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FRIDAY FAVOURITES – FOR THE BOYS!

As we say Good-Bye to lots of favourites from this current catalogue we can’t forget the boys can we!  I think a lot of people have trouble creating cards for the men-folk.  Below are a few of my favourite sets that are great for them.

NB: The quality of these photos aren’t great.  I do apologise.  These were a few years ago and I hadn’t watermarked most of them either so do be kind.  But I hope it gives you some inspiration for your own projects.  And looking past the cards you might realise that you DO need these stamps in your collection. 🙂

GUY GREETINGS!

I can’t believe this one is going.  It has been around for a couple of years but it is a great manly set.  Here are some of the cards I have made with this set.  You can click on the link for more details.

This one was I made for swaps for a Stampin’ Up! event.  You can see the original post -> HERE.

Just after I made these cards I made a box which I realised matched perfectly.

You can see the details of the box -> HERE.  This would be a great set for the man in your life.

I loved how these cards turned out.  Simply adding the fun paper but you don’t need the fuss for boys.

You can see the post -> HERE.  This post has a few other cards for boys too.

Lots of fun images and sentiments in this set.  You can find this in my store HERE now. (Clear $61 AUS)

BADGES AND BANNERS

I think this set is overlooked.  It’s a great one for the boys.  It adds a fun sentiment to any cards and you can have the matching Badge punch to punch the shape out. (Edited: I see that the punch has already sold out!).

See the full post ->HERE.  I know the Nailed It set went last year and both these cards use this set but you could use any other set.

Details for this card below are -> HERE. 

See the Badges and Banner set in store HERE  (Clear $33).

Below are just a couple more stamp sets that would be great for the boys – big and small.

SEASIDE SHORE

What a cool set this one is.  (projects courtesy Stampin’ Up!)

See this in store HERE (Clear $37 AUS)

SUPER DUPER

Go retro for the boys (projects courtesy Stampin’ Up!)

See it in store HERE (Clear $33 AUS)

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Retiring products are selling fast and there is less than 2 weeks left. So you might want to be quick about ordering if you intend to. 🙂

If ordering online, Please use the HOST CODE this week: XQZEJREH

Thank you kindly.  I appreciate all orders AND I send a little something in the mail to say thanks so be sure not to mark it anonymous or how am I going to know where to send it to. 🙂

Jenny

 

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TOOLS AND URBAN UNDERGROUND!

I started sharing some cards with the Nailed It set a few weeks ago and then got in to Sale-A-Bration so I thought it was time to revisit this set again.  I have a couple of cards for you and some tricks.

This card was CASED from Pinterest.  It really is a simple card but you don’t need complicated right and the boys usually don’t care anyway. 😉

The tools were stamped onto the Smoky Slate Background with Smoky Slate ink.  Quite evenly mind you.  I will share a trick to that in the next  post.

I cut a strip of the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and cut a banner with scissors.  This piece is too wide to fit in the Banner Triple Punch. I wrapped around some Black Baker’s Twine. (You can have bows on boy’s cards!). Then punch the black card with the Best Badge Punch.  The No. 1 is stamped in black ink on to white card and punched out.  This is from the set ‘Badges and Banners’. They were raised up with Dimensionals.  To finish I added a star from the Urban Underground Embellishments Pack.

Stay tuned for the next post with this cool set and a tip for you.

Jenny

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NAILED IT IN RED!

I was looking for ideas on Pinterest for the Nailed It set.  I came across this card that I liked.  I changed a couple of things with it.

To Recreate it:

Adhere Real Red card mat to the Black card base.

Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with a line of the screws alternating the direction of them.  Sponge touches of black on the screws.  Adhere the strip on to the Red card mat and adhere the screws back into the gaps.  Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with the ruler measure die. Adhere the strip on to the card also.

Stamp the screwdriver image on to Thick Whisper White card with Black Stazon and then colour it with the Red and Crumb Cake inpads and the Aquapainter.  Loop some Silver thread around behind the screwdriver before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals.

Stamp the “Enjoy You Day” Stamp from the Badges and Banners stamp set and punch it out with the Best Badge punch. Adhere that on to the card with Dimensionals.  It doesn’t hurt to add a little bling to the boys card either with a Rhinestone. 🙂

I will share some more cards with the Nailed It bundle again soon. Stay tuned. Hope your weekend is going awesome.

Jenny

 

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BUTTERFLY FOR FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #257

Today I indulged and made a card just because I wanted to.  Well it was my birthday so I thought I could …..

