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Shaking Up a Masculine Card

Shaking Up a Masculine Card

I love to shake things up and today I’m sharing a few masculine cards and one is a shaker card.  YAY!

Plus it’s a beautiful Sunday to share inspiration with my friends at the Creation Station.  Another YAY! YAY!

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Masculine Means….

It’s almost as if I had to lock up my delicate doily selection so I wouldn’t make this masculine card all “pre-ttay!”  It’s not easy friends.  I can slap a doily on any card QUICK.  Today… not so much.

We’ve talked about this before- Masculine cards are not easy.  I have to reset my brain to the right man mode to create for the man.  Sometimes it works and other times these cards are quickly in need of “something” or head to the big creative trash can.

 

So what does make a great masculine card? My definition would be …

Masculine Card = Any card that does not have a doily on it.

HA HA HA HA!

Let me share my first card!

Lucky Stars

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The Going Global stamp set is perfect for a man.  It has tons of great greetings that any man would love to hear.

 

The one I’m using today is actually something I say to my Prince.  (BTW- he was actually de-throned after the death of “Prince” and I told him he would just have to go by “my man” for a few weeks while I mourn.)  I do thank my lucky stars for him-REALLY.

The globe just speaks the man language.

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I love how this entire suite coordinates together with the designer paper, embossing folder and images within the set.  Perfect collection—  that is going away.  SO, if you love this collection of products don’t delay.  Get them today.

 

Tips & Tricks

Here are a couple of tips to create this card:

  • The Globe is embossed using Black Embossing powder then punched using the 2″ Circle punch.  That is matted onto a 2-1/2″ Circle punch (GASP- that’s retiring… no words)
  • The metal stars came from the You’re So Lovely kit.  *FAVORITE KIT!*
  • I tried this new diagonal cut that I’ve seen others doing and I love the stars peeking through the two diagonal cuts.  Kinda fun.

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Let’s Get Shakin’

 

 

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I don’t typically make shaker cards, however I had a cute little tub of gold star punches from a card I did LONG ago and they were calling my name to be used.  Then I thought how fun would it be to use the big dipper (or is it the little dipper?- Ah- I don’t know, it’s just cute!) and the gold stars together.  Reminded me of falling stars…. sigh.

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In all honesty, I think I overloaded the shaker but it’s really fun and there are lots of stars.  I kinda love that.

Tips & Tricks

  • All images are embossed using Black Embossing Powder.
  • I used a sponge dauber on the compass image to brighten up the cardstock in a few areas.
  • Create easy shaker cards using our Window Sheets (See link below).
  • The Confetti Star Punch makes perfect tiny stars for a shaker card.

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What made this shaker so much easier is the new addition of Foam Strips from Stampin’ Up!  Oh hello.  Thank you Stampin’ Up! These will be available in the new catalog June 1st.

 

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I think this looks pretty masculine… maybe minus the gems that I had to put on at the last minute.  I couldn’t stand it.  A little Rhinestone never hurt a man… I’m sure.

I hope you enjoyed what I shared today.  Now it’s time to hop along on the hop and see what the Creation Station Designers have in store for us.  Just click the NEXT and BACK buttons to hop along.

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Going Global – Inspiration

Going Global – Inspiration 

Happy Saturday! I’m bringing inspiration to you today using the Going Global stamp set.

 

This entire suite is versatile for any occasion throughout the year.

 

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The greetings in this set was the eye catcher for me and the perfect coordination with the images.  Let’s take a peek at these pretty samples.

 

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I don’t know about you but most of my friends live a LONG distant from me.  Probably why this greeting was perfection in my eyes.  I love the encouragement it would send to my friends via happy mail.

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The 2″ Circle Punch coordinates beautifully with the compass.  It can also be used with the globe image.

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The Sweetheart punch (our heart punch) also coordinates perfectly.

