Stampin’ Up! Best Route Masculine Birthday Card

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Now on to today’s card…

Oh masculine cards, oh masculine cards.  They can be so challenging.

I try to keep them simple with fun paper, texture, and a nice sentiment.

My card starts off with Smoky Slate cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it using the Subtle Embossing Folder and then matted it on Mango Melody cardstock.

I then cut out three patterns from the Best Route Designer Series Paper to go over the Whisper White.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Versamark ink on a panel of Blueberry Bushel cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I then matted this on Whisper White cardstock.

Enjoy!


SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE NOW AVAILABLE!

The exclusive product from the Snowflake Showcase is now available only during the month of November and while supplies last!!  This product is perfect for holiday crafting, as well as for all year round projects!!  Don’t wait!


DASHING ALONG DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IS BACK!

Sales for the following products were far beyond what was expected and have resulted in a large number of backorders.  IT is anticipated that these won’t be available again in time for the holidays, the numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, Stampin’ Up! has decided to make the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at ($11.00). This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Masculine Card – Truly Tailored

The third Thursday of each month the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop will be joining Sandi MacIver and her Happy Stampers Blog Hop for a combined blog hop!  Happy hopping!

As participants we could choose between the sketch challenge and color challenge – I chose to use both!

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and using a Sponge Brayer and Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, and Crumb Cake inks, I “painted” on the three colors.

I then ran the cardstock through the Big Shop in the Hexagons embossing folder to give it some texture.  To emphasize the texture even more, I used the Sponge Brayer again ( and went over the cardstock which made the edges of the hexagons a darker shade.

Next I layered a piece of Night of Navy corduroy ribbon over a small pattern from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch which is sticking around in the new Annual Catalog – yay!

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Sandi MacIver
  9. Kathie Zaban
  10. Eva Dobilas

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Bubble Over Masculine Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop’s theme is “Masculine.”  I hope you’ll hop around to see what we’ve each created this month!

Masculine cards sure can be tricky.  No frills, fluff, or sweet details.  I tend to stick to clean and simple for masculine cards and that’s what I’ve created today.

I started off with Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock (which was matted on Real Red cardstock) and stamped on the front of it circles in Crushed Curry ink from the Bubble Over Stamp Set.

Next I cut out two bottles from Chocolate Chip cardstock using the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.   I used a piece of a stamping sponge and Chocolate Chip ink to add extra color to the edge of the bottles.

*Note: Although the Bubble Over and matching framelits are carrying over into the Annual Catalog, it will NOT be carried over as a bundle.  Get the Bubble Over Bundle now while you can to receive the 10% discount!

I stamped the sentiment and the star in Real Red ink and cut them out using the same framelits as above.  Lastly, I cut out two silver bottle caps to add to the bottles.

Enjoy!


Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created!

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  3. Julie Johnston
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Shirley Gentry
  7. Nanette Tracy
  8. Amy Koenders

2018-2019 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE NOW OPEN!

The new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is pretty exciting and has so many great new items!

In order to help get as much new product in your hands as possible (without having to buy one of everything), I’ve set up a Product Share!

Click here to see all the details of what each Product Share offers (Designer Series Paper Share and Ribbon & Embellishment Share), as well as a form to fill out as to which you would like to purchase.

Please note, the end date to order a share is May 31st at noon EST. Payments are made through PayPal. Invoices will be e-mailed the last week in May (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay an invoice).


COLOR REVAMP CLUB NOW OPEN!

With all the new/returning colors to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, if you’re like you want them ALL as soon as possible and as affordable as possible! In order to do so, I’m offering a Color Revamp Club!

In eight months you will receive ink pads, ink refills, pack of cardstock, and Stampin’ Write Marker for all 16 new colors AND Stampin’ Blends Markers in 8 colors! Click here for all the details and to sign up for yours!

You’ll also get the chance to be the hostess one month, which means you’ll receive the hostess rewards for that month.  I’ll also ship your items out for free that month!

Head over here to get all the details, as well as sign up to join the club!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Truly Tailored – FMS332

Happy Monday!

Here’s to a great week ahead which hopefully includes some crafting for you.  I find if I don’t get some crafting in each week, I’m pretty miserable.

