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Got DSP? Quickly Make these Masculine Cards!

Masculine birthday cards

I’m often asked for ideas to make masculine cards. Recently I discovered this design, pulled out my World of Good Designer Series Paper and got to work! I was surprised at how quickly I was able to complete these 6 cards and get them into my “Birthday Box”!!

Let’s start with cardstock…

Choose a coordinating cardstock for the base and background layers. It’s easy to pick this layer because when you look on the back of the DSP package, you’ll find a list of the colours that Stampin’ Up! used in the Designer Series Papers. Now you’re set!

Start by cutting the cardstock for the card base at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with the bone folder. For the other layers, cut 1 at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and 1 at 4″ x 2-3/4″. I also punched out a scalloped oval, using the Double Oval Punch (154242) to coordinate with the card base on each card. This will be the background layer for the greeting.

Pick your favourite DSP…

Cut 1 at 5-1/4″ x 4″, 1 at 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and 1 at 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. To save DSP, you could cut all 3 layers from the same piece by cutting both smaller rectangles from the centre of the largest piece.
Cut 1 at 6″ x 2-1/4″ to decorate your envelope flap.

Greetings are needed…

Everyone has a birthday so I’ve used “Happy Birthday” from the Oval Occasions Stamp Set (154477) with the Classic Ink that coordinates with the cardstock. Use the Double Oval Punch (154242) to punch out the greeting – attach to the scallop oval with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Putting it all together…

Fold and score the 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base
Attach the DSP cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″
Attach the DSP cut at 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ to the cardstock cut at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ – use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card front
Attach the DSP cut at 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ to the cardstock cut at 4″ x 2-3/4″ – use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card front
Attach the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Masculine birthday cards
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Lucky to Know You on St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day Card

Even though St. Patrick’s Day has come & gone for this year, it’s always nice to be able to send a card saying it’s “lucky to know you” any time of the year! Did you know that you can make a “shamrock” card using heart punches? Yes, you can and you don’t even need a “shamrock” punch!

Let me tell you how…

I started by picking a green colour that I liked. Stampin’ Up! has so many greens to pick from! I chose Granny Apple Green (146990) and Shaded Spruce Cardstock (146981) for the greens on this card. After I cut Basic White Cardstock (159276) at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, it was scored & folded at 4-1/4″. This makes the card base. A layer of Granny Apple Green was cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ and attached to the card base. Any adhesive will work for this so choose your favourite one. A layer of Basic Black Cardstock (121045), cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″, for the next layer really makes colours “pop” off the page!

Now for the next green layer…

Shaded Spruce Cardstock (146981) cut at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. The texture was added by using the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder (152718) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653). Now it was ready to be attached over the black layer.

Making the Shamrock (4 Leaf Clover)…

Cut a strip of Granny Apple Green Cardstock at 6″ x 2-1/4″. This size makes for the least amount of waste when you punch 3 hearts with the Scallop Heart Punch from the Heart Punch Pack (151292). Use the Plain Heart Punch from that pack to cut 3 hearts from a green sheet in the Brights Designer Series Paper 6″x6″ (152487). Attach the plain hearts to the scallop hearts. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach 2 completed hearts to the Shaded Spruce layer. Use Stampin Dimensionals to attach the 3rd heart.

This greeting is a must…

Use Shaded Spruce Classic Ink (147088) to stamp the greeting from Oval Occasions Stamp Set (154477) on Basic White Cardstock (159276). A bit more colour was added using the Shaded Spruce Blends (154903) on some of the open images. Punch the greeting out with the scallop oval from the Oval Double Punch (154242) and attach to the Shaded Spruce layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellishments and ribbon…

For some shine, you can embellish with Gilded Gems (152478). Attach the stem of the shamrock made using the Curvy Dies (154319). Tie a bow with Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912) attach with a Mini Glue Dot. Your card is ready to send making someone happy!

A few years ago I made this shadow box insert. Notice the tiny hearts used to make the shamrock!

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Happy Easter with Die Cuts

Happy Easter

When the Hydrangea Bundle arrived in the January – June Mini Catalogue, I knew it was going to be a hit with everyone so I’m pleased to use it for Happy Easter with Die Cuts! For this card, I used Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (154574) cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the background. The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (154570) (DSP) also incorporated Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight for a muted layer.

Getting started…

For the card base, Basic White Cardstock (159276) cut at 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored @ 5-1/2″, folded and burnished with a Bone Folder. Usually, I suggest getting all the layers stamped and ready before starting to assemble the card. This time is no different. But, before attaching the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate layer to the card base, it is best to create the layer that goes OVER the acetate. So, in this case, the card is not assembled from the bottom up!

Cut Highland Heather Cardstock (146986) at 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. Use the Word Wishes Dies (149629) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut the greeting from Highland Heather Cardstock. A suggestion for saving cardstock is to cut these words from this layer before attaching the DSP. Cut Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (154570) at 4-1/4″ x 3″ and then attach it to the Highland Heather Cardstock. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate layer.

NOTE: There is a protective coating on the back (silver) of the Acetate layer that should be removed before using it. This can take a little extra time but it’s very important to do this step! Also know that the “silver” side can be used if you want to.

Assembly goes quickly…

To attach the assembled acetate layer to the front of the card base, apply adhesive behind the cardstock layer ONLY. This will ensure that no adhesive is peeking through the acetate.

Use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653) to create a background layer for the greeting. Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the die-cut words and attach them to this layer. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the DSP layer. Embellish with Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon (154572) and Pastel Pearls (154571)

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