Trendy and Right In The Moment!

Trendy and Right In The Moment!

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A fun and creative birthday card for just about anyone in mind.  The printed paper from Urban Underground is both modern and trendy for just about anyone.

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Modern and Masculine Card Idea!

Modern and Masculine Card Idea!

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Today’s card features a very trendy Designer Series Paper called Urban Underground.  I am smitten with this gorgeous paper!  Creating a little architecture with the Torn Paper Technique adds some interest as well.

I just love the Big On Birthdays stamp set!  It is perfect when you need to keep a simple look and feel to your project.

Stampin’ Supplies:

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Urban Underground Designer Series Paper

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Coordinating Cardstock Pack for Urban Underground  140931G

Archival Basic Black Ink

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Delightful Dijon Classic Ink

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Cancer Update & A Great Masculine Birthday Card Idea!

Cancer Update and A Great Masculine Birthday Card Idea!

Let me say that I am not sure where to begin!  There has been so much happening in such a short amount of time!  I have been to two post op visits with my breast surgeon and plastic surgeon.  These two are an amazing duo.  I like to refer to them as the Dream Team of Yale!

My breast surgeon had to give me the news that I have a different type of cancer than what they originally took out.  This particular kind did not show up on the biopsy that I had.  The good news is that my lymph nodes are clear!  Whoooo Hooooo!  Stage 1 cancer.  However, I will still need chemo treatments. Sigh!

My plastic surgeon took out the drain tube a week and a half ago.  She said the post surgery scars look great.  I asked her when I could go back to exercising…her exact words, “No bouncy, bouncy stuff…” I guess I can’t run yet or do high intensity exercise!  Insert sad face!

Next stop was the Onocologist!  He won Ed and I over with his kind and caring ways.  He sat with us for an hour and a half, telling us what treatment, drugs and side effects to expect during the upcoming treatments.

I guess one would think that the most important thought on chemo is hair loss!  Not for me, it would be the nausea and vomiting that are associated with treatment.  So that leads me to another appointment, wig and head covering shopping.  The idea is to go before you actually start to lose your hair.  Hmmmm!  This should be interesting since I have never colored my hair.  I am a natural red head and my hair has gone blonde/strawberry with age.  That is what redheads do when they gray.  Not so bad, eh?!  I do know that if and when my hair starts falling out, out will come the clippers and my husband has volunteered to do the deed!  I will save those pictures for another day!

This week also marks my port install…stay tuned for more!

Your cards, letters, phone calls, texts, gifts have all meant more to me than anything else in the world.  It is comforting to know that so many people care about you and the struggle that one goes through.

One of the things that has kept me going over the last 3 or so weeks in addition to all of the above,  has been creating.  Now that I can use my arm sufficiently, but not yet walk the dog, is to make cards.  I would love to get back into having classes and clubs, I am just not ready.  I love to have people here in my studio. I am a people person and love it when there are stampers here.

I have to admit that I wasn’t feeling the love with this Occasions Catalog.  I am not sure whether it was the drugs talking or my lack of desire to stamp.  But when inspiration hits, you just got to go with it.   I have found a new favorite printed paper from the Occasions Catalog.  It is Urban Underground and it is absolutely a great source of masculine patterns, and textures all wrapped into one.

The color combination for this suite of products is, you guessed it, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla and Delightful Dijon.  I know that the Envelope Framelit is retired, but I just couldn’t help to take it out and add a piece of Designer Series Paper to the envelope.

And that stamp set, Big On Birthdays, has a little bit of masculine, feminine and gender neutral appeal to it as well.

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Stampin’ Supplies:

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Archival Black Ink

142783G

Urban Underground Designer Series Paper142784G

Urban Underground Cardstock Pack

142877G Big On Birthdays

Don’t you just love that this card is quick and simple to make?!

By the way, if you love FREE stuff!

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It doesn’t get better than FREE . . . There are 3 ways to earn FREE products!

      • SHOP to earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend . . . no limit!
        • Click here to see all of the FREE items available!
      • HOST to get more FREE products with Stampin’ Rewards (an extra $25 FREE with a $250 order or party!  Book parties are most welcome at this time!
      • JOIN & GET A BONUS . . . GET 2 FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE
              when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit – it’s the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle! During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose2 FREE stamp sets.from either catalog (ANY PRICE) as a bonus to add to your starter kit.   Join for the discounts, ideas & fun!
      • For $99 you choose:  $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product!
      • The kit ships for FREE! That’s a savings of another 10%!
      • After joining, get everything you’ve been wanting at a minimum 20% discount!
      • NO RISK . . . NO OBLIGATION!  When the time comes, you decide whether you want to renew or not!
      • DO IT FOR YOU!
      • Join here and learn more and I will contact you when you do!

