A Clean and Simple Thanksgiving Card for Cardz 4 Guyz # 268

Hello, and welcome back for another Cardz 4 Guyz challenge. The theme for C4G #268 is Thanks/Thanksgiving. Since I am American, and because I still need a few Thanksgiving cards for next week, I went with that part of the theme.

Here’s my card:

I used a sketch from a recent challenge, but can not remember which challenge. However, I do remember that it closed before this post went live.

What I Did:

  • The base of the card is Early Espresso trimmed to 5-1/2 inches x 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I chose two patterns from the Gilded Autumn DSP for the larger two squares, which I cropped using the Stitched Rectangle square dies. There’s a very, very thin Early Espresso border around the largest gourd DSP. The middle square has a wider Cajun Craze border. The smallest square has a set of wider borders of Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. I stamped the sentiment, from the Autumn Greetings stamp set, before cropping out the Very Vanilla square. This sentiment just fit inside the smallest square, but the two borders makes this sentiment block a real focal point of the card.
  • Once I had my DSP patterns for the squares, I started the process of trying to find a background DSP in wood tones. I picked this one because it picks up the Early Espresso from the base and sentiments. It very subtly picks up the slight orange-y Cajun Craze color. I trimmed the background paper to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • After finishing the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of the wood tone DSP to the envelope flap. With that, I’d completed this card/envelope set. Another Thanksgiving card finished, about 6 more to go.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Cardz 4 Guyz #257: Birthday for an Adult Guy

Welcome to C4G # 257, which is to create a birthday card for an adult guy. I do have some stamp sets that will work for both male and female birthdays, depending on the design. For this challenge, I chose the Sailing Home cling stamp set and the coordinating Smooth Sailing die set.

I really wanted to also create a fun fold card. Recently, I’ve seen a number of cards with side panels and the middle opens up. Mary Deatherage, of Stamps-n-Lingers, has a video on this fun fold with a twist. She made an easel card out of the center. You can see that video here. I’ve gotten my camera stand, and have made a few test videos, but need to get better before I post one of them. Anyway, Mary’s video explains how to create the whole card. I really enjoy her videos and Facebook Live videos.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the outside of the card:

Now for the back of the card:

Stamps, Colors, and Dies. Oh my!

  • The card base is a piece of Seaside Spray trimmed to 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent card.
  • I really wanted to use DSP to mimic ocean waves. The picture I had in my head was a clean and simple card. Therefore, I didn’t want to stamp the whole front of the card. I thought the woodgrain pattern in Seaside Spray would give me the movement and white color intertwined with each other.
  • Next, I used Misty Moonlight to mat the Seaside Spray DSP.
  • The outside sentiment and the boat are from the Sailing Home stamp set, as are the lighthouse and the anchor.
  • I used the birthday sentiments, for the front and back, from Peaceful Moments and stamped it in Night of Navy as well. The stitched sentiment label is from the Sailing Home die set.
  • I stamped all of the elements in Night of Navy and then cropped them. I knew that I wanted to have the very front sentiment circle, cropped using the Stitched Shapes die, hanging off the side of the center panel. In order to have a finished look on the back, I cropped another circle from the Misty Moonlight 6″ x 6″ DSP and glued it on the back.
  • Since I put the lighthouse on the left panel, I needed something on the right side. Therefore, I cropped the underwater plants from a piece of Night of Navy wood grain DSP.
  • I finally settled on using the rope die for the piece that holds up the easel. I cropped it from a scrap piece of the distressed Night of Navy 6″ x 6″ DSP. Next, I cropped a piece of an adhesive sheet using the same rope die. After I cropped it, I pulled off one side of the cover of the adhesive sheet. This things are very, very sticky so be careful when using them. However, this adhesive sheet made it so much easier to get the whole rope piece adhered at once. Easy peasy.
  • I really wanted to use DSP to mimic ocean waves. The picture I had in my head was a clean and simple card. Therefore, I didn’t want to stamp the whole front of the card. I thought the woodgrain pattern in Seaside Spray would give me the movement and white color intertwined with each other.

Finishing Up

After I adhered a piece of the woodgrain Night of Navy DSP for the envelope flap, I had finished this card and envelope card set.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Fall/Autumn Colors for Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 256

I live in Central Florida, about halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. I haven’t seen a real fall/autumn season since my youngest sister was in college. She had a swim meet in North Carolina and my parents and middle sister and I went to it. That was quite a while ago.

