Saturday Simple Stamping

KEEP IT #SIMPLESTAMPING!

I enjoy papercrafting, evidently! The first time I attended a “Card Club”, I was hooked! I still display the very first card I ever made at that club. Stampin’ Up! believes that papercrafting is something that should be shared with everyone so they started the #SimpleStamping Campaign. It’s about creating and sharing EASY TO MAKE and inexpensive projects to show beginner crafters just how fun and easy papercrafting can be. Honestly, I love to make simple cards! I always struggle with creating masculine cards and I love how my SIMPLE cards turned out! WOOHOO! Can you spot the difference between my two cards?

March #SimpleStamping Challenge

  • Theme: Any
  • Supplies: Stamps, Ink, Paper, and Designer Series Paper

It just doesn’t get any more simpler than this! I knew that I wanted to create a masculine birthday card using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I love ALL the textures in that 12″ x 12″ paper pack! To see the prints up close click HERE! Did you figure out the difference between my two cards? The card bases are different colors! This one above is Basic Gray and the one below is Gray Granite.

I thought I’d show you the FULL 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper sheet with the bricks and the print that’s on the back side which is a canvas print. I used the canvas print to make a birthday card for my son-in-law, Jon. You can see his card HERE. I absolutely LOVE these prints!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic Gray or Granite Gray | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Solid panel cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″ | Basic White
  • In Good Taste DSP panel 1-3/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Stampin’ Ink Pads: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Gray Granite
  • I used Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus for the stamping but you can use a Clear Block.
  • Sentiment stamp: Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set*

The *Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set is no longer available. I earned it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (SAB). SAB is over but Stampin’ Up! has many other stamp sets with great sentiments to choose from. I really love the masculinity of this Happy Birthday! stamp. I decided to stamp the sentiment 3x’s using three different ink colors: Basic Gray at the bottom, Smokey Slate in the middle, and Gray Granite at the top. I actually like the Basic Gray as the card base the best but either one works. What do you think?

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It’s Another Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card!

That’s right! It’s another Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card! I’ve used this photopolymer stamp set several times now. My SWEET HUBBY’s birthday is today and yes, he loves deer. He loves to watch them out front at our place where it’s their Deer Sanctuary. There is NO shooting allowed off the front porch, hence the term Deer Sanctuary! He also loves to hunt them during Deer Season out back in the woods but it’s to provide food for our table. Back to the card . . . I made another card just like this one but I placed the ribbon up around the top of the white panel and it had a bow. That one was sent to my son-in-law last year and for some reason I don’t have a picture to share. I decided to make this card with the ribbon at the bottom and no bow. I think I like this one better because it seems more masculine without a bow but hey, there ARE female hunters that might like the bow! I’ll add the other two cards that I’ve made using this stamp set below.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Basic White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Misty Moonlight 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (largest), create the Basic White panel that has the stamped images. You can stamp the panel before or after you die cut but I prefer to stamp my images after I’ve die cut the panel for better placement of stamped images.
  • The Happy Birthday to You sentiment is from the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Manly Moments – but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer! BTW, you can see the stamp set below from the past Paper Pumpkin kit. As a monthly subscriber, you receive a photopolymer stamp set in each kit as well as much more!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Misty Moonlight 1/4″ Ribbon (Twill), 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC or CLICK HERE.

Here are my other two cards using the Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set to make masculine birthday cards.

To see more details for this card on my October 12, 2020 blog post – Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392 – Click HERE.

To see more details for this card on my January 6, 2021 blog post – Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards! – Click HERE.

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It’s All In Good Taste To CASE!

No! You are NOT seeing double! LOL! I needed to create a masculine birthday card for my son-in-law, Jon, and my husband’s Uncle Marvin. Their birthdays are on the same day! I don’t know why but I struggle with creating masculine cards. I knew that I wanted to use In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I turned to my Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog for some inspiration. WELL . . . on page 122 I found it! Literally! I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the Note Card “YOU ARE THE BEST” but I wanted it to be a regular card size so I tweaked it and made it my own, so to speak. Some will say they could never create a card because they don’t have the creativity or talent but one of the beauties about creating cards, you can find inspiration in many places and even CASE from someone’s card but always give credit where credit is due! Here is the card I CASEd . . . don’t you just love that TEXTURE!

