Handsomely Suited Polo Shirt Cards

Hello! I needed a few masculine birthday cards so I turned to the Well Suited Suite in the mini catalog. I saw a few cute cards made by Tina Zinck and Michelle Strazds on Pinterest that were made to look like polo shirts and CASEd them, making a few changes. I did one in Night of Navy and the other in Smoky Slate. They were a lot of fun and very easy to put together!

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Card base – cut piece of Night of Navy or Smoky Slate cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Well Suited Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a “V” in the center. I used the collar die from the Suit and Ties Dies and made the “V” by centering the die at the 2″ mark, slightly below the top of the DSP, traced with a pencil and cut out with Paper Snips.
  • Die cut collar and long strip with either Night of Navy or Basic Gray cardstock. The long strip will be used for the button placket. Trim the strip to 2″ and adhere to DSP below the center of the “V.” Adhere collar piece.
  • Die cut pocket from DSP and die cut the contrasting trip with the small strip die. Adhere to top of pocket. Adhere to DSP base.
  • Die cut Basic White buttons with the button die. There are six buttons on the one die so I used three for each card. Adhere them to the placket. I used the putty tip on the Take Your Pick tool to pick up each button, place them on Mini Glue Dots, and then onto the placket.
  • For the Night of Navy card stamp the birthday greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set with Night of Navy ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. Adhere to DSP base. Adhere DSP piece to Night of Navy card base.
  • For the Smoky Slate card stamp the birthday greeting with Basic Gray ink. Punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Punch another tag with a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Cut in half horizontally. Adhere one piece to top of tag and the other piece to the bottom of the tag so that it frames the Basic White tag. Adhere to DSP base and adhere entire piece to Smoky Slate card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Leave blank or stamp a greeting and adhere to inside of card.

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Handsomely Suited Birthday Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a fun card I made with products from the new Well Suited Suite. This is a great suite for making masculine cards for many occasions. The Handsomely Suited stamp set has a nice variety of greetings and type fonts and the Designer Series Paper is fabulous! The fabric designs for the men’s suits, shirts and ties are so realistic. I made this card for my father, who will be celebrating his 99th birthday this Saturday – it is hard to believe!!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Well Suited DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and using the third largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies, run it through your embossing machine.
  • Select three different pieces of DSP and from each, die cut the bow ties with the large bow tie and small knot dies from the Suit & Ties Dies. Adhere the knots to the bow ties. Adhere two of them to the top part of the rectangle. Adhere one to the bottom of the rectangle, leaving space in between for the greeting.
  • Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Basic Gray ink. Punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. This is one of my all-time favorite Stampin’ Up! punches! To add a touch of contrast, punch another tag from a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Cut in half horizontally. Adhere one half to the top of the tag and the other half to the bottom of the tag, leaving just a little bit of the gray showing.
  • Wrap a piece of Night of Navy Twine around the blank section between the bow ties four times. Start wrapping from the back of the piece, taping the tail down with Scotch Tape or Tear and Tape. After the fourth wrap, cut twine from the spool and tape again.
  • Adhere piece to card front. Adhere the greeting over the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a greeting with Basic Gray ink. Stamp a bow tie with Night of Navy ink in bottom left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

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Geared Up Garage Card Idea

Hello! Today I have a card for you that features one of my favorite stamp sets for making masculine cards – Geared Up Garage. When I attended the Stampin’ Up OnStage convention in November, 2018, the 2019 Occasions Catalog was introduced. We got to do several make and take projects with the product suite and I just loved it! I’m so glad the stamp set and dies are still available in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

I attended the Creativate Summer 2020 Virtual Retreat two weeks ago and Brandy Cox, one of the five Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that organized the event, did a session on color challenges. She selected Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate for her color palette. After the event I started thinking about stamp sets in my collection that would lend themselves to these colors and thought Geared Up Garage would work really well. Here is the card I came up with.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ , fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Stamp car image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on scrap piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. Cut with coordinating die from the Garage Gears die set.
  • Die cut large gear piece from a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Stamp the oil splotch image with Smoky Slate ink all around the piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp nut image three times, stamping off each time before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamp oil can in bottom right corner. Stamp the nut image three times with Bermuda Bay ink, slightly offsetting them from the previously stamped Smoky Slate images. Stamp greeting in upper left corner with Bermuda Bay ink.
  • Adhere die cut gears to card front with liquid glue. Adhere car image to bottom portion of gears with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstsock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp oil splotch image with Smoky Slate ink four times along left side of card, stamping off before stamping onto cardstock. Stamp nut image five times with Bermuda Bay ink. Adhere to Poppy Parade piece.

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Come Sail Away Quick Card Ideas

Today I’m sharing two quick card ideas using the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack which is part of the Come Sail Away Suite. I’ve really enjoyed making many cards with this product suite. They make perfect “guy” cards! I’m happy that the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies will be carrying over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog however, all of the other products in the suite, including the Card Pack, are on the Last Chance list and will only be available while supplies last. The Card Pack is now $7.70, a 30% discount. Using the Card Pack makes putting cards together a breeze!