My daughter recently moved to northern California and will have a real autumn this year. If it wasn’t for one big problem (that which I don’t want to name tonight), I would go out there for a long weekend to see the leaves. As it is, I will just have to enjoy creating Thanksgiving cards for now.

Here’s my card for the #256 challenge:

The stamp sets I used were the Rooted in Nature and Autumn Greetings.

If you think there might be a difference between this card and the one on the Design Team page for C4G, you are correct. I knew something was off with the first card and couldn’t figure out what. As I was typing the measurements below, I realized I should have used Very Vanilla for the background on the front of the card. I’ll show you how I fixed that accident below.

Measurements

  • The card base is Cajun Craze trimmed to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of Crushed Curry to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches for the mat.
  • Next, I trimmed two pieces of the speckled DSP. The one on the front of the card measures 1-7/8 inches by 5 inches. I trimmed another piece for the envelope flap to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
  • The Very Vanilla piece on the top background measures 3-1/8 inches by 5 inches. Originally, I had a piece of Whisper White for the background. Since I didn’t want to recreate the card, I had to figure out how to fix my mistake without starting over. Here’s a picture showing how I did that:
TA-DA! Problem solved. After cropping out the tree, I ran the vanilla cardstock through the Big Shot in the Subtle 3D embossing folder.
  • I also used Very Vanilla on the inside and that piece measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The acorn and two leaves next to the sentiment were punched out of the Gilded Autumn DSP. The Autumn Punch Pack of mini punches makes this a very simple task. Best of all – no fussy cutting! I just LOVE when punches and/or dies work on the DSP perfectly!
  • In order to have a border between the top and the bottom, and without getting girly, I used linen thread wrapped around the speckled DSP three times and tied it in a square knot.
  • The Stamp-aratus allowed me to be able to repeatedly stamp the greeting on the speckled DSP until I achieved the depth of color I wanted.

The Tree

Instead of using ink pads to color the tree, I used Stamping Write Markers and my trusty Stamp-aratus. I could not have done it without that tool.

  • First, I used Crumb Cake and Early Espresso to color the trunk of the tree on the stamp, then stamped it.
  • I used the Crushed Curry marker to color the whole canopy of the tree for the first stamping.
  • Next, I used the thin end of the Early Espresso marker and traced in the branched in the canopy. Using the yellow first really made it easier to see the branches.
  • Then I used Pumpkin Pie andCajun Craze markers and randomly colored on the stamp, then pressed it down. I repeated that step and wound up with the colors you see on the front of the card. It reminds me of autumn trees from my childhood. The only thing missing is the big pile of raked leaves under the tree, just waiting for us to jump in it and then start raking again.
  • I put dimensionals under the tree so it stands off the background. The Crushed Curry bottom mat peeks through under the tree.

The Inside

  • I used another sentiment from Autumn Greetings for the inside of the card.
  • Since I didn’t want just a plain piece of cardstock, I used the speckle stamp from Forever Fern. I stamped it using Crumb Cake, and each time I inked, I stamped it three times. This really gives dimension to the speckles.

Finishing Up

Finally, I adhered the speckled DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed it down. With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

By the time I finished typing all the directions, I’d decided that I needed to try this card again. I really think I can create a much better version, but know I can’t do that tonight.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Cardz 4 Guyz # 255 with Fab Fri 198 and CTS#392

I’m sure that, for so many of us, the weeks are just flying by. Aren’t there days when you just don’t want to wear a mask for another whole day? I know there are for me. I’ve realized something in the past week or so: teachers rely heavily on lip-reading, and masks just complicate things exponentially.

Anyway, the theme for Cardz 4 Guyz #255 is to create a clean and simple card. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. I started going through the blogs of various challenges looking for inspiration to hit, and I found it in the sketch challenge for CAS(E) This Sketch #392 and the colors for Fab Friday 198.

Here’s my CAS masculine card for the C4G design team and the two other inspiration challenges:

Here are the challenge banners:

CAS is the Key for This Week

I really had to hold myself back from running the front of the Gray Granite base through the Subtle embossing folder. The only thing that held me in check was that I knew I already had enough dimension since I popped up the focal banner on dimensionals as well as the sentiment.

