Category Archives: masculine/boy

masculine birthday cards

Good morning! I have a few more cards to share using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps products. Today I have some masculine birthday cards. I used a LOT of products here…

Product links: Masculine Mash-UpShiplap BackgroundBirthday Wordfetti, Make A Wish, Mixed Up Stencil, Starry Night Stencil, Sunburst Layering Stencils, Numbers Dies, Speech Bubbles Dies, Script Sentiments, Spring Blossoms, Inspirational Word Art 2, Gnome-One Like You, and Friendship Is a Blessing.

My first two cards were for nephew’s birthdays. This year I decided to focus on the numbers rather than an image.

I used products from this month’s release for the camping card. “Enjoy” is from the Mixed Up Stencil.

My last card was for a combination Graduation/Birthday/Moving Away party. I thought the speech bubbles would be a fun way to get all of the sentiments onto one card!

Have a great day!

strike up some fun

Hello! Today I’m sharing two cards using products from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release. Do you know someone who likes to go bowling? Or maybe your kids get invited to bowling birthday parties? Maybe you are just looking to make a fun card? Most of us have bowled at least once in our life and this card would bring back fun memories.

Product links: Masculine Mash-UpShiplap Background, Boss Lady Alpha Dies, Bold Birthdays, Birthday Wordfetti.

I stamped the bowling image on the background of the front of the card, then added a square layer with a popped-up balloon. But…my favorite part is the inside.

I used the Shiplap Background to make the bowling lane and the alpha dies for my sentiment.

I stamped and fussy cut the ball and pins, then added them to a simple pop-up feature. To make the pop-up, I used a 1″ x 4 1/4″ strip and scored it at every inch (1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″). Then simply fold and glue the 1/4″ tab to make a square. Glue one side to the inside bottom, then add adhesive and “close” the top of the card to adhere the pop up to the card front.

I had some diecut letters left over and another fun sentiment in mind, so I made another card. This one is a CAS Mini Slim card so that I could fit all the letters across the bottom. This one is 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. The ball and two pins were stamped again and popped-up. I stamped the “you’re” word from the Be Unique set.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Masculine Mash-UpShiplap Background, Boss Lady Alpha Dies, Bold Birthdays, Birthday Wordfetti; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Copics, MFT Die-Namics Cross Stitched Squares, rhinestones.

church family

Hello! I’m sharing two more cards for the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps April release here. For these, I was focusing on the new Church Family stamp set. I received this set at the perfect time, as I was recently asked to make cards for our church’s card ministry. This set will surely get a lot of use!

Product links: Song Birds (also sold in a Bundle with Dies), Church Family (Stamp of The Month), His Wings Bundle (also sold separately), and Grunge Grid Stencil.

For the first card, I kept it CAS. I rounded one corner and stamped the bird image. Then I masked the bird and brushed ink over the stencil. The words were added (I love this sentiment), and I stamped & popped up another wing for a little dimension.

I picked some masculine colors for the second card and brushed the same stencil onto vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped two feathers onto the background and diecut/popped up a third feather. The “missing you” is another sentiment that’s perfect for these cards that I’m making.

I hope you have a blessed Easter!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Song Birds (also sold in a Bundle with Dies), Church Family, His Wings Bundle (also sold separately); paper- white, vanilla, navy, SU! Garden Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Garden Green; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Grunge Grid Stencil, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles, corner rounder, Stickles, twine, foam dimensionals.

more recent cards

Good morning! This is a very image heavy post today but I have quite a few cards to share. Thanks for sticking with me! I’ll try to keep the text short. 🙂

The first card uses the Art Impressions 5319- Birthday Set5317- MB Template Dies5318- MB Envelope Dies5323- MB Wall Accessories, and 5324- MB Cat Accessories. I made this one a few months ago and overlooked it in my files. These are so fun to create and fold up so tiny!

My second card was made in support of Ukraine and was given to someone who has family in shelter there. Praying for everyone in this horrible situation. I used SNSS Beautiful Bouquets Bundle, SNSS Script Background, Sunny Studio Frilly Frames- Lattice, and SU! Stitched So Sweetly dies.

A masculine birthday card using Sizzix Circuit embossing folder and MFT Block Happy Birthday die. The small sentiment is Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti.

I made a set of CAS thank you cards for a friend who’s father passed away. SU! Punch Party, Trio of Tags Dies, and Evergreen Forest embossing folder.

The next two cards use SU! Forever Fern, The Paper Studio- Eucalyptus paper, MFT Stitched Basic Edges and Scalloped Stitched Basic Edges, and Sizzix Layered Ovals. Colors- Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Soft Seafoam.

A special card for a birthday girl! MFT Friendly Unicorns & Dies, Color Blast Die, and Grassy Hills Die, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti and Puffy Clouds Stencil.

I made a cute gnome shadow box card with Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Dies, and MFT Hanging With My Gnomies.

