So, here is number three of the 5 that we made. It starts out with a Smokey Slate base and then a layer of Whisper White that was ran through the Big Shot with the Argyle folder(now retired). I cut a piece of Adventure Bound DSP from the Stack (now retired), and placed it on the backside of this white piece and cut down 3/4"ish the way and then folded back to make the collar. I used the Bow Builder Punch to make the bow tie from Island Indigo card stock.
I used another piece of the DSP and cut it into a banner and stamped the Happy Birthday from the Guy Greetings set in Momento Black ink and added a Silver Metal Button to it. It is a very simple card.
All of our cards were easy to change out to a different greeting as I have some customers no longer have a father to give cards to, etc. It worked out fantastic with this stamp set! I will be doing more man like cards with it for sure!
So here is card number 2 of our class. I started out using Basic Black for the base and layering it with Smokey Slate that I stamped with the hats stamps in Momento Black ink randomly over the top half of it. I wrapped a piece of Black Chevron ribbon (retired and not happy about it...)just below where I stopped stamping. I layered another piece of Basic Black card stock with Vanilla Naturals cardstock that was stamped with the car, the Happy Birthday and the Dad stamps from the Guy Greetings stamp set, in Momento Black ink.
I added 6 Silver Brads to the bottom to finish it off. Well, 3 more to go and then I will start getting you excited for NEW stuff from the NEW catalog.
I recently had some customers give me an idea for a card class because I'm just not sending out the masculine cards much, so I decided to just host a class on nothing but manly cards. This first card is a CASE of sorts ( I have my own touches on it) from Mary Fish. The mustache die retired yesterday, and I plan to actually keep hold of it because it is just too nuetral to use for so many things. I used lots of Gold Glimmer paper on this card, and I was wearing it all the way home. It's a simple card, so I won't go into details, but the Newsprint DSP (the banner underneath all the layers) and the "father" sentiment, which comes from Guy Greetings are still available in the NEW Catalog that went LIVE YESTERDAY! Contact me if you need one or if you can't wait to see it, I have a link here on my blog in the upper right hand side that is page by page, so you can view it online by flipping each page!
My post will be short in words, but long in photos. I am just getting around to taking photos of my cards for May card classes as I took the time and enjoyed some time with my beautiful grandson for a week and am just getting around to my blog. (It's all worth it!) So, I decided I better get these up since Monday is the LAST day to order so much of these products. I am listing only the products that are retiring after Monday, so if you want something, get it now.
Stamps: Snapshot(camera) and Hip Notes(Oh Snap)
DSP: already retired, my apologies...lol
Stamps: Yippee Skippee! (sad to see this go)
DSP: Gold Soriee (donut)
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding
Baker's Twine: Tangerine Tango
My sister shares my passion for papercrafting, so for her birthday, I made one of the little purses that are popular right now (although, they aren't as little as I thought). I just love the Gold Soriee DSP and am going to miss it most when it's gone. I made the purse from the DSP and trimmed it out with Calypso Coral card stock that I ran through the Big Shot using the Tasteful Trim die for the bottom.
I stamped out 6 large Sca.llop Flowers from the same DSP pack and crinkled and made a big flower from it and stuck a Antique Brad in the center.
I used my Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope for the gift certificate (a SU! one of course) to tuck away inside. I tied it shut with the Gold Satin Ribbon. I stuck inside her bag some Muskateer Mint minis and my FAVORITE candy, Lancaster Caramels!
Our baby grandson turned ONE two weeks ago and this is the card that I made for him. I started out with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Sky cardstock and then added a piece of Whisper White to the front that I ran through and cut a star from the Star Framelits and then through the Polka Dot Embossing folder. I added a piece of Maritime DSP behind it with the cute octopus on it.
I used the Playful Pennants stamps set to finish the card with the sentiment stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink onto Night of Navy card stock and flagged at both ends. I stamped out the banner in Cherry Cobbler and punched with the Pennant Builder punch and then cut the number 1 from Gold Glimmer paper from the Perfect Print BigZ die. I tied it on with Coastal Cabana Twine and piece of the the gold thread from the Gold Baker's Twine.
Good Monday! It's so beautiful today here in southeast Iowa, can't get too much better (okay, maybe a tad warmer) but other than that, it's GORGEOUS! Today's card was another April class card. It is a simple layout and simple card and my thoughts were for whipping out some graduation or end of the year teacher cards. I punched out the border using the Stars Border Punch and layering Basic Black card stock behind it.
I stamped the sentiment from Pictogram Punches stamp set in Momento Black ink and the Crushed Curry "swipes" behind it are from Gorgeous Grunge and also the dots under the star from the same stamp set. I tied Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around it and tied a bow. I cut the star out using the Star Framelits and Crushed Curry card stock and sponging the edges. I punched a Gold Glimmer star from the tiny star punch.
I am a SAHM and I have 4 girls and two adorable grandsons. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 22 years. I have been a Stampin'Up! demonstrator for 11 years. Along with stamping, I try to scrapbook and love spending time with family and friends.