He’s The Man Quick And Easy

Happy Monday!

Today’s card is a super quick and easy design created using the He’s The Man Suite. The Suite includes the He’s All That Bundle and He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Th Designer Series Paper has classic patterns and includes two 12″ x 12″ sheets of labels and fun images you can layer onto card fronts, a tag, create a collage design, and decorate the inside of your card. There are many possibilities for these pop-out images. The color palette is what I would call artistically masculine – Browns with pops of color.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • The Early Espresso card base is a standard A-2 cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Basic White Layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • All the elements on the front of the card are pop outs from the “spacial” pages in the DSP pack. They’re so much fun to use.

So, cut the specialty DSP, add coordinating pop-outs, a layer or two and create something masculine and classic!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details


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New Horizons Sailing Home

Hello Friends and happy day to you.

This card is quick and easy. The New Horizons Designer Series Paper does all the work. Each pattern design is a watercolor work of art! There were a few horizon designs I could have used for the sailboats. I wanted to keep the colors simple and chose this one.

A Tip And A Trick

  • I cut a Blackberry Bliss card base at 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″.
  • Score the card base at 4 1/4″.
  • There’s a Basic White mat layer that measures 3″ 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ which will frame the patterned paper layer.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • There are four sailboats stamped with Night of Navy ink on the blue horizon.
  • I wanted to give the illusion of the sailboats sailing away toward a new adventure.
  • It stamped the sailboat on the left first.
  • I stamped the second sailboat from the left, slightly lower than the first.
  • The third sailboat is even lower… it’s further out to sea!
  • The fourth is leading the pack!
  • I used a scrap of paper to cover the patterned paper, then stamped the image.
  • Below is a photo I snapped so you would have a visual.

  • I love the sentiments for this card. “Congrats” on the front and “Set sail in the direction of your dreams” inside.
  • Perfect for a graduation, promotion or any new endeavor.

So, find or create a great horizon, add a few sailboats and create something adventurous!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Product Details For Today’s Card


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The Biggest Birthday Wish

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday!

Today’s  card is a simple and colorful way to send a “big” birthday wish.  I’m showcasing the Biggest Wish stamp set.  The larges, bold sentiments in the set  are so much fun to use.  There are nine sentiments and a small image stamp.  The sentiments are mixed fonts that make it easy to create your own messages… “happy birthday”, birthday hello”, “hello friend” and on and on. This card can be used as a masculine birthday wish or a birthday wish for a child.

I kept the design simple, adding a few quick and easy details – an embossed layer, a little ink splatter and punched circles as embellishments.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Poppy Parade is today’s color palette.  Love these colors together.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink. (It looks black, but I just re-inked my Night of Navy and it was pretty juicy so the image stamped darker than usual).
  • The card base is a Basic White A-2 tent fold that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The So Saffron card front layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and embossed with the Hive 3-D Embossing Folder.
  • The So Saffron card front is attached to the card base with Multipurpose Glue.
  • I fine that glue is a better adhesive when working with layers.  You have some time to slide your layers exactly where you want them.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is die cut with one of the Rectangle Stitched Dies and attached to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • I cut two strips for the banners.  One is Bermuda Bay and the other is Poppy Parade.  They’re each 3/4″ wide.
  • The hand cut flagged banners are attached to the back of the sentiment layer.
  • My sentiment layer needed a little something more… I found an ink splatter stamp in the Color & Contour stamp set and “splattered” a little Bermuds Bay ink around the sentiment.
  • The ink splatter is stamped off once.
  • I used my Cupcake Builder Punch to punch a few small circles from Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade and So saffron cardstock.
  • They work well as embellishments.

So, find that fun “big” stamp, emboss a card layer, add a little ink splatter and create a “big” birthday wish.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Card Product Details



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Peaceful Cabin For The Paper Players

Happy Sunday and welcome to the Paper Player’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!  Jaydee is our host this week.

