Category Archives: masculine/boy

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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!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin

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!

 

virtual stamping 5

Good morning! It has been a month and a half since I shared the cards I’ve made while stamping “virtually” with my friends. We’ve been busy with our family and I haven’t had time to post them… so I am splitting them up. Here’s a few I made with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and I’ll share the others later this week.

My first card was for a Double Panel Gatefold challenge and I used Bee Sweet. Such a cute set! The paper is Pebbles- Garden Party.

Here’s how it opens…

and I stamped the inside to match.

This little tag wasn’t a challenge project but it coordinates with the card, so here you go. lol. I wanted a tag to attach to this fun bee ice cube mold and this set was perfect to use! I also used Die-Namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5 dies.

The next two were for a patriotic and flags/pennants challenge. I used God Bless America and the paper is Pebbles- Americana.

Here I used Dount Worry for a Donut themed challenge. I made this a 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ card. The paper is Recollections- Girl Squad and I used Momenta Decorative Rectangle dies.

The inside…

The July Stamp of the Month is Summer Fruits… a fun, fruity new set just in time for summer! Here I used it for a sketch challenge. The paper is Pebbles- Tealightful.

My last pic today is also for a sketch challenge. I used Time Well Spent and Gear Up, pairing them with circle punches and the old Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder.

And HERE’s two more challenge cards that I already posted in case you missed them. Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

gear up

Good morning! Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June Release Hop! There’s another great release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky 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, June 24.

For today’s card I used Messy Stamped AlphaGear Up and Grunge Elements 2. These are 3 great sets for making masculine cards!

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

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

 

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Messy Stamped AlphaGear Up and Grunge Elements 2; paper- white, black, SU! Hello Honey; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Hello Honey, Smoky Slate; accessories- MISTI, SU! Washi Label punch.

 

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Hello! I’m back with more cards that I’ve recently made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a challenge to make a split card. I used Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. Altenew makes such pretty flowers!

Here’s a pic of how I placed the flowers on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock. I didn’t draw a line down the center with a pencil per directions…I just lightly scored a line. After they’re glued down, you cut the piece in half and trim the edges to create two cards.

Colors used: SU! Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green.

My next card was for a challenge to make a Tall Z-Fold card. I used the retired SU! Simply Soft set, along with Touches of Texture (bee) and Peaceful Moments. The border was punched with a Martha Stewart Edge punch.

Colors: Distress Picked Raspberry and SU! Daffodil Delight.

Here’s one for a Four Fold card challenge. Again I used Touches of Texture and Peaceful Moments.

Colors used: SU! Vintage Violet, Cool Caribbean, Smoky Slate, and Sweet Sugarplum.

This next one was for Offset Triple Stamping. I used SU! Positive Thoughts and the Scripty embossing folder.

For a challenge to use a new purchase, I used my May Paper Pumpkin kit (mine arrived late as the first box was lost in the mail!). I made an acetate tent card. They are a lot of fun!

The next few cards were created with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Peace Be Still. This is a great masculine set! I paired it with papers by The Paper Studio- The Pink Navy. This one was for a sketch challenge.

I got out the old craft knife to cut inside the rope.

Another one for a sketch challenge and also uses Peace Be Still.

Two more cards I made with Peace Be Still were made with layered ovals. I have no idea where this design originated but here’s a video with circles to show you how. I’ve seen it done with various shapes and they all look cool!

Cardstock colors: SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay.

I combined two challenges, to make a collar card and a patriotic one, and used the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set. There’s an epoxy star sticker inside the large star. It’s so sad to hear that Kim is retiring Paper Smooches! But I wish her the best in her new endeavors!

Here’s another masculine card for a sketch challenge. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Time Well SpentGear Up and Texture Tiles 2. Cardstock is Bordering Blue and Mossy Meadow.

My last card for today is for a Double Pleated Card challenge. I used Begin Again  and Encouraging Thoughts.

I’ve found a few more cards that I didn’t photograph yet so I’ll save those for next time! Have a great day and stay safe!

 

 

time well spent

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with some great new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets called Time Well Spent (the June Stamp of the Month) and Gear Up. I also used the Texture Tiles 2 set. These are great for Father’s Day (which is coming up soon!) or any other time that you need a masculine card.

I used the brick pattern for the background on my first card and then sponged the panel. The time piece was popped up with dimensionals.

For my second card, I cut the top of the time piece off and turned it into a watch. The band is an old Santa’s belt die from my stash! You could easily just layer it onto a strip without the buckle or possibly create one with small rectangle dies.

Have a good day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Time Well SpentGear Up and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, black, SU! Cajun Craze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Gray Granite, Cajun Craze; accessories- MISTI, enamel dots, C.C. Designs Santa’s Belt die.

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Hello! Today I have some more cards that I’ve made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a sketch challenge and I used a digital image by Nola Pierce Chandler called Socially Distant Hug. She is cute and quite perfect right now, isn’t she?

This dragonfly card was for a challenge to use an old technique and I chose the Acetate & Tissue technique. I’m guessing this piece I found in my supplies was made about 2005. It was a few years before a good friend passed away. We loved trying out techniques! I used Dragonfly Dreams and matching dies.

To create the background, add white glue like Elmer’s or Crystal Effects (your choice) to the acetate. (Stamp on the opposite side first if you want to). Then add some drops of reinker and spread it around. Add glitter and Pearl-Ex powders. Then crumple tissue paper and smooth it back out and lay it over the glue. Set it aside to dry. Trying to get a pic of the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

My next card was for two challenges…using butterflies and make a collage. I used Your Story, Psalm 23 Background, Begin Again, and In This Together.

