Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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You're Cool (Masculine) card

Today is the day!!! If you haven't gotten your retiring products yet, you need to go to www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net and place your order before they're all gone. I have only used one retiring product on this card and that is the DSP. Everything else is carrying over to the new catalog which goes LIVE on June 1, 2017. Today's card can be used for many occasions and also uses minimum supplies. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Stampin' Up supplies:
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Additional supplies: Scotch 3M foam tape, Clear blocks, MISTI, ATG.

1. Create a card base from Pool Party card stock to measures 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a piece of the DSP to measure 2 5/8” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the left side of the card front.

3. Next you’ll need to cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to measure 2 15/16” x 4 5/8” and then a piece of Whisper White card stock that is about 2” x 3 ½”. Stamp the focal image (Pool Party and Crumb Cake inks) and sentiment on the Whisper White card stock (Crumb Cake ink) and then adhere to the Pool Party card stock. Pop all of it up with some Scotch 3M foam tape and adhere centered on the card front.

4. Sprinkle some dots from the stamp set using Pool party ink around the card front.

The inside of the card was left blank for a personal message

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Soccer Birthday card

Welcome to the post for today and I hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday weekend here in the States. Today the card I'm sharing is very clean and simple and once the card stock is cut it comes together very quickly. Again I have used the Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, to create a soccer ball and a Darice honeycomb embossing folder for a little texture. All of the papers and stamps used are from Stampin' Up. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

 
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Additional Supplies used: Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, Darice Honeycomb embossing folder, Scotch 3M foam tape, ATG tape runner and clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Basic Black card stock to measure a 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, top fold card.

2. Cut a piece of Emerald Envy card stock (4” x 5 ¼”) and then run through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder. Adhere the panel to the card front using ATG adhesive.

3. Cut a 2” x 5 ¼” of Basic Black card stock and a 1 ¾” x 5” piece of Whisper White card stock. Adhere these panels together and then to the Emerald Envy panel. Stamp the sentiment on the left side using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

4. Using the Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine, cut out the soccer ball pieces from Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks. Adhere the pieces together to create the soccer ball (2”) and then pop up with foam tape and adhere to the card front on the right side of the sentiment.

The inside of the card was left blank for a personal message.

Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the products used to create this card.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

You Anchor Me- card

Hello and welcome to today's post. I have another masculine card for you because I'm on a kick. I used the Brother Scan 'n Cut to create the anchor and a dimensional sticker for the word ME. There's some fun foam under the die cut "You" and that was cut using some DSP. The stamp set I used for the splatters is of course the Gorgeous Grunge set which will be retiring in about a week. I feel all creations should have a little bling so I added some enamel shapes to bring this project all together. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


Stampin' Up products used:

Additional supplies: Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, ATG tape runner, Fun Foam, Sticko dimensional stickers, clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Very Vanilla card stock to measure a 5 ½” x 8 ½” top fold card.

2. Cut a piece of DSP to 3” x 5” and then use the other side of the DSP to cut (2) 1” x 5” strips for either side of the larger DSP panel. Adhere the pieces together and then adhere to the card front.

3. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that measures 1 ¾” x 5 ½” and adhere to the DSP (centered) on the card front. Die cut the word YOU from DSP and also a piece of Fun Foam. Adhere these pieces together and then place on the Very Vanilla strip on the left.

4. Using the Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine, cut out the anchor and then adhere to the Very Vanilla piece using the Fine tip glue pen. Adhere the word ME from the sticker sheet on the right side of the anchor.

5. Using the stamp set ink up the stamp with Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamp splatters around the Very Vanilla strip.

6. Place a Metallic Enamel shapes strategically on the card front.

For the inside of the card: i used the same papers from the front of the card but left it blank inside for a personal message.

Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the Stampin' Up products used to create this card.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happy Birthday card

Happy Saturday and welcome to today's post. I have a cute birthday card I made for a 13 year old. This card features die cuts using the Brother Scan 'n Cut machine and it was nice to find an image that the machine could cut out all at once. I used Stampin' Up papers, DSP, inks and stamps. Check out the project below and let me know what you think.