It’s easy to play Tic-Tac-Toe.  Select a column or row down, across or diagonally and create your project according to the themes in your selection!  I chose the third column down on the challenge grid; a square card with a masculine look using a neutrals color palette.

My card is a 5″ square showcasing the Peaceful Cabin Bundle and the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper.  Along with the Challenge themes this week, I was inspired by the Peaceful Place Product Suite.

It was the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper that made my decision to use the Peaceful Cabin Bundle for today’s Challenge.  It’s one of Stampn’ Up!’s Specialty Designer Series Paper packs. Some of the designs are subtly embossed, some have silver sparkle built in and some are everyday patterns you can use for lots of projects. I left a large border around the stamped and die cut cabin scene to show off the beautiful patterned paper.  The DSP’s color palette is Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

The Peaceful Cabin Bundle includes the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and the Cabin Dies.  This is one Bundle you can’t split. For a truly peaceful cabin scene you absolutely need both.  It’s like having chocolate without peanut butter! You just can’t do that!!

Here’s how this card came together:

  • The card base is a finished 5″ square with a 4 7/8″ Basic Gray cardstock layer.
  • The patterned paper layer is a 4 3/4″ square.
  • I stamped the cabin image with Basic Gray ink onto a 3 3/4″ square of Thick Basic White cardstock.  The bottom of the stamped image is about an inch up from the bottom of the cardstock layer.
  • I used the matching die to cut the top of the cabin image.  The die fits across the top of the cabin perfectly.
  • I die cut the two pine trees with the excess Basic White cardstock.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Basic Gray ink.
  • I added a few plain white Shimmer Sequins which are part of the Peaceful Place Suite.
  • I wanted a little embellishment, but I wanted it to be subtle.

This card came together quickly and easily. This truly is a “Peaceful Cabin”.

So, pick a column or row, down, across or diagonally and create something fun or peaceful, or both to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


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For more details on the products I used today, you can click on the images below.






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Fab Friday In Good Taste On A Monday!

It’s Monday, and I decided to create a card for the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge.  The Design Team came up with a fun, simple sketch, so I thought I would join in.

If you read my blog regularly, you know I enjoy creating from a sketch.  I also tend to doodle my own sketches when I look at a stamp set.

Sketches work for me and are a great tool when I want to make a card and don’t know where to start.  Today, I took a bit of artistic license with this sketch.  I followed the general design, but added a little twist.  That happens at times.  As I’m moving through my card design, I think of something I want to try and go with it.  Sometimes it works!  I’m happy with the finished card.

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper was launched in last year’s Annual Catalog.  It will be available again in the upcoming  Annual Catalog on May 4th.  So, I can say this is my first Sneak Peek for you!  The patterns in this Designer Series Paper combine beautiful layers and rich textures.  The colors are neutral and can be feminine or masculine.  I used patterns today for a more masculine card.

I chose a simple sentiment from the Garden Wishes stamp set.  The Tailored Tag Punch worked perfectly for the sentiment.  Do you notice a little pattern repeat?  I know you do.  The diamond textured pattern in the Designer Series Paper closely matches the pattern of the punch!  And, the Tailored Tag Punch is also in the new catty.  Two Sneak Peeks!!   I have another Sneak Peek for you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by.

Below are my card measurements:

  • I cut a standard A-2 top-fold card base from Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • I covered the front of the card with the Night of Navy textured diamond pattern Designer Series Paper.
  • The center larger Night of Navy layer is 3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″.
  • On top of the Night of Navy layer, I added a Smoky Slate cardstock layer at 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • I hand cropped both Night of Navy flagged banners.  They measure 2 5/8″ x 5/8″.
  • The center Night of Navy and Basic White strip is 1/4″ x 3 3/8″.
  • I added a patterned paper strip to the inside of the card.

So, find your richly textured patterned paper, add it to a card base with a few banners and a sentiment and create something masculine!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For more details on the products I used today, click on the image below.

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