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Creating with Painter's Tape Technique

Idea using Painter's Tape

My last posted showed you how to use the Painter's Tape Technique for card making. Here is another idea. If you click the photo to enlarge it, you'll get a nice view of the texture created by using Painter's Tape to make the background.

 

Painter's Tape idea

A black base card POPS all the colors!! The sentiment and stars were created using the Wanted to Say Dies #161594. To review this Painter's Tape Technique click HERE. Try this!!


159087 Brewed for You Stamp Set

Brewed for You 159087

 Here is an easy handmade card for a Birthday. This Brewed for You Stamp Set #159087 has coordinating Brewed Dies #159092 for increased creativity! Cut 2-1/4"off the right front of the card base to make this easy fancy fold. SIMPLE!!

 

159087 Brewed for You

These adorable products are retiring April 30th, so purchase soon! They'd be a great addition to your stamp collection!

 

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Textured Timber Stamp Set #163656

Textured Timber #163656

Mail for a male!! This is a "spot on" guy card! Trucking Along Bundle with Punch #162306 is sooo versatile. Lots of different items can be "loaded" into this adorable old truck!!

 

#163656 Textured Timber

The new Textured Timber Stamp Set #163656 pairs perfectly with this cute truck. It creates the card background, dirt road and timbers in the truck bed! FUN!! MASCULINE!!

 

 

Textured Timber #163656

BOTH of these great stamp sets can be found in my Online Store and are not in any publication.

 

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Sending Love Bundle #162880

Sending Love Bundle #162880
We love handmade cards in the mail!! This mailbox is so cute, create with the Textured 12 X 12" Shimmer Paper #160838! It gives a corrugated texture. The Sending Love Bundle #162880 is all about mail!

 

#162880 Sending Love Bundle

This clever die cut mailbox can be open or closed. Did you notice the subtle background that was created with the Artistic Mix Masks #159178 and a Blending Brush #160518? The base color is Soft Sea Form, stenciled with the same color ink for softness.

 

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You would have so much fun using this Sending Love Bundle! My recent class loved it!

 

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Free with Purchase...

162962 Watercolor Melon

This is a SWEET deal!! Purchase $50 (in USA) and this Watercolor Melon Stamp Set of nine images is yours FREE!! Bonus: it coordinates with the Modern Oval Punch #162234!!

 

Wanted to Say Dies 161594

This is a great gender neutral card!! The sentiments on the front and inside are Wanted to Say Dies #161594.  It's fun to create summertime cards in winter!!

 

Watercolor Melon Stampinup

These colors are Black, Real Red, and Garden Green. The background is the handy Neutrals 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #161641. Purchase now because this Sale-A-Bration DEAL will not last forever!!

 

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Watercolor Melon FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Watercolor Melon #162962

FREE Watercolor Melon Stamp Set #162962 with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! Such a FUN bunch of images!! And there is a coordinating punch - Modern Oval Punch #162234!! These colors are Real Red and Garden Green. The drips are easily created with the "seed" image and sparkled up with Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897.

 

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The perfect greeting is from the Ice Cream Swirl Stamp Set #162764.

 

Watercolor Melon Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

There are even MORE great items to choose from during the FANTASTIC Sale-A-Bration Promo that runs through Feb. 2024!! Order early for the best selection!

 

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Planted Paradise #162925

Planted Paradise 162925

OUT OF THE BOX design!! Check this out - a snowman made with Planted Paradise Stamp Set #162925!! It's so fun to see what else you can make with a stamp set other than the obvious!! 

 

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For the mouth and eyes, use a standard pencil eraser. Dab it on the ink pad and print! VIOLA! ALL other images are from the stamp set, even the nose!! The conversation bubble is punched with the Bee Builder Punch #162553.

 

Planted Paradise by Stampin' Up!

Try this happy Birthday Snowman!!

 

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Trucking Along with Fish

Trucking Along Bundle

This cute old truck can transport anything you can think of!! This blue truck has a load of FISH, for the fisherman!!

