Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Masculine Birthday Card for Amy's Inkin' Krew Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’ve got a  "for the boys/men" theme today. I hope you’ll be able to spend some time reading and hopping through all the other talented team member projects today...once you've read mine, of course!!

I used the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and retiring Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to create my card today. I am sooooo sad to see that paper retire, along with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. The Braided Burlap Trim is also retiring so if you want any of these items, hop on it! 

My inspiration came from France Martin, a/k/a Frenchie. I'm entering my card in Double Trouble Paper Crafting: Birthday Blow-Out #56 playing with Thing 1: Trouble Maker and with Thing 2 Double Dare by entering the Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Joy of Sets. I did the top row across.
My card base is Early Espresso. I adhered a mat of Balmy Blue card stock and then added the embossed Crumb Cake panel. I wrapped a piece of Burlap Trim across it, secured it with tape on the back and adhered it with liquid glue to the mat.

I cut out a rectangle in Balmy Blue and a rectangle from the Tropical Oasis DSP using the Stitched So Sweetly Die Set. I used lots of Dimensionals adhering them!

The sentiment from Timeless Tropical is stamped in Early Espresso Ink, punched with the Everyday Label Punch and adhered with Dimensionals and liquid glue.

For the inside, I used more stamps from Timeless Tropical and sent it on its merry way. The recipient actually called me to let me know he received it and it brightened his 80th birthday as his dinner party had to be canceled due to the pandemic. 


Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop whether you are going forward or backward! To continue hopping, just click on the "next" button to go to Connie Troyer  or click on the "previous" button to go to Leslie Larkin. Clicking on a name listed below will take you directly to that person's site. We have so many talented ladies on the Krew team and this is just a snippet for this month.




  1. Mary Deatherage
  2. Karen Ksenszkovic
  3. Sue Prather
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Leslie Larkin
  6. Karen Finkle - you are here
  7. Connie Troyer
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Julie Johnston
  10. Terry Lynn Bright
  11. Amy Koenders


25 comments:

  1. Great card Karen :) Love all the textures and layers

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  2. This is one cool card! Love your layers and that old station wagon. Makes me want to get in the car and GO somewhere! Ain't happenin' these days, unless I go birding by myself, and I might just do that....after I mow the lawn. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. We saw an owl this morning and I thought of you!

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  3. Great card!! I love this car and the touches of blue really pop.

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    1. Thank you, Akiko. Funny we both used cars today!

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  4. I like this, Karen. I like how you used the DSP to make a male card. Great design!

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  5. Very cool card! Love the car in your designer paper, perfect layering too! :)

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I'd love to have that car in real life.

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  6. Yep - this paper and this embossing folder will be sorely missed!! Fun card - perfect for a deserving guys' birthday!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary. The recipient even called me to thank me for it.

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  7. Fun card. I love how you used the DSP as a focal point and the layering and textures--wow, So much to love about this--and I do! TFS.

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan. I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday!

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  8. Great texture and dimension, and nice colors for a masculine card. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!
    Melanie

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    1. Thank you, Melanie, for leaving a comment on behalf of DT.

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  9. Love your image and the colours complement the background. Great masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

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    1. Thank you, Alyson, for the opportunity to share!

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  10. That paper in the stitched frames is so fitting for your masculine birthday card...nice layout and fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. And you know you have been able to use Joy of Sets TicTacToe (Birthday, CAS, Green) so you may want to enter your card in their challenge too.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I wasn't sure if was CAS but I'll go enter on your suggestion.

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  11. Ah - I'm not sure it really is truly CAS but it's still a lovely card so very happy to see it in our Challenge - thanks for sharing at #JOSTTT017 - hope to see you again next month

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  12. Great birthday card. Love the texture with your embossing folder. Great color combination. Thank you for sharing with Double Trouble Challenge #56.

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  13. Awesome birthday card! So glad you did the double challenge! Thanks for participating in the #JOSTTT017 challenge this month.

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  14. What a lovely card, love all of the textures. Thanks for joining us at#JOSTTT017

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