True Gentleman Suite Birthday Card: Truly Masculine [Tutorial]

True Gentleman Suite Birthday Card

Truly Tailored Brother Hello Paper Crafters!! I created this True Gentleman Suite Birthday Card for my little brother, Dale. At 6’ 4” he’s not “little” any more. His birthday is May 1. He has a lovely family and I am proud to call him my brother. I just love the True Gentleman suite of products. It’s my favorite masculine suite ever!! I knew that I would put this suite to…

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True Gentleman Suite Card #GDP 134 [Masculine Card]

True Gentleman Suite Card

 Global Design Project 134 | Sketch Challenge Hello Rubber Stampers!!  Today I created this True Gentleman Suite card. I am using it to participate in my first ever design challenge with Global Design Project. I thought this would be a good way to stretch my creativity. How does it work? Every week you are given different types of inspiration for the challenge. It could be Color, Theme or Sketch inspiration. This week Global…

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Vellum Overlay: How to Add One to a Handmade Card [Tutorial]

vellum overlay

 What is a Vellum Overlay? I have always loved the look of vellum on a hand stamped card. It gives your card a soft, elegant look. What is vellum you ask? Modern ‘paper vellum’ is made of synthetic plant material and imitates actual vellum. Actual vellum is a prepared animal skin or “membrane” used as a material for writing on. Vellum is often a much underused card stock. Perhaps because…

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Coloring Designer Series Paper Is So Much Fun!!

coloring designer series paper

Coloring Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Blends Hello! Have you ever colored Designer Series Paper? Coloring Designer Series Paper is a great option when you want to add color and give your card a more personal touch. The Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is gorgeous on its’ own but when colored with Stampin’ Blends it has a real WOW factor. Coloring for adults has become all the rage. “It relieves stress,…

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Fussy Cutting with Heartfelt Blooms [How to Tutorial]

fussy cutting

Use Fussy Cutting with Heartfelt Blooms I just love this stamp set. When I first saw it I thought it was nice, but that it was limited. Then, the more I played with it the more I realized it was quite versatile. You can see the other projects I created with it here and here. The main technique I used to create this card is called fussy cutting. It is…

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Distinktive Stamps Inspire Toile Themed Card [Tutorial]

Distinktive stamps

Distinktive Stamps Have you heard of Stampin’ Up!’s new Distinktive stamps? The stamp lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.  Just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish. The process for creating this type of rubber stamp is such a revolutionary process that Stampin’ Up! has a patent pending!!   Inspiration Do you like fabric patterns? I love them!! Distinktive stamps lend…

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Throwback Thursday: Happy Wishes Birthday Card [Tutorial]

Good Friend/Happy Wishes Birthday Card

Throwback Thursday: Happy Wishes Birthday Card We are going to make a Happy Wishes birthday card today. What is Throwback Thursday you ask? It’s when I take a card that I made many years ago, because we all know you can’t give away your samples, and use new stamps, papers and embellishments to create a modern version of that card. Sometimes you don’t need a brand new idea. Sometimes you…

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