's a weekly challenge and this week we have a sketch challenge.
I used the Path of Petals Stamp Set  to create my card.

My card base is Purple Posy cardstock. I used the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I adhered it to the card base with liquid glue.

I had scraps of Feels Like Frost DSP laying on my desk so I put them to good use for the sketch! I adhered the silver pieces to each end of the leaf image. I stamped the sentiment with Gorgeous Grape ink. Before I adhered the pieces to the card front, I ran a piece of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the leaf piece and tied a faux bow. Then I adhered the piece to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added three Playing with Patterns Resin Dots of varying sizes and the card front was finished.

For the inside, I added another piece of the DSP and stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink. The envelope also received a piece of DSP for the flap and I stamped a leafy image on the front but the envelope wasn't in the photo!

I'm entering my card in the Krafty Chicks All Occasions #535 Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll have time to hop.

Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.

Karen Finkle - you are here!
Happy Thanksgiving, peeps!
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.”

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"

Embossed Panel: 4" x 5 1/4"

DSP: Silver Foil 2 3/4" x 1"; 2 3/4" x 1 1/2"; 1" x 5 1/2" for inside strip; leaf image 3" x 3 3/4"

Ribbon: 6"

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Masculine Birthday Card

Goodness, me, it's the middle of the week already! Today's card uses nothing that is Stampin' Up! with the exception of Basic Bl...