Clean & Simple with Cardz 4 Guyz #345

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for challenge #345, Helen., chose Clean & Simple for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my (somewhat) CAS Playing in the Rain card:

If this layout looks familiar, I just posted a card to the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge using the same layout. You can see that card here.

As with the other card, this Playing in the Rain card is combined with other challenges. Since it’s a fun fold, I will be entering it in the Creative Creases gallery.. I’ve also been introduced to a new-to-me challenge, but it’s completely up my alley, and that’s the Snippets Playground challenge. Since I use snippets, aka scraps or leftovers, frequently, I think this challenge will be incorporated quite regularly. The main idea of the challenge is to use scraps and identify them in the card or with a picture. Therefore, here’s my trio of snippets:

Here are the Creative Creases and Snippets Playground challenge logos:

Still Working on My Video Skills:

Instead of listing out the measurements and assembly instructions, I am including a video for this card. I appreciate your patience as I learn the best way to film videos. My nephew wants to help me edit the videos but I am not there yet. He’s great at it, as evidenced by the videos on his YouTube channel, Florida Railfan. If you, or someone you know, is into trains, please share his channel with them. However, he doesn’t know I am giving him a plug, so we can keep it our secret.

PLEASE NOTE: During the video I said that the card base needs to be scored at 4-1/4 and 2-1/4. That’s a mistake! It’s scored at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8 inches.

Here’s my video:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Navy, Red, and Craft for Cardz 4 Guyz #344

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for challenge #344, Deb H., chose using Navy, Red, and Kraft for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my easy-peasy card:

The star of this card is the die-cut sentiment from the Wanted to Say die set.

Easy-Peasy Feel Better Soon Card:

  • The Poppy Parade base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/4 by 4 inches for the inside of the card.
  • The kraft paper cardstock mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I cropped the back part of the sentiment from the center of this mat. Then, I added dimensionals under that kraft cardstock mat.
  • After I ran a piece of navy cardstock through my Cut & Emboss machine using one of the online exculsive basics embossing mats, I trimmed the cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • HINT: Don’t trim the cardstock until you use the embossing folder. Trimming the cardstock first will result in a smaller than the measurements you wanted.
  • Adhere the navy cardstock to the kraft cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Wrap a piece of the white-dotted burlap ribbon around both the cardstock layers and secure the ends in the back using tear and tape. Because it’s burlap, you might need to add a glue dot to the tear-&-tape.
  • Adhere the layers to the base of the card using the dimensionals.
  • Adhere the layers of the sentiment together using liquid glue, and add dimensionals on the back side.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card using dimensionals.
  • Add an odd number of dots to the front of the card. Odd numbers in triangle patterns are pleasing to the eye and help move the eyes across the card.
  • With that, this easy-peasy card is complete.

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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It’s a Dog’s Life with Cardz 4 Guyz #343

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for challenge #343, Melanie, chose Dogs or Puppies for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my dog card:

For my card, I used the Doggone Friendly background stamp. I could’ve colored in some, or all, of the dogs, but I wanted a card using Basic Black, Basic White, and Cherry Cobbler.

An Easy-Peasy Card:

  • Unless otherwise noted, I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the pieces of the card together.
  • The Cherry Cobbler base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The black cardstock mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • After stamping the background stamp using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock, I trimmed it to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • HINT: Since this stamp is large, it is easier to put the stamp face-side up on a large block. After inking up the stamp well, very carefully lay the white cardstock on top of the inked stamp. Rub the back of the cardstock to ensure that the full stamp transferred ink.
  • I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to the same dimensions for the inside of the card.
  • Next, I cropped out a piece of the dog stamp using a deckled rectangle die.
  • Using the next larger size of die, crop a piece of Cherry Cobbler for the mat.
  • Adhere the dog stamped background to the black cardstock mat, then to the card base.
  • Adhere the cropped out part of the stamp to the cropped Cherry Cobbler mat.
  • Wrap a length of black baker’s twine around the cropped part three times. Adhere the ends on the back using tear-&-tape.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the cropped Cherry Cobbler piece and adhere to the front of the card. Be careful to line up the stamped image parts so the double stamp matches.
  • Stamp the sentiment, from Charming Sentiments stamp set using Cherry Cobbler ink on white cardstock.
  • Crop the sentiment using the appropriate die from the coordinating Sentiment Silhouettes die set. I outlined the cropped sentiment with a black Stamping Write Marker.
  • Use liquid glue and dimensionals to adhere the sentimentl.
  • Ta-da! This easy-peasy card is complete!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Bash My Stash Card for Dad with the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 342

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for challenge #342, Johanna, chose Namesake Day – Use a Letter for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my DAD card:

This truly is a Bash My Stash card -the cardstock, DSP (designer series paper), and the large letter dies are all retired. When I started pulling supplies for this card, I realized I don’t have a great deal of masculine DSP. You know what that means, right? Time to place an order!

Current products are the Real Red cardstock, the Basics Embossing Folder, and the Deckled Rectangle dies. Sometimes combining current with retired products works out.

If you by any chance still have the Sports Fan 12 x 12 inch DSP, that’s what I used. I fussy cut the “Yay” banner and trimmed down the “Best Day Ever” ticket.

