Masculine Washi Tape

I thought I would make a quick masculine card to put in my stash. I also wanted to use some of the new Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, since I haven’t played with that very much.
Washi Tape Masculine

My colors are off a little bit on my scan, but I started with a Soft Suede card base. I then took Crumb Cake card stock, some retired Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso card stock, my Washi Tape, and just started layering. I used the Tasteful Trim die for the zigzag strips. Finally I added the Artisan Label Punch, punching from Cajun Craze card stock, and ran the whole piece through my Chevron Embossing Folder before attaching it to my card base. I popped on a retired Neutral button with the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine threaded through it. Fun, quick and simple.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!




Plane & Simple

I’ve been busy this last week creating cards for my 10 Card Buffet class this Saturday. I can’t wait to show my guests some of the fun things we will be doing with different retiring products at this class.

But let’s move on to another personal retiring stamp set. This is a set that retired a couple of years ago but I kept it because it’s a great set for making masculine cards.

Plane & Simple

The following is a card we made at one of my stamp camps back in 2011.

Plane Riding Hood Red

This card uses the retiring Riding Hood Red card stock and the retiring Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack. The planes were stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White card stock and cut out. They were attached with Dimensionals. Silver eyelets were placed on the Basic Black card stock. The sentiment came from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, punched out with the Word Window punch and placed on a piece of Riding Hood Red card stock using the Modern Label punch.

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!



Another Fabulous Florets Card

I apologize for being MIA the last couple of days. I had a wonderful time with my Spring Fling class this last weekend, and then I was super busy making sure everyone got their orders in for the free shipping from Stampin’ Up! What a fabulous spring gift from Stampin’ Up!

I thought I would take a look back at one of the cards we made last year.

Fabulous Florets Sketch

Even though this card uses retired Designer Series Paper, card stock, ribbon and brads, it is a great design for you to base your new card off of.

Here are some of the particulars:

  • I started with a card base of Pacific Point. Next came a layer of Wild Wasabi and then a layer of Designer Series Paper.
  • I stamped my flower and leaves on scrap Whisper White card stock using Versamark, embossed them, and cut them out.
  • I also embossed “Birthday Wishes” on a piece of 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Whisper White card stock. It was layered on a 2″ x 3″ piece of Wild Wasabi card stock. I placed my cut-out flower on another piece of card stock with the same dimensions. I attached my flower with Dimensionals. Both of these layered pieces were placed on my card.
  • I took a 4-1/4″ x 3/4″ piece of Pacific Point card stock and cut the ends. I wrapped a ribbon around this and simply looped it a few times. My brad went over the top of the loops, and the whole thing was put on the card, once again using Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this card from years gone by. Keep thinkin’ inkin’!




Primrose Petals Core’dinations

Let’s play with the Core’dinations card stock today. This is featured in the 25th Anniversary Spring Catalog on Page 12. I thought I would make something that was quick and easy today. Of course, the piece that took the longest was tying the bow. I’ll never get the hang of that!
Manhattan Flower CoredinationsHere are my steps:

  • I stamped “Birthday Wishes” from the Bring on the Cake stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock cut at 3-3/4″x5″. I layered this piece on Early Espresso card stock cut at 4″x5-1/4″ and then placed it on my Primrose Petals card base.
  • I ran my Primrose Petals Core’dinations card stock cut at 3-3/4″x5″ through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder. I then used the Sanding Block and sanded over the embossed portion of the card stock to leave the white impressions. I trimmed around the flower and attached it to the card
  • I tied my ribbon in a bow and attached it with Mini Glue Dots.

This would also make a great sympathy or get well card. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!


Need for Speed Birthday Tag

Just another tag I made for a couple of guys at work. The tag will be attached to a bag with a muffin in it and that will be a much bigger hit than my tag!
Birthday Tag Masculine

I love using the aluminum foil and running it through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder. I started with the Need for Speed stamp set. The car was stamped in Black Staz-On on Whisper White card stock. The “happy birthday” came from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I placed one of our Silver Mini Brads in the corner.


I just took a scrap piece of card stock and laid it on top of my aluminum foil. I then added Snail to the card stock and folded my foil up and over the back. Nothing fancy since no one will see it. This then went through the Big Shot inside the Chevron Embossing Folder.


All of this was layered on my Basic Black tag. I used an old red Sizzix tag die. Remember, all of your old Sizzix dies run through the Big Shot just fine. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!


The Open Sea

A few days ago I showed you a card I had made years ago using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I took that basic template and created a new card using The Open Sea stamp set and the Nautical Expedition retired Designer Series Paper.
Open Sea

I used a card base of Not Quite Navy. I placed a strip of the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper on Cherry Cobbler card stock. I then adhered both of these to Whisper White card stock. This all went through the Big Shot using the Chevron Embossing Folder. Next I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine. I adhered this whole piece to the card base.

I stamped the ship in Not Quite Navy on Whisper White card stock and adhered it to another piece of Nautical Expedition paper. On the card it went using Dimensionals. Once more, the Nautical Expedition paper went through the Big Shot using the Bitty Banners Framelits. I cut the pieces in half to create the little flags and placed a Night of Navy brad through them, attaching them to the card with Mini Glue Dots. Hope you enjoyed this card!