 

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The fish were fussy cut from the Let's Go Fishing 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #161534. The scale make them look like WHOPPERS!! So fun!!

 

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This is the fun and versatile Trucking Along Bundle with Punch #162306!! Find this in my online store under Online Exclusives!! Get it while it's available!

 

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Magical Meadow #162134

Magical Meadow by Stampin' Up!

Magical Meadow Stamp Set #162134 can create great masculine cards!! This grouping of conifers in positive and negative is very unique!

 

Magical Meadow #162134

These colors are Basic White, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce and a touch of Coastal Cabana. No bows for men, just a touch of wide Natural Ribbon #162192. Attach the ribbon with Tear & Tape #154031.

 

 

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Inside is a sentiment using Biggest Wish Stamp Set #155052.

 

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Timeless Arrangements Dies #161525

Timeless Arrangement #161525

Playing with color is fun and satisfying! Select colors you love and see of you can use them with different images and layouts! The card on the left is created with the very versatile Timeless Arrangements Dies #161525. Lovely! The card on the right uses the same colors with the Waves Dies #158840. So different! Play with colors - try it!!

 

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All About Autumn Bundle and So Sincere Stamp Set

Autumn Leaves Bundle by Stampin' UP!

What a great pairing, All About Autumn Bundle #162186 and So Sincere Stamp Set #162283! The vertical sentiment fits perfectly when the card front is cut one inch short.

 

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The All About Autumn 6X6" Specialty Designer Series Paper #162178 has geometric foil designs on one side and Fall images on the other.

 

#162186 Autumn Leaves Bundle

This would be a perfect Birthday card for a man! Have you felt the season changing?

 

 

 

 


Let's Go Fishing 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper

Let's Go Fishing #161546

Here is an idea for the guys in your life! The FUN Let's Go Fishing 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #16111534 does all the design work for this clever masculine card! Each panel is cut 1-3/4 X  4". The base card is the standard 5-1/2 X 4-1/4".

 

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Use leftover paper strips to add interest inside your cards.

 

Let's Go Fishing Suite

All That Dies #159078 adds fun details! Don't forget to stamp for the guys in your life! 

GET READY:

The Sept.-Dec. Mini Catalog BEGINS Sept. 6th!! It's FULL of seasonal images, gorgeous papers and embellishments. If you'd like to purchase from this amazing new publication, I will mail you a copy if you live in the USA. Email me: [email protected]

 


The Winning Swap

Stargazing Suite #stampinup

Demonstrator Dana Meacham was the SWAP WINNER at my recent Midwest North Star Stampers Annual Demonstrator Gathering! She did an outstanding job with the Stargazing Suite #161189! This is a Fancy Fold that opens twice. The base card is a basic "Z Fold." Dana used Blending Brushes to add color to the astronaut before die cutting.

 

Reach for the Stars Bundle

She paired the Stargazing 12X12" Designer Series Paper #161175 with the Holographic Trio 12X12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #161744. It's a WOW!!

 

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The inside opens upward to view the sentiment. Thank you for a "STELLAR" creation, Dana! There were lots of other great swaps, too!


Earthen Textures Bundle #161514

Earthen Textures #161514

Look at what designer papers can do for your images!! These decorative clay pots look so real with the dripping glaze!! This Earthen Elegance 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #161503 is ON SALE all month for 15% OFF!! The sale price is only $10.62! Other designs are available.

 

Earthen Elegance #161503

This earthy combo of colors is Copper Clay, Basic Black, Pecan Pie and Early Espresso. The layer is cut with the Countryside Corners Dies #161471.

 

Countryside Corners Dies

 

Surprise! Inside, is a Very Vanilla layer cut with the same Countryside Corners Dies.

 

Earthen Textures by Stampin' Up!

Do you need some non-floral images for your stamp collection?? This Earthen Textures Bundle is a WINNER!!

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Phrases for All by Stampin' Up!