This card was also for two challenges…a sketch challenge and “make a wish”. I used Blessings in Disguise and Lots of Love.

Here’s another super old technique. It’s just like the Acetate & Tissue above but without the tissue paper. This is called Caught In Crystal. I used the Made New butterfly dies, In This Together, Encouraging Thoughts, & Your Story.

Trying again to see the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

While making the Socially Distant Hug card, I printed off another digital image by Nola and made a grad card that’s perfect for this time we are facing!

For a color and a sketch challenge…again I used In This Together. The sentiments are so good right now!

Here I used Sweet Little Lamb with the Psalm 23 Background and Encouraging Thoughts. The MISTI was awesome for stamping the background. I used several colors of ink cubes and stamped a few lines at a time, overlapping the inks.

These two fun kid’s cards were stamped with the Reverse Confetti Later Alligator set and matching dies.

Here’s a CAS Z-Fold card with those tulips again, this time for a plaid challenge.

Last one for today…using the elk from SU! The Wilderness Awaits and Tree Rings for a wood theme and sketch challenges.

Have a great day and stay safe!

 

virtual stamping

The past few weeks I have been doing some “virtual stamping” with friends, playing along with random challenges. It has been a great way to make a bunch of RAK’s to send and also connect with friends I haven’t seen in a while!

Here’s the cards that I made so far. The first photo is for a challenge to use bunnies or flowers and also uses the Scrappy Strip technique for the background. (I honestly didn’t watch the entire video and just winged it. If you want to skip the chit chat, go to the 20 minute mark.) I used the Spellbinders 24 Carrot dies and the following papers: black, white, SU! Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Daffodil Delight, Echo Park- Sunny Days Ahead.

This card was for a monochromatic challenge. The images are a free printable from A Jillian Vance Design.

My next card was for a challenge to make a humorous card. I used a free printable by Taylored Expressions for the sentiment and thought it would pair well with Ai’s Maude! The sentiment was cut with Gina Marie’s Scallop Stitched Rectangles. Papers are white, Lemon Lime Twist, Taken With Teal, navy, K&Co. Que Sera Sera.

This CAS card was for a sketch challenge and also using the colors Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Pool Party. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Borders and Lots of Love sets with patterned paper scraps (SU! Sycamore Street) to make the cake.

The ladybug card was also for sketch and color challenges, using SU! Little Ladybugs and matching dies. The background panel was embossed with the Subtle e.f. for a little texture. The matching envelope was a third challenge here.

Here’s a card with an older SU! set, Not So Seriously, for another sketch challenge. The paper is Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss.

This next card was actually my first one for the challenges and my least favorite. Next time I would use a lighter background. The challenges here were to use these colors and sketch and make it in 15 minutes. I obviously need more time than that. lol.

This was for 2 challenges (I combined them a lot. lol)… the colors and to make a masculine card. I used SU! Sailing Home and matching dies & paper.

Next card was for a fancy fold card challenge. I chose to make a Square Z-fold card. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Tea For Two and Colorbok’s Beach House paper.

Inside is an oval with Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scallop Ovals.

My last cards today were for a sketch challenge. I used the SNSS printable Encouraging Thoughts, Avery Elle Let It Snow Die, Sizzix Wildflower Stems #1, Jane Davenport watercolors, and SU! Square Lattice embossing folder. The flowers were diecut from watercolor paper.

After the watercolored flowers were dry, I added some Wink of Stella.

I am thankful for friends keeping me crafty during this time! Stay safe and have a good week!

mish mash

Hello! Today I am catching up again with a “mish mash” of various cards I haven’t shared. The first two are from 2018 using the Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps and dies. The black edge on the first card was made with an old Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch. The background was masked and sponged.

I used Spellbinders Heart Circles dies on the second card. My sentiment was done on the computer.

The next card is one of my favorite masculine cards and it gets a prize for hanging around without being photographed for so long. lol. I made this in at least 2015! Stamps are SU! By the Tide and Hardwood. The sentiment is an old Sweet ‘n Sassy set, Rhubarb’s Birthday Wish. The tag is watercolor paper. The inks used are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Soft Suede. I really need to use that burlap ribbon again!

Here’s another masculine card I recently made with another SU! set…Moon Lake. The sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Keep in Touch, Too. Papers are black, Smoky Slate, and Lost Lagoon. Ink is SU! Basic Gray. I also used the SU! Seaside embossing folder, MISTI, 2″ circle punch, and Die-Namics Cross-Stitch Circles.

I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 so it overlaps. The inside…

My next card was for a challenge a few of my friends and I did to use the SU! stamp set Papillon Potpourri. I also used SU! Timeless Textures and SNSS Birthday Greetings. Colors are SU! Mellow Moss, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. Others…SU! Lace 3D embossing folder, paper doily, SU! Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, circle punches.

I also decorated the envelope! The “deliver to” is a wood mount stamp by Printworks (I think it’s from Hobby Lobby).

The poppy thanks card is inspired by one that Bette Manning created. I just changed a few things. The poppies are from the current SU! mini catalog. I loved how she used them with the wreath embossing folder! I also decorated the envelope again.

And my last one today is a 6×6 recipe card. If you never made Buckeye Brownies, you seriously need to!

Have a great day and stay well!