Tag Archives: Masculine

Take Two: Masculine Cards with Well Worn DSP

Following the same basic layout, I used Well Worn DSP to create two masculine greeting cards.  I took a few progress photos so you could see my planning process in action.  Don’t forget to keep your eye on the Clearance Rack for special deals – this designer series paper was less than five bucks! score!

PAPER: Well Worn DSP (Clearance for $4.39), Very Vanilla Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Not Quite Navy Cardstock.

INK: Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Feeling Sentimental Clear (Sale-a-bration 2013), Oh Hello Clear (Spring 2013), One in a Million Clear, From My Heart Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Basics Designer Buttons Silver (Spring 2013), Linen Thread, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive.

--Audrey

Quick & Simple: Cajun Craze Birthday

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For a clean and simple birthday card, I paired an intricate pattern from Comfort Cafe DSP with Cajun Craze Cardstock.  Simple embellishments and a clean salutation pull it together to create a sweet birthday card.

PAPER: Cajun Craze Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Comfort Cafe DSP.

INK: Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Perfect Punches Clear, Bring on the Cake Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Extra-Large Oval Punch, Stitched Satin Ribbon Summer Starfruit, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals.

 

 

--Audrey

CLEARANCE Showcase: Take Two on Well Worn DSP

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A new favorite at Stamping Art Studio: This gorgeous designer series paper called Well Worn DSP that is now on Clearance for $4.39.  I just can’t get enough!  Here, I tried the same horizontal layout of 2 patterns from this DSP and a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  There are endless possibilities of complementary embellishments because this paper is incredibly versatile.  Add it to your next order and earn some great Sale-a-bration rewards!

PAPER: Well Worn DSP (CLEARANCE), Soft Suede Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock.

INK: Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Beautiful Birthday Wood, Thoughts and Prayers Clear, Curvy Verses Wood (CLEARANCE).

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Builder Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels,   Linen Thread, Little Leaves Sizzlits for Big Shot Die Cutting, Snail Adhesive, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

--Audrey

Summer Starfruit Comfort Cafe Birthday

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Get comfy with Comfort Cafe DSP! This birthday card was quick and easy to create with layered squares and a few fun cupcake stamps from Carry On Clear and Itty Bitty Bits Wood stamp sets.

PAPER: Comfort Cafe DSP, Summer Starfruit Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Pad, Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Petite Pairs Clear, Carry On Clear, Itty Bitty Bits Wood.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon Slides, Stitched Satin Ribbon Summer Starfruit, 1 3/8 Square Punch, 1 1/4 Square Punch, Dimensionals.

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--Audrey

Clean & Simple: Always Artichoke Sympathy Card

Artichoke Sahara Sand Thoughts and Prayers Stampin Up Sympathy1

 

In this project, I heat embossed the main tree element using the Classic Stampin’ Ink (Always Artichoke Stampin’ Pad) and Emboss Powder Clear.  It added subtle texture to a Clean and Simple sympathy card.  The Striped Organdy ribbon creates a streamlined embellishment.

 

PAPER: Always Artichoke Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Patterns Pack Neutrals.

INK: Always Artichoke Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Thoughts and Prayers Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Emboss Powder Clear, Striped Organdy Ribbon Old Olive (Spring 2013 Catalog), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Snail Adhesive.

--Audrey

Envelope-Inspired and From My Heart

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Inspired by the lines of a classic envelope, I created this textured Thank You card.  After die cutting a piece of Parker’s Patterns DSP with the Label Collection Framelits, I trimmed it lengthwise and layered it on top of Marina Mist Cardstock.  Then I created the “envelope seal” with layered ovals and embellished with a fun new button from the Spring 2013 Catalog.  Inspiration is everywhere! :)

PAPER: Parker’s Patterns DSP (Spring 2013 Catalog) Crumb Cake Cardstock, Marina Mist Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: From My Heart Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Ovals Collection Framelits (Spring 2013 Catalog), Label Collection FramelitsBasics Designer Buttons Silver, Seaming Ribbon Crumb Cake, Linen Thread, Square Lattice Folder for Big Shot Embossing, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive.

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--Audrey

NEW KIT: Dude, You’re Welcome

This kit is priced at $24.95 and includes:

* Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
* Twelve 4″ x 6″ postcards in four different (manly) colors
* Twelve gray envelopes
* A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.  How clever!

--Audrey

 

Oh, Hello! Parker’s Patterns

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I hope you have had a chance to check out the NEW Spring Catalog.  There is a great Designer Series Paper available for masculine projects on Page 20 called Parker’s Patterns DSP.  This set has trendy patterns that are made with some great bold colors, including Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Very Vanilla.

True to the Stampin’ Up reputation to stay on trend, this pack includes a few chevron pattern options, which is a popular design this year.

 

 

 

Neutrals Brads Small – $1.59 CLEARANCE

PAPER: Parker’s Patterns DSP (Spring 2013), Marina Mist Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Not Quite Navy Cardstock.

INK: Not Quite Navy Stampin’ Pad, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Oh Hello Wood / Oh Hello Clear, Beyond Plaid Wood / Beyond Plaid Clear.

TOOLS: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Snail Adhesive, Apothecary Framelits for Big Shot Die Cutting, Paper-Piercing Tool.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Emboss Powder ClearNeutrals Brads Small ($1.59 – Clearance Rack Jan. 2013), Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for special deals this month! I used an oldie-but-goodie in this project when I scored these Neutrals Brads Small for only $1.59.  It includes 80 brads (4 colors – 20 each).  What a super deal!

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--Audrey

Comfort Cafe with Texture

I am truly surprised that the patterns in the Comfort Cafe DSP can be so versatile.  Using the stripe pattern here, I created a Clean & Simple birthday card with nested layers.  If you look closely, you will notice the bottom layer is actually Soft Suede.  I really like unpredictable nesting – that isn’t just simple one-on-one.  I used a larger framelit to cut out of the Midnight Muse layer, added Soft Suede behind the negative space, then propped the DSP up on Dimensionals and finished it off with a birthday greeting.  The square lattice embossing adds a great texture to the Midnight Muse piece.

PAPER: Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Midnight Muse Cardstock.

INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Bring on the Cake Wood / Bring on the Cake Clear, Perfect Punches Wood / Perfect Punches Clear.

TOOLS/SUPPLIES: Label Collection Framelits for Big Shot DIe Cutting, Square Lattice Folder for Big Shot Embossing, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals.

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--Audrey

Chevron Birthday

 

 

These playful chevron patterns create a clean and simple birthday card.  I paired a geometric pattern from the Comfort Cafe DSP with a Chevron-embossed piece of Soft Suede Cardstock.  And check out this single stamp from the Annual Catalog – gorgeous script font – only $6.95 at my online store.

 

 

PAPER: Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Midnight Muse Cardstock.

INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Beautiful Birthday Wood, Petite Pairs Wood / Petite Pairs Clear.

TOOLS: Chevron Folder for Big Shot embossing, Label Collection Framelits for Big Shot die-cutting, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

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Click on any of the images above to enlarge and scroll through this project’s photo gallery.

--Audrey
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