A Simple Masculine Card Idea

Hello Everyone ~ would you like A Simple Masculine Card Idea today?

Well Barb came over yesterday afternoon and we packed up the kitchen.  After she left I packed up a bunch of my clothes that I know I won’t need in the next 2 weeks.  I have another builder coming this afternoon for an estimate.  I will make 6 videos over the next couple of days and do my Facebook Live tonight and then I will pack up my craft room so that everything is ready when the movers come next Friday the 22nd.  My builder is working hard to get things done so I can at least get in the house on the 25th.  I have to be out of the apartment on the 25th.  After the movers have emptied the apartment, I will take the weekend and clean it.  Then I will be ready to turn in my keys on Monday.  Lots to do next week so good thing I have nothing on my schedule!

I wanted to use the small tree image in Lovely As A Tree and knew it would be perfect for a Masculine card.  I began with a Crumb Cake card base.  The wood grain piece of designer series paper from Nature’s Poem was the next layer.  I took a strip of the leaf pattern paper from Share What You Love designer series paper and add it in the middle.  A 3/8″ strip of gold foil paper was added at the top and bottom of the leaf paper.  The tree image stamp was colored using Crumb Cake and Old Olive markers and then stamped onto a Whisper White card stock.  The 2 1/4″ circle punch was used to punch out the image.  I used the retired 2 1/2″ circle punch to punch out an Old Olive circle.  The 2 circles were adhered together and then added to the right hand side of the card base centered over the leaf strip using dimensionals.  Here is the completed A Simple Masculine Card Idea.

Find out how I made A Simple Masculine Card Idea by clicking on the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Look at how I decorated my envelope for A Simple Masculine Card Idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Clean and Simple Butterfly Gala Bundle

Hello Stampers ~the Clean and Simple Butterfly Gala Bundle is an easy card in any color.

I had a great card class yesterday.  The ladies had a great time and made some cute cards.  I also went through the house in between the 2 sessions.  They had the main level floors down and were starting on the bonus room floors.  I also got to see the back splash which looks really nice.  My builder says I should be in by the 25th if things keep progressing along.  There is no rain until this weekend but that only affects the outside not the inside.  The appliances should be installed tomorrow or the day after.  I still need plumbing fixtures and toilets.  After that the next big thing is the blinds.  There are a few areas that still need to be addressed so I am crossing my fingers.  I will do a video of the house when I finally get in.

Are you ready to see my One Color Wonder creation?  This week I had Butterfly Gala and Night of Navy.  I went with a butterfly swarm idea for my card front.  I used my Faux Watercolor technique on this card.  It is a great technique to use if you like the look of watercolor but do not think your skills are that great.  Check out my video for the Clean and Simple Butterfly Gala Bundle below to see how to do it.

 

 

 

Here is the photo so you can see the faux watercolored butterflies better.

Click through to see a gorgeous clean and simple butterfly gala bundle card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This clean and simple butterfly gala bundle card amps up with a stamped envelope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Barb and I will be packing up my kitchen today and some of my stamping supplies.  I am hoping to get quite a bit completed as I have a mover coming tomorrow to give me an estimate.  I will be very busy today!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I may have to try my Clean and Simple Butterfly Gala Bundle idea with another color!

 

 

Seasonal Layers Cherry Blossoms

Hello Stampers ~ I had an inspiration challenge for today and I created my Seasonal Layers Cherry Blossoms for it.

Well they started installing my floors yesterday.  They also have my backsplash installed.  It is starting to go quickly.  I have movers coming next Friday the 22nd.  I have to be out of the apartment on the 25th.  I am hoping I can get into the house on the 22nd.  If not I will borrow a blow up mattress and stay in the apartment until the 25th.  If I cannot get in the house on the 25th I will be going to a hotel.  Hopefully it won’t be too long for the hotel stay if I have to resort to that.

