Stamp with Marilyn

Handmade Masculine Card

Truly Tailored cardToday I am sharing a Handemade Masculine card made with the Truly Tailored Stamp set by Stampin ‘Up!.  This is one of the cards that I used for a swap at the Hartford OnStage event.

Did I mention how much fun my team and I had at the Hartford OnStage event? 

I do really like the Truly Tailored stamp set and the coordinating True Gentlemen Designer paper!  One of the better masculine sets that Stampin’ Up! has released in a while!

I also like the Z Fold format which I seem to use for masculine cards each year.  Lol, I am too predictable!

So the Details on this card:
1.  the Card base is a 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″.  Fold into a Z format.
2.  I used Chocolate Chip Cardstock to layer the True Gentlemen Designer paper on.  I mixed up the patterns on the Designer paper for the various panels to give the card interest.  That is one of the best things about Stampin’ UP! Designer paper.  All the pieces in a given set coordinate and look great together!  The dimensions for the layers on this card are:
  • Back piece – chocolate chip layer cut to 5 3/8″x 4 1/8″, Designer paper  cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Two smaller pieces – chocolate chip layer – cut to 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″,  cut the designer paper layer to 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Layer these pieces onto the Crumb cake card base
3.  Next cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 3″ x 9″.  Score this piece at 3″ and 6″.  Again fold into a Z pattern.  The dimensions for these pieces are:
  • Front piece – cut a piece of night of navy cardstock to 2 7/8″  square, cut the designer paper to 2 3/4″ square.
  • Back piece – cut a piece of tranquil tide cardstock to 2 7/8″ square and cut the designer paper to 2 3/4″ square. 
  • NOTE – I left the center vanilla square blank.  You could add another layer to this pieces as well.
4.  Add a piece of the Corduroy Night of Navy ribbon around the first layer before you attach the layers to the vanilla Z fold card.  Stamp the sentiment “to a Classy Kind of Man” with Night of Navy ink on a scrap of very vanilla cardstock.      Also stamp the little bow tie with Night of Navy ink.  Punch out the sentiment with the Tailored Tag punch.  Trim around the edge and cut out a tag with the punch from Night of Navy cardstock.  Adhere the sentiment to the Navy tag.  Cut out the bow with your snips and attach on the sentiment over the comb.

5.  Now for the back panel.  Use the Chocolate chip, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide markers to ink up the sentiment stamp “wishing you a Dapper Day”.  I used night of navy ink to ink the “wishing you a”  and the Tranquil Tide marker to ink up the “Dapper Day”.  I used the chocolate chip to ink the mustache.  Stamp onto a piece of very vanilla cardstock.  Cut this out with the stitched circle framelit that fits around this sentiment.  Attach the circle to a scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle framelits.  Attach to the back side of the 3×3 piece. 

6.  Line up the front Z fold panel with the center of the front panel of the card.  Make sure to add adhesive to only the left side of the panel as you want half the piece to hang over the closed edge. 

That’s it!  Your done!

I hope that you have liked my Handmade Z Fold Card made with  the True Gentlemen Designer Paper and the Truly Tailored stamp set.

This stamp set and Designer paper are retiring.  So if you would like to make this project and you do not have a demonstrator in the USA – I would love to be your demonstrator.  If you order is under $150 then use the Host code AUZPM4HA and I will send you a gift for placing your order with me.  I love to share the Host benefits with my customers!

