Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Let it Ride Masculine Card

Hello friends,

Welcome to my blog – Stamping Flair. Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Today I’m participating in the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. This month we are featuring projects with a masculine theme. If you’re stuck for masculine makes, we’ve got you covered. 

My masculine card features the Let it Ride stamp set which is suited for anyone but for this challenge it’s being a male stamp set!

Handmade card with horse, Masculine card with horse, Stampin' Up!

I started off by attaching a piece of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper to an Old Olive card base. The benefit of double sided paper is one side could have beautiful flowers (just like this one has) and then the other is suitable for a masculine card. Next I added a matted layer of the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper which adds a richness to this card to mark a celebratory occasion. The vertical lines in this DSP create a formal look which I think worked well for this masculine card.

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop, Horse handmade card

The horse has been stamped in Soft Suede and die cut with the Stitched Shapes dies. I then formed a loop with the ribbon which has been attached with Tear & Tape. A bow from the linen trim adds a touch of rustic to coordinate with the horse. The stamped circle was then mounted with Dimensionals and layered on Old Olive and Early Espresso circles. I completed the card with a sentiment stamped in Early Espresso.

Noble Peacock DSP with male card

Measurements:

  • Old Olive – 21 cm x 14.8 cm (scored in half), die cut circle and scrap for sentiment
  • Whisper White – 6.8 cm x 10 cm and die cut circle
  • Early Espresso die cut circle
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 9.9 cm x 14.2 cm 
  • Noble Peacock Specialty DSP – 6.4 cm x 9.6 cm

I hope this inspires you with those sometimes-hard-to-make men’s cards. Please hop through the blogs and get more inspiration.  Next up is Ange Mc Kay. Click on the Next Blog button to see what she’s created for the guys. 

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Last 2 days for Bonus Days

Every $90 you spend you get a $9 voucher to spend in August. Each increment of $90 (ex-shipping) will earn you additional coupons.

All supplies used to make this card are listed above. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a gift from me.

Use Host Code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift.

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.

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Gift Cards with Time for Tags Hostess Set

I’ve got a super cute set of mini cards to show you today. 

Gift cards using Time for Tags stamp set

Creating these card were fun and very easy.  I wanted to showcase the 2019-2020 In-Colours of Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose and Terracotta Tile. The card base is 6″x3″ scored in half. I then cut the coordinating Designer Series Paper to 2 7/8 ” square..The images are from the Time for Tags stamp which were then punched out with the Timeless Label punch. 

Colouring these in was really quick with Stampin’ Write markers. There are markers to match every colour ink pad we have, so colour coordination is made very easy. 

Colouring in stamps with Stampin' Write Markers

Time for Tags Stamp Set 

This is a Host stamp set which can be found on page 206 of the Annual Catalogue. It has such fun images and sentiments suited for birthdays, babies, celebrations, just because…. anything. Host stamp sets can be purchased only with Stampin’ Rewards. 

How do I earn Stampin’ Rewards?

Any orders with a retail value of $250 receives a minimum 10% Stampin’ Rewards. This increases by tiers according to the dollar value of your order. 

  • The first way is to place an order for a minimum $250 or 
  • Host a Stampin’ Up! party – get a few friends together and have a bit of crafting time. I’ll organize the supplies and you will receive the Stampin’ Rewards from sales through that party

The Stampin’ Rewards earned can be used to purchased Host stamp sets or anything else in the catalogue. 

Time for Tags 3x3 note cards

Plus you’ve got another 3 days to earn Bonus coupons. Every $90 spent in July will earn you a $9 coupon to spend in August. There is no limit to the vouchers you can earn. 

All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.

Current Host Code: UHXRSHYC

All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a gift from me.

Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift.

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.

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Spooling Around with Follow Your Art

The Follow Your Art suite in the Annual Catalogue has got every type of craft and crafter covered. Sewing, painting, colouring, drawing, stamping, hot glue gun lover, stationery collecter – there’s something for everyone.

The Designer Series Paper has images of tools and products used in these crafts on one side and the other side has fun and creative designs. Coordinating colours are Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Whisper White.

Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Both the cards are in the Pacific Point and Calypso Coral colour combination and feature the spools of ribbon. With a die that cuts out these ribbons it’s easy to create a variety of coloured ribbons for your cards. I love the cute heart that is formed by the ribbon.  

Handmade cards featuring images of hobbies, arts and crafts

This first card follows a very simple layout and is a great for the Beginner cardmaker as it’s a simple sketch to follow. I’ve created 2 halves in my card with the bottom half a little bit larger than the top. I’ve added the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the images of the ribbon on the top half and then added the embossed Crushed Curry panel at the bottom.

A strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock across the centre ties the 2 halves together. I also stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink on it. 

It Starts with Art, Simple Layout handmade card, How to use scraps of cardstock

To colour in the ribbons I used some Stampin’ Write Markers. There are colours to match every ink Stampin’ Up! have and this makes coordination so easy.

Tip:

Use scrap cardstock strips to create a border between layers or to stamp sentiments on. 

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For my next card I used the Button Button embossing folder on the Pacific Point cardstock. You can see the lovely detail of this embossing folder and it adds great texture to these cards. 

DIY greeting card to give crafters and hobbyists

You probably know that I love layering cardstock and paper. This creates depth and makes layers pop such as the paintbrush paper on this card. The paper clip is from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. This embellishment kit contains lovely felt elements in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry, paper clips, linen thread, silver charms – everything to coordinate with your Follow Your Art projects. 

