Friday, April 20, 2012

Loved Ones Masculine Card

It seems that cards for the guys in our lives are usually in the shortest supply in our card stashes... I hear this a lot, don't you?  The Loved Ones set in the Occasions Mini (that ends on April 30!!) can be a great help in meeting this need.  Here is a Make 'n Take card for the guys we did at a recent workshop:
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) usually a good choice for a masculine card, is the card base here.  I used the retiring  Grunge Rock stamp set (for the first time, arghhh!! but still love it!) and stamped these great and appropriate stamps in the same CC ink onto the card for a tone-on-tone look.  A delightful find for this card was this print from the Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper package (that sounds not-so-promising but ended up great for a masculine card, doesn't it, lol!)  I like the geometric pattern as well as the colors of Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze used, which all work well for our purpose.  Starting from the left is a panel of this print, then a swath of Early Espresso cardstock with a Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon tie. 

"For my" and "Dad" are two separate stamps in the Loved Ones (#125465 {w}, #125467 {c}) set; the ladies were also given the choice of using the "Brother" or the "Son" stamp in this useful set of 12.  (p.s. The Curly Label ExLg Punch {#119851} was the perfect size for the "Son" stamp).  These were stamped in Early Espresso onto Baja Breeze cardstock then punched out with the Decorative Label Extra Large Punch (#120907).  This piece was then sponged with the same Baja Breeze ink and adhered to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.    My colors look a little off in the photo but in real life they look just right together (mea culpa on the photog skills...sorry).

 REMEMBER these important dates:
  • April 25:  Retiring Accessories List announced by Stampin' Up!
  • April 30:  Last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog
  • April 30:  Last day to order from the Summer Smooches April Promotion; the adorable Summer Smooches Fabric Brads and Summer Smooches Decor Stencil will not be available in the new catalog; they are an April only item!
  • May 31:  Last day to order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog
  • June 1:  NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog in effect!! 
You may order at any time, day or night, in your pjs, 24/7, etc. by clicking HERE and going to my secure online Stampin' Up! website.  Your order will be delivered directly to your doorstep by UPS!! 

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend and hope you get to do something that you enjoy!


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