More ideas for masculine makes

Yesterday, we had a look at some new bundles which could be used for masculine makes (you can read that here) and today we will continue with the inspiration by looking at a couple of new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and a few carry-over products.

Garden Shed…

First up is the brand new Garden Shed stamp set which is great for all those gardeners, fettlers and man-cave dwellers! Whatever they get up to in there I’m sure they’ll appreciate projects made with these great stamps. The illustrations are a fabulous opportunity to get your colouring mediums out but look equally effective when left un-coloured.

A Good Man…

Then we have A Good Man which has some really uplifting sentiments to show those guys how great they are and how much you appreciate them. Unleash your creativity and colour the hair, skin and clothing to match the recipient and they’ll know how heart-felt your message is.

Carry Over Products…

As well as these new products, don’t forget Rooted in Nature, Best Catch and Geared Up Garage are all carrying over to cover the car, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts.

I’m sure you can find something suitable there but if not there are tons of other products to choose from so why not take a look in my online shop?! Click on any of the images below and you’ll head straight there.

If you have any questions or comments, either leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting!

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New, new, new!

The new catalogue is live! Have you placed your first order yet? If so, what did you go for? If not, what is top of your wish list?

Most of this week I have been talking about Father’s Day as it’s just around the corner. To continue this theme I thought we could have a look at some of the new ‘masculine-inspired’ bundles available in the new catalogue.

Ride with me…

First, we have ‘Ride With Me’ which makes the cutest little 3D truck you have ever seen! Make it in any of the Stampin’ Up! cardstock colours, decorate to your heart’s content, fill with goodies and send it trundling on its way!

Above the clouds…

Then there is ‘Above the Clouds’ which is a great replacement for ‘Lift Me Up’ from the previous catalogue but with a punch rather than a die set. There is something magical about hot air balloons – a feeling of space, freedom and the great outdoors.

Sailing home…

Finally there is ‘Sailing Home’ which is a nautical-themed bundle. This is a theme which is really on-trend at the moment. It’s great for people who love the water or the seaside but also for home décor projects and travel-inspired makes.

So, whether the men (or women or children) in your life like automobiles, hot air balloon or sailing there’s something new for you!

Next time…

However, if none of those hit the spot, tomorrow we’ll have a look at more new stamp sets and the products which are carrying over and are also great for masculine makes.

Product list…

If you would like to purchase any of the bundles I have mentioned, simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or send me an email to helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting!

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‘Dad’ Eclipse Card

Have you ever made an Eclipse card? I hadn’t until very recently (yesterday!) but had seen them all over social media and wanted to have a go.

With Father’s Day coming up and ‘Dad’ being a nice, short word, I thought this would be the perfect time to try it.

My base card is Merry Merlot cardstock, followed by layers of Night of Navy and Basic Grey. The main card front is Whisper White and I have stamped a number of the images from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set in the coordinating colours.

The tricky part…

Then comes the tricky part! You need to try to line up the letters so that they are straight and equally spaced. I used a piece of (straight) scrap cardstock to get the letters straight across the card and then cut the first and last letters before placing the middle letter die centrally between them. I think I just about got it right. Any ‘holes’ in the letters need to be adhered back in place. I found it easiest to place the die cut back into the cardstock to do this. Then the main letters are adhered using dimensionals. This gives a lovely effect because the lettering is really subtle as it merges back into the card front.

Note…

I have used the Large Letters dies which will have retired by the time you read this (!) but there are some new letter dies coming in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue; or you could make life easier by using any word dies you may have.

Now it’s your turn…

What do you think? If you are going to try it I would recommend starting with short words until you get the hang of it. Practice a few times before agreeing to create a card for Great Aunt Philomena’s Birthday!

Product list…

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