Additional supplies: Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape

1. Cut all the pieces needed for the Birthday cake using the Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine.

2. Cut a card base to measure 5” x 7” and then cut a slightly smaller panel of DSP. Adhere the DSP to the card front.

3. Assemble the cake pieces and pop up with Scotch 3M foam tape. Adhere to the card front.

4. Stamp the flower 3 times on Whisper White cardstock using Smoky Slate ink. Die cut the flowers with the coordinating thinlits and the Big Shot machine. Adhere the flowers to the top of the card.

5. On Whisper White card stock stamp the sentiment using Flirty Flamingo ink, sponge the edges with Smoky Slate ink and adhere to the banner on the cake.

6. Place a Metallic Enamel shape in the center of each flower.

For the inside of the card I cut a Whisper White panel and stamped a sentiment from a Fiskars stamp set using Flirty Flamingo ink.


The Inside of the card

Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the Stampin' Up products used to create this card.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

To A Classic

Hello and welcome to today's post. I'm still creating masculine cards and the one for today is so clean and simple with very few supplies needed. To create this card I used 3 stamp sets (2 of which are retiring/retired), 1 stamp for the background, 1 stamp for the star images, and another stamp set for the sentiment. The Delightful Dijon ink used for the sponging is also retiring but it pairs so well with the Dapper Denim ink of the stars. Check out the project below and let me know what you think.



Additional supplies used: Clear blocks, ATG tape runner

For the inside of the card I used the same technique from the front of the card to bring it all together.

Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the products used to create this card, before they are gone.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

High Tide- Father's Day card

Hello and welcome to today's post where I will be sharing a masculine card. I know some of us struggle to make projects without the frills and bling but I think this card could be given to any of the men in our lives. I love the blue and yellow combination and just a little bling with the silver enamel shapes. I also did a little sponging around the focal panel to bring in a little more interest. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



Aditional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape and clear blocks

1. Create a card base from Dapper Denim card stock to measures 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a piece of the DSP to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the card front.

3. Using the opposite side of the DSP cut a 2” x 3 11/16” piece using the paper trimmer and then cut a slightly smaller piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Stamp your images on the Very Vanilla piece, sponge the edges and then adhere to the DSP piece. Pop the focal image up with foam tape.

4. Cut a scrap of Dapper Denim card stock to measure 1 ½” x 3 ½”. Adhere to the card front and then place the popped up focal image on top of that. Place 3 silver enamel shapes to the right of the focal panel.

For the inside of the card I stamped the Happy Fathers day from Guy Greetings stamp set.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Enjoy your special day

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I have used an old Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration stamp set and I thought it had the perfect image to use on a Mother's Day card. I loved the image so much that I had to stamp it three times. I used soft ink colors and a DSP that added to the flower theme. The sentiment and flower were colored in Sweet Sugarplum ink, the leaves in Emerald Envy and the butterfly outline was stamped with Smoky Slate ink. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape, clear blocks

Card Recipe:

Card Base: 4 ¼ x 5 1/2
Layer : 4 x 5 ¼
Panel : 1 3/8” x 2 7/8”
Panel: 1 ¼” x 2 13/16”
Panel : 2 9/16” x ½”

For the inside of the card I stamped Happy Mother’s Day using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Love Love Love card

Hello and welcome to today's post. I have another card for you today that is clean and simple. I'm using it as a Mother's day card but it could be used for almost any occasion. I used a little bling with the ribbon and the sequins, a pop of Delightful Dijon on the Cucumber Crush DSP and a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration event. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



Additional supplies: Sizzix (#561561) Dotted Rectangles dies, ATG tape runner, clear blocks, 3D foam tape.

1. Create a card base from Cucumber Crush card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Using a piece of Whisper White card stock, die cut a dotted rectangle with a die-cutting machine. Cut a slightly smaller panel of DSP and adhere the two together with your favorite adhesive. Wrap the panels with the metallic ribbon and adhere it all to the card front.

3. On Whisper White card stock stamp focal image using Cucumber Crush ink and then stamp the sentiment 3 times using Delightful Dijon ink. Die-cut the focal image using the Layering Circles framelits and then die cut a larger scalloped circle using Delightful Dijon ink. Adhere the 2 circles together and then pop up with dimensional foam tape and adhere over the ribbon on the front of the card.

4. Sprinkle some gold sequins on the front of the card.

For the inside of the card I stamped Happy Mother’s Day using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Annual Christmas card

Good morning everyone.  Today I would like to share the cards my Sister in Law and I made for our annual Christmas card night. A lot of th...