I hope to see your interpretations of our challenge theme in our gallery over the next two weeks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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I love the script used for these sentiments. I’ve used the birthday one, and it fits so well on a landscape 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inch card!

The stamps for these adorable critters are two sided stamps: the outline image is on one side and the animal is on the other. The sample card uses the animal stamp.

Personally, I think this background stamp is gorgeous! Don’t delay in ordering as it just came back in stock. I’ve got an order on its way to me, but this stamp might just be worth paying shipping for just this item.

I had previously ordered the natural polka dot ribbon, and now have the rest of the suite of products on the way. This suite would be suitable to masculine or feminine cards, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Again, thanks for stopping by today!

A Fun Fold Challenge for Cardz 4 Guyz # 341

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! I’m the host for challenge #341, and I chose fun folds for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my Hey Chuck fun fold:

A colleague needs a birthday card for his father using the New York Mets colors of blue and orange. I added Crumb Cake to Starry Sky cardstock and Pumpkin Pie 6 x 6″ DSP (designer series paper) for this side-step fun fold. Connie Stewart’s tutorial videos are wonderful and easy to follow. I used her video for this side-step card, and you can find her video here. Just one of the wonderful things about her videos is that she includes measurements and scoring directions. When I trimmed the Pumpkin Pie DSP for the card layers, I also trimmed a piece to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle from Starry Sky DSP and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope seal. Follow those, and you can create your own fabulous side-step fun fold!

Creative Creases:

Since this is a fun-fold, I will be uploading this card to the Creative Creases challenge. It’s the third anniversary for this challenge, and I am so happy for the challenge coordinator, Debbie Mageed, and the rest of the design team members! I love that it’s always anything goes with a fun fold theme.

What I Did:

  • I stamped everything I needed using my Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
  • Unless noted, I used multipurpose liquid glue for adhering the pieces together.
  • Stamp the two roosters and birthday cake on white cardstock.
  • Stamp the fence piece on Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Next, I colored the roosters using the blends combos for Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake.
  • Then, I added a bit of sparkle to the flame parts of the cake using a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.
  • Crop the fence, roosters, and birthday cake using the coordinating die set.
  • At the same time, I cropped the weather vane from Starry Sky cardstock and then used clear Wink of Stella to the whole vane.
  • Stamp the two sentiments on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. In hindsight, I probably should’ve stamped it in VersaMark and used black embossing powder for this part.
  • Crop the Pumpkin Pie and Starry Sky cardstock pieces using deckled rectangle dies.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to fit between both deckled rectangle layers.
  • Adhere all the sentiment layers.
  • I already had the brick-embossed Crumb Cake cardstock, and it really works on this card.
  • After trimming it to size, I adhered it and added the weather vane.
  • Add dimensionals to the rooster and adhere to the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Adhere the fence piece.
  • After stamped the birthday sentiment on the white cardstock, adhere it to the back panel.
  • Adhere the smaller rooster and birthday cake to the white cardstock.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Cardz 4 Guyz #340 is Celebrating Love

Welcome back to the Cardz 4 Guyz bi-weekly challenge! Our host for challenge #340, Billie A., chose Love for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the creations from the rest of the design team. I always enjoy seeing what everyone creates, and I think this theme encourages thinking outside of the box We hope you will play along. and please remember to upload your creation to the gallery when you are done.

Here’s my Love card:

The layout for this card is a simple one, but it’s enhanced by the products I used.

Measurements:

What to Do:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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The Jungle Pals dies and stamp set are fabulous! I’ve already posted cards for which I’ve used those items and you can see them here and here. Of course, there are other fabulous items as well!

Shopping in the current mini-catalog is a wonderful way to earn FREE products!

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STAMPIN’ GLASS MAT STUDIO:

The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio is a paper crafter’s dream! The heavy-duty glass mat comes printed with a ruler and grid lines for easy measuring, while the large surface space gives ample room for spreading out while paper crafting. The safety-tempered glass has a heat and scratch resistant surface that wipes clean with the included cloth and water—no chemicals needed. The reusable cloth also cleans ink off your stamps! The nonslip, heat resistant, waterproof silicone mat features four palette squares for mixing custom ink colors or for holding small ink spots in place while crafting. Each component can be used separately or you can use all three items together for a multipurpose paper crafting studio that’s both functional and elegant.

The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio includes:

GLASS MAT
* 5 mm thick
* 17″ x 14″ (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
* Safety-tempered
* Heat and scratch resistant
* Wipes clean with water or alcohol

SILICONE MAT
* 8-3/8″ x 6″ (21.3 x 15.2 cm)
* Multiuse, nonslip
* Waterproof, heat resistant
* 4 palette squares for custom-color mixing or holding Stampin’ Spots
* Product color: white

CLEANING CLOTH
* 8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ (21 x 21 cm)
* Durable, reusable
* Lint free
* Cleans stamps and other surfaces with only water
* Product color: dark gray

If you live in the U.S. and don’t already have a Stampin’ UP! demo from whom you order, I would be honored to work with you.

When prompted, please enter the following HOST CODE:

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Again, thank you for stopping by today!

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