Celebrate Masculine Makes!

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! We’re so pleased you could join us. This month our theme is Masculine Makes!

People often say they struggle to make cards for men but with Stampin’ Up! products there are so many options – Stamp Sets which cover different hobbies, outdoor scenes and so many colours to choose from!

I have decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and coordinating Garage Gears Dies for my project, I hope you like it…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a 14.6 x 10.2 cm layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is created from a 9.9 x 14.3 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock.

I have used the ‘oil spill’ image (stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink) and some splatters (created using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker) to create a background.

The multiple gears die is used to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have then pressed into a Versamark Pad and heat embossed using Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The die cut is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Buffalo Check Background Stamp is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and I have cut it down to 6.4 x 10 cm using the Paper Trimmer. I have distressed this using a distressing tool but you could always use the blade of a pair of scissors (please be careful!). I have also ‘scrunched up’ the cardstock (is that a real word?) and adhered it to the card front in just two places such that it looks a bit like a fluttering chequered flag.

The ‘celebrate’ sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is cut out using one of the label dies and distressed as above. I have then used Basic Grey ink and a Sponge Dauber to add a grungy look. I have adhered one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements to the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot and the whole piece is tucked under the ‘flag’ and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A piece of Basic Black cardstock has been cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The 2″ Circle Punch has been used to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This has been decorated with splatters using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and the two pieces layered together. The car image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. This is layered on to the circles and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think?

I love all of the layers and texture on this card and I think it proves that masculine makes can be really detailed too.

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

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

I hope you like my project. Don’t forget to carry on hopping to see what inspiration my Stamptastic Friends have for you…

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Country Club Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card made using the Stampin’ Up! Country Club DSP. This DSP, and the rest of the Suite, is perfect for the golfers in your life.

I have chosen to create a Father’s Day card but you could adapt it for any occasion.

If you would prefer to watch me create the card simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Crushed Curry cardstock and I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of the Country Club DSP. The next layer is a Crushed Curry cardstock frame which I created using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. This is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I have cut another piece of the DSP to create a ‘flag’ or ‘banner’ shape and adhered this to both the frame (using Multipurpose Liquid Glue) and the card front (using Stampin’ Dimensionals).

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock. This is cut out using the coordinating Garage Gears Dies. The sentiment piece is adhered to the banner using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To provide extra embellishments I have fussy-cut a few of the golf balls from the DSP and adhered around the frame and sentiment piece.

I really liked the format of this card so I decided to make a few variations on the same theme. Look out for up coming blog posts featuring the other two cards.

Thank you for joining me. If you have any questions or comments leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) you can click here or on any of the individual links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

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Video tutorial…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Well Dressed Card

Stamp Sets with traditionally masculine images are always popular and Well Dressed has been no different. This set is available to earn for FREE, with a qualifying spend, until 31st March 2020. Don’t miss out – this is a stamp set you’ll get out again and again.

If you’d like to watch me create this card (and maybe craft along), you can find the YouTube link at the end of this blog post.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Country Club DSP. The tie image is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock. To achieve this repeated stamping, I used the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus which allows a hinge-step technique.

The Stamparatus is a fabulous stamping platform which is great for those who struggle to achieve consistent results when stamping as well as enabling techniques such as this.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangles dies. A larger piece of Garden Green cardstock has also been cut out with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies and helps the colours in the DSP stand out. The sentiment piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Don’t forget to check out the Well Dressed stamp set while you can!

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links below to head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Nautical Father’s Day Card

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. If you have missed the first two parts you can find them here (part 1 – Come Sail Away Card, part 2 – Come Sail Away Decoration).

This week I wanted to share another card with you which is perfect for Father’s Day, male Birthdays or any occasion for those who love the sea or boats.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. To this I adhered strips of cardstock in the current Stampin’ Up! blues and blue/greens. These were: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.

The sentiment was created using the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written dies. ‘Father’s Day’ was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and cut out using the banner die from the Smooth Sailing dies. This was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. ‘Happy’ was die cut multiple times from Whisper White cardstock and layered together to create one thick sentiment. This was adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The nautical images (lighthouse, boat, compass and anchor) were stamp in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating dies (1.5″ Circle Punch for the compass). The boat, compass and anchor were adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue whilst the lighthouse was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Paper strips are a really simple but effective way to create a background. You can experiment with different widths and different colour combinations to suit your project.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. Join me next time for more inspiration.

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

If you would like to purchase any of the item used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®