Next is two cards with SU! Hand-Penned Petals and Hand-Penned Memories & More cards & envelopes. I also used the SU! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. On the first card I also used a sentiment from SU! Friendly Hello and SSS Stitched Circles Dies. On the second card I also used SU! Here’s A Card, SU! Brick & Mortar embossing folder, and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles. It was semi-cased from Elizabeth Price (Seeing Inkspots).

Simple black & white versions of a card using word dies… Hero Arts- Hello There stamp & die set.

I went with blue and browns for my bee card… SU! Honeybee Home, SU! Hive embossing folder, and circle punches.

A few alternates from the SU! January 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit. The embossed hearts are from an old Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder. These were scored to change them from a trifold card to a gatefold. I love shaped cards!

Altenew is known for their florals and the Simple Beauty set was used here to make some sympathy cards. The diecut edge is from MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2.

I am late getting a start on this year’s Christmas cards but I squeaked out a few with the TH Snarky Christmas Cat set.

Another masculine birthday card. These are harder for me! SU! Snowfront used here with some woodgrain paper.

And lastly, some diecut birthday cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Treats Stamp & Die Bundle, Sizzix Happy Birthday Drop-Ins Card Dies, Lawn Fawn Double sided adhesive sheets, and a bunch of 1/2″ cardstock strips!

Thanks for scrolling this far and have a great day!

2021 catch-up

Hello! Today I have several cards that I made throughout the year but never shared here (Five of them go back to April!). The first two were made with some Art Impressions Matchbook sets for two of my friends’ birthdays. I customized them to their hobbies and business. One friend likes to quilt as well as make cards. The other friend owns a stamp store, so I added her logo as a sign and made sure Fuzzy the cat was included! These fold up so tiny and cute.

Ai- 5317- MB Template Dies, 5318- MB Envelope Dies, 5321- MB Craft Room Set, 5323- MB Wall Accessories, and 5324- MB Cat Accessories.

Next I made an Accordion Lock Fold card. These are so fun! I used SU! Watercolor Wings, Butterfly Gala, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterfly Thinlits, and the sentiment is from A Touch of Ink. The pretty paper is The Paper Studio- Violet Bouquet. Ink colors- SU! Mauve Mist, Marvelous Magenta, and Eggplant Envy.

I LOVE the Anita Jeram stamps at Colorado Craft Company! I used the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles and Sizzix Falling Hearts dies with them to make an anniversary card.

Here I used Lawn Fawn’s Foursquare Backdrop: Portrait and Critter Concert with matching dies.

I played with a friend’s Gina K stencil set to make these pretty cards. Not sure what the name is!

Blue Iris card- here I used SU! Inspiring Iris and Heirloom Frames, SNSS Sentimental Mash-Up, and the tiny dots are Stamps by Judith. Paper- SU! Lost Lagoon and The Paper Studio- Eucalyptus. Ink- Soft Sky and Certainly Celery.

A few masculine cards with SU! Nature’s Beauty and Morning Meadow (sentiment), Stitched Nested Labels Dies, and Plaid Tidings dsp. I also used Paper Pizazz- Barnwood paper. Cardstock- Confetti Cream, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso.

Next up is a pretty floral card using the SU! Pierced Blooms dies and Here’s A Card (sentiment). Colors- Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Rococco Rose, and Soft Seafoam.

Here’s a bunch of alternate cards I made with the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Seahorse card- SU! Seaside Notions and Hero Arts Jellyfish Party Bold Prints. The background was done on Watercolor Distress Cardstock with Distress Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers (Distress Smooch). Images were colored with Copics. I used Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Highland Heather, and Pool Party on the images stamped in color.

Lastly, I made this card for a friend who had a new grandbaby. SU! Treasures of Life and Scripty embossing folder, Sizzix Floral Frame 3-D Impresslits, and MFT Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags.

Thanks for popping in. Have a great week and wishes for a happy & healthy New Year!

bees, trees, & the sea

Hello! I have a few cards to share today using various Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets. First up, I made two CAS cards with the Sweet As Honey set. I simply masked the card bases, sponged yellow ink, and stamped the images. They were finished with a few scattered rhinestones.

Next I made a Father’s Day card and a birthday card with the Tender Thoughts stamp set. I also used For My Father and Birthday Wordfetti. I die cut the stamped backgrounds with the Dad Word Die and Birthday Word Die, then popped them up back in place with foam tape (the Eclipse Technique).

For the last cards, I blended some backgrounds with Oxide inks and offset my finished panels. I used The Sea and Bold Birthdays to create these two masculine cards.

Have a great week!

 

 

2020 wrap up

Hello! Popping in with a second post to wrap up 2020. Some of these are recent projects and some I just never got around to sharing.

This masculine birthday card uses SU! Best Catch and Catch of the Day Thinlits, Old Olive paper and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next is a wintery card with one of the Anita Jeram kittens (Kittens and Mittens) from Colorado Craft Company. Anita Jeram is the illustrator of the children’s book, Guess How Much I Love you. Her designs are wonderful! The papers are MME- Merry Little Christmas.