We have an inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was curious at to what inspiration I would used from this.  I loved the pink used for the vases but I did not have any vases.  I did not have a door so that one was out.  I loved that bike but not bike so that was out.  The Cherry Blossom trees were great but I had just used the tree so that left the branches and butterflies.  That is what I decided to go with.  I began with a Balmy Blue card base.  I used the Seasonal Layers and Early Espresso to cut out 3 branches.  I then needed to make my Cherry Blossoms so I used the flower thinlit and Whisper White to cut out a bunch of the blossoms.  To make them look more like the Cherry Blossoms in the photo, I used my sponge dauber and Blushing Bride to add color to the edges.  To put my card together, I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set and Pear Pizzazz ink to add some blades of grass to the bottom.  The tree branches were glued down using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  To attach my Cherry Blossom flowers I used glue dots and dimensionals.  To finish off the card it needed some bling so I added rhinestones to the center of the flowers.  Here is my completed Seasonal Layers Cherry Blossoms.

The Cherry Blossom Tree is a beautiful flowering tree. Click through to see how I created my Cherry Blossom branches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cherry Blossom Tree is a beautiful flowering tree. Click through to see how I created my Cherry Blossom branches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Make sure you check out the other ladies on the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what inspiration they got from the photo.  There were some great ideas.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have workshops today and then I will be packing up some more things this evening!  I have to find something for my Facebook Live this week.  If you have any ideas, send them to me!  Have a Terrific Tuesday and do you think my Seasonal Layers Cherry Blossoms is a good take on the photo?

 

High Tide Meets Tranquil Textures

Hello Everyone ~ for my creation today High Tide Meets Tranquil Textures.

I went into a panic on Sunday.  I woke up and realized I have 2 weeks before I have to be out of the apartment.  I went down to the storage units and took some things to put in there.  I also picked up the bins I had emptied when I moved in and stored there.  Last night I started packing up some things that I won’t need.  Today I will be working on getting a mover set up so I can  move things out.  If I need to move them out early I can do that and then borrow a blow up mattress to sleep on until I get in the house or have to be out of the apartment.  I am more concerned about finding a mover as I will have to store my things for a bit. I hope I have good luck today.

I have a great masculine card for you today.  I borrowed a friend’s High Tide to play with and created several cards.  This was one of them.  I began by stamping the lighthouse using Real Red and Smokey Slate.  I added some sand using Crumb Cake.  Using the Layering Ovals I cut out the lighthouse.  I used the next largest oval to cut out an Early Espresso layer.  The 2 ovals were then layered.  I chose Tranquil Tide card base.  A piece of the Tranquil Textures designer series paper was cut a little smaller than the card base front.  Linen Thread was wrapped around the top of the designer series paper 3 times.  The designer series paper was then added to card base front.  I added dimensionals to the lighthouse oval and the oval was then attached to the center of the card base front.  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment using Tranquil Tide, rounded the edges and added it over top the linen thread with dimensionals also.  Here is the completed High Tide Meets Tranquil Textures.

Stampin' Up designer series paper is designed to go with many different sets. Check out this idea where the High Tide set was used with Tranquil Textures dsp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin' Up designer series paper is designed to go with many different sets. Check out this idea where the High Tide set was used with Tranquil Textures dsp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Glad We Are Friends

Hello Everyone ~ I have a cute Glad We Are Friends card for you today.

Well I met with a mover yesterday to see if he could move the things I have in the apartment.  He is not able to do it in the time frame I need it done so I will be looking for someone else on Monday.  I did call a company that was supposed to open on Saturday but I left a voice message.  I am hoping they will call me back on Monday.  If not I will call them and then try another company.  I can’t believe I have 2 weeks before I have to be out of the apartment.  I will be starting to pack things up this week and next week so most of my things are ready.  I will be headed to the storage unit to get boxes and bins and take a few things there that I don’t need right now.  Cross your fingers I can find someone!

My 10 Minute Creation today is a little longer as I had a hint for you about how to add a panel and line it up with another panel.  I love how this card looks as it is a great color combo.  Here is my Glad We Are Friends creation.

 

 

 

Here is the photo of the card so you can see all the details.

 

Do you like simple handmade card designs? Make sure you click through to see the video showing you how I made this Glad We Are Friends creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

Do you like simple handmade card designs? Make sure you click through to see the video showing you how I made this creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be also be making videos as I will have to pack up my craft supplies.  I just hope I can get them completed so I am prepared for the rest of the month.  Have a Sensational Sunday and do you like the Call Me Clover with the Night of Navy designer series paper Glad We Are Friends.