Ladies often ask me how I’m able to carve out time to craft each week and sometimes daily…easily, I just do.  I know it’s good for my mental health and sanity, so I consciously make time in my week.

My card today is a fun one using the True Gentleman Suite from the Occasions Catalog.  I started off with Night of Navy cardstock on which I adhered a pattern from the True Gentleman DSP pack.  I then took another smaller pattern, matted it on Very Vanilla cardstock, and adhered it to the card.

Next I adhered a piece of Burlap Ribbon over the longer DSP panel.  I used the sentiment from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set and covered the outside of it and the face of the fox in washi tape so that only the words “You’re a Fox” were uncovered.  I inked up the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, removed the washi tape, and stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.

I then stamped the fox from the Foxy Friends Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut him out.  I adhered the fox using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few True Gentelman buttons.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


RETIRING LIST:

Don’t walk – run…

That is to the Retiring List – it’s now live and there’s A LOT to see!

All items EXCEPT for Stamps are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

NOTE:  You will see ALL ink pads retiring.

WHY?  Stampin’ Up! has reformatted their ink pads.  The new ink pads are easier to open and come with a new formula that prevents bubbling on the stamps!!!

There is a color revamp coming in the Annual Catalog.  Want a sneak peek?
Check out yesterday’s blog post here.


NEW CATALOG COLLECTION COLORS & RETIRING COLORS:

Stampin’ Up! is doing a whole color revamp in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!!!!

They are discontinuing 13 colors, as well as the 5 retiring 2016-2018 In-Colors.  These include:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The new color collections will feature new and returning colors:

And they’ll also be adding 5 new In-Colors:


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Masculine Fancy Fold

Everyone seemed to really enjoy last weeks fancy fold card, that I decided to make another one this week…this time a masculine card.

Every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm EST I do a Facebook Live Tutorial.  If you watch live, leave a comment, I’ll pick a name at the end for someone to win that night’s card!

This was a fun fancy fold card to make using the Waterfront Stamp Set and the Coffee Break DSP.

Check out the video below to watch this week’s video.  If you ever miss a tutorial, I always post them on YouTube afterwards.

Please note that the video does skip a few seconds here and there, as my husband kept calling me and paused the video.  🙂

APRIL 9TH – RETIRING LIST

Stampin’ Up! will be releasing the retiring list April 9th.

Please note that all items are WHILE SUPPLIES LIST, except stamp sets.

Things won’t last long, especially the retiring 2016-2018 In-Color items!  So don’t wait to grab these items while you can!


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Truly Tailored Birthday Card

Masculine cards can always be challenging.

The Truly Tailored Stamp Set and coordinating suite makes putting together Father’s Day cards or masculine birthday cards pretty easy.

My dad’s birthday is in March and I thought this would be a great card for him.

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock.  I then matted two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock over one another.  I cut three patterns from the True Gentleman DSP in 1′ strips and cut the ends as a banner to adhere to the card front.  I wrapped over the top of them a piece of Night of Navy corduroy ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  I adhered it with Stampin Dimensionals.  I tied a bow through a button from the True Gentleman Buttons and adhered it over the corduroy ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide ink on the inside of the card.

Enjoy!

FACEBOOK LIVE TUTORIAL:

Tonight at 7:30 pm EST I’ll be sharing my Facebook Live Tutorial.  I’ll be showing a card that uses the masking technique.  Watch live, leave a comment, and at the end I’ll draw a name for someone to win tonight’s card!


MARCH MAILED STAMP KIT:

March’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Just order the Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 using the host code: CD9HTAEU.

Then complete the order by picking out other items to bring your order total to $50.  The stamp set is $17 so you’ll need to pick at least $33 worth of other product.

In the mail from me you’ll receive the makings for EIGHT cards (two each of four designs) using the Waterfront Stamp set, as well as an e-mailed PDF file with detailed instructions on how to put the cards together.

As a thank you for me, this month I’m throwing in a package of free Metallic Enamel Shapes which will be mailed to you with your card makings.

If you already have purchased the Waterfront Stamp Set, just place any order of $50 using the host code above.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Masculine Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.  Happy hopping!

For today’s card I’m featuring the Waterfront Stamp Set.  This is a set I initially overlooked and then started seeing what everyone was creating and needed it!

It makes the “wow” factor so easy.  The images are all watercolor, but they’re stamps!

I start off with Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Next I took a pattern from the True Gentleman DSP and matted it on Very Vanilla cardstock.

Next I took a smaller panel of Very Vanilla cardstock to create my scene.  I used the Waterfront stamp set and Crumb Cake ink (mountains), Dapper Denim ink (both water images), and Tranquil Tide ink (trees).  I matted this on a panel of Tranquil Tide cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

I strung through a True Gentleman Button some Linen Thread and tied a bow.  I also stamped the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink.  I adhered the sentiment using Stampin Dimensionals.

For me the Waterfront Stamp Set is a MUST HAVE!  In fact it is the featured stamp for my March stamp parties!!!  You can check out all my parties on my Facebook page.

Click the button below to see what Amy’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in any current catalog.


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Nailed It – Thanks

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge over at Fab Friday.

My card today starts off with Basic Black cardstock as its base.  I took a panel of Delightful Dijon cardstock and using the Nailed It stamp set stamped in Archival Black ink the different tools on it.  I then matted the Delightful Dijon on Very Vanilla cardstock.

I used a pattern from the Urban Underground DSP and matted it on Basic Black cardstock and adhered that to the card.  I then embossed and cut out the little ruler using the Build It Framelits (included in the Nailed It Bundle) and Silver Foil sheet.

I stamped the wrench in Archival Black and used a blender pen and Delightful Dijon ink to color it in and cut it out using the Build It Framelits.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival Black in and comes from the One Big Meaning stamp set.

Enjoy!

CURRENT HOST CODE: 22DEBSAA

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Best. Guy. Ever.

I loved the colors at the Can You Case It? challenge this week.

Masculine cards.  <Face in hand>  I have a love-hate relationship with them.
No bells or whistles and yet still fun and creative.

A little plug – If you’re in the Upstate New York area, I’ll be having a masculine make & take party on June 8th.  I’d love to have you join me!

Today’s card I kept really simple.  I went back and forth with whether to add more to the card, but at the end of the day, I left it clean and simple.

My card starts with Night of Navy cardstock as its base.

I then cut out a number of stars using the Stars Framelits and Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, and Copper Foil cardstock.

The sentiment comes from the Suite Sentiments stamp set which I stamped in Night of Navy ink and then fussy cut out and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

FREE SHIPPING !

I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on ANY ORDER now through March 28th.

For my local friends, you can let me know your order and I’ll submit it on March 28th.

For anyone not local, use the host code (22DEBSAA) at checkout and then contact me so I can reimburse you either through PayPal or you can let me know what Stampin’ Up! item you’d like for the price of shipping.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

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Do you already love the product, but would love a discount?

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Now’s the perfect time to join my team!!!  Joining Stampin’ Up! right now not only gets you $125 worth of product for only $99 but now during Sale-a-bration – 2 free stamps sets of your choice!!

My team has a lot of fun sharing ideas and new techniques all while supporting both the hobby demonstrators and business demonstrators.  My upline does monthly giveaways and quarterly prize patrol!  Hands down – it is the best group of crafters!!!

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SEVEN NEW SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS!

stampin’ Up! is going out of Sale-a-bration with a bang!  They just added seven new Sale-a-bration items.   For every increment of $50 order, you receive a FREE ITEM!!

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Neutral Totally Trees

The inspiration for today’s neutral-colored card is the challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

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I used the Totally Trees stamp set and all the brown-toned neutral colors.

I start with Chocolate Chip as my base color and layered it with Sahara Sand and then Whisper White.  I then stamped the tree stamps from Totally Trees in the darker toned inks and the leaves in the light toned inks.

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For the sentiment I put down a strip of the burlap and then heat embossed the sentiment on Soft Suede in white to layer over the burlap.

Enjoy!

P.S. – At my last Stamp Party we were talking about how challenging masculine cards can be.  This card would be a great one!

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DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BUY 3, GET 1 FREE:

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October 1 through 31, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!  Stampin’ Up! let us know the papers that will be included in this promotion ahead of time so that we can get our wish lists ready!  Check out the list here.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 3V9TBCUC

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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