The Fa la la framed art was made for a friend in our stamping group’s gift exchange. I started with a 7 Gypsies Shadow Box Tray. Dies: Spellbinders FaLaLa and Santa’s Parade (birds), Sizzix Endless Love Alpha, and Marianne Design tree- LR0136. Background paper: The Paper Studio- Silver Foiled Snowflake. The fence is a Martha Stewart Halloween punch with the bats removed and the wreath is a brad. The beaded snowflake is an old Jolee’s sticker and I added some Aleene’s True Snow around the tiny tree.

I was asked to make a name banner for a newborn baby with pink, gold, and butterflies. Here’s what I came up with. I used Momenta Banner and Alpha dies, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, Sizzix Bold Flora dies, and an SU! Butterfly punch.

SU! Love of Leaves fall thank you card in non-traditional colors!

A bible journaling page from August in Pop Art style. The printables were created by Diane Noble.

I made a bunch of Rae Dunn style mugs but only got two finished into tags. I guess I have a good start for next year. lol. These were inspired by some I saw on the internet. I typed and printed a skinny font. The tag and mug dies are MFT. The accent images are from Sizzix Festive Treats dies.

They’re so cute on a package!

Next, I have two more fall projects. The first one is with a vintage Rubber Stampede Halloween Snoopy stamp and some old Cuttlebug dies.

And last is a CAS masculine thank you card. I used Gina Marie Chevron BKGD cutting plate, Altenew Bold Thanks, and Prima Forest Leaves.

Have a great week!

virtual stamping 7

Another month has gone by and I have a few more challenge cards to share. Not as many cards this time but here’s what I made. This first card was cased and I added the little kitty and bird. We all don’t like having to make a sympathy card but this one is easy and pretty quick to make when needed. I used SU! Grace’s Garden and Darice With Sympathy embossing folder.

For a sketch and masculine challenge, I used SU! Waterfront.

Next I made masculine and feminine versions of this card using the Paper Smooches Happy Hellos set. This was for keeping lots of white space and using your oldest papers. The papers on the card on the right were actually sticky-back! I wish papers were made like that now. lol.

Here’s a coffee card for a sketch challenge using SNSS Coffee TalkMarker Alpha, and Texture Tiles 5.

The last two cards were made for a sketch and fancy fold. I used the SNSS O Holy Night for both cards. I also used paper from MME-Joyful, a pre-printed card base (diagonal stripe), Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles and Mosaic Triangle Edge Circles, SU! Modern Mosaic e.f., and the Martha Stewart Ribbon Bow punch.

Have a great weekend!

 

courage

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps August Release Hop! There’s another great release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a comment for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, August 19.

I have 3 cards to share today and they are all about courage. I used the new set called The Lord’s Battle for all three cards. The first one also uses God Bless America. I hand drew the pole for the flag.

My next two cards are for cancer awareness using the ribbon image. I also used Marker Alpha and Texture Tiles 5 on the pink breast cancer card.

The lavendar card is for all types of cancer. Here I also used a small flower from Tea For Two.

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy The Lord’s Battle, God Bless America, Marker Alpha, Texture Tiles 5 and Tea For Two; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, scrap patterned paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Distress Picked Raspberry; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, Gina Marie Stained Glass Border, Wonky Stitched Squares, and Scalloped Stitched Circles dies, Copics, rhinestones.

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Happy Saturday! I’m back with a bunch of cards for various challenges with friends. For my first one I used up some flowers leftover from a previous project. These are from Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. The sentiment is from SU! Peaceful Moments. I also used SU! Coastal Weave embossing folder and Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges 2.

The second card uses Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon. This was for a sketch and favorite flower challenges. I’m not sure I really have a favorite flower but I do have fond memories of my grandmother’s snapdragons in her flower beds. I still can’t resist squeezing them!

I combined 4 different challenges for the next one…monochromatic, a sketch, using retired colors (I chose Baroque Burgundy), and using gingham. The flowers are from SU! Bloom With Hope.

The front of this card was for a sketch challenge and the inside was a special fold. The butterflies are SU! Butterfly Gala and the Butterfly Duet punch.

 We were challenged to CASE a card by Jane Daniels from the UK. I loved her use of diamonds! Here’s my slightly different layout/colors/sentiment using SU! Positive Thoughts and the Birch Press Sending Sugar Script die.

Another special fold…this time using SU! Free As A Bird and Botanical Gardens dsp. I also used Sizzix Bold Flora dies.

The next two cards are for a challenge to pull out those old wheels. I chose the SU! Neighborhood Wheel. The sentiments are from a Taylored Expressions printable.

How long has it been since we did punch art? I found these two pieces in my stash from quite a while ago. The first was for punch art and sketch challenges. Remember Care Bears?

The second was for punch art and woven strips challenges. The sentiment is an old wood block by Amuse.

A friend said to dig out an old set…so I dug out SU! 2004 Rhyme Time and paired it with a Darice Numbers embossing folder.

The last card was for another sketch and also using wheels. This time I used the SU! Making Tracks wheel. The motorcycle is from SU! 2003 Born to Ride.

That’s it for this time…Have a great day!