Stamp with Marilyn


Masculine Card & Catalog update

On Monday Stampin’ Up! hosted a New Catalog Premiere at 40 theaters around the US and Canada.  SU staff was in Long Beach, CA  and made a live presentation on the new catalog which was broadcast around the county to the 40 theaters.   So there were approximately 200 demonstrators that gathered in Marlboro, MA to get a sneak peak of the new catalog and see some demonstrations of new products!DSCN0213 copy So when demos gather together the favorite thing to do is swap!   I designed a masculine card as Father’s Day is coming up! The Designer Paper is High Tide Designer paper from the Occasions catalog. The stamp set is High Tide and Teeney Tiny wishes for the Father’s Day greeting. The shell is stamped using crumb cake ink on whisper white and punched out with the  1 3/8″ punch.  I used a blender pen and little pink piroDSCN0210 copyuette ink to highlight the contours of the shell. The fish is stamped with marina mist and highlighted with a little pear pizazz. The seahorse is stamped with crumb cake also. The card stocks are Calypso coral and soft sky layered onto pieces of designer paper from the High Tide Collection. I wasn’t too sure if I liked the combination of the bold stripes of the high tide paper under the stamped images – so I also tried the card using Crisp Cantaloupe stretchy ribbon in place of the bold stripe. In my opinion, the ribbon takes away from the masculine look of the card.  But still a nice enhancement!  Which do you like better??   So now the good stuff – Here is a picture of the new catalog which is fantastic!! DSCN0215 copy   As you can tell by the cover there are lots of new embellishments which are my favorite!! the two biggest additions to the new Catalog are: 1.  The partnership with Becky Higgins and the introduction of Project Life products!  Stampin’ Up! has developed several sets of Project Life journaling cards that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! colors and Becky Higgin’s line of products! 2.  Blendabilities are here!!  I just pre-ordered mine this morning and can’t wait to try them out! These are alcohol based markers that are used for coloring and deliver a much brighter color that the regular Stampin’ Write markers. 3.  The heavy Baker’s Twine that was introduced during Sale-a-bration is back in the in-color family!  There are several new frame lit sets and embossing folders.  And of course – lots of great new stamp sets!! Stay tuned for samples with items from my pre-order!  You will be able to place your order for new things on June 2nd.   Have a great weekend! signature line-003  

Handmade By the Tide card

Today’s card is a masculine card that I designed for Father’s Day with the By the Tide stamp set.   As a person that loves the Ocean and living near the beach, I love this set! DSCN0188w Card Details: The card base is Crumb Cake Cardstock and the background is from the Fresh Prints designer paper pack which has a lot of great bright colored designs.   The Coral is stamped with Calypso Coral ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The piece stamped with coral is layered with a piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock. The Lobster is stamped with Rose Red ink and punched out using DSCN0188cu the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  NOTE:  I stamped the lobster twice and cut out the ends of the pinchers to make them extend beyond the side of the circle to give the piece more depth. The fish is inked with Wild Wasbi ink and punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  I used a blender pen with a little marina mist ink to add blue shading to the fish and sponged the edge of the circle with marina mist ink.  The sea horse is stamped with Summer Starfruit ink and punched out with the 1″ circle punch.  The edge is sponged with summer starfruit ink pad. The anchor in the upper right corner is stamped with Soft Suede ink and punched out with the 1″ circle punch.  I layered this onto a scrap of Soft Suede card stock and used a dimensional to add the depth to the card. Finally, the card is finished with a piece of burlap trim and a Naturals Button with a piece of Calypso Coral bakers twine fed through the button holes. This card uses the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge for this week! zzMojo340Sketch      


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Father’s Day Card

This week challenge for the Late Night Stamper’s group is a Father’s Day card.  I actually didn’t design this card but it is one of my favorites!!  This card was designed by my downline and friend Michele LaCerda.  Michele is in my downline but is actually the person that taught me to stamp!!  She took me to my first SU party and then I just had sign up!!  I wanted everything and my husband said that I had to find a way to pay for my addiction!  LOL  Then after I joined SU, she decided to signup.  This July is actually her 10th anniversary as a demo!! Anyway – here is the card… 100_9171 copy The card base is going gray with the watch image from the Dapper Dad set stamped to create the background effect.  I love the way she used the bottle cap for the face of the watch.  The face of the watch is stamped in black and mounted onto the bottle cap.  Crystal effects is applied over the stamped image to give it the look of glass. A piece of metallic silver cards tock is embossed for the background. This is my favorite card for Father’s Day that I have seen so far. Great job Michele!  I will have to toot her horn since she doesn’t have a blog!   Enjoy!   signature line-red
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