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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Gender Neutral Happy Birthday Card

Gender Neutral Happy Birthday Card

I have enjoyed the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper so much that I was on a roll last week just before my port install on Friday in preparation for my first chemo treatment.

It bears repeating that I am not completely blown away by the Occasions Catalog and it has taken me a little bit to warm up to it!  But what I do notice is that there seems to be just about something for EVERYONE in the NEW catalog!

I love to create cards that are simple and easy because, like YOU, I am always on the go!  While I have a studio full of Stampin’ Up! supplies, many of you do not have the luxury of space.  Therefore, you are probably working out of a storage bin.  Am I correct?  Using what you have on hand is easy.  Grab your Designer Series Paper, coordinating cardstock and  a large font style stamp.

Over the next few posts, you will find me using this wonderful and trendy paper and the stamp set, Big On Birthdays to create an assortment of masculine, feminine and gender neutral cards which will be perfect for the time strapped individual.

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THIS IS A GREAT OFFER:

If your shopping list is nearing $99, it’s actually a better value to purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit right now during
Sale-a-bration . . . it’s the ultimate bundle!
  • For only $99, get your choice of $125 Stampin’ Up! products!  (That’s $26 free!)
  • PLUS during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 additional stamp sets of your choice (any price) for FREE!
  • Shipping is FREE!
  • Get a minimum 20% discount on all future purchases!
  • Give it a try!  There’s NO OBLIGATION to sell or hold events!
  • Do it for YOU!

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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

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Urban Underground Designer Series Paper142784G

Urban Underground Cardstock Pack

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

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Quick Card Idea! Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper

Happy NEW YEAR to each and everyone of you!

Need a quick card idea?! I am all for it! No need to grab all your supplies to send a card. The Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper and a word stamp are all you need as well as a coordinating cardstock base.

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Christmas Pines

Christmas Pines

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As you can tell, if I could, I would skip right over Halloween.  (audible gasp)  I have never been a big a fan nor will I send out cards for the event.  So without further adieu, today’s card features the Christmas Pines stamp set!  What I love most is the clean and simple elegance of this card and the WOW factor that it provides.

Love To Ink’s Tips:

  • I have kept the inks to two.  Old Olive and Archival Basic Black!  By the way, it is my NEW favorite ink.
  • Stamp off the sides of the Whisper White layer cardstock for that peek a boo look.
  • I added pearls for a little bit of POP!

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Wonderful Year!

Wonderful Year!

joyful-christmasWhen you have to mass produce cards, think of Designer Series Paper and a large sentiment stamp set.  Wonderful Year is perfect when paired with This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.  The best part about this paper pack is that it comes with 4 sheets of each design.  Whoo Hoo! for mass producing your cards! Add some coordinated punched holly and berry from the NEW Holly Berry Builder Punch and you have a super easy card that can be mass produced in no time.

Christine’s Tips:

  • Need to mass produce your cards this year?  No worries.  My tip for you is to cut all your cardstock and designer series paper first.  Then, handstamp your sentiment.  After that, punch your holly and berry embellishments.
  • The next step would be to adhere all the Designer Series Paper to your base cardstock.
  • After that, adhere the stamped image to your solid cardstock layer and adhere to your cardstock base.
  • Finally, add your embellishments.
  • In no time will you have a complete set of holiday cards to send out.

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Another Totally Trees!

Totally Trees!

When I get a NEW stamp set, one of the things on my agenda is to see how many ways I can use it.  Otherwise it wouldn’t be versatile.  I know that word is thrown around alot these days.  Everyone wants to get their money’s worth.  I am no different.

thinking-of-youAs you know, I love a clean and simple look to my cards.  Putting just two colors together, really makes this wonderful little set incredible.  Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  Thinking Of You cards are perfect to send for just because, get well and even your sympathies.

This gorgeous card makes quite a statement and it takes no time at all to complete.

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Serene Scenery Wedding Card

Serene Scenery Wedding Card

Green Wedding CPThe Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper has become a fast favorite among my printed papers.  As you can see by this picture, stamping on it is easy.  In case you are wondering, the paper is designed to look like the sun is shining through. Gee!  I’ll bet you thought my photography skills were bad, didn’t you?!

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  • I used the Better Together Stamp Set.  Let me tell you, this set has lots of pretty sayings and font styles.
  • The best part about using the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper, is that you can pick which area of the paper you would like to use on your card.
  • Notice that this card only has two layers:  The base cardstock and the printed paper with the stamped image.  My kind of card.  Quick and easy!
  • I used only Archival Basic Black Ink!
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Quick and Simple One Layer Card Idea!

Work Of Art and Butterfly Basics!

One of my favorite things to do is come up with a One Layer card idea! Just like masculine cards, One Layer cards can be a challenge for most of us.  Here I picked a muted color palette with which to work with.   What I love about Stampin’ Up! is the wonderful coordination of products!

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Christine’s Tips:

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Enjoy creating! XOXOXOX

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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit – All Inclusive Kit!

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic watercolor look without all the mess. Includes supplies to make 20 unique cards in 3 different sizes and an exclusive stamp set.

Make one when you need it or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards.

Folded card sizes: 4″ x 4″, 3-1/2″ x 5″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Instructions included.

The only thing you will need is adhesive.  The rest is provided,  including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

Watercolor Wishes Kit

***As my FREE Gift to you for placing your order using the HOSTESS CODE below, I will send you a box of Mini Glue Dots. Place your order by July 25th and the Mini Glue Dots are yours.

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And just like that, you have a complete kit when you need to make a card to send to that special someone.

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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

 

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

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