Fishing for Dad

When you give him this card, you can always feel like you are fishing for dad and have something creative to show for it.  It’s the perfect card for all the fishermen in your life.  Let them know you were thinking of them when you use the Best Catch stamp set.  This is just another example of a masculine card.  It’s probably so hard to get the inspiration going for “manly” cards.  Hopefully, this card will help you succeed.

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Stamp Sets – Best Catch (148598)
Card Stock – Whisper White (100730) Coastal Cabana (131297) Granny Apple Green (146990)
Stamp Pads -Coastal Cabana (147097) Granny Apple Green (147095) Tranquil Tide (147146)
Misc. – Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

• Whisper White cardstock 8.5” x 5.5”
• Whisper White cardstock 4” x 5.25”
• Scraps of Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and whisper white for the circles


1. First of all, score and fold the 8.5” piece of whisper white in half
2. On the 4” piece of whisper white cardstock stamp the fish image in coastal cabana ink randomly all over
3. Take the same 4” piece of whisper white cardstock stamp the fish image (after cleaning the image first) with granny apple green ink randomly all over
4. Also, on the same 4” piece of whisper white cardstock stamp the fish image (after cleaning the image first) with tranquil tide ink
5. Add to front of folder card
6. Die cut circles as seen with stitched shapes framelits
7. Stamp greeting with tranquil tide ink
8. Lastly, add greeting of choice and or handwritten message to the inside of the card

Celebrating Fathers

Next month is a time for celebrating Fathers and all that they mean to us.  It’s the perfect opportunity to show the dad in your life how much he means to you.  The Geared Up Garage Bundle is perfect for masculine cards.  It can be hard to create cards for men but these products make it easy.

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• Stamp Set – Geared Up Garage Bundle (148590)
• Card Stock – Real Red (102482); Basic Black (121045); Crushed Curry (131199)
• Stamp Pads – Read Red (147084); Memento Tuxedo Black (132708); Versamark Pad (102283)
• Misc. – Classic Garage 6×6 Designer Series Paper (148482); Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (148521)- or Bundle with Geared Up Garage Stamp Set (Bundle – 150610); Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (1469456); Classic Garage Metal Elements (148485); Linen Thread (104199); Snail Adhesive (104332); Heat Tool (129053); Big Shot (143263); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

• Real Red Cardstock – 11” x 4 ¼”
• Basic Black Cardstock – 3” x 3”
• Crushed Curry Cardstock- 2 ½” x 2”
• Classic Garage Designer Series Paper – 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”


1. Score the Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2″ and fold to form card front.
2. Stamp the oil blotch to the card front in Real Red ink. Add some nut images in Memento Tuxedo Black around the oil blotches.
3. Glue Designer Series Paper to the Basic Black layer.
4. Wrap Linen Thread several times around the middle of the of the DSP and tie in a bow on the right side. Thread Line Thread through the key and tie to the bow.
5. Pop up the DSP piece to the card front.
6. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink on the Crushed Curry, add Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set.
7. Cut out sentiment with the coordinating framelits and Big Shot. Pop up on top of the Linen Thread.

Get Well Gingham Style

Let them know you care by sending them a get well gingham style card.  This one has a few beautiful shades of purple and is sort of intoxicating.  I also love a card that speaks to you as soon as you look at it.  The focal point can be the gingham design or the flowers themselves.  It all depends on how you dress it up.  You can put this together with the sentiment from the Needle and Thread photopolymer stamp set. 

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
STAMPS – Needle & Thread (150626 Photopolymer Bundle)
PAPER –Whisper White (100730), Gorgeous Grape (146987), Highland Heather (146986), Gingham Gala 6 x 6” Designer Series Paper (148554)
INK –– Highland Heather (147103) Gorgeous Grape (147099), Coastal Cabana (147097), Lemon Lime Twist (147145)
OTHER –Glitter Enamel Dots (146934),  2 ¼” Circle Punch (143720), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), mini glue dots (103683)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Gorgeous Grape – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Highland Heather – 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾ x 5”
  • Smaller Whisper White – scrap to diecut  and punch
  • Gingham Gala DSP—1 ¾ x 4”
  • First of all, stamp Greenery on scrap of Whisper White and punch with circle punch. Stamp Larger flower with Highland Heather (and smaller flower directly on top in Gorgeous Grape), and flower trio image in Coastal Cabana. Die Cut.
  • Arrange flowers onto punched circle as shown, popping up large flower in center. Add glitter enamel dot to center.
  • Position Gingham Gala Strip on White Panel (don’t adhere) and use as a guide for stamping Sentiment in Highland Heather Ink.
  • Adhere Whisper White panel to Highland Heather Panel. Adhere Printed paper and then adhere all to Gorgeous Grape Card base.
  • Lastly, add circle to card and embellish with more Glitter Enamel Dots and let them get well gingham style.

Crafting Friends Card

Creating a crafting friends card is easy when you use the Crafting Forever stamp set.  Also, this crafting friends card is a great way to show your friends how much you appreciate them.  Let them see what you can create and share with each other.  Some of the images can also be used appreciate any artist.  Let your imagination take over. 