Measurements and Embossing

  • The base is a standard A2 card, so it measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/5 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of Misty Moonlight to 4-1/4 inches by 3 inches to use it as the base of the focal image.
  • Next, I trimmed the Bumblebee cardstock to 4-1/8 inches by 2-7/8 inches for the middle mat. This seemed about the best way to incorporate the Bumbleebee color in my CAS masculine card.
  • The top Seaside Spray cardstock measures 4-1/8 inches by 2-3/4 inches.
  • I used a piece of scrap white cardstock for the sentiment and punched it out with the classic label punch.
  • While I had the white cardstock out, I trimmed a piece for the inside of the card to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

Rooted in Nature

Rooted in Nature seemed to go along with the sketch from CTS, and the tree, inside and outside sentiments come from that set.

  • After carefully figuring out placement of the Misty Moonlight ribbon and the sentiment, I decided where the tree needed to be stamped.
  • Let the trial and error begin …
  • I knew I needed to use the Stamp-aratus, and that turned out to be the best decision while creating this card. After rubbing the cardstock with my embossing buddy, I stamped the tree using VersaMark three times.
  • Next, I covered the image with Smoky Slate embossing powder and then heat set it. That’s when I realized there wasn’t enough of a contrast between the Smoky Slate embossing powder and the Seaside Spray.
When at First You Don’t Succeed…….
  • Back to the Stamp-aratus for the next try. Again, thankfully I used it so I could easily line up the cardstock in the proper position. Don’t forget to use the embossing buddy now as well. This time I stamped the tree in Smoky Slate right on top of the heat set embossing powder. I did that four or five times trying to get some contrast to show up. Then, I covered the image with clear embossing powder and heat set the image again.
  • While there are places on the tree where the Smoky Slate shows through for some added depth, I still wasn’t really happy. I grabbed the Smoky Slate marker and started coloring over the tree. Imagine my delight when I realized that the marker added another element of depth by filling in all the negative space in the tree. I liked the effect so much, I outlined the whole tree with the marker as well.
  • Then, I placed a piece of the Misty Moonlight ribbon on the front. I secured the ends on the back of the focal panel using glue dots.
  • After placing dimensionals on the back of the focal panel and the sentiment, I put everything together.
  • The inside sentiment, again from Rooted in Nature, simply says “to thank you for all you do”.
  • With that, I’d finished this card for the Cardz 4 Guyz CAS design team, and the two challenges.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week. I can’t wait to see your CAS masculine cards on our challenge page!

I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Dinosaurs, Halloween, and the Cardz 4 Guyz #254

Welcome to my first time posting on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge as a part of the design team! I’m pretty thankful and honored to be a part of this very talented design team. This biweekly’s challenge theme revolves around dinosaurs or dragons. This past week I saw a picture of my 6 month old great-nephew wearing a triceratops hooded towel set. So stinking cute!! So, I created this dinosaur card for him for Halloween.

Here’s my card:

Measurements

  • I used Rich Razzleberry for the base of the card cut to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to make a tent card.
  • While it looks like there’s a lot of Whisper White, I only used two pieces of 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches cardstock. I trimmed the first piece to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches for the front mat.
  • Next, I used the second largest rectangle stitched die to crop out the center. No one will see anything underneath the Pumpkin Pie cardstock, so it will be our secret. From the cropped inside, I cut another white mat to 4 inches by 3-3/4 inches to use under the Plaid Tidings DSP. The Plaid Tidings DSP measures 3-5/8 inches by 3-7/8 inches. While I had this DSP out, I trimmed a piece of it to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I wasn’t finished using the insides of the white cardstock. Finally, I cropped the sentiment block using the retangle stitched dies from the plaid mat.
  • The white inside piece of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • These adorable dinosaurs, from the Dino Days stamp set, were stamped on scrap pieces of white cardstock and cropped using the Dino Dies. I also cropped each dinosaur from one of the adhesive sheets.
  • I used Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie for the triceratops and Momento Tuxedo Black for the pterodactyl. Then, I very, very, very carefully placed the cropped dinosaurs on the cropped adhesive pieces.

Moving On

  • Next, I turned my attention to the Pumpkin Pie pieces. The layer on the front of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I ran this layer through the Big Shot using the Subtles 3D embossing folder.
  • As before, I cropped the BOO from the center of the Pumpkin Pie piece. I also cropped the letters from the adhesive sheets. It’s kind of tricky to get the letters to line up perfectly on the cropped adhesive sheets, so take your time.
  • When I first saw the adhesive sheets, I wasn’t sure they would be cost effective. However, they are very cost effective. Here’s a photo of the piece of adhesive sheet I’ve used for this card and a previous one. I’ve cropped 44, BOO, both pieces for the triceratops, and the pterodactyl. Here’s a picture of the sheet:
I also saved the centers of the “O” letters and used them in place of dimensionals on another card. If I had thought ahead, I would have cropped one “O” from the center of the triceratops.