No matter how you take advantage of SALE A BRATION,  it’s a great time to stock up on your favorite paper, adhesives, and everything else that Stampin’ Up! offers that you know and love!   When you do, you can earn FREE Sale-a-bration rewards . . . one for every $50 you spend!  There’s NO limit!  An order of $150 or more earns not only Sale-a-bration rewards, but FREE Stampin’ Rewards as well!

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Balloon Celebration Stampin’ Up!

I wanted to make a quick and easy card using the NEW Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  I am totally loving the NEW font that comes with this set.

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Being a Black and Very Vanilla Card, this comes together quickly.  Be sure to stamp off the edges.  I used the Washi Tape Punch to punch out the sentiment.

Then I used the Note Tag punch and cut it down slightly along the sides. Of course you need Stampin’ Dimensionals to POP it up!

Happy Birthday laying downThanks for joining me today and I hope I was able to give you a little jump start on getting your creative juices flowing after the holiday.

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Masculine Brushstrokes!

Masculine Brushstrokes!

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  • I used the Basic Gray marker on this card.  We don’t sell it separately, but perhaps you can use Smoky Slate which can be purchased on its own.
  • For masculine cards, keep it to a neutral color palette.
  • KISS-Keep It Simple Stamping for men.

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Big On You-Father’s Day! Stampin’ Up!

Big On You- Father’s Day! Stampin’ Up!

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Father’s Day will be here and I got started a little early.  You know how those days creep up on you and before you know it, BAM, the day is here and you forgot to send the card out.

I know most of you struggle with masculine cards, but I find them easy to do because of the clean and simple nature of them.  No glitter or fancy schmancy embellishments.

You could purchase the supplies in my ONLINE STORE or you can purchase the card in my ETSY shop.

Christine’s Tips: 

  • Be sure to sponge the edges of each word.  It really makes them POP!
  • Use your small Banner punch to add a flag end on the Father’s Day sentiment.  Just a little something different.
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Masculine Balloon Bash!

MASCULINE Balloon Bash!
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Are you always searching for masculine card ideas and usually come up empty handed?  One of the creative ways to get that masculine look is to use stamping techniques and a larger main sentiment stamped image.

While I used a loose version of the Retiform Technique, I strayed a bit with my sponge daubers and created a mixed media background using Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.

Christine’s Tips:

    • Do not use more than three colors to prevent a muddy effect.
    • Keep your sentiment bold and large.  It balances nicely with the background.
    • Do not add floral embellishments.  Remember, it is a MANLY card.
    • Balloon Bash is going away.  So grab that stamp set now before it’s too late.

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Balloon Bash Birthday!

Balloon Bash Birthday!

One of the things I love about this set is the ability to make your own background paper.  The best part, most people, that are in the know, don’t know which side is the stamped side.  I test drove this card and asked some people who are not familiar with stamping and they ALL agreed, they weren’t sure.
Balloon Bash-Christine PyrchThis color palette of Bermuda Bay and Night Of Navy is a sure hit with me this season.  This set and the colors  make for a great gender neutral birthday card idea.

Christine’s Tips:

    • Don’t have a coordinating ribbon?  Use a narrow strip of cardstock over the separation between the two papers.
    • I cut my Happy Birthday off of the main HB image.  This way I could use a different ink color.
    • The Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper has some perfect designs to make masculine cards.  Be sure to check them out here.

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Stampin’ Up! Balloon Bash and Weekly Deals!

Stampin’ Up! Balloon Bash!

Christine Pyrch - Your Stamping TeacherI have a really simple card idea for you today featuring the Balloon Bash Stamp Set!  One of the best things I did was to cut the Happy Birthday sentiment away from the HB sentiment in this set.

Aren’t those balloons adorable?!  And THAT Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper, is just sends me over the edge with giddiness!  With this set being a photopolymer set, it is easy to place your images where you want them.

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Beat The Winter Blues!

Are you ready to Beat The Winter Blues?

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Whether you have the winter blues or not, you will want to take this class and discover some new ways to use your stamps and inks to create clean and simple cards that your recipients will love to have.

If you are ready to start your new year off right with some wonderful inspiration, then check out the details here and register for class.

Take me there now!

Christine