Stars &/or Stripes for Cardz 4 Guys #347 & Double Trouble #166 & TSOT 646

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for challenge #347, Dawn, chose Stars &/or Stripes 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!

Thing #1’s challenge requirement on the Double Trouble Challenge #166 is to use things that are unmatched or from my “stash or trash”. I chose “stash”. Since I need to resupply my “stash” of thank you cards at work, that’s what I created for these challenges.

One of my cards also qualifies for the current Try a Sketch on Tuesday.

Here are my cards for this challenge:

Here’s the Thing # 1 banner:

“Stash & Trash”

This DSP (designer series paper) retired on May 1, 2023, and the Starry Sky color retired on May 1, 2024. I still love this DSP and the Starry Sky/Gray Granite color combination. Sadly, I don’t have much of the DSP left. The Gray Granite ribbon is also retired. The last time I used this paper, I stamped and cropped the leaf sprays and had them stashed in the same envelope as the Nature’s Prints dies. This stamp set and coordinating die set also retired on May 1, 2024. Since everything is retired, or stamped and cropped already, I think I’ve really used stuff from my stash.

I thought I would be able to enter this card into the Tuesday Morning Sketches to go along with the Double Trouble Challenge, but I missed a layer of angled paper. However, out of the four cards, this is my favorite.

Here’s the sketch for TSOT 646:

Things to Know:

  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the DSP pieces of paper, and to the cardstock.
  • I added dimensionals under the sentiment banners and the Starry Sky cropped leaf sprays.
  • In addition to using DSP for each envelope flap, I stamped a partial leaf spray on the bottom, right-hand corner of the front of the envelopes.
  • I also punched four 1-inch circles of DSP for the envelope seals. After running them through my XYRON create-a-sticker, I put one seal in each envelope.
  • After running white cardstock through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Ferns 3D embossing folder, I trimmed each to size.

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Colors Used:

Current Supplies Used:

While I like so much of the new format of the Stampin” UP! annual catalog, I really miss having the DSP all in one place at the back of the catalog. In addition, I find that I need to know what DSP is currently available in the online exclusives. Therefore, I created a spreadsheet for all the current DSP. I broke it up into sections for the 6 x 6 inch, 12 x 12 inch, and the online exclusive DSP and I got it all on one page. The font is small, but I left the doc as a Excel doc so you can download it and change the size if you want.

What’s just as exciting as the new 2024 – 2025 Annual Catalog?   That would be the new kits now available.  They are fabulous, but I must get the one with the adorable dogs ASAP after it comes back in stock!

Take a look at these all-inclusive kits!  All you need to add is a pair of snips/scissors and an acrylic block for stamping. 


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.

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