Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

I was messing around this afternoon and came up with this card.

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The list of products that I used took long to list then it did to make the card 🙂  Started with a base of Basic Gray.  On a panel of Pool Party I stamped the waves from High Tide by stamping off first in some areas.  Since I was using Basic Gray ink I did not want the waves too dark.

I then stamped the frog (Old Olive) and bees (Daffodil Delight) from So Hoppy Together, again in Basic Gray, cut those out with the Hop Around Framelits.  Using Mossy Meadow I cut the lily pad and flowers.  Since these dies are rather small I was able to do all this in one pass on the Big Shot. To give the lily pad and flowers some texture I ran those through the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.  I used Score Tape for the Lily Pad, all other cuts were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once I was finished with the Pool Party Panel I attached a piece of Animal Expedition DSP behind it.  The sentiment is from So Hoppy Together and that was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and punched with a scalloped circle.

For some reason when I see a frog I always think of a grammar school friend of mine.  We might have chased frogs together in a creek close to home when we were kids.  I just might send him this card.

Until next time !!

Product List

Big Shot


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad




Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays


Quick and easy Monday card.

Basic gray base with a panel of Whisper White. Stamped the car from Geared Up Garage in the middle with Tranquil Tide. Surrounded it with the same image by stamping it off once. Made 3 flags with Tranquil Tide, DSP from Classic Garage 6X6 and Whisper White. On the Whisper White I stamped the sentiment from Geared up Garage in Tranquile Tide and layered all the flags together.

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Approximately 10 minutes to get this all together.

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Until next time !

Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

I was in the mood to use plenty of colors today so this is what I came up with.

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On a base of Tranquil Tide I added a piece of DSP from Share What You Love Specialty.  Using one of the dies from the In The Woods Framelits Die I created a mountain with So Saffron.  With the tree from the same set of dies I cut that with Wood Textures DSP.  I did not completely glue it down as I wanted to create the illusion that it was swaying in the wind.  One of my customers will appreciate this :).

From there I added a panel of Mossy Meadow and covered that a bit with more DSP from Share What You Love.  On So Saffron the sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow.  The sentiment comes from the Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin Kit May 2018.

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Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

Hello from a somewhat blizzardy day in northern Alberta.  I played hooky for most of the day where I escaped to catch a matinée of Bohemian Rhapsody.  Rami Malek was born to portray Freddie Mercury.  Highly recommend this movie !

For this week’s Manly Mondays I chose to make a whimsical birthday card.  I started with a base of Shaded Spruce and used Animal Expedition Designer Paper (recently featured on the Clearance Rack).

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I die cut the Rhino with the Animal Friends Thinlits Die and attached it to the card with dimensionals.  On Crush Curry I stamped the sentiment from the Darling Label Punch Box twice using Shaded Spruce Classic Ink.  I punched one sentiment then trimmed the “Birthday” with paper snips on the other and attached that to the punch out with a dimensional.  I couldn’t find the mini ones so I used a regular size that I cut in 3.  Worked perfectly.

I love that ALL designer papers now have the coordinating colors written on the back of the package.  Sure helps in choosing colors to go with the paper.

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Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

At my last card class we made this card and I thought I would share it as Manly Mondays.

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We first used the Card Front Builder dies to make the trees and frame using Whisper White Cardstock.  (In hindsight, thick Whisper White should have been used.  The “regular” cardstock is a little too thin for this particular die.)  Behind that silver meshing was adhered and all attached to a base of Mossy Meadow.  Deer was die cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper.

Besides using this as a Christmas card it could also be used for a winter time birthday.

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Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

Hello from a little warmer up north.  We had a beautiful warm week last week and this week is progressing to be the same.  No more snow for now – yippee !!

For this week I thought I would share a Christmas card.  I know quite a few men that like red and this one packs a punch.


It’s very hard to photograph with all the foil.  The foil with the candy and snow flakes is actually wrapping paper.  This card was featured at my Coffee and Cards last week and was a big hit.  Layers of red and silver foil with one stamped image from the Christmas Traditions Punch box using the coordinating punch. The most consuming time was cutting all the layers but oh so worth it!

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Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays ( A little late…)

I completely missed my notification on Sunday to get a card together for Manly Mondays.  I just realized this while I was having dinner.  Oooopsss…..

It’s red plaid shirt wearing weather around these parts and this card has been running around my head for awhile.


I started with a base of Real Red Cardstock and added a panel of Real Red stamped in black ink using the Buffalo Check stamp.  Watch for more ideas coming with the stamp, I have plenty.  I followed that with a black pocket from the Pocket Framelits Dies and adhered that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I couldn’t think of a better sentiment than Thank You from the Thank You Thinlits Dies.  I love using spray adhesive (not from Stampin’ UP) for these cuts as they always hold up so well.

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