For the Guys: Floating Element Card

When you need to make a BIG DEAL out of a celebration for a man in your life, you need to make a BIG CARD. This large slimline card fits into a legal size envelope. Even more cool are the hats and stars that seem suspended just above the card, and to make it is easy!

There is a .pdf tutorial for you to print and follow, but basically, you will create a panel and attach all your die cut images with dimensionals, then cut off all the pieces that hang over the edges of the panel before attaching it to your card.

Don’t limit yourself to the colors I used: Choose a palette that matches your man’s personality, then try this technique with any other die cut images and sizes of cards!

Thanks for letting me provide you with creative inspiration AND the supplies to craft with:

Product List
Hats Off Bundle
$35.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampinā€™ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Hats Off, Dad!

This is the time of year I make the most masculine cards. With Father’s Day coming up (and plenty of boy birthdays), I wanted to take the #TGIFC316 sketch and try it with the new Hats Off stamp set and dies.

The result was a card that reminds me of my both my father and father-in-love (a term borrowed from my friend Jan). What do you think?

Masculine cards don’t need a lot of embellishments, so once I figured out the width for the card stock strips, it didn’t take long to put together. They are all 4″ long and from the top, the widths are: 1/2″, 1-1/2″, 1″, 3/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. Choose any color combination you love, and I’ll put my supply list below if you want to copy it.

The stitching around the hat are from the dies and add just the right touch. TIP: Adhere your vellum to the card under the hat and you won’t see the adhesive showing through.

I think you’ll find plenty of occasions to use this very versatile hat, so order it in time to put it to use for Father’s Day!

Product List
Hats Off Bundle
$35.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00

Country Club: A Hole-in-One

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

Celebrate Dad like the champion he is! The Country Club Suite is a classic blend of argyle, plaid, and iconic golf images. It’s perfect for Father’s Day, masculine birthday cards, and projects for any sports enthusiast, male or female!

The Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder is sure to be a hit for everything from Father’s Day to baby showers, so you’ll definitely want it on your shopping list.

The card tutorial I’m sharing is rich in color, texture, and details. It features heat embossing, dry embossing, and distressing techniques. This card will score a hole-in-one this Father’s Day, and don’t forget other dads (sons, uncles, brothers and grandfathers) when you are making and mailing cards!

Country Club – Father’s Day Card

Country Club - Father's Day Card

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Clubhouse (#151583)

CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (#100730), Poppy Parade (#119793), Basic Gray (#121044), Smoky Slate (#131202), Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)

PAPER: Country Club Designer Series Paper (#151314)

INK: VersaMark (#102283), Uninked Stampinā€™ Pad & Whisper White Refill (#147277), Jet Black Stazon (#101406) or Tuxedo Black Memento (#132708)

ACCESSORIES: Stampinā€™ Emboss Powder White (#109132), Country Club Twine Combo Pack (#151318)

ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309) or Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

TOOLS: Sponge Daubers (3133773), Stitched Rectangle Dies (#148551), Golf Club Dies (#151580), Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (#151590), Embossing Buddy (#103083), Heat Tool (#129053)

TIPS: Use the Heat Tool to speed up the drying time for the Whisper White ink.

VIEW SUITE ONLINE

COUNTRY CLUB DESIGNER SERIES PAPER VIDEO

DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG

Country Club Suite

 

Best Catch: What’s New At SU! Blog Hop

It’s easy to make a frilly, pretty card…but sometimes it’s a challenge to create something for the guys. Never fret: We are here to help!

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These are some talented demonstrators from all over the globe who have come together to jump-start your “masculine” card making skills, so make sure you hop through all the blogs and tell us what you love and what you want to see more of!

I’m sharing a gift card holder I created for my husband’s birthday using the BEST CATCH bundle from the Occasions Catalog:

 

To create the card base, I used a piece of 12″ x 5.5″ Very Vanilla card stock and scored it at 4-1/4″ and 8-1/2″. On the last panel, you can cut diagonally OUT from the 8-1/2″ score mark and then fold it inside the card, adhering it to the bottom of the card with Tear & Tape adhesive, forming a pocket. You could insert cash, a gift card or a photo into the pocket. Not just for birthdays, but Father’s Day or Anniversaries, too!

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For the front of the card, I started with a 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel of Very Vanilla card stock and cut a mask from a piece of scratch paper, laid it over the panel about 1/3 of the way up and sponged water with Pool Party ink. Keep the other piece of the mask to lay over the water and sponge the sandy shore above the water with Crumb Cake ink.

Next you’ll cover your sand with a mask and sponge a sunset: I started with Poppy Parade and then blended in Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Daffodil Delight ink with my sponges. Finally, sponge Night of Navy all the way around the edges and layer it on a 3-3/4″ x 5″ Navy Mat.

The fish is stamped in Black Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends, then cut, along with the reeds, using the coordinating dies. I love blending different colors on the fish! HINT: Save 10% when you purchase the stamps & dies together in a bundle by June 3rd.

Diane always has something amazing to share, so hop over to her blog next, or skip back to Cheryl’s blog to see her guy-inspired project~ Both featuring the Geared Up Garage product suite!

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The whole blog hop roll:

Guy Greetings~ With A Twist!

… aĀ Lemon-Lime Twist, that is! Admittedly, I wasn’t sure if I liked the new Lemon-Lime In-Color (available starting June 1, 2017)… but pair it with black and silver, and I’m a new fan, and so’s your grandpa.

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Just in time for Father’s Day, I’ve got the instructions for you HERE.

Isn’t that hexagon embossing folder on silver such an incredibly industrial look for the manly-menĀ in your life? I’ve also used it as chicken wire and honeycomb: Definitely a MUST. HAVE. for your BigShot collection.

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Salt Star Background for The Kindness Projects

A friend asked for cards for a teenage boy who needed some encouragement and it was soĀ 
delightful to create something to bring a smile to someones face (I hope!):
Boys are hard to stamp for sometimes. Especially teenage boys. So I pulled out the Calling All Heroes stamp set (Item #138002…only available while supplies last!) and put on my thinking cap. I started by turning my cardstock to landscape for a different look to the circle card thinlit die. I used a 4.25″ x 7.25″ piece of Pacific Point card stock and didn’t run it all the way through; just over the circle side and back.Ā 
My friend Lou Ann showed me how to make a starry night with salt so I decided to incorporate that into my card, too:

Start with a Daffodil Delight (or white) piece of card stock and sprinkle salt over it. Place it between the cutting pads and run it through the Big Shot on the Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed. Shake/brush off the salt (remember to wipe off the cutting pads too!).
Next, brayer over the salt-embossed paper with a dark color (I used Night of Navy). Make sure the salt/dot impressions are pushing DOWN and your ink won’t reach them, creating a starry, starry night. Add a city or space-scape and voila, the milky way appears!
Please purchase the supplies to create your own from Loni’s Stampin’ Up! Store.
If you want to create something as a random act of kindness, I suggest visiting the Kindness Projects blog and sharing your he(ART)-felt good works!

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