  • I decided that the triceratops needed some ground under his feet. Therefore, I trimmed a piece of Pumpkin Pie to 4-1/8 inches by 1/2 inch. Then I cropped the pebble die over and over along the cardstock.
  • Next, I adhered a piece of the same size black cardstock to the back of the Pumpkin Pie and adhered it onto the card.
  • I used the Halloween sentiments from Festive Corners for the inside of the card. The hanging spider looked too cute to leave out, so I stamped him starting at the dot after happy halloween.
  • The front of the envelope needed a little something as well. I decided to add the SPOOKY sentiment down the left-hand side of the envelope.
  • After trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope set. I doubt very much that my great-nephew will even know he got a card. However, his three year old sister will know, and she will be getting a different card made just for her.

I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Masculine Birthday Card for a (New to Me) Challenge

When I went to post my card to the DT blog for Make My Monday Challenge, themed Christmas in September, I found out about a new-to-me challenge, Cardz 4 Guyz. So many times, we all struggle with masculine cards, but I think this card will make it easier since there’s so much inspiration there. The current theme for this biweekly challenge #53 is monotone, chosen by Helen.

Here’s my card:

A Monotone Feel

I thought that the Misty Midnight and Early Espresso colors would work together to create an almost monotone card. Therefore, I chose the 2020 – 2022 In Color 6 x 6 DSP and the In Good Taste DSP, both of which can be found in the annual catalog. I added a piece of the burlap jute ribbon, topped by a piece of the Misty Moonlight ribbon.

Measurements

  • I used Misty Moonlight for the base of the card and it measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/2 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the In Good Taste DSP to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches for the front of the card. While I had the DSP out, I also trimmed a piece to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I chose the wood grain Misty Moonlight DSP thinking the wood grain would go well with the burlap background DSP. This piece of DSP was trimmed to 3-3/4 inches by 5-7/8 inches.
  • The inside of the card needed a piece of Whisper White cardstock trimmed to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I haven’t added a sentiment on the inside yet. I will when I determine the recipient.
  • Next, I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set to stamp the tree in Early Espresso on scrap white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment at the same time on another scrap of white cardstock. Then, I cropped the tree using the coordinating Rooted in Nature die. I punched the sentiment using the Tailored Tag punch.
  • Since I had the Early Espresso ink out, I used the tall pine tree stamp on the front, bottom, right-hand corner of the envelope.

Assembly and Finishing Up

  • I used the multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the In Good Taste DSP to the base of the card.
  • The burlap ribbon doesn’t go all the way around the Misty Moonlight DSP because of the thickness it would add. Instead, I cut a piece of it to 4-1/4 inches to wrap it around the edges. I used glue dots to adhere the ends of the ribbon behind the DSP. In hindsight, it probably would have been better to use the tear and tape adhesive because of the thickness of the burlap.
  • I did wrap a piece of the Misty Moonlight ribbon all the way around and tied it in a square knot on the front.
  • Then, using multipurpose glue, I adhered the DSP to the front of the card.
  • I added dimensionals under the tree and the sentiment. I centered the tree over the ribbon combination. The sentiment tag didn’t quite fit under the ribbon combo. Therefore, I carefully centered the top of the punch right underneath the Misty Moonlight square knot. Then, I added a glue dot to keep the square knot in place.
  • After adhering and trimming the DSP to the envelope flap I’d completed this card/envelope coordinated set.

From the beginning, the picture I saw in my head was clean and simple. This allowed me to create a relatively easy-peasy card. The layout can be used for all kinds of occassions with all kinds of products.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

If you don’t already have a Stampin- Up! demonstrator with whom you share inspiration, I’d be honored to work with you. From beginner to advanced, there’s something for everyone. The all-inclusive kits are a great place to start your stamping addiction experience.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do! Even more so because of the products in the NEW AUGUST – DECEMBER MINI-CATALOG catalog. This NEW catalog is FABULOUS AND CONTAINS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!  

If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. Any order over $50 will earn a gift from me and an August – December mini-catalog. 

If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!  I want YOU to get the stamping rewards you earn for your order over $150.00

The HOST CODE for September is F6DZNRCX.

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your time, and enjoy reading, and responding to, comments.