Stampin’ Up! A Good Man Father’s Day Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a simple masculine card made with the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set for Father’s Day. This is a wonderful set with family themes that is great for masculine cards. And it’s going to be carried over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! Yay!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the image of the father and daughter from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I used this image as it reminds me of my son and granddaughter. I colored the image with Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the stamped and colored image to a Basic Black mat.

I adhered a panel of the In Good Taste designer series paper from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that will be available on June 3 to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals. I cut a panel of Sahara Sand card stock with the Stitched Rectangle die and ran it through the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to the card base with liquid glue.

I adhered the layered art panel on the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Sahara Sand and cut it out with the smallest Layering Circle Die. I used the smallest stitched shape die to cut another circle from Basic Black ink and adhered the sentiment to it. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and liquid glue under the art panel. I finished card front with three Designer Elements.

I decorated the inside by stamping the heart from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set in the upper corner of a Whisper White panel and trimming the bottom with a strip of the In Good Taste DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! A Good Man is great set for creating masculine cards for any occasion. It is a must have for stampers with lots of men in your families.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 4″ (art panel mat), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (stitched circle die cut)
  • Sahara Sand – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed stitched rectangle die cut), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (art panel)
  • In Good TasteDSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today I have a congratulations card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home bundle. This is a versatile set with great nautical images and die cuts that really make you smell the ocean air. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue card stock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhered a strip of Come Sail Away designer series paper to the middle. I adhered it o a Balmy Blue card base.

I stamped the small sailboat from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set twice in Night of Navy ink on Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with the second largest Stitched Nested Label Dies. I made a knot with the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand baker’s twine and wrapped it around the panel, securing it in the back. I adhered the pane to the middle of the card with dimensionals.


I stamped the large sailboat from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I adhered the sailboat to the panel with dimensionals. I stamped the Congrats sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Sahara Sand panel and cut it out with the little banner label die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I adhered it to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals.

I stamped the wonderful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel and the small sailboat in Sahara Sand next to it. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Come Sail Away DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Nautical themed cards are great for masculine cards and the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home bundle is the best. And I’m glad that both the Sailing Home cling stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies will be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, however they will no longer be sold as a bundle with the 10% discount. So if you are considering getting both with the discount, head over to my Online Store to buy the bundle while it’s still available.


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Ornate Garden Suite Early Release

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is new for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and is being released early. It is available now for ordering. Click on the image below to see a PDF flyer of the items or head to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to shop now.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Sahara Sand – 3″ x 5″ (die cut background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (sailboat die cut)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! When I saw the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue cling stamp set, I knew I had to have it. The men in my family love to cook and the barbecue grill is their main tool. So today’s card is dedicated to them! You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge for the hop this week, and here is the color palette we are using:

My layout was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #371:

I adhered a panel of the Night of Navy Plaid Country Club designer series paper to a Night of Navy card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I embossed a Garden Green square with the Corrugated 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I used the Layering Ovals Dies to cut Sahara Sand and Night of Navy Ovals for the background.

I stamped the grill from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel. I also stamped the top of the grill in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic Gray panel and fussy cut it out. I fussy cut the Whisper White grill, making two pieces – the top and bottom. I colored the bottom with Smoky Slate Stampin Blends and the Whisper White top with Ivory (shelf) and Real Red (chimney) Stampin Blends and adhered the Basic Gray hood on top. I positioned the grill parts on the Sahara Sand panel and stamped the flame from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Daffodil Delight.

I adhered the Sahara Sand oval to the Night of Navy oval with multipurpose liquid glue. I attached the bottom of the grill with multipurpose liquid glue and the top with dimensionals. I adhered the oval to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the long small Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Band Together stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped the burger in the bottom corner and colored it with Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Ivory Stampin Blends. I adhered a strip of the Night of Navy plaid DSP to the bottom and adhered it to a Garden Green mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

Sadly, the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set is on the retiring list and won’t be around for much longer, but I am so ready for a summer cook out! The menu can be burgers & hot dogs, or steaks, or ribs or even grilled veggies. What’s your favorite summer cook out dish?

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Box of Sunshine!