#161403 Phrases for All

An easy to read, bold HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment is an essential for all stampers to have in their collections! This Phrases for All Stamp Set #161403 fits the bill!!

 

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This base card is Soft Sea Foam with a layer of vellum. The vellum has been die cut using the Dots & Spots Die #159164 for subtle texture. The green card stocks are Garden Green, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Granny Apple Green punched with the Bough Punch #157711.

 

Phrases for All Stamp Set

This versatile Birthday card is great to have on hand!

 

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Brewed for You Bundle #stampinup

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Here is a class hit from my recent Mail for Males Cards Class!! Brewed for You Bundle #159093 is PERFECT for the guys in your life!!

 

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And surprise! This is an Easel Fancy Fold Card! Cut base card stock 11 X 4-1/4", and score at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4". SIMPLE. Add a "stop" for the front edge to rest against and make sure to "dimensionalize" it!

 

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Inside is a great sentiment!!

 

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Add Wink of Stella glitter pen #141897 to the beer foam, just for FUN!!

 

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Like an Animal 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Michelle Miller, friend and team member, is my guest creator today. This cool card uses the Like an Animal 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #160841. Look closely, and see the 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon #153550.

 

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These great sentiments are Kind & Sincere Stamp Set #160739 from the Spring Mini Catalog. Thanks for sharing this great card, Michelle!

 

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He's the Man Suite #159083

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Don't forget to stamp for the men in your life!! He's the Man Suite #159083 covers lots of men's activities so it's very easy to use! He's the Man 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #159068 is very masculine!

 

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The black argyle pattern is a die cut. Use the Adhesive Sheets #152334 to make application fast and easy! Apply it to the back of your card stock, then die cut and you have a "sticker."

 

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Brewed for You Bundle #159093

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Jamie Sales, demonstrator and QC Swapping friend from LaPorte, Indiana is my guest stamper today. This masculine card uses Brewed for You Bundle #159093. I love Jamie's unique use of heat embossed vellum for a "FROSTY MUG" look!

 

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These are great masculine colors and paper from He's the Man 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #159068.

 

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This is a great "guy" sentiment!! I enjoyed your card, Jamie. Great job!!

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Waves of the Ocean #stampinup

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This collection of products, Waves of the Ocean, is AWESOME!! This wave die cut is created with the Supple Shimmer 12 X 12" Specialty Paper #158068 on page 67 of the Spring Mini Catalog! PERFECT! Click to enlarge the picture and see the SHIMMER!!

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The Waves of the Ocean Collection #161797 is an early release from the next Annual Catalog that begins May 3, 2022!!

 

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Here is the promotional flyer:

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Gorgeous Leaves Bundle #158609

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I'm sharing another class favorite today, Gorgeous Leaves Bundle #158609 in a Gate Fold. The black die cut leaf is so intricate and striking!

 

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The layering papers are Blackberry Beauty 12 x 12" Designer Series Paper #156458 on a base card of Cinnamon Cider.

 

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Easy to understand why this card was a class favorite!!

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Christmas Season Stamp Set and VIDEO

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Christmas Season Stamp Set #156293 is so versatile it creates winter Birthday Cards!! This is a simple masking technique. Please watch the short video posted below.

 

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It creates easy thank you cards, too. This is the same masking technique as in the video.

 

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This card has the holly images and Wink of Stella on the berries.

 

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Reflected in Nature Stamp Set #stampinup

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Winter in the wilderness! Look at the DETAIL in this image from Reflected in Nature Stamp Set #156437! Any nature lover would enjoy receiving this card.

 

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This is an easy but impressive TAB CARD format. Cut 1" off the right front edge and use it for the horizontal "TAB." Attach it to the back of the card and fold over the front. So easy!

 

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The Cork 12 X 12" Specialty Paper #156393 is perfect for a nature card! 

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Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper #stampinup

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This tree and leaf themed Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper #155841 is 15% OFF this month, so it's only $9.78!

