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Well Dressed DSP Open Jacket

Well Dressed Jacket

Here’s a very masculine card showing both sides of the Well Dressed DSP as an Open Jacket. Most of us struggle with ideas for masculine cards. When I saw the Well Dressed Suite in the January to June Mini Catalogue, I knew I had to have it in my stamping room! I found lots of shared ideas but, when I received a card similar to this one from fellow demonstrator, Karen Yeomans, I really wanted to make one!

Now let’s see how it’s made…

I picked a sheet of Well Dressed Designer Series Paper (#154562) that I thought looked like an actual suit jacket. To begin, I cut 1 piece @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored it @ 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″. I folded and burnished the folds with a bone folder. The result was something that really looked like a suit jacket – perfect!

Well Dressed Jacket

Cutting the jacket front…

Next, I used the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and the Suit & Tie Dies (#154322) so with the card base closed, center the “V” die on the front making sure the bottom of the “V” was in line with the opening and the top ends are slightly above the top of the DSP so it will cut all the way to the top, trace with a pencil, cut each side separately so that front will open.

Shirt front and tie…

For the shirt, I used Basic White Cardstock (#159276) cut @ 5-1/2″ x 4-1/8″. I placed it against the left side of the DSP, closed the jacket, centered the collar piece, and used adhesive at the top edges only so the tie could be slipped underneath the collar. The tie was cut with Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and the Suit & Tie Dies (#154322) from the same DSP. When attached, I had the reverse side of the DSP showing. It looked best when it was slipped under the collar and centered on the shirt. I suggest closing the jacket to make sure the tie is centered.

Accessories finished the “Well Dressed” look…

Next, it was time to add adhesive to the left side of the jacket and adhere it over the shirt and tie. It was easy to attach the handkerchief to the back of the pocket before attaching the pocket to the front of the right side of the jacket. The final step was to add a Rhinestone Basic Jewel as a tie tack. I cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202) @ 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attached it to the inside where I could write the greeting.

Oh, yeah, I also cut a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202) @ 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attached it to the inside where I could write the greeting.

Now for a closer look…

Well Dressed Suit

Fun Fact shared by Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO: The Well Suited Suite in the January – June Mini Catalogue was inspired by Andy, our Product & Marketing Director. The suite’s “working name” was Andy’s Closet and he provided photos of his shirts and ties from his closet for the designer to use as inspiration. The result was a stylish and masculine suite that so many of us are loving! Inspiration can come from just about anywhere if we’re looking!

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Timeless Tulips Wishing You Happy Birthday

Timeless Tulips Wishing You Happy Birthday

When tulips start showing up through the dirt and/or the snow, we know that spring will soon be arriving!  And I was thinking of spring when I decided to make the birthday card using the Timeless Tulips stamp set.  These are Distinktive Stamps so, when used, the images look like they’re shaded – an easy way to get shaded flowers!   And photopolymer stamps make it easy to place the images exactly where you want them.

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Terracotta Tile Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.  Use Mossy Meadow Classic Ink to stamp flower stems from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.  Use Terracotta Tile Classic Ink to stamp small tulip on the centre stem after stamping off on scrap paper.
  4. Wrap a length of Terracotta Tile 1/2″ (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon around the bottom of the Whisper White layer.  Use 2 other lengths of ribbon to form the bow.  Attach with Mini Glue Dots.
  5. Use Terracotta Tile Classic Ink to stamp large tulip on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out image with Label Me Lovely Punch. Use Stamping Dimensionals to attach above stamped stems.
  6. Use Soft Suede Classic Ink to stamp the greeting near the top of the Whisper White layer.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Terracotta Tile layer.
  7. Embellish with 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots.

You can see a “how to” video here!

Flowering Foils Specialty and So Very Vellum Specialty DSP

Flowering Foils Specialty and So Very Vellum Specialty DSP

The foil outline in this specialty DSP rejects colouring so you can use sponges, daubers or Stampin’ Blends to add colour like I did on this card.  By using colours that coordinate with the card base, you can make a gorgeous greeting for anyone on your list!

Here are the products used:

If you want to order, click on the image or the description and you’ll be directed to my online store!

Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  1. Cut Pool Party Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.
  3. Cut Flowering Foils Specialty DSP at 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″. Use Dark Pool Party Blends to colour the flowers. Or use sponge dauber with Pool Party Classic Ink to colour the flowers. Use Dark Mint Macaron Blends to colour the leaves. Attach to the top of the Whisper White Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut So Very Vellum Specialty DSP at 3-1/4″ x 2″. Use Liquid Glue to attach to the bottom section of the Whisper White Cardstock.
  5. Use Mini Glue Dots to attach a length of Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon around the centre of the Whisper White Cardstock covering the jon between the 2 DSP pieces. Tie a faux bow with another piece of the ribbon. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach this layer to the card base.
  6. Use the Big Shot with your choice of words from the Well Written Dies to cut out the greeting from Copper Foil Sheets. This copper will coordinate with the copper on the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP. Use small dots of Liquid Glue on the back of the greeting to attach it to the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.

 

 

You can my video on how to make this card here!

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