Monday, May 31, 2021

Fancy Friday Is Here With Manly May!

I loved this Manly May challenge for the Fancy Friday Challenge this month.  Because it is a challenge for me!  But my go-to for guy cards is usually bold & graphic.  And texture, texture, texture.  😊. That was easy to do with the NEW Pattern Party Designer Series Paper & Tailor Made Tags!  Last post, I shared the more "girly" side of the Pattern Party paper.  Today...look at these bold black & white patterns!

Colors: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Gray Granite
Cardstock/Papers: Gray Granite, Bermuda Bay, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil
Stamps: Art Gallery
Tools: Tailor Made Tags Dies, Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, bone Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Matte Black Dots

Can you see all the texture I added?!  Layers of the DSP, then embossed the panel, rolled the corners, sponged, etc.  Some simple embellishments (and "Manly" ones, at that) top it off!  

I love the stitched detail on the tag and the fact that the tag dies come with the accent piece.  Easily cut a fun gold accent using the gold foil paper!

And love to roll corners, when the card calls for it.  Simply break fibers of the cardstock by "curling" the corner with a bone folder.  Then separate the edges.  Easy, breezy and so much texture.  😍

So what are your go-to's when making "manly" cards?!  I want to see!  Hope you have been following us on the Fancy Friday Design Team all month.  (check us out on Facebook or Instagram!) There are so many fun cards to bring you lots of inspiration!

Thank you for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Wild Roses & Flowers of Friendship Meet Pattern Party Paper...

NEW CATALOG!!! NEW CATALOG!!!  Did you know that if you place an order (or gathered orders from friends too!) of over $150 in merchandise that you can start to earn FREE dollars to spend on Stampin' Up! products?! is TRUE!  And although you can spend these hostess dollars throughout the catalog...there are even HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE items you can get!  One of those being the BEST paper pack in all the land!  😉 I LOVE THIS PAPER!  They are fun colorful prints but WAIT!  There's MORE!  Every side has a fun black & white print!  Wowsers!  Yes, please!  💕 Here is a quick card I made using a couple of the colorful prints...

ColorsWhisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party
Inks: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Wild Roses, Flowers of Friendship
Tools: Heat Tool, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gilded Gems, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

So fun, right?  Love love love these prints!  I also very much love the white tone on tone background...

I stamped the Wild Roses stamp in VersaMark ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder.  So in real is all glossy and gorgeous.  I LOVE it!  And those Gilded Gems add such a fun touch also...

I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  If you have any questions...please let me know!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs.  


Thursday, May 20, 2021

New Catty! New In Colors! New TGIF Challenge 317!

What?!  A ✩ NEW ✩ Stampin' Up! Catalog is out?!  Why, yes it is!!!  And the first thing I always jump right new when a new catalog is released are the ✩NEW✩ IN COLORS!!!  My favorite part!  So...for todays TGIF Challenge...I am using ALL of the new In Colors!  I made the same card 5 different times...each one highlighting one of the new colors!  Check out the pretties...

Colors: Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya, Whisper White
Inks: Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya, Whisper White, 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Hand-Penned Petals
Tools: Penned Flowers Dies, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Blender Brush
Accessories: Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, In Color Jewels

AHHHHH!  Welcome 2021-2023 In Colors!  They are: Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya!!!  What one is your favorite?!  Can anyone guess mine?! 😁

I want to introduce them a little more up close & personal.  

First up is POLISHED PINK!!!

(If you guessed that this one was my favorite...why then you would be correct!  😏)

I tried to use just about everything I could to show off how it all works together.  The cardstock is used to die-cut this darling floral piece.  There is Designer Series Paper accented on the side, and I stamped on the corners of the card front in the same ink color to give that tone on tone look.  Also, I stamped the greeting on Whisper White cardstock and blended some color on it to show how much variation you can get.  Then used the In Color Jewels to accent the cards...

I love how it all came together!

Next up is FRESH FREESIA!!!

This color really is so fun & fresh...I love this one!  

We have TWO new greens in our In Color line-up this year.  First up on the greens is SOFT SUCCULENT...

I think this color really is so soft & pretty and is such a good addition to the green Stampin' Up! family.

Allow me to introduce you to the darker shade of green ... EVENING EVERGREEN!

I am not a big lover of dark greens, but I do like this color accented with the Soft Succulent.  They look quite good together.  💕

Now...PALE PAPAYA is bringing us home!  

I LOVE this color!  SO MUCH!

Soooo...what is your favorite In Color?  I can't wait to hear!  Also...come play along on the TGIF Challenge Blog!!!  Just make a catalog creation and share it!  I can't wait to see! 

Also...check out the NEW CATALOG HERE!!!  and let me know if you have ANY questions on anything at all!  Either in the catalog or with these cards!  I would love to help you out with any of your papercrafting needs!  


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Color Abounds for TGIF Challenge 315!

I LOVE a color challenge!  Do you?!  And this one is & cheery & bright!  I added a little pop of another color, but mostly stuck with the colors!  So here is a sunshine-y card for you...

ColorsDaffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Pool Party, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Pattern Party
Stamps: Flowers of Friendship
Tools: Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, Genial Gems

I love this new bundle...Flowers of Friendship.  A fun floral stamp set, great greetings, AND a coordinating punch?!  Why YES, PLEASE!  Also...I really love a mixed font greeting, and these are pretty fabulous...

I just did a quick watercolor for these flowers in the Color Challenge colors, and was fine with it being messy.  Then added some Pool Party ink around the flowers...

I LOVE this black & white stripe paper.  It is amazing!  It is from the hostess pack, Pattern Party, and is my fave pack ever!  

I hope you enjoy this card!  Now it's your turn!  What are you going to make with these colors?!

Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  Let me know if you have any questions!   Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!


Hello Ladybug for Inspirational TGIF Challenge #469!!

Just a fun quick post today to share this weeks fun TGIF Challenge!  Are you going to play along?  I hope so!  First - I want to share the c...