 

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The Stitched Leaves Dies #153567 pairs perfectly with this pretty designer paper!! I love the stitched detail in the leaves!!

 

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It's NOT too early to think about stamping for AUTUMN!!

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Macrame 3D Embossing Folder 2 #stampinup

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Today's post uses the same Macrame 3D Embossing Folder #155435 as my last post. Scroll down to read the SECRET of the embossing folder. This card adds a masculine feel with Pine Trees!

 

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The Evergreen Border Punch #153603 is great for guy cards and holiday cards!

 

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These colors are Crumb Cake Card Stock and Crumb Cake ink for the embossing folder. The deep green is the NEW In Color: Evening Evergreen. 

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Macrame 3D Embossing Folder #stampinup

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Macrame is BACK!! What is Macrame? It's KNOTS made decorative. This Macrame 3D Embossing Folder #155435 creates MAXIMUM texture! WOW!! Here is the secret:

 

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Apply ink to the inside of the LOGO side of the embossing folder. Tap the ink pad flat on the texture.  Carefully place your card stock on the inked side, close the folder and emboss. The ink will ACCENTUATE the details!!

 

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The base card is Sahara Sand with an layer of Misty Moonlight. The ink for the embossing folder is Sahara Sand.

 

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Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set #stampinup

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One of my favorite easy fancy folds is this TAB CARD! It's fast and impressive! Cut your standard portrait card. Then cut 1 inch off the front right side. Use this 1 inch strip to create the TAB. Score the strip at about 1 inch from the end to attach behind the card.

 

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This TAB will swing to the right so you can access the card. I bet you can think of lots of way to embellish the TAB!!

 

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NEW In Colors part 3

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Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent are NEW In Colors PERFECT for masculine cards!! These colors will be available May 4, 2021 when the new Annual Catalog begins. Check out these great guy cards created with the Handsomely Suited Bundle #156240!!

 

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Father's Day is coming soon. This stamp set also includes a birthday sentiment.

 

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The Essential Tag Punch #153607 creates a perfectly proportioned short sleeve for these casual shirts. 

 

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Cut the shirt body 4-1/4" X 3-1/2".  GET THIS HANDSOMELY SUITED BUNDLE BY MAY 3, 2021 TO RECEIVE THE 10% BUNDLED PRICE. These products will appear in the next Annual Catalog, but without the bundle discount!!

 

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Handsomely Suited Bundle by #Stampinup

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TIES FOR GUYS! Here a quick card for the men in your life! We must not forget them when creating!! This is the masculine Handsomely Suited Bundle w/ dies #156240 and the Well Suited Designer Series Paper #154562 with perfect guy prints!

 

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The sentiment is mounted on the Classic Label Punch #141491 and Tailored Tag Punch #145667. He will love knowing he is the "BEST!" 

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Sale-A-Bration Product Ideas

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Today, I am featuring ideas using the FREE Sale-A-Bration products you may select with your qualifying purchase of $50 or $100 thru Feb. 28, 2021:

Darling Donkeys Stamp Set FREE w/ $50 purchase of ANY products.

Flower & Field 12 x 12" Designer Series Paper FREE w/ $50 purchase of ANY products.

 

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Paper Blooms 12 x 12" Designer Series Paper FREE w/ $50 purchase of ANY products.

 

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Approaching Perfection Stamp Set FREE w/ $50 purchase of ANY products.

Paper Blooms 12 x 12" Designer Series Paper FREE w/ $50 purchase of ANY products.

Sample created by my friend and team member, Karen Kapfer.

 

Blueberries

Berry Blessings Stamp Set AND Berry Delightful 12 x 12" Designer Series Paper FREE w/ $100 purchase of ANY products.

This is just a sampling, there are MORE FREE items to choose! No Limit!

 

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Well Suited goes Casual

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Casual time using the new Well Suite Collection #155983! I LOVE the versatility of these products. I used the Essential Tag Punch #153607 to create the perfectly portioned sleeves!!