What is a Box of Sunshine? It is a box filled with yellow, happy fun things to cheer the recipient! The June Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! See my Promotions page for all the details.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
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  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 4″ (oval die cut)
  • Garden Green – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (oval die cut)
  • Basic Gray – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (grill hood)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (grill), 1″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Father’s Day Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For the Boys/Men” and it’s perfect with Father’s Day just around the corner! So I made a Father’s Day card to share using the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage cling stamp set and coordinating Garage Gears Dies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here’s a wonderfully messy Father’s Day Card for the muscle car lover:

I was inspired by the sketch at TGIF Challenges – #TGIFC263 for the layout:

I started by using the oil splotch stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage cling stamp set to stamp all over the front of a Gray Granite card base using Basic Gray ink, only re-inking my stamp occasionally. I embossed a square of Basic Gray card stock with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. I adhered the embossed panel to toe card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut out several of the gear dies from Basic Gray card stock – 2 large die clusters, a small gear cluster for the inside and a large single gear die. I used a sponge dauber to dab VersaMark Ink on portions of the gears. I sprinkled silver embossing powder on the inked areas and shook off the excess. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. I repeated the process with copper embossing powder, overlapping the silver in some places and leaving some places without embossing. It make the gears look really cool and kind of rusty! I adhered the gears to a Crumb Cake panel and trimmed the ends. I adhered the panel to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut the wing die cut from the Garage Gear Dies from Silver Foil. I cut the large backing from Basic Gray and adhered the silver wings on top. I stamped the Best Dad sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the wing die. I adhered it to the middle of the label. I stamped the car from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock and colored it with Smoky Slate, Real Red and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added the label to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered the small embossed gears to the top corner and ran a Basic Gray strip through the Brick and Mortar embossing folder before adhering it to the the bottom. I adhered the decorated panel to the inside of the card.

The result is a great Father’s Day Card for the Best Dad who likes to get messy playing with their cars!

On with the Hop! Be sure to check out all the other projects made by our talented team. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Julie Johnston’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie Troyer created.

And here is the complete list of Blog Hop participants in case you get lost along the way::


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (Gear background)
  • Basic Gray – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (embossed panel) 5-1/2″ x 4″ (die cuts), 1/2″ x 4 (inside embossed trim)
  • Silver Foil – 1-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 1-3/4″ (label)
  • Thick Whisper White – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut car)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a nautical masculine birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp bundle. Nautical theme cards are great staples for making masculine cards and the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home bundle has great images and dies to let you easily create wonderful cards! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Sahara Sand card stock with the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to a Night of Navy card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered a strip of the striped Come Sail Away designer series paper and adhered it to a Night of Navy mat before adhering it to the card front. I colored two strips of the nautical instrument Come Sail Away DSP with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. I adhered the thicker strip to a Night of Navy mat. I cut two long rope die cuts with the die from the Smooth Sailing Dies from Soft suede. I adhered one to the top of the layered instrument DSP panel and trimmed the ends before adhering it to the card panel with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the lighthouse image from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel. I colored it with the Light Cherry Cobbler and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I popped it on the card with dimensionals. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Perennial Birthday cling stamp set on a Sahara Sand panel in Night of Navy ink. I cut it out with the stitched rectangle die using the two step partial die cut method so that it was shorter than the die. I adhered it to a Night of Navy mat and to the card with dimensionals.

Using the Smooth Sailing Dies, I made the little die cut accents above the label – so much fun! I cut the coiled rope from Crumb Cake card stock and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink. I cut the ship wheel from Soft suede card stock and accented the center with a gold metallic pearl. I stamped the anchor from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy ink on Gray Granite card stock, cut it out with the anchor die and tied the twine around the top. Then I arranged the items on the card and adhered the wheel with multipurpose liquid glue and the anchor and rope with dimensionals. Then I cut the little pennants in the top corner and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue and topped them off with a ship wheel trinket.

I stamped the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday stamp set in the middle of a Whisper White panel using Night of Navy ink. I stamped the anchor in the top corner in Night of Navy and added the colored DSP to the bottom. I adhered the last die cut rope across the top of the DSP trim and snipped the ends. Then I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

I decorated a Whisper White envelope to match the card by stamping the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on the side. This is the best nautical stamp set ever and I am so happy that it is not on the retirement list!! Some of the accessories are being retried though, so if you enjoy nautical cards, head over to my Online Store to get them before they’re gone!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/5″ (vertical DSP mat), 1-1/8″ x 4″ (horizontal DSP mat), 1″ x 2″ (label mat), 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ (pennant)
  • Sahara Sand – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (pennant)
  • Crumb Cake – 1-1/4″ x 2″ scrap (coil rope die cut)
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1/2″ x 1-3/8″ scrap (pennant)
  • Gray Granite – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ scrap (anchor die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 2″ x 2″ (ship wheel die cut), 1″ x 5″ strip (2 long rope die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (light house die cut)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 2″ x 5-1/4″ (front vertical stripe), 1″ x 4″ (front horizontal stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: