Monday, March 30, 2015

Let's Hear It For the GUYS!

It's easy to make frilly cards, but not so easy to create for the men in our life, but the new Guy Greetings stamp set offers TONS of versatility to create for husband, father, grandpa, etc. When I saw the Friday Mashup sketch 202, I knew instantly what I wanted to create!

Since the challenge was to "mash-up" this sketch with a masculine theme, here is the finished card:

My favorite is the little nuts and bolts made from silver foil card stock! And on the inside: 

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Hoping the Guy Greetings set makes it into the new catalog because it is so MANLY! Get yours in my Stampin' Store!
If you need more masculine cards, mark your calendar for the "Moms, Dads, Brides and Grads" card class which will be on Saturday, May 9th in Spanish Fork, Utah! More details coming on my events page and my Facebook Events Page soon!
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

Whenever I get a new catalog from Stampin' Up!, I grab some post-it flags and prioritize my list: Green flags are "MUST HAVE", yellow flags are "Cute...but do I really NEED it?" and pink/red flags are for "Awesome project: Try it!"

The "Sheltering Tree" stamp set from the 2015 Occasions Catalog was the first to get a GREEN flag! Here are a few of the ideas I came up with:

 This one is on the front of our large notebook. 

The Sheltering Tree set only comes in Photopolymer, and here's a hint to get it to stamp perfectly every time: Place your Stampin' Pierce Mat (or a mouse pad) under the card stock you are stamping on! This helps because Photopolymer stamps don't have the foam cushion that our wood and clear mount rubber stamps have, so the mat acts as the cushion on the other side.

If you love trees (like I love trees), then grab this stamp set from my Stampin' Store and start planting some creative seeds with it! If you order it before March 31st, add a few accessories to total $50 or more to choose a Sale-A-Bration Reward FREE! 

*** In case you haven't heard, the Blendabilities Markers are discontinued until Stampin' Up! comes up with a new and improved version sometime in the future, but the silver lining for Sale-a-Bration is that there were 4 NEW reward products added March 1st: 

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