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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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Don’t be sad – you can still ask for a new catalogue!

Did you forget to ask for a copy of the new Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue? If you’ve decided that you really meant to ask and now your REALLY need to have one, I’m happy to tell you that you’re not too late!

I’ve ordered a number of these amazing catalogues and I’d love to share one with you!

I can only show the cover now but, believe me, you’re going to LOVE every page of it when you get your hands on it! Isn’t it beautiful?

2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

Let me remind you how you can get your very own copy of this new catalogue…

If you live in Canada and do not currently have a demonstrator that you do business with,
I’d love to be your gal!
Simply complete this form – that’s all it takes!

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!

  • Here are some Basic Tools used:

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