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Notice that each of the cards use the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This folder not only coordinates perfectly for this set but would also be great to use with the following stamp sets:

 

 

 

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Lastly, the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 designs all 6 x 6 in size.  A few of the sheets have the very trendy “marbled” look that I’ve noticed in big box stores on stationary and party essentials.  I always love to see trends like this come into play with my crafting.
Here are a few more samples from the catalog that I just LOVE.
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Going Global will make a great addition to your stamp collection and one that you can use for many occasions.  The samples above are just a highlight of the potential this set has to offer.  Are you ready to add this to your collection? You can easily click the links below to add this set and the coordinating products to your shopping cart.

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Holy Moly! Today the UPS man dropped an awesome package on my doorstep and I couldn’t wait to tear into the box.  It was filled with Stampin’ Up! products that are being released in January.  This is one of the greatest perks of being a demonstrator- getting my hands on things first.

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The reality is I have FOMO disease- Fear of Missing Out!

 

It’s the truth.  This little disease plays a roll in so many things I do. Even when I was a school girl I had this disease.  I would rarely miss a day of school for fear of missing out on something great happening.  Years and years later I’m still in deep with this same issue.

 

The first stamp set I wanted to play with from the new Occasions Catalog was the Going Global stamp set.  I was able to stamp with the Going Global stamp set at the recent OnStage event.  This set had more meaning to me after the recent attacks in Paris.  I can’t imagine the depth of fear the people in Paris had at that time.  It also made me think of our demonstrators in that area.  Stampin’ Up! is a global company and during these attacks our demonstrators in Europe were gathered for their OnStage event.  What a scary time for everyone.

 

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The Inspiration

Tonight when I started to stamp with this stamp set my first thought was, “Love makes the world go around!” While you and I see so much hate around the world, we know there is good and we know there is love.  This was my inspiration for this card.

 

I also added another fun set to this card that is also new called Timeless Textures.  You are going to LOVE this stamp set.  This stamp set will give Gorgeous Grunge a run for it’s money.  Beautiful textures that you could use on ANY card.  Go ahead and add that to your wish list.  You are going to fall in love.

 

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See the grid looking image across the Kraft cardstock above? That image is from the Timeless Textures.  It’s just enough texture to make me grin from ear to ear.

Tips & Tricks- 

I wanted to stick with neutrals for the most part with this card so I used Soft Sky, Whisper White and Kraft cardstock.  I added a little bit more color by using Soft Suede Ink on the Kraft cardstock.

I spritzed the doily with water and Mint Macaron re-inker.  I added little more spritz using an Aqua Painter and Delightful Dijon re-inker.  This was done VERY sparingly.  Once this was dry I stamped on the doily using the grid texture stamp from Timeless Textures using Soft Suede Ink.

Another little helper- the sequins I used come from the Hello December Project Life Kit.  I love these sequins. They are bigger than our catalog sequins and have a cutely design on them.

Teaser- do you see the texture embossing… it’s a beauty.

 

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I would definitely consider this set on  your wish list for the upcoming catalog.  It’s going to be a set that many will fall in love with.

I realize none of these sets can be purchased right now, but you can still get your hands on them.  All demonstrators will have the opportunity to pre-order stamp sets and other products from this new catalog starting December 3rd.  It’s a great time to become a demonstrator and get your hands on this new catalogs products AND the Sale-a-Bration products too.  You have no obligation to do anything else.  You get to pick all of your products in your starter kit.  Truly a win win.  Click HERE to see more information on starting your journey with Stampin’ Up!  and become a part of one of the best stamping communities around.

 

Before I Go-

I wanted to share a Fall card with you today.  This card uses the Vintage Leaves stamp set on page 88 in the catalog.

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I used a sponge dauber on the leaves with Pool Party, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze inks.  Once I sponged all over the leaves with the three colors I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock and die cut them using the Leaflets Framelits.  Next I dipped the leaves into my VersaMark pad and then added a little Gold Embossing Powder.  Heat them up and you will never get the same look twice.  Such a fun technique and beautiful result.

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Tips & Tricks- 

You can see a small circle burlap piece beneath the button.  I die cut the burlap ribbon using one of my circles framelits.  I loved how rustic this makes the card look.  Just that small element.

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Don’t Forget!

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