I love the Artistically Inked stamp set and the gorgeous Expressions in Ink patterned paper! I've made quite a few cards with it already (like these floral cards), but for this month's Card Class & Game Night, I wanted to do something a little different. (When I finished the cards though, I realized they all had similar designs!) Despite the Artistically Inked stamp set being primarily flowers, I created two masculine cards or gender-neutral cards. I love pushing my stamping supplies to the limit! So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
If you love this stamp set, you won't want to miss my upcoming Artistically Inked Bundle Online Class on September 2. We'll be creating 5 more cards with cards designs you won't find anywhere else on my social media accounts! See more information and register.
Happy June! Father's Day will be here before you know it and today, I have some fabulous cards for dad. These handmade cards are the perfect way to say Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in your life. On y go! Let's get stamping.
If you love this patterned paper, be sure to get it before it's gone! Many items from the January-June Mini Catalog will be discontinued at the end of June and are only available while supplies last. The Handsomely Suited stamps and dies will still be available, but the patterned paper will retire. Be sure to see the full list of retiring items and shop the Last Chance Sale.
Interested in hosting a workshop during Sale-A-Bration? In addition to all of the regular host benefits, you can earn an exclusive FREE host set when your workshop reaches $350 in sales! I would love to help you host a fun virtual event while we're all stuck at home during the dreary months of January and February.
Finally, the Stampin' Up! starter kit is even better during Sale-A-Bration! As always, you can choose $125 in product of your choice for only $99 and FREE shipping. PLUS, you get 5 packs of 6" x 6" patterned paper. These are the 6" x 6" Designer Series Papers in the 4 Color Collections plus the 2020-2022 In colors and they are the NEW patterns that will be in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. This is an additional value of over $55!
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Ok, let's see my sample card ideas using the Well Suited suite. On y go! Let's get stamping.
For this card, I cut the suspenders from a piece of the paisley patterned paper using the dies. I also added the buckles cut from silver foil. I cut the rectangle for the shirt, the color, and the placket from a piece of checked patterned paper in the suite. I added Basic Gray buttons. The die for the button cuts six buttons at once! Finally, I stamped the bowtie on Whisper White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it with Pool Party Stampin' Blends.
I built the shirt front on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock and then on a Pool Party card base. The sentiment is from the Approaching Perfection stamp set which I got for FREE when I purchased the Well Suited suite. This stamp set has some really fun birthday sayings!
I wrapped a piece of the Basic Gray twine around the Pool Party layer before adhering it to the card front. I tied it in a big loopy bow. Then, I stamped the bowtie with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored it with Pool Party ink and cut it with the Suite and Tie dies. I added the bowtie over the bow in the twine using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Like the other two cards, the sentiment for this card is from the Approaching Perfection stamp set. It says: "So what if you're a year older. You're fabulous!" I stamped it with Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and layered it on Highland Heather cardstock. I placed a layer of Basic Gray cardstock on the card front and added a twine bow. Then, I adhered the sentiment over the bow using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Supply List for these Well Suited Card Ideas
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If you're following the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop, you've reached me from Anne Marie Hile's wonderful blog. I hope after looking at my projects, you'll continue on to Melissa Thomas's and all the way through the rest of the hop.
This month's theme for the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop is Masculine or My Guy. The Rooted in Nature stamp set from Stampin' Up! has the perfect stamps for some more masculine looking cards, and with Father's Day coming up in a month, it's the perfect time to get started on some gifts for Dad. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Finding gifts for guys always seems to be a challenge, but I know for my guy, I can't go wrong with some beer. (He's pretty easy to please!) So, to make this six-pack extra special, I added some personalized decoration. To go with the six-pack, I created a card to tell him just how wonderful he is to me and the kids.
For both of these projects, I created my own patterned paper with the different leaf images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I started by stamping the tree rings with Crumb Cake ink. I stamped it off first on a piece of scratch paper to make it a little lighter, and then, I stamped it twice on my paper. I stamped these fairly close together all over a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" Very Vanilla cardstock.
After my page was filled with tree rings, I stamped the various leaves in Granny Apple Green, Mellow Moss, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake inks. I overlapped images and stamped multiple times before re-inking. When creating your own background paper, it is very important to get the images to really cover the page. Since you will be cutting the paper apart into smaller sections, you often need to place the images closer together than you normally would. Once you trim the pieces of cardstock into the sizes you want, you may need to go back and stamp a few more partial images around the edge.
I layered a piece of my handmade patterned paper on Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow cardstock. I added layered circles of each of these colors as well. On top of that, I added a tree image from the stamp set that I had stamped in Soft Suede ink. I colored over the needles of the tree with a Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend. Then I fussy cut the tree and adhered it on top of the circles.
The words were cut with the Well Written dies and stamped with the Well Said stamp set. To create the outline for happy, I traced around the outside of the die on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and very carefully cut just within my pencil mark. Then, I layered the cut "happy" pieces on top of the vanilla piece I had cut.
I stamped the greeting with Granny Apple Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die. To let the "f" flow out of the rectangle, I trimmed out just the very bottom of the "f" before die-cutting the sentiment. When I placed my rectangle die, I lifted the tail of the edge so that it rested on top of the die instead of underneath it. This way, the bottom of the "f" was not cut with the rest of the rectangle.
To finish the card, I added some linen thread and a few Gold Metallic Pearls. The greeting is mounted on Soft Suede cardstock and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Likewise, the entire card front is attached to a Soft Suede card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. This special card is filled with texture and dimension. The perfect gift for a wonderful guy!
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