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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I’m giving away a Stamparatus !!

My birthday is in December and to celebrate I am giving away a Stamparatus.

Every $50 product order from now until December 14th will get their name put into a draw. One of my Team Member’s customers described this as “My Birthday and Christmas Present FOREVER!! ” Perfect for arthritic and weak hands.

Here are the details on the Stamparatus: A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus® helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

* Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
* 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
* Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
* 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
* Multiple hinges for more placement options
* 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
* 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
* 1 base with grid
* Magnet storage areas


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Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

I received the Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies today and just had to try it right away.  Haven’t seen too much done with this one.  No wonder, it’s the most expensive from the 2018 Annual Catalog.  Yikes !! This is what I came up with.


Once I cut the Hello with the Wood Textures 6×6 DSP I decided the “burn” the letters a little by daubing Soft Suede directly on the letters.  Adhered all of that together and once it was whole I adhered it all to another piece of Wood Textures.  Sometimes you just have to let the designer paper speak for itself.

Threaded some Linen Thread through a True Gentleman Button. Attached that with a glue dot.  The base is Crumb Cake.

I would say this would be a perfect card to hide in a suitcase and surprise the recipient when he arrives at his destination.

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Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

I have so much designer paper I’ve challenged myself to use up a lot of it before the end of the year.  With this card I’m using some Always Artichoke (retired).  IMG_5053 (3)

The base is Cherry Cobbler, one of my favorite colors.  On a piece of Crumb Cake I stamped the tree trunks from Winter Woods with Early Espresso Classic Ink.  I then mixed alcohol and White Shimmer Paint in a spray bottle and sprites that on top of it.  The Congrats was die cut in Early Espresso and Champagne Foil paper using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and adhered on top just a bit off to give it some contrast.  The leaves were cut with the In The Woods Framelits Die which were glued with a tough of Multi Purpose glue – that I refer to as “green glue” because of the cap.  Braided Linen Trim was added to give it a little bit more texture.  This Trim is fast becoming a favorite !

Perfect card for that male student that did well on a report.

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Manly Mondays

Manly Mondays

I’m bringing back Manly Mondays.  Many of us struggle to make male cards.  I hope you will get some inspiration on Mondays with this post and future ones.  I celebrated 10 years with Stampin’ Up at the beginning of August which was a month of much relaxation and time off.  I’ve been wanting to experiment with Aluminum foil for quite some time and kept putting it off.

For this card I took a piece of white card stock and glued aluminum foil to it prior to running it through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder feature on page 13 in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.


The foil I used it quite thin so I had to be delicate in handling it.  Prior to adhering it to a base of Gray Granite Cardstock I wrapped Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon – so glittery – to give semblance to a gift.  Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits I did a black layer and on the Whisper White layer stamped the sentiment from Country Home in Gray Granite.

Hope this brought you some inspiration to make a card for a special male in your life.

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Paper Pumpkin

Something Spooky is Coming to Paper Pumpkin



October is on its way! And when hordes of little ghosts and goblins descend on your doorstep this Halloween, you can be prepared with spooky-cute goodies just for them—handmade by you with a little help from Paper Pumpkin. (P.S. You’ll love this kit’s frightfully fun special-edition box!)
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My personal Halloween supplies are low so I am excited to be receiving this box!  Exciting customers make sure your account is active to get yours.

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