One more masculine card with Open Sea

The Open Sea” is one of the first stamp set that I bought! It’s been around for quite a while!!! But it’s such a nice and classic set, if you don’t own it, you’ll want it for sure! Over the years, I made many masculine cards with this set. Here’s one that we made at my last class. I like this old parchment look! Simply use Very Vanilla cards stock, tear some bits around the edges and ink with Crumb cake.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla for the colors.

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 Stamp set: The Open Sea, Voeux Mignons(Teeny Tiny Wishes)

CS and paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler and White Baker’s Twine

Traveler Flip Card for Father’s Day

Traveler” stamp set is a perfect set for masculine cards! I used the train from this set to make this Father’s Day card. I also used “World Map” background stamp for the side panel. To “aged” the paper, I sponged Crumb Cake ink with a sponge dauber around the edges.

This card was created with the Cicle Card Thinlits which cuts and scores the card for you to create this fun flip card!

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Here’s the inside of the card:

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Stamp set: World Map, Traveler, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Play

CS and paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Early Espresso

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Banner punch, Sponge dauber

Father’s Day card “Shirt and Suit”

I have a great Father’s Day card for you today! It’s simple enough that even children could do it!


Here’s the tip for the shirt. If you fold the upper left corner to create the shirt collar, the pattern on the back of the designer paper is not the same. So here’s how I did it: I cut the lower right corner and glued it at the back of the collar. Then fold to make the collar and add 3 small buttons. (Glue dots work best!) Adhere on your card base.

veston chemise

For the suit, cut a piece 3-5/8″ x 5-1/2″ of Island Indigo card stock. Fold the upper left corner to make the suit collar. Add another little triangle to finish the collar. Add a pocket and some seam lines made with a Island Indigo marker. What’s fun is that you can hide a little message in the pocket!



Stamp set: Just Sayin’, Express Yourself

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty Designer series paper

Ink: Island Indigo Marker and ink

Accessories: Designer Buttons Subtle collection

Masculine Card Class coming up!

Do you struggle with coming up with nice masculine cards?  Then this class is perfect for you!  Come make 6 cards on Tuesday May, 14, starting at 7:00 pm.  This class will help you to create masculine cards for birthdays, Father’s day and much more!  Class is $20 or Free with a $25 order. Please bring your own Snail adhesive.  **Bring a friend and receive 2 Free cards!**

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the card, made with the stamp set “By the Tides”, one of my favorite stamp set in the Occasion mini-catalogue!

By the tides Father's day


Stamp set: By the tides, Something to celebrate

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise

Ink: Midnight Muse, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo

Tools: 1″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Big Shot and Stripes embossing folder, Stampin’ Spritzer

Bird House

I made this card thinking about my Grandfather who probably built dozens of brid houses in his life!  Of course, I used the Bird Builder Punch to make the bird!  Then, with White Craft ink and the blender pen I added some details. I used the background stamp Woodgrain to make the bird house.

For the background, I sponged with Wild Wasabi and added some leaves from the Fabulous Florets stamp set.

Stamp set: Woodgrain, Voeux Mignons, Fabulous Florets,

CS and paper: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White.

Ink: Wild Wasabi, White Craft ink, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Marker, Basic Black Stampin’ Marker.

Punch: 1 1/4 Circle punch, Bird Builder punch, Word Window.

Open Sea for Father’s Day-Part 2

This is a card that the children made at the Children and Parents class last weekend.  They used the “Open Sea” stamp set and the Nautical Expedition Designer Series paper (now retired unfortunatly…)  This card is simple enough that the kids were able to make it easily but I think it’s still really nice.

Stamp set: Open Sea, Voeux Mignons,

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP

Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy

Tools and punches: 2-1/2″ Circle punch (#120906), 1-1/4 in Circle punch (#119861), Decorative Label (#120907) Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder, Big Shot, Piecing Tool

Accessory: Bright Brad

Happy Father’s Day card

This is a card I made for Father’s Day and also to participate in “the Creative Challenge” which has “Father’s Day projects” as the theme for this month. Since I didn’t have a stamp that has the greeting I wanted, I had to improvise a little bit… I used the words from “Petite Pairs” stamp set and rearrange some of them so it would say what I wanted!

I’m really happy about how this one turned out!  I wanted to do a “shaker frame” with some screws, nails and bolts inside, as it’s really a “guy” thing!!!

The hammer is from “Every Little Bit” set. I colored it with the markers and used the blender pen to add some shadow… The wood planks were stamped using the “Woodgrain” stamp with Early Espresso ink, on Crumb Cake card stock.  I sponged the edges with Early Espresso to add some dimension.

Now for the inside, suprise!!! Here’s what Dad built with some wood, screws and nails!!!

There’s 2 brand new products that I used and that’s a little “Sneak peek” for the new catalogue.  Can you spot them?  The leaves were made with a stamp from Betsy’s Blossom set. Make sure to check my blog for some more sneak peek this week!!! The “you’re the best” is also from re-arranging some words in the Petite Pairs set and the “Love you” is from a brand new set called “Itty Bitty Banner”.  This set is so cute and versatile, I’m sure you’ll see it many times in my future posts!!! I couldn’t resist using the “Bigz L die Peekaboo frames” for the window.  I used an “happy face” from the Every little Bit stamp set.

Here’s the list of supplies:

Stamp set: Every Little Bit (#117096 W or 120558 C), Petite Pairs (#122495 W or 122497 C), Letter It (#122580 W or 122582 C), Itty Bitty Banners (#126257 C), Woodgrain (#117100 W), Betsy’s Blossoms(#125495 W or 125497 C).

CS and paper: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso.

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Black, Midnight Muse (New In-Color!!!) Old Olive; Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers.

Tools and Punches: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/4″ Circle punches, Big Shot and Bigz L PeekaBoo Frames die, Piercing tool.

Accessories and others: Silver mini-brads, Shaker frame, Window sheet, Dimensionals, Simply Scored scoring tool.