I saw the Freshly Made Sketches for this week so wanted to try something out for that. Firstly here is the sketch.

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Here is my card.

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Let me tell you how I made it:

Butterfly – To create the butterfly I firstly washed over some Shimmery White card with the Aquapainter and water.  Then using the Aquapainter I picked up some ink from the ink pad and brushed over the card in patches.  The first colour was Watermelon Wonder. Here it is to show you.

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Wipe off your Aquapainter on scrap paper before picking up the next colour and brush over in patches again.  I have used Cucumber Crush.  The third colour was Delightful Dijon. You can fill in areas at the end with any of the colours or go over some.  See how it looks.  Well what you have at the end really is …… a mess!!! It is pretty ugly isn’t it? But don’t despair.  Something beautiful will emerge. 🙂

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From this I cut the large Butterfly Thinlits.

Just as an aside; When I cut the butterfly and rolled over the back of the die with the Die Brush, this is what was left when I lifted the die.  I thought it looked really pretty.  Just had to show you. 🙂

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This was the finished butterfly.  See persevere with the ugly mess and it is pretty.

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Now for the card: On a piece of the Moroccan DSP I stamped the fern leaf from the Butterfly Basics set and the “splodges” are from Timeless Textures. I sponged around the edges of the paper. This piece was adhered to some Copper Foil sheet and adhered to a Crumb Cake base. What you might not be able to see in the  photo is the sparkle from the Wink of Stella.  It does sparkle really!

The sentiment is from Badges and Banners.  I finished off the card with some pearls.

That was lengthy.  Sorry about that.  Thanks for visiting though. You can visit the Freshly Made Sketches blog HERE and play along.

See you again soon,

Jenny

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A COLOUR CHALLENGE AND FMS SKETCH CHALLENGE!

I had some ‘ME’ time stamping today.  It’s not often I do that as I am always preparing for classes or making cards for others.  So I indulged!!! 🙂

I really like joining in on challenges.  It extends your creativity and makes you think a bit. I saw the Freshly Made Sketches the other day and thought I wanted to have a go at it. Then I saw the new Colour Challenge on Pootles.  So I knew that they were my starting point.

I will show you my card, then I will go through some of the thought processes behind it.

So for Sam’s Colour Challenge this week it was Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and So Saffron. Lovely subtle colours but I would never have thought to put them together. Thanks Sam! That’s what a challenge is for right. 😉

Here is the Sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #246.

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This was the card I created.

Sunburst challenge for FMS

Let me tell you how I got to this point.

I already had the colours to use (sometimes that is half the battle!) and I had a sketch. Sketches really give you a plan to work with.  From there I went through my stamps to see what might work with these colours.  They were nice pastel colours so I thought flowers or butterflies.  I pulled out some of those sets and then found my Badges and Banners set. I wondered if this might work??

I then pulled out the cardstock for these colours and pulled out the DSP, ribbon and other embellishments I had.  I loved the Sweet Sugarplum paper in the Playful Palette DSP. I inked up the birdcage image in the stamp set in So Saffron.  I wiped off the ink on the bird with the Blender Pen and then coloured it with the Soft Sky inkpad using the Blender Pen again.  It wasn’t as bright as I would have liked after I stamped it.  I did go over it with the Soft Sky marker to lift it up.  I punched it out with the Best Badge punch.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento on Soft sky and punched with the Duet Banner punch.  The big question was what to make the tag shape behind the images from the sketch?? I pulled out a few of my Framelits and sized them up but they just weren’t working.  Then I saw the Starburst Thinlits.  Why not think outside of the box – or the shape??  I cut the starburst shape from the So Saffron.  It was a little big for what was needed.  I used the Layering Square Framelits.  I used my largest straight square and lined it up over the Starburst to get the right position.  When I cut it I just rolled it through in the Big Shot to just before the end of the frame, then rolled it back so it wouldn’t cut the end. Then I turned the Framelit and card piece.  Lined the card with the Square Framelit again and rolled it through stopping before it came to the end again. Then I had a rectangular shape.

It was a very quick case of just sticking it together. I finished the card off with a bow from White Baker’s Twine and an Adhesive Rhinestone.  So these colours could work together. 🙂

If you want to have a go at these challenges.  You can see the Freshly Made Sketch #246 HERE and go to Sam’s blog at Pootles HERE for the Colour Challenge (check out her other amazing creations while you are there!).

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny