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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...the Man, the Myth, the Legend

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  This month our theme is The Man, The Myth, The Legend!  When I saw this theme I knew exactly what products I wanted to use for the hop.

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I was looking forward to using both the Beautiful World bundle and the Best Plaid Builder dies for my card. I also used the World of Good Specialty DSP which helped me chose the colors to use. On this card I used Cinnamon Cider as my card base and the plaid in Early Espresso and World of Good DSP.  I knew I wanted to use the new Brass Foil for the globe stand but I was a little stumped on what to use for the globe.  

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I was looking through my cardstock, DSP and found the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and knew I found the perfect paper.  I used the section that is transitioning from Granny Apple Green to Bermuda Bay.  It is very glittery and it adds just the right amount of sparkle to the card.  After all the world is a sparkly place.

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I used one of the Stitched Rectangles for the label and created a couple of faux brads by punching out a couple of circles out of the Brass Foil.

Since I had everything out I decided to create one more card using the same products.

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This is basically the same card front except I used Early Espresso for the card base, Cinnamon Cider and World of Good Specialty DSP for the plaid.  

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When the card opens, there is a simple easel. Used a Stitched Rectangle die for the stopper and again a couple of faux  brads.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects. Here is a list of all the stops on the Hop!  Enjoy!

Stamper's Dozen June 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  8. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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On To Adventure Meets the Country Club DSP

I was sad to see that the On To Adventure stamp set will be retiring.  I have really enjoyed using the set and the cute characters.  Today I  am pairing it up with the Country Club DSP, which is also retiring.

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Does the layout look familiar?  I used the same layout as I did on this card.   Here are the measurements for the papers I used:

  • Garden Green card base-4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Country Club DSP Night of Navy layer 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
  • Garden Green panel layer 3-1/4" x  4-3/8"
  • Country Club DSP golf balls and tees 3" x 4-1/4" cut in to three 1" x 4-1/4" strips

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Inside of the card you can see a peek of a strip of DSP 1/2" x 4"  and a stamp from the Clubhouse set, cut out using the Golf Club dies.  I  am not sure who I will be sending it to yet so for the time being I am not adding a sentiment.

The cute little golf guy was colored using Stampin' Blends in Lt Night of Navy, Light Smoky Slate, Ivory, and Light Poppy Parade.  His cap and the grass  were colored  using a Garden Green watercolor pencil and his pants a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write marker.  The Night of Navy twine is from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack.  

 

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Be sure to check the Retiring list for the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog   Check here for the retiring list for the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  

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What's New at SU!..April Blog Hop

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are hoppin’ to share some  fun and exciting ideas. Today we will featuring products from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.

One of my first purchases from the 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog was the products from the Clubhouse  suite.  This suite is just perfect for  my family.  Most of the men in our family golf or at least try to.  I am sad to say that I haven't played with this set very much so it was my first choice for today's blog hop project.

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It was so much fun creating this bridge card ( I think that is the right name for this fold) using the Clubhouse bundle and the Country Club DSP.  This is a pretty simple fun fold which allows you more time to play around with how to decorate it.

  • Night of Navy CS (card base) 4-1/4" x 8" scored at 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 5-1/2", 6-3/4"
  • Night of Navy CS (bridge) 1-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • DSP pattern #1  cut 2 @ 1-1/8" x 4-1/8" (front 2 panels)
  • DSP pattern #2 cut 2 @ 1-1/8" x 4-1/8" and 1-1/8" x 5-3/8" (inside panels and bridge)
  • DSP pattern #3 cut 1 @ 2-3/4" x 3-3/8" (center design)
  • Whisper White CS cut 1 2-3/4" x 4" (back of card to write a note)

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Here's a birdseye view of the fold.  The center DSP panel was colored using Mint Macaron Combo, Crumb Cake Light, Balmy Blue Light and So Saffron Light Stampin' Blends.  In retrospect I think this was supposed to be a water hazard.   I saw it as a sandtrap, a might big sandtrap!

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What is really nice about this card style is that it folds up nicely to mail.  

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It fits nicely in a Stampin' Up! medium envelope (A-2).  I love that it sits up nice to be displayed and is also easily mailed.  

Hope you can use this idea!  Now it is time for you to see what the talented Jackie Lawless has created for you!

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If you have just come from that direction check out what the creative Tricia Butts has made for you!

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Here's a list of all the stops on the hop! 

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cheryl Hamilton- Create with Cheryl

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Enjoy the hop!

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Mostly Manly Monday: Tasteful Textures Bundle

This week I am focusing on the Tasteful Textures bundle.

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You can see this bundle on page 11 and page 135 of the 2019-20 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog.  

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Simple, clean and hopefully masculine card even though there is a bit of sparkle.

Here's how to make this card.

    1.  Cut a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock.  Place the largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes set (145372) on the card stock.  Place the Tasteful Background die inside of the stitched circle shape and run it through a die cutting machine.

    2.  Cut a 3" x 3" piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper (146957) and use the #7 circle die (#8 being the largest circle-Layering Circle dies 141705).

    3.  Adhere the Sparkle Glimmer paper to the back of the Stitched Circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Place the circle under something heavy to help with adhesion.

    4.  Cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut using the 2nd to the largest Stitched Rectangle die (148551).  Stamp the sentiment found in the bundle in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

    5.  Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White card stock(card base) and score at 5-1/2".  Cut a 3-1/2" x 5" piece of Basic Black card stock.  Adhere the Stitched Rectangle piece (step 4) on to the Basic Black card stock.  Layer the Basic Black piece on to the card base.

    6.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals and attach the Stitched Circle on to the front of the card base.

