One of my hostesses in November asked me if I would demonstrate a masculine birthday card, because I truly do forget to do that more often. So, I came up with something from another idea and since I LOVE the Lovely As a Tree stamp set for so many different things, I chose it and went with some subtle colors. I used Early Expresso, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock and Early Expresso ink for the trees and Old Olive for the sentiment. I used the Adorning Accents dies for the scallop at the bottom and the Finishing Touches embossing folders for the embossed look to the scallops. I wrapped Linen Thread around twice and secured a Glimmer Brad from the Basics pack to finish it off. (This could be switched out for any occasion!)
This was another party in a box card. I used the stamp set Snowflake Soriee, and stamp the snowflakes in Certainly Celery and Not Quite Navy onto Whisper White. I then stamped one in Celery and punched it out and layered it on NQN one and added a Basic Rhinestone to the center. I cut out a shape from the Apothecary Framelit set from Brushed Silver cardstock and then stamped the word Merry in Not Quite Navy onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Wide Oval punch and then randomly stamped some more Celery snowflakes behind it, and layered it onto the silver. I added 3 Basic Rhinestones to the bottom of that, and then finished it off with some Shimmer Mist Spray.
I had my first "box party"or "party to go" over Thanksgiving and this is the first card they got to make. I used Whisper White for the base and layered a piece of Real Red onto that. I then cut down some Basic Gray cardstock and ran it through the Petals A Plenty embossing folder. I stamped the tree from Lovely As a Tree(did you know this is Stampin' Up's most sold stamp set ever?) in Always Artichoke onto Whisper White and cut it out with the large die from Apothecary Accents framelits. I also used the bottom part of the die to cut out some Red Glimmer paper to attach to the bottom of the white, and then a teeny tiny strip of Always Artichoke cardstock to divide the two colors. I then stamped the Merry Christmas from Owl Occasions in Basic Black and attached a Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon to the top.
**(a "box party" or "party to go" is simply however many cards of whatever the hostess chooses for her group -this one was 5 cards for each lady of 3 Christmas and 2 birthday-, charging whatever you feel is worth it, and then cut the paper and ribbon and stick the stamps and inks in boxes and they do the party without you having to be there-then they simply return the box the next day)
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.