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Stampin' Up! Masculine Card- For the Father of My Girls

Nothing like creating a masculine card for the man of your dreams and your children's father.  Stampin' Up! makes it easy.  Love combining stuff from my stash with manly colors to convey a special thought.

Last Chance item, Newsprint Designer Paper, provides the backdrop and a top border accent.  An accordian fold Basic Black medallion with my full {heart} punch and a Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment says it all. And, "so long" to the Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain that wraps it up.

Be sure to check the online store for these Last Chance products as they are only available while supplies last. Look for the discounts and grab a great deal!
Then, create a Stampin' Up! masculine card for a father you know!



Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Saluting Old Glory

Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Nautical Expeditions Designer Paper This Stampin' Up! card idea came to me on Memorial Day so I decided it would be apporpriate to share today, Flag Day!

Featured here are the Star Punch which is on the Last Chance List as well as some brads from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware and a stamped definition from Define Your Life.

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Stampin' Up! Card Ideas- Exclusively for YOU; A Key Ingredient

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Stampin' Up! Gift Idea- For the Bride to Give or Receive!

Stampin' Up! Gift Idea-Tile Coasters

This is such an easy bridal gift idea using the Stampin' Up! Medallion background stamp...I just had to share a little written tutorial with you!

I purchased a box of Tumbled Marble Tile from Lowe's, 4" x 4".  I washed the tiles by wiping with a wet towel and let these dry completely.

I applied Jet Black Stazon Ink to the Medallion and stamped on each tile.  Notice that there is just a partial image and each tile varies a bit with how I stamped.

I waited a few minutes and sprayed each tile with a matte Clear Acrylic Sealer. 

All I need now are some felt pieces on the bottom as furniture protection and these are good to go!

If you need supplies for this Stampin' Up! gift idea, you can purchase the Medallion
and Jet Black Stazon Ink
in the Online Store.



Stampin' Up! Designer Paper and Last Chance News- Beyond the Garden and Hodgepodge Hardware

Stampin' Up! Designer Paper- Beyond the Garden
Stampin' Up! Designer Paper, Beyond the Garden, has some beautiful prints in bright colors for summer.  On the Stampin' Up! card, I've used a dainty floral print of Daffodil Yellow and Whisper White and it provides a pretty backdrop for my stamped images from Elements of Style-clear (wood).
Look how perfect the "for you" sentiment fits into the Hodgepodge Hardware it!  This set of versatile metal accents is only available while supplies last!  Get it in Styled Silver and Styled Vanilla in the Online Store on sale in the Last Chance Accessories List for 40% off...that's $17.97 each! 

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Card- Define Your Life

Stampin Up define your life  
Another Stampin' Up! masculine card today using my retiring favorite...Define Your Life.  This has been my "go to" set for the past several years especially for cards for guys! <sigh>  You may be seeing more of this gem until June 30th when it will no longer be available.  I just love it!

On this card are also two more retiring favorites of mine.  Has anyone else been hoarding their Hodgepodge Hardware? Goodness...break that baby open and use those fine pieces. Here I've used it to accentuate "happy" in the definition. The designer paper strip is from the retiring, get-it-while-it-lasts Newsprint Designer Paper. Extreme Elements adds another stamped element to the card.  This one's going in the mail today!

Stampin' Up! masculine cards...check out more HERE !

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card- The Open Sea

Stampin' Up! The Open Sea

Don't you just love The Open Sea from Stampin' Up!?  Combine that set with the Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper and you have a card perfect for any man. 

Here I have used two digital images of the great ship and adhered one on top the other with Stampin' Dimensionals.  And, of course, I just had to use my tried and true, Define Your sad to see it on the Last Chance List, but thrilled that the option is available in digital format and of course, I'll hold on to my much loved wood mount set.  It won't be available much longer along with other favorites on the Last Chance ListGet your favorites now!

The Open Sea  (digital used here)
Define Your Life
Not Quite Navy
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper
Early Espresso
Baker's Twine- Early Espresso
Antique Brads
Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Card Making 101, Cutting Card Stock for Stamped Images

Stampin' Up! Tutorial-Animal stories last chance

Sharing a Stampin' Up! tutorial with a card making tip demonstrating how I determine the cuts for my card stock for stamped images.

This project features two products on the Last Chance Lists--- Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Paper (while supplies last) and Animal Stories stamp set.

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Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Card Making 101, Cutting Card Stock for Stamped Images

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Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Fabulous Florets on Presto Patterns

Fabulous Florets Presto Patterns Love these Fabulous Florets (wood,clear) on vellum for this Stampin' Up! card!  I gave one like this to my club hostess last night and also to our best friends for their anniversary.

The Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Paper provides the background---get it while you can!!---along with the En Francais background stamp and the Eiffel Tower from Artistic Etchings (wood, clear).  Don't you love the glitter?  It's Supernova!

Leave a comment here if you have questions about this Stampin' Up! card idea!

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