Seashore Blog Hop: Masculine Cards

Where is this year going? I can’t believe we are already counting down to June and the end of the school year. And along with the beginning of summer and the celebration of graduation, June also brings Father’s Day!

I am very blessed to have a wonderful father, a wonderful father-in-law, and a wonderful husband – so I have a lot of reasons to celebrate Father’s Day!

“A Good Man” stamp set, with its striking brushstroke images and versatile sentiments, makes it really easy to create heartfelt masculine cards. Just add your favourite colouring tools and you’re set! You can see the full list below to find out what else I used to create this card. It was very quick and easy to make!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other masculine theme creations. Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

Happy Stampin’!

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There are some amazing specials going on this month! First, the Connect Craft Collect special for those who’d like to host a virtual party. The rest of the year, a $300 party would get you 10% rewards ($30), but during this special, your $300 party would get you DOUBLE that amount – your 10% PLUS an extra $30 in free product. Book a party with me before June 14th to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

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Product Spotlight: A Good Man

Today I’m featuring the stamp set “A Good Man”. This stamp set is perfect for masculine cards: Father’s Day, birthdays, retirement, any other occasion you need a masculine card for – and it’s the featured product in my upcoming Creativity to Go class. If you register for that class you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS all the supplies and tutorials to make five cards with your new stamp set – so, you’ll be all set for Father’s Day and all those other moments! You’ll also get access to an optional Zoom crafting class where we’ll meet and assemble the cards. Anyone in Canada is welcome to subscribe by following this link – the registration deadline is May 10th.

Many of us feel like masculine cards are a challenge, but I think that’s because we don’t have the right tools in hand to create for the masculine people in our lives. If we always gravitate towards flowers and swirly fonts, it’s no surprise that we get stuck when Father’s Day rolls around! This class will change that for you, giving you not only a wonderful set of stamps with terrific images and loving sentiments … not only a class to create five great masculine cards … but also confidence to continue creating with your new stamp set all throughout the year!

When you subscribe to Creativity to Go, you get everything you need to complete the cards: all the paper and cardstocks will be cut, punched, scored, or embossed as needed, and envelopes and embellishments are included. You just need to add your own ink and adhesive! If you don’t have any on hand, I’d be happy to help you with recommendations.

Another thing that can come in handy with this stamp set is a good set of colouring tools. Whether you prefer markers, Blends, or watercolour pencils is up to you; again, I’m happy to discuss your preferences and help you figure out what would work best for you. As an example, the card above is coloured with Blends; the one below is coloured with watercolour pencils. Which look do you prefer?

Did you catch my video earlier this week? I was using the same stamp set then too, along with another favourite, “Waterfront”, to create this card! If you missed the video, click here to check it out!

Now that you’ve seen a few projects with this wonderful stamp set, I hope you’ll join me for the May Creativity to Go class. Remember, for just $41 you’ll receive the stamp set and prepared supplies and tutorials to make five masculine cards!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: A Good Man

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a striking masculine card with the stamp set “A Good Man”, the featured stamp set in this month’s Creativity to Go virtual cardmaking class.
You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Crumb Cake layer: 4 x 5.25″
Old Olive: 2-5/8 x 4″
Vanilla: 2-3/8 x 4″

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If you love this stamp set and want to join me to make more masculine cards, be sure to join me for this month’s Creativity to Go! For $41 you’ll receive the stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to make five terrific masculine cards – right in time for Father’s Day. Subscribe here by May 10th!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video: Show and Tell – Make and Takes May 2019

Today’s video is a Show and Tell about all the beautiful Make and Take projects I got to make last weekend at a meeting of the Vancouver Island Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  All products available through my online store, though some products will not be available until June 4th with the release of the 2019 annual catalogue.

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Leave me a comment and let me know which of these projects you’re interested in learning! Maybe it will be featured in a future video!

Happy Stampin’!

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Father’s Day Cards

I have a whole collection of masculine cards to share with you today, great for Father’s Day, masculine birthdays, or other occasions for the dudes in your life. Bonus tutorial included for the diagonal easel card I posted recently!

The first card uses the Tailored Tag punch, as well as the True Gentleman DSP and Truly Tailored stamp set. The punch is still current, though the paper and stamp set have retired. You can see how easy it is to make a great card with this fun punch design! I will definitely have more uses for this punch in my craft studio.

I used the same stamp set and paper to create this dapper double-z fold card! I just never get sick of this fold and the awesome variations it offers.

The Dad Jokes stamp set is one I just had to buy, as my husband can’t resist making jokes like this …. the bigger the groan, the better! Though the stamp set is now retired, I think I’ll be hanging on to the stamps and continuing to create with them! It also uses the Simple Stripes embossing folder, which is one of my new favourites!

Here’s a fantastic masculine card that works for a variety of occasions, using the stunning Waterfront stamp set. I used the chair die cut from the Seasonal Layers set, and one of my layering squares to cut out the window frame. “Celebrate” is from the terrific new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, which has already gotten a lot of use in my studio! With so much variety and versatility, it’s a terrific set to have on hand.

And now, as promised, a tutorial! You might remember I posted a photo of this card when I used it as a swap card for my May team meeting. Here’s how you can make your own.

The base for this card is 4 x 8″, scored at 4″ and scored diagonally on the front flap from centre bottom to top left.

Depending on what colour card base you use, you may also need a white or vanilla insert of 4 x 4″ to write your sentiment.

For the front of the card, start with a 4 x 5.25″ piece of cardstock and decorate as desired.

Your final touch will be a stamped and punched piece that is attached to the base with dimensionals, to hold your easel open.

I hope you like the tutorial! Leave me a comment with your recent creations!

Happy Stampin’, and Happy Father’s Day to the dads in your life!