Masculine Get Well Card

Hello Everyone,

The card I am showing you today is one I made to send to a twenty-something guy who had been in the hospital.  I used my color coach to get me started on my color combination.  I like using the color coach to give me a quick set of colors to pull together when I need a quick start to a project.  I was looking for something that would give me a masculine feel.  I ended up using Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, and Night of Navy.  I at least think these are the colors I used.  I could have used Midnight Muse as the blue.  I am working off of a picture and can’t remember which color I used for sure.  I needed the card and had to make one to fit the occasion.  Several color combinations would work depending on what you or the person you are sending it to might enjoy.  I keep telling myself I am going to make better notes but time seems to get away from me or I get interupted and end up sending the card before I get my notes made.  I also felt like the buttons mounted on the Riding Hood Red card stock pennant strip kept the card masculine rather than adding ribbon.

I have really liked adding this trend of the pennant strip.  It became really easy to do once I learned the trick of using the corner of a square punch to get the pennant look on the end of the strip.  It was a simple trick but one I had not thought of myself.  That is what I love about looking at other people’s blogs is picking up those tricks.  If I don’t think to share those tricks and you wonder how I did something please ask because I don’t always think to explain everything.  I also used baker’s twine in the buttons.  I was told never to leave a button naked.  It helps to finish the card.  I would agree with that advice.  I love the baker’s twine to finish my buttons.  I added some texture to the card using embossing folders and the different layers.  The sentiment I used is from the Word Play stamp set which is also available for a limited time as single stamps.


Here is my supply list for this project.  All items listed are from Stampin’ Up and include their item numbers.

Stamp Set: Word Play Stamp Set Wood #120308 — Clear #120651 or Single Stamp Word Play: Sick Clear-Mount Stamp #132294 (Only available as single stamp until January 2, 2013.)

Ink:  Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad #126869 or Night of Navy Classic Stampin Pad #126970

Card Stock:  Old Olive #100702, Night of Navy #100867 or Midnight Muse #126843, Riding Hood Red #111348 and Regals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks #117154

Tools/Accessories:   Designer Frames Folders #123130, Perfect Polka Dots Folder #117335, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, 1″ Square Punch #124094, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Glue Dots #103683, Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045, Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262 and 3/16″ Corner #119871

I hope you enjoyed seeing this masculine get well card.  I made this card for a twenty-something and I think it came out on the trendy side as well as being masculine.


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Laughter is the best…

Today’s card is one I made back in June for our Relay for life team fundraiser. I am using this card because I was busy on Friday with a job interview and a garage sale. I didn’t get downstairs to design anything on Friday and why I am so late in posting today.

I really like the ease and simplicity of this card yet feel it makes a bold statement because of the color combination. I used Riding Hood Red for the card base and Baja Breeze for the next layer. I ran the cardstock through the big shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The flower is two punches from the Fancy Flower Punch and the 1″ Circle Punch. I finished off the flower with a silver Mini Brad. The sentiment is stamped inside an embossed oval from the Designers Frames Folders. I then cut it out free hand. The pleated ribbon is from the Spring mini and is retired now but we have 3/8″ Taffeta ribbon that could be used instead.


I also added a little something special inside the card as I don’t like to write on a color as dark as the Riding Hood Red so I add So Safron on the inside. To jazz it up i used the scallop corner punch and the added a flower in each corner.


I will add my supply list when I can use my computer. I typed and posted this from my smart phone at the garage sale.

Hope you enjoyed this fun card. See you tomorrow.


Your in My thoughts Card

This is a card that I made for our Relay for Life Team on site fundraiser back in June. I was going for cards that would appeal to the people attending an event like that.  I used a background stamp and stamped tone on tone and then used Designer series paper with a similar pattern as the background stamp.  The Whisper White Card stock is edged using the Stampin’ Up’s Scallop Trim Border punch.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up’s Word Play Stamp Set.  I love that set.  It has so many great phrase for all occasions.  I used another stamp from this set for my Graduation Cards this year as well.  I don’t think I took any pictures of any of them :(.   The butterflies are from Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful Wings Embosslits which is used with Stampin’ Up’s Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  I don’t think I make many cards without something on them that I used the Big Shot for.  I finished the butterflies with Stampin’ Up’s Pearl Basic Jewels.  I have been working on adding embellishments to my cards and I am amazed at the difference that something so small as the pearls can make to the overall look of a card.  I will have to post some before and after pictures with and without the embellishments on a post in the near future.  The colors used in this card are all from Stampin’ Up! and include Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.


I like to finish the inside of my card as well as the outside of my card. I don’t like to have ribbon end anywhere so I wrapped the ribbon all the way around and hid the ends under the layers on the front. This gives the inside of the card a more finished look. I also like to add an insert to write on when I use such a dark card base. I inserted a whisper white piece on the inside that I used the Scallop Trim Corner punch on the corners to give it a more elegant finished look. I also had to add a little something on the inside and stamped the butterfly using the butterfly stamp from the hostess stamp set Four Seasons. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to create the two tone stamped image from a single stamp.


Here is my supply list for this project.  All items listed are from Stampin’ Up and include their item numbers.

Stamp Set: Word Play Wood #120308 — Clear # 120651  to get the background stamp look you could use Parlor Prints Wood #122525 (I used a background stamp that I got from my Grandma when I cleaned out her house.  Sorry that one is not in the current catalog)  Four Seasons Hostess Stamp Set Wood # 126830 — Clear #126832 (Hostess sets are only available if you host a workshop or place a qualifying online order.  Contact me about hosting a workshop.)

Ink: Elegant Eggplant #126969, Stampin’ Write Marker Pretty in Pink #100045, Stampin’ Write Markers Perfect Plum  from the Subtles Collection #119700 (The perfect plum marker is not sold individually so I listed the set of 10 from the subtles collect which would include both markers).

Card Stock: Pretty in Pink #100459, Elegant Eggplant #105126, Designer Series Paper Stacks Regals #117154, and Whisper White #100730

Tools/Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine#113439, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Glue Dots #103683, Sticky Strip #104294, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon Whisper White # 114319 (I used 5/8″ Satin Ribbon in Whisper White which is now retired but the Organza Ribbon would give you the same look and I think would be even more elegant.)

I hope you enjoyed this card.  See you again tomorrow.


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