I recently made this card to send to my brother for his birthday. I did some stamping on this card but it still didn’t take much time to put it together. Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of the newsprint paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Papers at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to front of card.
  • Select a coordinating 3″ x 4″ card from the Card Pack. Stamp a greeting with Soft Suede ink and embellish with stickers from the Card Pack. I used greetings from the Perennial Birthday stamp set, one of my “go to” birthday greeting sets. Note: this set is on the Last Chance list.
  • Cut piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and adhere to the stamped piece.
  • Tie piece of Mini Braided Linen Trim around front of card and fray the edges. Attach Card Pack piece to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using one of the pieces of braided trim from the Card Pack stickers, adhere to edge on left side of piece and trim off the excess length.
  • Stamp birthday greeting with Soft Suede ink. Using the smaller sailboat image from the Sailing Home stamp set, stamp bottom boat with Crumb Cake ink. For the second boat, ink the stamp with Crumb Cake, stamp off and then stamp onto piece, overlapping the bottom boat.
  • Adhere to inside of card.

I made this card to send to my father. He is 98 years old and lives in a personal care facility nearby, however, due to Covid-19 I haven’t been able to visit with him since March 12 and am only able to do limited FaceTime sessions with him, so I send him cards every other week to say hello. There is no stamping on this card so it took very little time to put it together. Here is how I made this card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.
  • Select one of the 4″ x 6″ cards from the Card Pack and cut 1/2″ off both sides of the card in order for it to fit onto the front of the card. Add one of the stickers from the Card Pack as an embellishment.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card.
  • Select a 3″ x 4″ card with plenty of space for writing a note. The lighthouse image has lines so it is perfect for writing! I also used the “Love You” sticker from the Card Pack.

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Come Sail Away Memories & More

Hello on this beautiful sun-filled day here in Lancaster, PA! I was busy last week working on projects for my Product Premiere and stamping club and it was so much fun playing with my catalog pre-orders. I just received the first order I placed when the catalog went live and can’t wait to work on more new projects! I will be posting the projects here in the weeks to come. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card I made using the Come Sail Away Memories Card Pack – no stamping necessary!

Here is how I made the card:

  • I used a Whisper White Note Card for the card base.
  • Select a piece of paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack, cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of the sailboat DSP at 3″ x 4″. The card pack has a variety of overlays to choose from and I selected the sailboat, which I trimmed down to 3″ x 4″ and attached to the DSP using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Tie a bow with the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand bakers twine and attach to sailboat piece with a glue dot.
  • There are two each of two different sticker sheets in the card pack. Select a greeting and accent piece and adhere to sailboat piece. I selected the “Happy Day” greeting and one of the compass images and attached it with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Attach the sailboat piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love using the Memories & More Card Packs. You can make a bunch of cards in no time at all, which makes them great for beginning crafters because you don’t even have to use stamps and ink! They are also great for casual and avid crafters that love to craft but are sometimes short on time. Stampin’ Up! sells an assorted package of Memories & More cards and envelopes designed specifically for the two sizes of the cards in the pack. I used the Stampin’ Up! Notecards because I was awaiting them in my most recent order, so give those a try if you have a package on hand.

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Sailing Home Suite

Hello! There are only a few hours left to order from the 2018-2019 catalog. The new 2019-2020 annual catalog goes live tomorrow, June 4th, at noon (MT) and 2:00pm (EST)! Today’s card features products from one of the new suites, Sailing Home. This suite is pictured on the front cover of the new catalog and on pages 144-146. There are some wonderful images and greetings (with a great type font) in the Sailing Home stamp set so I’m sure this will be a very popular suite!

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Select a paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Papers and cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to card front.
  • Select a contrasting piece of Designer Series Paper and cut at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere to piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″. Adhere at an angle to the card front.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla card stock at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp lighthouse image with Soft Suede ink. Stamp image of sea gulls with Night of Navy ink. Stamp greeting at bottom of piece.
  • Wrap baker’s twine three times around card and tie in a bow. Attach the wheel trinket to a piece of linen thread and tie around bow.
  • Cut piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ and adhere to stamped piece. Adhere to card at an angle.

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Classic Garage Birthday Cards

Hello! Today I’m featuring two birthday cards using products from the Classic Garage Suite, which is pictured on pages 42-43 in the Occasions catalog. This is one of my favorite suites in the catalog and I’m so glad that the stamp set and coordinating dies will be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. These products are great for making masculine cards and are so much fun to work with!

I made this for my friend Bill’s birthday last month and used my “go to” layout, which is a great way to showcase our great Designer Series Papers.

This card was made for my brother Mark, who celebrated his birthday yesterday. I decided to use the same layout for this card too.

To make both of these cards here are the basic dimensions.

  • Tranquil Tide cardstock for card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half
  • Classic Garage Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock mat for art piece – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White base for art piece – 3″ x 3 3/4″

For the first card stamp the car with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and die cut it with the coordinating framelit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. Select a few of the gear dies and cut with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Silver Foil cardstock.

Wrap piece of silver metallic thread around Whisper White base and tape at back of piece. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the greeting in the upper left corner of the base with Tranquil Tide ink.

Adhere gears to base with multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere car using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere base to Tranquil Tide mat and adhere this piece to the card.

For the second card stamp the car with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and die cut it with the coordinating framelit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. Select a few of the gear dies and cut with Basic Black and Crushed Curry cardstock.

Using the oil splotch stamp, ink it up with Smoky Slate and stamp off once before stamping onto Whisper White piece. Do this several times. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the greeting in the upper left corner of the base with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Adhere gears to base with multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere car using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere base to Tranquil Tide mat and adhere this piece to the card.

As a reminder, Tranquil Tide, one of the 2017-2019 InColors will be retiring soon. In addition, the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper will also be retiring. This is a terrific set of papers and it really makes the cards pop! If you have been thinking about purchasing them now is the time!

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