Category: Masculine

Dragonfly Garden Book Binding Fun Fold

This book binding fun fold using the Dragonfly Garden bundle makes a great masculine card or general card. Read on or watch the video to learn how to make this card.

Dragonfly Garden
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Measurements:

Basic Black cardstock: 8.5” x5.5” scored at 5.5” and 6.75” for cardbase ; 3”x3”; 3.5″ x 3.5″
Mossy Meadow cardstock: (2) 4”x4”
Basic White cardstock: 3.75” x3.75”
Gold Foil Sheet: 3 3/16” x 3 3/16”; piece for small dragonfly
Dandy Garden Designer Paper: 1 1/16” x 4 ”
Mossy Meadow braided linen trim or black or crumb cake twine : 12”

Directions/Preparation:

Cut cardstock as directed in Measurements section.
Using the 3″ x 3″ piece of black cardstock, stamp the wildflowers and small dragonflies in Versarmark and then cover with Heat & Stick powder, and ‘flick’ off excess powder. Heat until powder becomes clear. Rub gilded leafing over the Heat & Stick powder until images are covered.
Stamp in Mossy Meadow the small dragonflies on the 3.75″ x 3.75″ Basic White cardstock.

Assembly:

  • First, fold your Basic Black card base along the 5.5” score line so that the 6.75” score line is showing on the card front.
  • Use adhesive or liquid glue on the inside of your card to adhere the 1.25” “book binding” portion. (The front of your card should have a 1.25” left side that is glued down and doesn’t open, while the rest of the card opens.)
  • Adhere one of the 4”x4” Mossy Meadow cardstock pieces inside the card.
  • Adhere the Basic White 3.75” x 3.75” cardstock piece inside the card.
Dragonfly Garden
Inside of Card
  • Adhere the Dandy Garden designer paper strip of your choice to the “book binding” portion of the card front.
  • Adhere the other 4”x4” Mossy Meadow CS to the card front.
  • Adhere the 3.5” x 3.5” Basic Black CS to the card front.
  • Adhere the 3 3/16” x 3 3/16” Gold Foil sheet to the card front.
  • Adhere the stamped, gilded leaf Black CS to the card front.
  • Use a small Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the tiny gold foil dragonfly to the card front.
  • Wrap the Mossy Meadow or black or tan twine around the “book binding” and tie in a knot, cutting off any excess twine.
Dragonfly Garden
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Supplies for Dragonfly Garden Bookbinding Card:

Timeless Tropical Masculine Card

We always need masculine cards and here is an easy layered card featuring the Timeless Tropical stamp set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the You Are Amazing stamp set in the 2021 Jan-June mini catalog and I love it because its different and funky–perfect for a masculine card. This card also features the blending technique using our blending brushes to create the gradient colors for the sun.

Timeless Tropical

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side, (1) 4″ x 5.25″, piece for label
Basic Black card stock: 3.5″ x 4.75″
Pool Party card stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
So Saffron card stock: piece for 2″ circle
Thick Basic White card stock: piece for palm trees

Directions:

Cut all the card stock. There are 2 embossed layers on this card. Emboss the 4″ x 5.25″ Crumb Cake card stock with the Subtles embossing folder. The Pool Party card stock is embossed with the Greenery embossing folder. To create the sun, punch out a circle using the 2″ circle punch then use your blending brush dipped into the Pumpkin Pie ink pad and then apply ink to sun in a circular motion. The more times you ink the darker the color. Such a pretty effect!

I used the Stamparatus on this project for the palm tree. It was easy to create a template for the palm tree. Just die cut a palm tree from a spare piece of thick basic white cardstock and place on Stamparatus base (this is your template). Take the palm tree stamp (with label facing up) and line it up so it is centered into the template then drop the plate of the Stamparatus onto the stamp. Now you’re ready to stamp. Put the palm tree die cut into the template, ink the palm tree stamp, and you’re ready to stamp the image onto the die cut. This technique is so useful for making sure your image is lined up perfectly on the die cut. Once your image is stamped, color in with the Old Olive dark blends pen and the Crumb Cake dark blends pen.

