Posts Tagged ‘Masculine Cards’

Thank you card for a friend.


The Sheltering Tree stamp set is really wonderful to work with and so versatile! You can’t tell in the photo, but the bike frame was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder to give it a metallic, shiny quality.

Stamps: Sheltering Tree

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Black StazOn, VersaMark

Accessories: Button, Linen Thread, Silver Embossing Powder

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Another congratulations card for a friend!


The layout is cased from a card found in a previous SU! catalog.

Stamps: Blue Ribbon, Banner Greetings

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Neutrals DSP

Ink: VersaMark, Gumball Green

Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, Rhinestone, Jersey Ribbon Originals, White and Black Embossing Powders, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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For a friend who just won an amazing and well-deserved award!


I cased two of my own cards to create this one. The first card is found here and provides details on how to make the row of “winner” tickets at the bottom. The second is found here and explains how to create the red and white striped background.

Stamps: You’re Amazing, Tiny Tags, So Sorry (for the name “Tim”)

Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits Die, Stripes Embossing Folder, Tiny Tag Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, 1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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For my youngest brother’s birthday. I was inspired by the layout in the Holiday Mini and changed the colors from blue to green.



Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge, It’s Your Birthday

Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow DSP

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, VersaMark

Accessories: Naturals Designer Button, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Color Spritzer Tool, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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For today’s card, I was inspired by yet another sample in the catalog — I changed mine up a bit by adding some ribbon and using a different sentiment and accents. I do love these colors together! I created the background by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″) with the Stripes embossing folder. I cut seven strips of Gumball Green cardstock (3/16″ x 4-1/2″) and glued them in the “valleys” of the embossed piece. The polka-dotted piece layered behind the sentiment is a stamp from the Layered Labels set. I stamped the image in Early Espresso ink, die cut it with the coordinating Apothecary Accents framelits die and cut it in half and attached one piece at the top and one at the bottom.


Stamps: You’re Amazing, Layered Labels

Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, VersaMark

Accessories: Stripes Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Here’s a masculine birthday card using the Blue Ribbon stamp set, as well as the new Soho Subway paper. To create the medallion, I cut a strip of Soho Subway paper 1-3/8″ x 12″ and then scored it every 1/4 inch. I also ran a VersaMark ink pad along one edge of this piece, applied Early Espresso embossing powder and heat set it.


Stamps: Blue Ribbon

Paper: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Soho Subway DSP

Ink: Island Indigo, Old Olive, VersaMark

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8″ Mini Brad, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Birthday card using the French Foliage stamp set. The leaves were stamped in Gumball Green ink, overstamped in VersaMark ink (using a Stamp-a-ma-jig) and then embossed with clear embossing powder.


Stamps: French Foliage, Blooming with Kindness

Ink: Gumball Green, VersaMark, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Paper: Print Poetry DSP Stack, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Natural Composition Specialty DSP

Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Antique Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Basic Designer Button, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon, Color Spritzer Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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Hey there! Welcome to the Control Freaks October blog tour! This month’s theme centers around masculine projects. If you’re following the tour, you’ve just come from the wonderfully talented Wendy Weixler’s blog. I love everything that girl does! 🙂

I must admit I was a little stumped at what kind of masculine 3-D project I could create that wouldn’t still come across as slightly feminine (I have a tendency to do that sometimes). I ended up creating a card and a matching set of four coasters made out of electrical outlet box covers. See my posts below!

PROJECT #1 – Miss You Card

I’ve had the stamp set Lovely As a Tree for probably eight of the ten years I’ve been a demonstrator — it’s one of the most VERSATILE sets I’ve ever owned! Yet despite having had this set for eight plus years, I’m a little embarrassed to admit I did not realize you could stamp the tree in black ink and then go back and color it in! 🙂 I’ve always stamped this tree in one color (usually brown or green), but I really loved the effect of stamping it in black and then going back and coloring the boughs in Lucky Limeade and the trunk in Early Espresso.

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Lacy & Lovely, Woodgrain

Paper: Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP, Early Espresso, First Edition Specialty DSP

Ink: Black StazOn, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, VersaMark

Accessories: Aqua Painter and Reinker Inks, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Very Vanilla Embossing Powder, Brushed Bronze Designer Button, Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon

PROJECT #2 – Lovely As a Tree Set of Four Coasters

These coasters are made out of outlet box covers! I found the covers at Lowe’s for $1.97 each so it ended up being a very economical craft to make. I stamped the images first in Black StazOn ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then watercolored the images with an Aqua Painter and reinker ink. I used the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch the images out and then sponged Early Espresso ink around the edges. The next step is VERY IMPORTANT! In order to prevent the water-based inks from running when applying the Mod Podge, I covered each image with VersaMark ink and embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder. The Early Espresso circle was cut out using the 3″ Circle Originals Bigz Die and then I pierced the edges with the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat (freehand). I attached the watercolored images to the Early Espresso circles with regular adhesive. I used the paper insert (found in the outlet box cover pack) as a template to cut the circles out of the Festival of Prints DSP. I applied Mod Podge to one side of the metal cover and attached the Festival of Prints circle to that, attached the stamped images with regular adhesive and then covered everything with Mod Podge. The outlet pack comes with a thin, foam ring that I attached to the base of each coaster. Here are a couple of photos of the outlet box cover and the contents:

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree

Paper: Festival of Prints DSP, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Ink: Black StazOn, VersaMark, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso

Accessories: Big Shot, 3″ Circle Originals Bigz Die, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Aqua Painter and Reinker Inks, Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Sponge, Mod Podge, Outlet Box Covers

To see the next blog, please click the link below. Jason Casper is next and the projects he’s created will definitely inspire you! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

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