 

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The PERFECT short sleeve for this casual golf shirt!!

 

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Check out the details: stitched pocket, placket and buttons, and textured collar! The collar was embossed using the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders from the Holiday Catalog.

 

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This collection has the BEST masuline paper - Well Suited Designer Series Paper #154562.

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Well Suited Suite Sneak Peek

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 Jan. - June Spring Mini Catalog SNEAK PEEKS start today!! The Mini Catalog starts Jan. 5, 2021. GET READY!!

Well Suited Suite Collection #155983 is an AWESOME group of products for masculine cards!! From suits to golf shirts it makes GREAT GUY CARDS!!

 

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The suspenders, tie options, collars, pockets and button dies are all perfect to mix it up for your men!!

 

 

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This golf shirt features one of the masculine Well Suited Designer Series Papers #154562. I used the Essential Tag Punch #153607 to easily create the sleeves on this golf shirt.

 

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"Suit Up" for creative fun for the classic gentleman or casual guy!! AVAILABLE JAN. 5, 2021!!

 


Warm and Toasty by Stampin' Up!

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Michelle Miller, team member and friend, created this CUTE winter birthday card from the holiday stamp set, Warm & Toasty #152615! This reminds me of the Coke Cola Bears!!

 

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This fun fancy fold shows off the designer paper! Base card is 5-1/2 X 11", scored at 3-1/2, and 7-3/4". SO VERY EASY!

 

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Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper #153491

 

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Thanks for sharing your very cute winter birthday card, Michelle! Love it!!

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Loyal Leaves Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


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These detailed skeletal leaves from Loyal Leaves Stamp Set #152544, create great MASCULINE cards!! Ink the leaves with Old Olive and then add Pretty Peacock edges using the "rock & roll" method, then print! Such GREAT detail!! Olive Peacock

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These two rectangles are the SAME size. Simply off set them for an interesting layer!

 

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Here is a totally different look in brown hues. Look how the 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper #153070 shows thru the skeletal leaves! Cinnamon Espresso 20200812_153006

The sentiment is layered using the Lovely Layers Pick a Punch #152883. Remember to stamp for the men, too!!

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Make it Quick with Memories & More Cards and Envelopes

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INSTANT cards! Did you over look the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes #153101 in the annual catalog? TAMS Color Builder 6 20200715_144016

The Memories & More card bases are 4-1/2 x 6-1/4" and PERFECT for a 3 x 4" layer!! These are designed to pair with the Memories & More Card Packs, but I love to use them as FAST bases for my stamping!! This is the Loyal Leaves Stamp Set #152544.

 

 

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This layer was stamped then embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder #152718 for lots of TEXTURE!

 

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Aren't all these leaves wonderfully detailed! Try this FAST idea using the Memories & More Cards and Envelopes!

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Zany Zebras by Stampin' Up!

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Outrageously CUTE little zebras!! These little critter stole my heart. Zany Zebras #152536 are so HAPPY and PLAYFUL!!

 

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The sentiment is emphasized with a circle of new Rainbow Glimmer Paper #153056!

 

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The three different zebra images are die cut with Stitched Shapes Dies #152323.

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These FUN creatures span generations and genders!!

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So Much Happy Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Don't forget the guys when you stamp! So Much Happy Bundle #154076 is a PERFECT gender neutral collection!!

 

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The bundle is paired with the ever-popular Woodland Embossing Folder #152881 for a masculine, outdoors feel. Lightly ink the inside of the embossing folder before running thru your embossing machine to get the color on the tree trunks.

 

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TAMS Color BuilderMy next post will feature a feminine card with this So Much Happy Bundle!

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So Much Happy Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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Here's a SNAPPY new multi-function bundle called So Much Happy Bundle #154076!! It's got so much to LOVE!!

 

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This giant "HAPPY" die just makes you SMILE!! 

 

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These BOLD, vibrant colors in the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper #152495 are a perfect party pairing!! Main colors are Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green. This card spans all ages. 

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