Masculine Lawn Mower Card

Summer is winding down! I need to post my summery cards while summer is still here!

I enjoy making masculine cards – it seems there are never enough ideas out there because there are so many more options for feminine cards. Here’s one for you, and it uses many different dies and punches!

By the way, this is one of the cards we made for my “Creative U.” classes in July! Don’t forget you can in on these fun projects each month! It doesn’t matter if you are LOCAL here in AZ or if you are from afar!

If you are local and would like to attend Creative U., please email me and I will give you the details on my classes and how they work.

If you are online, all you have to do is place a $35 order and use the Host Code (it’s always found on the right hand side of my blog). You will then be eligible to receive the kit with 3 projects free in the mail, along with a PDF tutuorial. Reminder, I’m not able to stamp for you per Stampin’ Up polic, so it will be the cut pieces to the projects….. AND if your order is over $150, you can reap the Host Benefits! You will still receive the projects, of course!

Here’s the YouTube video for the masculine card above  in case you want to re-create this fun summer card!

Father’s Day Bow Tie Card

This Father’s Day card is sure to bring a smile to your guy’s face! Not only that, but a treat for him, too!

Here’s the inside of the card!

Here’s a video of today’s card:

You can also view the PDF of this card here: Father’s Day Card

A Good Man Card

Father’s Day will be here before you know it! How about a great relaxing card for him using A Good Man stamp set? His hat is popped up on Dimensionals. Many of these accessory items are retiring next week and no longer available! (Designer Series Paper, Seasonal Layers Dies – a MUST HAVE!, Baker’s Twine….)

Click here for FREE PDF: A Good Man Card

Here’s a video so you can see how it all came together!

Cozy Craft Retreat Nearly SOLD OUT!

This was my swap card for my team meeting last month. We had a masculine theme last month. Thank goodness Geared Up Garage is carrying over, but the Designer Series Paper is NOT! Grab it while you can! It goes too well with this suite!

 

The Cozy Craft Retreat has nearly SOLD OUT in one day! There are only 3 spots left, but remember, you can get in on ALL the projects and prizes if you want this as a Retreat-To-Go! Please email me if you are interested in attending or getting a Retreat-To-Go.

See previous post HERE for retreat details.

Nailed It and Urban District Masculine Card

Here’s a card I used for my team swap this month. I love the many Pinterest cards that were made into a tool box! I found a really nice graphic of how to cut the card stock on Lisa Bernard’s blog, which can be found HERE.

This week I had a team meeting, and our swap theme was to create a card using products from the new Stampin’ Up catalog. This is what I made, and even earned the “Best weSTAMP Swap” this month! This is a big deal to me, in my 11 years of being a demonstrator, this is only the 2nd time I have won! THANKS weSTAMP TEAM!

The “Nailed It” stamp set can be purchased in a bundle to save you 10%

This is such an awesome masculine stamp set that you will use forever! It’s always great to have a nice “go to” masculine stamp set in your stash.

Do you want to save at least 20% on every order, and become a part of my stamping community? Please read this post HERE to find out how to join my team!

 

Last Day to Order Retiring Stamps!!

Today is the last day to order from the old catalog, which includes many retiring items!!!

One of my favorite masculine sets is “Best Dad Ever”. The gals didn’t see this set at my Retirement Open House, even though it’s retiring, because this baby I’m hanging onto! I also hung onto the sentiment stamp, Curly Cute. LOVE these sets and will continue to use them on my personal projects! You can order them HERE.

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Recipe
Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever, Curly Cute
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Clear Versa Mark, Early Espresso
Accessories: Hanger (shaped by hand), $, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder

I hope to have a video on folding the cash. I watched a few YouTube videos but they were still hard to follow so I thought I would make one for you! Hope to do that SOON!!! Stay tuned!

Masculine Card – Electric Outlet

Here’s a masculine card for you! SO simple! I saw the outlet part of this card on pinterest, made by Laurie Wilson. Her card can be seen HERE.

I made my own pattern by just googling “outlet”, right clicking and saving it to my desktop! The outlet is about 1 1/2″ high.
The inside sentiment is from the set “Friendly Phrases”. This set is RETIRING!!! Get it before May 31st! You can order online HERE. Then I added the cord by using a Stampin’ Write Marker.

The outlets are on dimensionals so they POP.

Click on photos to see it even better!

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Recipe:
Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brushed Silver
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Dimensionals, Screw Brad (from local craft store), Small Oval Punch (cut off to make the cord)

To make the prongs, cut strips of 1/8″ Brushed Silver paper and attach with a dimensional.

Workbench Made by Patti!

Patti purchased the Tool Bench tutorial (on my sidebar) and this is what she came up with! Isn’t it darling? I LOVE how she added the “ribbon maker” that so many of us own. Patti’s blog can be found HERE. Thanks for sharing this Patti!I think the Tool Bench would make a great Christmas gift, along with a gift certificate to Home Depot or Lowe’s for the man in your life! (It could go to a gal, too, in PINK!)NOTE: Patti’s Tool Bench was also featured on The Kraft Journal Blog, which can be found HERE!

Sail Away Masculine Card

Here’s a card we made at Stamp Club this month! The sailboat image is stamped on canvas fabric with Stazon ink. To get the frayed edges, all you have to do is RIP the fabric!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Matey’s Map Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Naturals Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Black Stazon
Accessories: Antique Brad, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Hemp Twine, Dauber, Distressing Tool

To make a square knot out of the hemp twine, refer to the video I have in this post HERE.

weSTAMP Swaps

Our weSTAMP group met this week. Here are some photos from our creative group!

We started the evening off with a make and take by Jennie. Isn’t this CUTE? It is like an “easel card”. THANKS Jennie! We had so much fun learning this technique!

Our swap theme was a masculine card. Here they are!

Terri’s swap: (bleaching technique)


Michelle’s swap:

Inside of Michelle’s card:

Linda B’s swap:

Eileen’s swap:

Tag is punched on front:

Jennie’s swap:

Maggie’s swap:

Kathy’s swap:

Melissa’s swap:

Patti’s swap:


Linda R’s swap:


Lorri’s swap (recipe and details can be found on previous post HERE.)

Linda B made the door prize. It is a BEAUTIFUL JOURNAL with a beaded pen. Great job Linda!!

weSTAMP Swap

Our weSTAMP swap theme was Masculine for this month’s meeting.

I was inspired by a card made by Bron Heslop. Her amazing blog can be found HERE. This technique is called FUNKY FOLD. I found a great video on SCS explaining how to make this card. You can view it HERE. I did alter my dimensions a bit from the video.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Sail Away, En Francais
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Baker’s Twine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

More swaps will be posted in the next day or two after I get caught up a bit around here!