The title sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? Well check this out…
Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper usually has two sides; one is a bold or dramatic print and the other a small or geometric accent print. I typically chose these prints for my cards.
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things (MFT) All About You. It has three coordinating dies of the word YOU in different fonts. It is a very versatile set.
The metal embellishment were Retired Urban Underground Embellishments from the 2017 SU Occasions catalog. I loved that masculine suite.
The Happy Birthday To was heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The YOU was cut out of Basic Black card stock with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets attached so the die cut is like a sticker when you add it to your card. I use this for all my dies cuts now.
The inside was adorned with another 3/4″ strip of DSP framed with a 1″ piece of Basic Black card stock. I love to bring the front of the card to the inside as well. The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Photopolymer Stamp set. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this font.
I know masculine cards are a bit tougher for many. Remember to look at the backside of your DSP and you might just find the inspiration for your masculine card.
Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist produce the WOW factor for this card. The Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog is the inspiration.
The sentiment is from the NEW Perennial Birthday stamp set. The flowers that surround the sentiment were created using a framelit die from Bouquet Bunch Framelits and the leaves from the Perennial Birthday stamp set. I think the flowers look just like those in the DSP. Basic Rhinestone Jewels adorn each flower for sparkle.
I hope you are having an amazing day.
Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
I created two cards that could be valentine’s or simply a note tucked into the briefcase or lunch box of someone you love.
The first card was created using Crumb Cake, Powder Pink and Whisper White. The base of the card was stamped with the small cluster of hearts from the NEW Heart Happiness stamp set with Versamark Ink. Then I layered vellum, Powder Pink card stock cut with the Layering Squares Framelits, and another heart from the Heart Happiness stamp set. I do not have the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies to crop the heart yet my Paper Snips made the task a cinch. The sentiment is from Blooming’ Love and was stamped and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Embossing Powder. A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the finishing touch. I think this turned out very sweet.
The second card followed the same formula. The small cluster of hearts was stamped with Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake card stock. You can see the hearts are more pronounced. The Real Red scallop circle is from the Layering Circles Framelits. The heart was stamped in Real Red ink and is also in the Heart Happiness stamp set. This heart coordinates with the Sweet and Sassy Framelits and was cut with a die. It was adorned with small pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels. The sentiment is also from Blooming’ Love. A small bow was added using 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon.
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
- Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
- Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple
Here we are on the last day of the year. While it feels like the year went by fast as I reflect it has been a year full of experiences.
While I have been crafting; creating gift tags, gifts, and cards. I have not been taking photos for my blog. = ( So I am wrapping up the year with a look back at some of my favorite cards in 2017.
My Personal Favorite projects in 2017
The Eastern Palace Suite was one of my favorite new bundles this year. Check out the original post here.
Another beautiful new stamp set, Tranquil Tulips. Original post here.
This card was created for a blog hop that was new to me and the theme was sparkle. I love how this turned out. Check out the post here.
In March I went on a crafting trip with my dear friend and crafting partner in crime, Susan Itell. It resulted in my love for Concord & 9th products. This card was created with one of their unique stamp set and coordinating stencil sets. Check out the post here.
This is probably one of my all time favorite cards. I was honored when Mary Fish CASE’d me! And here is my original post.
The use of embossing paste was a renewed technique in the crafting world in 2017. I love the result here using Nuvo Mother of Pearl embossing paste with a Stampin’ Up! stencil. Want to learn more, check out the post here.
I told you I fell in love with Concord & 9th. This is another of their unique sets, read more here.
And I finally purchased Lovely as a Tree after 5 years of being a demonstrator. I love the result with a little watercoloring. Here is the post.
I hope you enjoyed this look back. I look forward to sharing and inspiring you more in 2018. Happy New Year!