Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stampin' Up! Truly Tailored for Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring current Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all creating projects with a “Masculine” theme and I’m featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper for my project. Fair warning...these two items retire May 31, 2018. So, if you really want them, better hop to it! Remember to click on the buttons and/or names below to hop to the other projects.

My card design is based on the May sketch at Viva La Verve created by Julee Tilman.

Here's my card for your viewing pleasure...

This card took all of 11 minutes to make. How do I know that? Because I had to time it for another challenge. Unfortunately, I was over the 10 minute mark and when I relooked, that challenge was only for "Shades of Gray". I'll play another day.

Supplies are listed below. Please note that the embossing folder I used is the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF. It was offered during Sale-A-Bration and will be offered again June 1 in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

  • Night of Navy 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Very Vanilla (2) 4" x 5 1/4" (for front and inside) and a scrap piece
  • DSP 1 3/4" x 5", 2 1/4" x 3 3/4", 3" circle, strip of DSP 1/2" x 5 1/4" for inside
  • 6" ribbon

  1. Score the Night of Navy card base at 5 1/2" and fold.
  2. Swipe your ink pad over the recessed side of your embossing folder to ink in the indents.
  3. Run one piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot, using the inked embossing folder.
  4. Cut the first piece of DSP and bannerize the end using the punch or freehand.
  5. Cut the second rectangular piece of DSP.
  6. Run the third piece of DSP through the Big Shot, using the circle die.
  7. Stamp and punch the sentiment on scrap of Very Vanilla.
  8. Adhere the banner and rectangular pieces to the embossed piece of Very Vanilla.
  9. Wrap the ribbon around the embossed mat and adhere to back with tape.
  10. Adhere the circle to the front.
  11. Adhere the sentiment to the circle with dimensionals.
  12. Adhere the strip of DSP to the remaining piece of Very Vanilla.
  13. Stamp the sentiment on the Very Vanilla.
  14. Sponge the Very Vanilla.
  15. Adhere mat to the inside base of card.

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Truly Tailored
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, True Gentleman DSP, Very Vanilla
 Ink Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide
Accessories 5/8" Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Tailored Tag Punch

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you have fun hopping to the rest of the Krew's blogs. You will not be disappointed at what you find. Clicking on the "Previous" button will take you to Amy Koenders and the "Next" button will take you to Jaimie Babarczy. You can also click on the individual names.


  1. Cool design! Love that designer paper and your background is perfect too! :)

    1. Yes, I loved that design that 3 of us chose! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  2. Great card and simple to make. Why can't I do simple and make a great card like this, instead of stressing and not liking a thing I made. It is great to see two cards same paper different designs! Yours and Amy's

    1. Thanks, Shirley. I thought I replied to this last night, but who knows where it went to!

  3. Great guy card, Karen. Love the basketweave background. Did all of you get together and decide to use the Viva la Verve design? :-)
    Why not? It is a great design and could be interpreted many ways.

    1. Thanks, Julie. This is the first time I used the basket weave and I loved how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  4. 11 minutes and cute to boot? Wow! Great job.

  5. How fabulous is that woven background? Lovely card, so glad you could join us for Viva la Verve!


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