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You can click on any of the links/pictures below if you are interested in purchasing any of the supplies I used to make this card.  Remember it is Bonus Days.  Which means you will receive a $5 coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend in July.  

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All the Good Things for Simple Sunday

Taking a little break from Christmas projects to share a quick and easy card.  I finally got  the All the Good Things stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  The koi remind me of my father.  At one time we had a koi pond in our backyard  that was filled with beautiful fish.  

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The images in this stamp set are Distinktive style stamps.  They are made in a special way so that there is a lot of shading and detail created with just one stamp.  Yes, the koi images were made with just one stamp.  This sure makes for an easy card.

 

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I think this card should have taken me 10-15 minutes to complete but it seems I can make anything more difficult than it needs to be.  Ready for a little peek behind the blog?

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Ooops!  I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to where I was gluing the stamped panel.  So my quick and easy card took a little longer since I had to carefully peel it off and attach it the right way.    Please tell me I am not the only one who has done this!

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Rooted in Nature and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

This week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge is a perfect sketch to showcase the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper which is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion.

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The Rooted in Nature stamp set and the coordinating Nature's Roots framelits are a perfect match for the Wood Textures DSP.  I stamped some leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Shaded Spruce to add some color and for some shine a leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Copper Foil.

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I hope you will enter this week's challenge.  Go to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog for all the details and to see what the other design team members created.

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Mostly Manly Monday: To a Fungi

I have been wanting to make a card using this sentiment ever since I first saw the  Stampin' Up!  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.   When  I saw sketch #230 on the CAS(E) this Sketch! blog everything came together.

Here's the sketch which I followed pretty much exactly!  Why mess with perfection?

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Get it?  I know it is a pretty silly play on words but I like it!  Anytime I can come up with a twist on a manly card I will take it.  The Pick a Pattern DSP is so very fun to play with.  Lots of great designs to mix and match.  After a little fiddling around I finally settled on these three patterns.   I used the Brushworks Alphabet to stamp out the sentiment.  I think it is always good to have at least one alphabet stamp set in your collection, so you can customize your sentiments.  I like the Brushworks Alphabet because I like to pretend that I can brush letter.

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On the inside of the card I used another strip of the Pick a Pattern DSP and cut out some of the fungi/mushrooms.  This is a pretty simple card to make and a great way to use some of your scrap pieces of DSP.

Here are the basic measurement but you can easily change the sizes of the DSP depending on what you have in your DSP stash.

Basic Black card base 4-1/4" x 11"  scored at 5-1/2"

Crushed Curry layer 4" x 5-1/4"

Basic Black layer 3-1/2" x  4-3/4"

Striped DSP 1" x 3-1/4"

Mushroom DSP 2-1/4" x  3-1/4"

Black and White DSP 1-1/4" x 3-1/4"

Whisper White inside of the card 4" x 5-1/4"

DSP strip inside of the card 3/4" x 4"

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...June Edition

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!   This month's theme is masculine cards.   Yikes!   Fortunately, I had an idea which actually passed the masculine card judge aka as my husband. 

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I kept the card very simple focusing on a strong color combination and the gorgeous marbled background.  Before you go looking at your catalog to see what pack of Designer Series paper this is from, I will tell you it is a stamp!  This is the new Marbled background stamp.  I know, it is amazing!  This is going to be a fun stamp to play with.   

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Since the card is pretty simple I decided that adding a little fun fold would make it a little more interesting.  

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I have featured this fold before and have even written a tutorial for it!  You can see other ideas using this fold here,  here, and here.  If you are interested in the tutorial here is the link.  

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 Now it is time to hop on over to see what the talented  Laura Milligan has made for you.

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If you have just come from Laura's blog, then head this way to see what the creative BJ Peters has to share with you.

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Is it Manly?

I know this sounds like a game show question...Is It Manly?  Remember this blog hop post?  This is the second card I made and it didn't pass the manly test, at least according to my husband.  He said it was a nice card but wouldn't commit to manly. 

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 I questioned him extensively about specifically what about it wasn't manly.  He said the basket wasn't manly especially the hearts and also the dog just wasn't quite right.  I kind of get what he means not about the dog or hearts but maybe the overall vibe is more cute than manly.  So that leads to another question, can manly be cute?   

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Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop...It's a Guy Thing

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Today I am posting a little later than usual. There is a good reason.  I am participating in the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop for June!  Fun right?!  The Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop goes live on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm Pacific time.   The theme this month is Guy cards.  Oh my!  Yes, this is my card making kryptonite!  I made 2 other cards before making the one I am sharing with you.  One of the cards I made will never be seen and the other I liked but my husband said it wasn't masculine.  I will share that one later in the week and you can tell me if he was right.   

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We both decided or maybe he saw the desperation in my eyes and agreed that this was indeed manly or at least handsome.  Phew!  There isn't a ribbon or bow in sight.  I did add a little shine with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, cooper foil and embossing, and just a teensy bit of glittery goodness (I couldn't resist!).  

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What is Glittery Goodness?  This is something I utilize a lot to add a little sparkle to my cards.  I cut out the solid leaf image from the Seasonal Layers thinlits and covered it with VersaMark ink.  I heat embossed it using a mix of Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamond Glitter (start with a 1-1 mix).  Layered over the glittery copper leaf with the detailed leaf image cut in Soft Sky card stock.  

You know how I like a challenge.  I saw that the Stamps, Ink, Paper Challenge theme this week is Masculine and I thought I would submit this card to the challenge.   I guess we all have our minds on manly projects with Father's Day on the 18th.

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 Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Cheryl has created for you!

 

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