I just love this card but I absolutely LOVE the texture of ALL the papers in the In Good Taste DSP pack. Click on the product in the table below to see a close up of all the different designs this pack has to offer.

As I mentioned before, this card is a Note Card size so I tweaked it a bit and made it a regular card size. This card uses the Tasteful Touches Bundle, which you save 10% when buying bundles. You can buy the stamp set and die separately but who doesn’t love to bundle for a 10% Discount?!

I couldn’t decide what solid colored cardstock to use so I tried two different colors, Gray Granite and Sarah Sand. I embossed the smaller strip of solid color with the Sublte 3D Embossing Folder. I didn’t have the same embellishments in the CASEd picture so I used what I had on hand, Metallic Pearls which comes with both Silver and Gold (121 pearls in each color). Here’s a close up . . .

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base | Basic White Thick Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Solid panel cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″ | Gray Granite or Sarah Sand
  • In Good Taste DSP panel 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Solid strip 1″ x 3-1/4″ | Embossed
  • Basic White Cardstock for sentiment 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″| Die cut
  • Stamp the little blocks image with VersaMark onto the DSP | Emboss with White Emboss Powder
  • Adhere panels onto card base | I used the Tombow Multipurpose Glue
  • Stamp sentiment | Early Espresso
  • Pop up sentiment label with dimensionals | NOTE: keep them to the left side of label.
  • OPTIONAL: add Gold Metallic Pearls | I used five pearls

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NOTES:

  • You don’t have to use Basic White Thick Cardstock for your base. You can use just Basic White. Normally if add panels, I don’t use the thicker cardstock but in this case I did for that more masculine feel.
  • I added the Neutrals 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock in the product table as it has 20 sheets, 2 each of 10 colors which includes the Sarah Sand and Gray Granite.
  • You don’t have to have the embossing folder but I love that extra bit of texture on this card. The card in the catalog uses Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder which you can see HERE. Hummmm . . . why don’t I have that particular embossing folder?! LOL!

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Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards!

I LOVE to make SIMPLE cards that have just a bit of WOW to them! I believe that anyone can create a card. If you are a beginner, you could definitely create this card. This is a super EASY card that even you can do! Using the Stamparatus tool truly makes projects like this go much quicker with precision stamping but you can also just use the Acrylic Clear Blocks.

Evidently I mailed my stepped up card that I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to my dad without getting a picture of it before doing so! I don’t have time to replicate it at this point but you’ll see it in my video. The difference between these two cards, other than using 3 different colors, is that I added a coordinating card base to match the pond (or lake). It’s still a simple card with just a bit more appeal.

I’m still VERY NEW to doing videos so please bear with me when you are watching! After I’ve done a video and watch the replay, I am my own worse critic!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set 
  • Cardstock:
    • Whisper White Thick 8-1/2” X 5-1/2” Base – Scored at 4-1/4” (NOW BASIC WHITE! SEE INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Misty Moonlight – Pond (or Lake)
    • Gray Granite – Upper Mountains
    • Early Espresso – Deer
    • Soft Suede – Sentiment for outside/inside
    • Crumb Cake – Lower Mountains
    • Shaded Spruce – Trees
    • Cherry Cobbler – Little Bird
  • Tools: Stamparatus (or use Acrylic Clear Blocks), Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Shammy

For the stepped up version(s), I added a coordinating cardstock for the base that matches the pond. I then decided to use Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some glitter to the mountain for a snow effect. I also switched out the Misty Moonlight, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler to Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Merry Merlot. With doing that you might as well add on Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray and buy the Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle!

Just a Note: You can use regular Basic White Cardstock verses Thick when just doing a front panel on a colored cardstock base.

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OOPS! If you do the stepped up version then you’ll need an adhesive to adhere your front panel to your card base. Stampin’ Seal #152813 or TomBow Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue #110755. The TomBow glue is more forgiving which allows you to position certain items a bit easier into place. Either one will work great though!

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NEW BASIC WHITE PRODUCTS

Whisper White is no longer available. Stampin’ Up!’s supplier’s mill permanently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The following Basic White products are now available for you and your customers! I’ve added a PDF flyer that you can download to use until the new Annual Catalog is released.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)
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This is what your PDF FLYER will look like once you download!

Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392

I don’t know why I struggle creating masculine cards, but I do! When I saw the sketch layout over at casethissketch.blogspot.com, I knew I wanted to give this sketch a try. I needed to make a birthday card for my youngest brother who is 11 years younger than myself. He is into hunting so I knew just which stamp set I was going to use, SNOW FRONT. By the way, I have three brothers. I have a twin brother, Tony, then the middle brother, Markus, who is a year younger than the two of us. I always wanted a sister but when Waylon came along, it just really didn’t matter as soon as I saw his little face.

Well back to my card . . . here is the layout sketch for CTS #392. I’ve recently just got back to blogging. When I create a card, I like to have a layout to create by because that really helps me get going, if you know what I mean! I’ve never participated at CAS(E) this Sketch! so this will be my first time.

I will say that with this particular stamp set, you don’t necessarily get a solid stamped image. You’ll see what I mean if you look at the stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) or click on the product below. No matter how hard I tried to get my deer on the right to have a more solid stamped image, it just wasn’t going to happen. That’s okay, I still like my end result. And as always, my pictures never do my cards true justice as I’m not that good of a photographer.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Just Jade 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, create the Early Espresso panel and the Whisper White panel that has the stamped images. There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. See the tips below! Notice that I don’t have the stitched look on the ends of the panels. After die cutting the measurements will be as follows: Early Espresso 3-7/8″ x 2-3/16″ and Whisper White 3-7/8″ x 2-5/16″
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired stamp set, Tin of Cards, but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. DO NOT run the entire die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as to not cut off the end on one side. You can then just trim off one side.
  • Lift the die up then align it with the “notches” or “grooves” and continue on to make it longer so that it’ll fit across the card.
  • BTW, the die will just naturally sit back into the “notches” or “grooves” of the cardstock that has already been through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

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  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
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How Sweet is Lovely As a Tree & Sale-A-Bration!

Happy Birthday Card, Lovely As a Tree, hand stamped, #tonyadenton #soinkingsweet

Who DOESN’T LOVE Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set!! I sure hope this stamp set doesn’t retire when the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is released June 1st! I have used the stamp set for Christmas cards, Sympathy cards, Fall & Thanksgiving cards, and of course Masculine Birthday cards and this is one of them. I know you would LOVE this stamp set too! In fact, Hope Clutts (My neighbor down the road, hello neighbor! LOL!) just ordered this stamp set from me last month. I know she is going to LOVE IT!

I used Chocolate Chip card stock for the base of my card. I also stamped this lovely Pine tree (I think it’s a Pine tree! How about you?) in Chocolate Chip. The second layer of my card is Old Olive card stock, my go to green plus it goes beautifully with Chocolate Chip. I actually stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Archival Basic Black. It works GREAT for sentiments such as this one.

Now to explain how I did the circular part in Olive Olive. I punched out a 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (retired) out of a piece of card stock for my template. You can use the Layering Circles Framelits to do this as well. Hence the reason the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch was retired when this NEW framelit was released in the current catalog. I positioned the punched out circular area over the Whisper White card stock where I thought I would like it best and then sponged Olive Olive in a circular motion. EASY PEASY! I love those Stamping Sponges. I cut them into quarters to do this technique.

On my main birthday card, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. I really love the font. I also used two other stamps, see below. The first one is from Sincere Salutations (retired) and the next one is from Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set (current). You can play with different sentiments with this type of card design. Which font style do you like best of the three sentiments? 

Happy Birthday Card, Lovely As a Tree, hand stamped, #tonyadenton #soinkingsweet

I'm so in love with Lovely As A Tree stamp set! It's so versatile!

TIP OF THE DAY:

Can you see the bumpiness underneath the Whisper White card stock on the first card that says Birthday Wishes? To keep that from happening to you, DON’T use the TomBow Liquid Glue. Use the Snail Adhesive. Since I messed up, I figured this would be a great learning tip for you. However, I did use the liquid glue to adhere the Old Olive layer to to the card base, which allows you a little wiggle room to get your layer on just right!

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