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Stamp set: Crafting Forever (143958)
Cardstock: Balmy Blue (146982), Crumb Cake (120953), Shimmery White (101910)
Ink: Balmy Blue (147105), Memento Pad Tuxedo Black (132708)
Miscellaneous: Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake Combo Pack (144601), Smoky Slate Combo Pack (145058), Mango Melody Light (147943), Lovely Lipstick Light (147026), Blackberry Bliss Light (147909), Pumpkin Pie Dark (144577), Pineapple Punch Dark (147030), Night of Navy Light (144036), Bermuda Bay Light (144580), 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon Crumb Cake (144162), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Layering Ovals Framelits (141706), Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Frames Elements (146906), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579)

• Balmy Blue card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” then folded in half; 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”, 2-3/4” x 1”
• Shimmery White: 2-1/2” x 3-1/2”
• Crumb Cake: 2-3/4” x 4-1/4”, 1-1/2” x 2-1/2”
• Ribbon: 8-1/2”


1. First of all, stamp scissors image on the front of the card base with Balmy Blue ink in vertical columns. Start in the upper left and alternate the alignment of the scissors so they face down, up, down and, up.
2. Next, stamp the pot of stampin’ tools with Memento Ink on Shimmery White. Color in with Stampin’ Blends as shown or as desired. Die cut image with oval.
3. Die cut a scalloped oval from Balmy Blue card stock and a rectangle from Crumb Cake.
4. The sentiment is stamped on Balmy Blue and then trim the end with Triple Banner Punch leaving room to later adhere one of the wood Frames Elements.
5. Attack sentiment piece onto Crumb Cake and trim to create a border on three sides.
6. Tie ribbon around the lower portion of the Crumb Cake rectangle. Trim ends.
7. Affix focal point onto Crumb Cake rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Scoot ribbon down as needed to fit the oval on top of it.
8. Adhere the focal piece to card base with SNAIL Adhesive.
9. Add sentiment with 2 Stampin’ Dimensionals.
10. Lastly, use a Mini Glue Dot and affix a wooden heart to sentiment piece.

Colorful Swirly Card Surprise

Create a colorful swirly card surprise for a special thank you using the Swirly Bird stamp set.  The colors are vibrant and the sentiment helps you express your thoughts.  The swirls are a perfect accent to enhance the flowers.  Each flower has it’s own beauty.

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Stamp Sets – Swirly Bird (141749); All Things Thanks (w143089; c143097)

Card Stock – Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730); Granny Apply Green (146990); Bermuda Bay (131197); Melon Mambo (115320); Pineapple Punch (146971)
Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051); Pineapple Punch); Bermuda Bay (147096)
Misc. – Big Shot (143263); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine (141682), SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755)

● Basic Black (base): 4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½” and folded
● Whisper White (layer): 3 ¾” x 5”


1. Adhere the Whisper White layer to Basic Black card.
2. Cut the Twine approx. 15 inches, tie around the card and finish with a bow.
3. Use the medium sized swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut out Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay cardstock with Big Shot.
4. Use Big Shot with smallest swirl thinlit to cut out shape with Pineapple Punch cardstock.
5. Stamp large circle swirl stamp on each coloured cardstock (Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Pineapple Punch) in its matching colour.
6. Cut out the Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo images with paper snips leaving a little border.
7. Place Pineapple Punch cut out over stamped image and cut stamped image so it fits underneath.
8. Add small amounts of liquid glue to back of swirl shapes and adhere to front of stamped images. Use SNAIL to add to card.
9. Cut out leaves using Thinlits and adhere to card tucking them slightly under flowers.
10. Cut out 2 ¼” stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
11. Ink the greeting from the All Things Thanks stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink, then stamp on scrap paper once. Ink the bottom part of the greeting again with the Bermuda Bay ink, then stamp on oval.
12. Add dimensionals to back of greeting and adhere to card.
13. Add some rhinestones to card.

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

Take a minute to smell the flowers when you send this special card to someone this Summer.  Let them admire the beautiful cherry blossoms and soft colors with the simple words of encouragement.  Also, it’s always special when you let them know you are thinking of them.  Hand made cards probably mean more today than they did ten years ago because technology is so much easier.

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• Stamp Sets – Colorful Season (143726)
• Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924)
• Stamp Pads – Blushing Bride (147100), Crumb Cake (147116)
• Misc. – Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

• Whisper White: 5.5” x 8.5”, 2” x 4”
• Pool Party: 2.5” x 4.25””


1. Fold the larger piece of Whisper White cardstock in half to create the cardbase
2. Stamp the branch in Crumb Cake and the cherry blossoms in Blushing Bride onto the smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Blushing Bride
3. Adhere the stamped piece of Whisper White to the Pool Party cardstock as per the sample
4. The large cherry blossoms should be stamped in Blushing Bride randomly onto the cardfront
5. Add the sentiment on the left side of the cardfront with Stampin’ Dimensionals
6. Lastly, place the smaller rhinestones to the centers of the flowers as desired.