Showing posts with label Masculine Birthday Card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masculine Birthday Card. Show all posts

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Rick's October 2021 Crafty Online Workshop

Hello and welcome back to my blog today; today is the last Thursday of the month which means it's time for my Online Crafty Workshop.  Each month on the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm CST I will share that month's Online Stampin' Up! Workshop with you.  During the workshop I will share a few projects and you will have the opportunity to get the Make & Take Kits for FREE in the United States.  

You can watch the workshop for FREE no matter where you live and get a little inspiration for some fun papercrafting projects.  

Friday, March 13, 2020

Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a simple stamping card using stamps ink paper and a few extra products that I will use to support the the Well Dressed Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set.  The majority of my card was all created with just stamps ink and paper!   I did use a punch and a little cardstock that I embossed to add a little texture to the card.  Customers are always asking for masculine products they can use to make cards for men and boys. Well, here you go! Create snazzy cards for the men in your life using the Well Dressed Stamp Set. Earn this debonair stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase March 3–March 31, 2020, during part two of our Sale-A-Bration promotion!  Here's a look at the card.

Tips & Tricks: 

When I sat down to create this card I wanted to use most of the images from the set.  This stamp set reminds me of styles from the 1920s to the 50s.  It has a very Mad Men feel.  It also reminds me of my grandfather.  He always wore a fordoa.  Especially when he went out in public, and to any event or just to the store.  Often times he wore it just around the house the only time I remember him not wearing it was when he took a afternoon nap, sleeping at night, and while eating dinner.  So I thought it would be fun to use that as a main image for my card.  You will see it and all the other images repeated on my homemade designer series paper.  

I started out with a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the images from the stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink.  I stamped each image starting with the hat in repeated patterns but each time I would stamp it I would turn the paper or the stamp to face a different way.  When stamping your own designer series paper you don't want the images to go the same direction and you want some to go off the page.  Once I had it all stamped I cut it down to 5 1/4" x 4" then added it to a piece of Gray Granite Cardstock cut at 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".  I then took a little scrap piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Clubhouse Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel ink and then stamped the same pattern as on the card front but in Gray Granite Classic Ink.  I then used the Label Me Lovely Punch and punched it out and did the same with a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock.  

After I punched out the two pieces I took the Blueberry Bushel one and cut it in half down the middle and added it behind the sentiment piece.  I used a little liquid glue to attach it to the sentiment.  I then took two scrap pieces of Gray Granite Cardstock and ran them through my die cutting and embossing machine with the Button Button Embossing Folder.  I added this to the card front and then added the sentiment piece above with dimensionals to finish off the card.  

Thank you for dropping by today, If you need any of the supplies to make this card you can order them from my online store.  Remember that the Well Dressed Stamp Set can be earned for FREE until the end of the month or while supplies last.  
Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins

Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't use the host code.  You will forfeit your Stampin' Rewards if you do; and I want you to get those rewards.

If you place any size order with me during the month of March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Stampin’ Up! OUTDOOR BARBECUE Simple Masculine Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another Simple Stamps ink and Paper Card using the Outdoor Barbecue Stamp Set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January - June Mini Catalog.  This is a super cute masculine themed stamp set that you may have even missed in the catalog.  It's on page 50 of the Mini Catalog.  I actually used two stamp sets to make this card.  I used both Outdoor Barbecue and then I used the Sending You Thoughts Saleabration Stamp Set for the sentiment on the outside.  Here's a look at my card.

I often here "Rick I need masculine card ideas" or "how do you come up with masculine cards" I think a lot of people think just because I am a guy that I can come up with masculine cards easily.  I am just like the rest of you I have to really think about masculine cards, I prefer to make pretty floral cards, those are my go to cards.  Because, I love floral designs and paintings.   You will hear in the video me talk about this a little bit.

Video Tutorial: 

You may have to click here to see the video tutorial or on the image below.  Not all mail servers will show the embedded video.

Tips & Tricks: 

For my #simplestamping masculine birthday card I started out with my card base.  I picked Crumb Cake Cardstock as my base (I know no surprise there, so the next statement want surprise you either if you follow my blog) cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  Once I had the cardbase cut I picked the hamburger image from the stamp set to stamp all around the card base in matching Crumb Cake ink.  Once that was done I took at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the grill in the top center with Smoky Slate ink.  I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts FREE Saleabration stamp set in Crumb Cake ink below.  
For the inside of my card I stamped the hamburger in Crumb Cake ink going up the left hand side of a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/4 x 4.  I also stamped the sentiment "Holy Smokes It's Your Birthday" from the Outdoor Barbecue Stamp Set in Smoky Slate ink.  This stamp set not only has some smoking hot images but some great witticism sentiments that will make you and the person getting this card laugh.  It's also has a great Father's Day Sentiment and a You're Invited sentiment in the set as well; making it a great addition to your collection.  

How to Earn the Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set FREE:

Earning FREE items during Saleabration is super easy!  You are rewarded for shopping; for every $50 you spend you can pick a FREE level one Saleabration Item.  Spend $100 and you can pick a Level 2 Saleabration Item. 
I have worked out some math on my project today to help you to know what to buy to earn this stamp set free.  I have done three different options so that you can pick whatever would work with your budget.  
  • Option 1: (The I want it all! Size Order)  If you want everything I used today plus ink refills and adhesive refill it would cost you $79.00 plus shipping and taxes!  

  • Option 2 (Medium Size Order):  If you have already ordered the ink pads but not the reinkers.  I would suggest you do the following as your order and it could cost you $57.00 (plus shipping and tax).  

  • Option 3 (Basic Order)  Say you are just starting out, I would suggest the following as your order during Saleabration to get the FREE Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set.  Which would run about $52.00 (plus shipping and taxes)

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that this card will help you come up with easy masculine card ideas.  Remember that you can pick up all the supplies you need in my online store 24/7. 
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Join my team during Saleabration and you will get the super cute Mini Cutter and the DSP Sampler Pack free in your Starter Kit along with a Free Paper Pumpkin, Business Pack, a FREE Stamp Set of your Choice in addition to the $125 of product of your choice for $99.00 with Free Shipping.  That's $277.75 of products and supplies for only $99.00 (Price includes the Well Said Stamp Set (most expensive in catalog) plus 9% sales tax) 

Receive the January Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle with any size order!