Monday, March 24, 2014

Do You Struggle to Make Masculine Cards?

Stamp Set - Perfect Pennants
Ink- Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock - Island Indigo, Whisper White, Natural Compositions DSP
Accessories - Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon, Circles Framelits, 1/2" circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, 

This masculine card came together easily with the help of the Natural Compositions DSP from Stampin' Up!  I CASED this from a card in Stampin' Success, a publication for SU demonstrators. Keeping the elements simple seem to be key to creating masculine cards. 

Have you ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  Stampin' Up! has a lot of resources available to make it easy for you; either to be a hobby demonstrator or to develop as a business demonstrator.  During Sale-a-bration, you can choose $150 worth of SU product to fill your starter kit for only $99 plus tax.  Shipping is FREE on the starter kit.

The friends I've made through SU are priceless, and one reason it would be hard to give up being a demonstrator.  My group is Deb's Big Shots, but I am a member of a virtual group that stretches across the nation.  You can sign up now by clicking on "Join the Fun" tab above.  Have questions?  Contact me here.  I'd love to have the opportunity to chat about SU with you.  It's my passion.

Thanks for stopping and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Life in the Forest - PPA 193

Stamp Set - Life in the Forest, Label Love, Hardwood Background stamp
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Black Staz-On
Cardstock - Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Kaleidoscope DSP
Accessories - 1" Circle Punch, Artisan Label Punch,Hexagon Punch (to create flagged end) Houndstooth Embossing Folder, 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Tool, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Do you have trouble designing masculine/boy cards?  This one came together quickly for me using the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.
1.  Masculine cards are easiest for me when I use a simple layout.  
2   I think using the Hardwood Background stamp for a masculine card is a match made in heaven.
3.  These forest animals remind me of the time my husband spends out in the woods.

You can purchase your Life in the Forest stamp set here.  And when you spend $50, choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration flyer!  Wow!  Who doesn't love free? 

Happy Stamping!