Timeless Tropical

For the sentiment, stamp on Crumb Cake card stock and then line up your die so the words are centered inside the die or use the Stamparatus and template technique that was used above for the palm tree, whichever you find easiest! The reason I used the Stamparatus for the sentiment is so that it would be centered but also, since it is a bold image, I could stamp multiple times to make sure the image was a nice deep black.

Assembly:

Now you’re ready to begin to assemble your card. Layer the embossed Crumb Cake onto the card base and then center and adhere the black cardstock on top. Next center and adhere the Pool Party onto the black. Arrange your 3 focal pieces how you would like on your card. I layered the palm trees on top of the sun and adhered the label using dimensionals. A couple of matte black dots to the label finishes this card.

Supplies for Timeless Tropical Card:

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Forever Fern: Stampin Up Masculine/Father’s Day Card

With just a little extra measuring and cutting on your paper trimmer, you can make this striking card layout for any occasion–just change the sentiment. Because this layout is tailored, it makes a great Father’s Day card. The Forever Fern bundle and coordinating dies are a great set for making a Stampin Up masculine card for any occasion…the foilage is so beautiful! Its easy to add branches and leaves as an accent to any card using the coordinating dies. Click Here to check out my Pinterest board for more inspiration using this fabulous set!

Measurements:

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: (1) 3.25″ x 4.25″; (2) 4″ x 5.25″; (1) 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ strip for sentiment, piece of for stamped branch image
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ on the 8.5″ side; 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3.5″ x 4.75″; 2″ x 3.25″

Directions for Stampin Up Masculine Card:

  1. To make a point on the black 2″x 3.25″ cardstock: With a pencil, mark 1″ on each side of the 2″ side of the cardstock. Mark 1 5/8″ in the center of the 3.25″ side. Place paper in paper trimmer at a diagonal in the cutting groove so that it cuts from the 1″ mark to the 1 5/8″ mark. Repeat for the other side.
  2. To make a point on the vanilla 3.25″ x 4.25″ cardstock: With a pencil, mark 1.75″ on the 4.25″ on each side of the 4.25″ side of the cardstock. Mark 1 5/8″ in the center of the 3.25″ side. Place paper in paper trimmer at a diagonal in the cutting groove so that it cuts from the 1.75″ mark to the 1 5/8″ mark. Repeat for other side.
  3. Adhere the black cardstock with the point behind the vanilla with the point so edges are lined up side to side and enough black is showing.
  4. Stamp branch in Pretty Peacock on Vanilla piece with point then add black speckles in Momento ink around branch.
  5. Fold the Pretty Peacock card base and burnish the fold with a bone folder. Add the following layers in order:
    1. Very Vanilla 4″ x 5.25″
    2. Black: 3.5″ x 4.75″
    3. Pretty Peacock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
    4. Very Vanilla with Point (includes the black cardstock with point adhered from Step 3.)
  6. Stamp branch in Pretty Peacock on Very Vanilla and die cut. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to front of card.
  7. Stamp sentiment on label strip then punch each end using the Pick a Punch. Mount dimensionals on back of sentiment and add to front of card.
  8. Add a black sequins to vanilla point using glue dot. If you don’t have black sequins, but you have a black blend pen, you can color any sequins to make it black!

Supplies used for Stampin Up Masculine/Father’s Day Card:


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  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

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Stampin Up Mountain Air: Handmade Card

Do you love the mountains? I sure do…I enjoy using this set to create a beautiful handmade card with a mountain setting! It makes a great masculine card or a great card for anyone who loves the mountains! What mountains does this card remind you of? I remember a trip with my Mom to Silverton, CO via the Silverton train to the mountains. It was our last trip together in 2011 and it is a treasured memory. She loved the mountains. She would have enjoyed making a card like this or receiving it!