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In the next edition of my newsletter, due out tomorrow, I’m featuring another card with this lovely suite.Here’s a sneak peek. To see the full details, sign up for my newsletter. I feature exclusive projects, tips and news for you crafty folk. 

Follow Your Art card


For the Love of Felt Project Kit

Hi Friends,

Hope you have had a great weekend. We are into a new month. Can you believe it that July is here? Bonus Days are here during July so for every $90 spent (ex shipping) you will earn a $9 coupon which can be spent in August. 

I’m sure over the past month you have been enjoying looking at the new catalogue and perhaps shopping from it. Today I’m looking at our project kits which are available in both the Annual Catalogue as well as the Beginner Catalogue. Some of these are all-inclusive project kits which means they include everything you need to complete the projects apart from your choice of adhesive. Others are Gather to Create project kits.  For these you will need the accompanying stamp set, ink pads, adhesives and other tools to complete the projects in the kit. The For the Love of Felt Project Kit is one such kit. 

Cardmaking kit in a box, Gift box

This kit drew me with it’s 3D felt flowers and bright and cheery colours as it’s so different to our other kits. The felt flowers are a lovely element which adds so much interest to these projects. With a colour palette of Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce, these cards create a feeling of fun and happiness. 

There are a variety of sentiments in the For the Love of Felt stamp set. This sentiment of ‘you make an ordinary day special’ is sure to brighten someone’s day. The flowers come ready assembled so all you need to do is attach it to your card. 

The leaves and yellow flowers come die cut on a sheet so all that needs to be done is pop them out of the sheet of card. These cards are so quick to make. This makes it easy for you to have a nice stash of cards ready for a variety of occasions in a short time.

This is a very easy stamp set to create with and that bunch of leaves is my favourite. It creates maximum impact with little effort. I love the effect of stamping this around the edges to create the border on this card. 

Get the kit and the coordinating products to start creating these beautiful cards at home. You could also get some friends together and have a craft get together. I could bring the stamp set and ink pads and you could complete all your kits. 

Completed kit gives you 12 cards – 4 each of 3 designs. You can store your cards in the beautiful box the kit comes in. Purchase the kit, stamp set and an adhesive and you will earn yourself a Bonus Days coupon. It’s as easy as that. 

Card kit, Create your own cards, diy

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Floral Essence Emboss Resist Card

I have used a sheet from one of the prettiest papers from the new catalogue on this card. They’re all pretty – I know! The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper has hand painted impressionistic images and I love the artsy look about it. 

Stampin' Up!, Floral Essence stamp set with Emboss Resist

My card has been inspired by a couple of challenges. Firstly, this sketch from Sunday Stamps. Having a sketch to work with gives you a great starting point to create projects. 

Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge

To tie in with the Inspire Create Challenge Theme of Embossing I chose to stamp and emboss the Shimmery White cardstock panel in the centre in Black Embossing powder. 

Inspire Create Challenge Theme: Emboss

I used the floral spray from the Botanical Bliss stamp set for the embossing.This is a lovely sprig which can be used in a variety of ways. I added colour over this with sponge daubers to create an Emboss Resist Technique and I love the blend of colours this has created over the embossing. This was then mounted onto Silver Foil which made the embossed panel pop. Underneath this I added a piece of the new 12’x12′ Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock which comes in So Saffron, Petal Pink and Old Olive. The vellum is a lovely thicker texture and very easy to use on projects as it’s not flimsy.

I used one of the sentiments from the Floral Essence stamp and pleated the organdy ribbon underneath using Tear & Tape to secure it. This created a lovely soft texture on the card. 

Check out all the other designs for these challenges by visiting Sunday Stamps and Inspire Create Challenges.


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Bird Ballad Scalloped Note Card Set

I’ve got a note card set for you today using a lovely set of Scalloped Note Cards and Envelopes from the new cataloue.

Both the envelopes and note cards have a dainty scalloped edging and there are 5 each of Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink and Terracotta Tile. This gives you 20 note cards and envelopes for $14.00 which makes it .70 cents a set. 

Decorating these were easy with the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. The colours were just perfect for these note cards. I used the same simple layout on all the cards. 

The other day I spent a bit of time fussy cutting several images from these papers. I mixed and matched the birds with my cards today. 

Create a set of handmade cards with bird

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut my frames. For the bottom layer I first tried Basic Black but felt that was too harsh so opted for Basic Gray and liked this much better as it was a softer look.

First card is Old Olive and I’ve added the lovely floral paper on the base. 

This is the Light Pink card and for my die cut square I used Petal Pink which coordinated with the paper I had used for the background. Are you loving the designs on the paper as much as I am?

Terracotta Tile card base but I did my die cut square in Calypso Coral. Can you tell? Someone didn’t read the back of the pack very well!

A Balmy Blue card with a pretty blue bird to match. 

The Gingham Gala sequins came in just the right colours to embellish these 4 cards. Stampin’ Up! are spot on for coordination. I used the Itty Bitty Birthdays and Detailed with Love (retired but I had missed moving it out of my currents) stamp sets for the sentiments to cover a variety of occasions. 

Stampin' Up! Scalloped Note Cards 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue

All products used to create these quick cards are listed below, where you can shop at my online store or contact me to place an order. 


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