Measurements:

  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: (1) 3.75″ x 5″; (1) 2″ x 5″ (treeline); (1) 4.25″ x 5″ (inside); 1″ x 1.75″ for label
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored at 4.25″ along 8.5″ side; 2″ x 5″ (mountains)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 1.75″ x 4″ (trees)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock: 2.75″ x 4.75″ (blue background)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock: piece for 5/8″ circle punch
  • Twine: 3″

Directions for Mountain Air Handmade Card:

  1. Die cut using the 2nd largest nested die from the 3.75″x5″ Sahara Sand cardstock; you will not use the inside nested die.
  2. Die cut using the 2nd largest nested die from Seaside Spray cardstock; you will be using the inside die, not the outside.
  3. Die cut a label using the 2nd to smallest nested die from Sahara Sand cardstock. Stamp sentiment on label using Early Expresso ink.
  4. Die cut a tree from Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  5. Die cut large mountains from the Early Espresso Brown cardstock.
  6. Stamp trees using Mossy Meadow ink and then use tree line die cut to cut out top of trees.
  7. Stamp moon using Smoky Slate ink and punch out a 5/8′ circle from moon.
Figure 1: Scene Layers
  1. Assemble scene on Seaside Spray Nested Label. Center brown mountains and adhere to label; there will extra cardstock hanging over label. Center trees on top of mountains and adhere. Trim off excess cardstock around the label.
  2. Place moon above mountains and stamp birds in Early Espresso ink above mountains.
  3. Assemble front of card: Place dimensionals on the back of the Sahara Sand 3.75″ x 5″ cardstock, on the outside corners and also close to the inside edge of the nested label cutout….behind the stitching preferred so it doesn’t show on the front of your card. Adhere to center of Expresso Brown card base.
  4. Adhere Seaside Spray label inside the Sahara Sand nested label cutout.
  5. Adhere Mossy Meadow tree die cut to left edge of front of card.
  6. Adhere twine trim to front of card. Cut 2 dimensionals (mini black dimensionals, preferred) in half and put 4 halves on the back of the sentiment label, wide enough apart that the dimensionals straddle the twine.
Figure 2

Supplies for Stampin Up Mountain Air Handmade Card:

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Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!! Head over to my online store here to place your order!


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Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
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  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email smilin250@gmail.com


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email at smilin250@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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Stampin Up Sailing Home: Double Z-Fold Card

Need a masculine card? Sailing Home is a wonderful set to create beautiful masculine cards for any occasion. Making a card using a double z-fold card will surely WOW them! Two different patterned papers were used, showing you the versatility of this set! Have fun making this one!

Measurements (using Navy Card sample):

Outside Z card base:

  • Night of Navy cardstock: (1) 4.25″ x 11″ scored at 2.75″ & 5.5″ along 11 side
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper: 2.5″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4″ x 5.25″

Inside Z card base:

  • Night of Navy cardstock: 3″ x 10″ scored at 2.75″ and 5.5″ along 10″ side; piece for stiched circle
  • Whisper White cardstock: (2) 2.5′ x 2.75″; piece for lighthouse, piece for sentiment
  • Soft Suede cardstock: Piece for wheel
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper: 2.75″ x 4.25″

Directions:

  1. Burnish all creases with bone folder like a ‘ Z’ as shown in Figure 1.
  2. Stamp sailboat and birds on one of the small pieces of whisper white cardstock in Night of Navy ink.
  3. Adhere designer series paper and small white pieces to Inside Z card base.
  4. Adhere designer series paper and white cardstock to Outside Z card base.
Figure 1.
  1. Adhere Inside Z card base to Outside Z card base: To do this, fold outside card base so its easy to find center of card front. Put adhesive on 1/2 of the back of the Inside Z card base front and center and adhere on top of Outside Z card base. Put adhesive on the back of the Inside Z card base on last square (behind sailboat) Fold both bases together to adhere the last square (this will line up the last square for you).
  2. Die cut stitched circle in Navy Cardstock. Stamp lighthouse in Night of Navy ink and die cut. Die cut wheel in Soft Suede cardstock. Punch white label and stamp sentiment in Night of Navy Ink.
  3. Adhere label and navy stitched circle, where sentiment is slightly underneath circle. Add dimensionals to back of light house and adhere to center of navy blue circle. Adhere wheel to top of lighthouse. Use glue dot to apply small twine knot to center of wheel. (see Figure 2)
Figure 2

Supplies for Sailing Home Double Z-Fold Card:

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration – Extra Host Rewards For YOU!!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stamipn’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!! Head over to my online store here to place your order!


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Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email smilin250@gmail.com


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email at smilin250@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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Stampin Up Card Ideas: Beautiful World

Do you need Stampin Up card ideas using the Beautiful World bundle? The new in-color Cinnamon Cider pairs so nicely with black–great for masculine cards! The Cinnamon Cider and Basic Black cardstock pair so well together. I love the new the Brass Foil–it’s so super shiny? I will be using this a lot! Tip for using foil paper: I like using the adhesive sheets to glue foil pieces on the card because there is less likelihood of getting glue on the front of the foil. If you do get glue on the front of the foil, rubbing it in one direction (and patience :-)) with your finger seems to work best for keeping it shiny!

Measurements:

  • Black Cardstock: (1) 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″ and 8.25″ along the 11″ side; (1) 3.25″ x 4.5″, 5/8″ small circle
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: (1) 3.5″ x 4.75″; (1) 4″ x 2.75″; 2.25″x2.5″ for tag
  • World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper: (1) 4″ x 5.25″; .5″ x 4″
  • Brass Foil Sheets: For globe, globe stand and swirly, 3/4″ small circle
  • Adhesive Sheets: For globe, globe stand and swirly shape

Directions:

  1. Prepare Brass Foil sheets with adhesive sheets on the back. Die cut globe, glove stand, and swirly from the brass sheet.
  2. Fold the black cardstock on the score lines, making a mountain fold with the 2 smallest sections (See Fig 1.)
Figure 1: Easel fold
  1. Place 4″ x 5.25″ piece of designer paper on the black cardstock in the largest section. Add the 3.5″ x 4.5″ Cinnamon Cider cardstock in the middle of the designer paper. This will be the inside sentiment.
  2. Adhere the 3.25″ x 4.5″ piece of black cardstock on top of the Cinnamon Cider 3.5″ x 4.75″ cardstock. Fold card on score lines. Center and adhere the Cinnamon Cide cardstock to front of card; only putting adhesive on the lower 1/2 of the cardstock where it adheres to the black folded section.
  3. Add .5″ x 4″ strip of designer paper to lower portion of card front.
  4. Take adhesive backing off globe and place in upper left of black card front, ensuring there is enough room on left edge to fit globe stand on the black cardstock.
  5. Take adhesive backing off globe and place over globe. Add 2 small gilded gems to globe stand ends.
  6. Die cut label with Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Stamp sentiment in upper portion of label, so there is enough room to add swirly without interfering with sentiment. Take adhesive backing off swirly and add to tag. Add dimensionals to the back of the label and add to front of card.
  7. Adhere the small black circle on top of the gold foil circle. Fold easel card, to determine the best placement for the gold circle to allow the card to stand. Place glue dot on upper portion of gold circle, leaving room at the bottom of the gold circle for the card to slip underneath. Add medium gilded gem to top of black circle.

Supplies for Stampin Up Card Ideas – Beautiful World card:

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration – Extra Host Rewards For YOU!!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stamipn’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!! Head over to my online store here to place your order!


Stampin’ Up! Pick A Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion!!

Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email smilin250@gmail.com


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email at smilin250@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here.
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