Showing posts with label masculine card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label masculine card. Show all posts

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 



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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Geared Up Garage - Creative Crafting Uncles Design Team



Hello and welcome to my blog I am excited to share with you my first post as part of the Creative Crafting Uncles Design Team.  Each month we will be bringing you a new challenge on the 15th.  This month the theme was CARS.  There are design team members from all over.  Here's a look at my card.

For my card today I went very minimalistic!  I know very unlike me.  I wanted to do something that was very striking but very graphic at the same time.  So I stamped the car from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! in Tuxedo black ink onto a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock cut down to 4 3/4 x 3 1/2".  Once I had the car on there I took a die and draw a circle around the card.  I then used my ruler to add some graphic lines that intersected the circle but didn't go inside.  Once I had the lines done I colored one in black and one in gray.  I decided to leave the third the white of the paper for visual interest. 
I added some black splitters with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker and then stamped the nuts from the stamp set to add a little triangle design.  I finished off my card by stamping the sentiment in Tuxedo black ink under the car.  I then added my focal piece to a card base with Stampin' Dimensionals to add an additional layer and a little more subtle visual interest to the card.  My card base was made from Thick Whisper White  cut at 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2".

I hope that you have fun with this challenge and that you will take a little time and play along.  You can do so by clicking here and visiting the Creative Crating Uncles Blog.  Thanks for dropping by I will see you later.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Friday, December 27, 2019

Clubhouse Easy Fun Fold Card

Hello and welcome to my blog: today I am going to share with you a card I designed for a Make & Take at a Local Demonstrator meeting a few weeks ago.  Each quarter the Demonstrators in North Alabama have a quarterly get together and talk about different topics, we also do a couple Make & Takes and I volunteered to provide one of them this quarter.  I decided to design my project around the Country Club Suite in the new 2020 Mini Catalog.  I designed a very easy fun fold card using this suite of products.  And It's also a great masculine Birthday Card for any guy in your life that loves to golf.  Here's a look at my project.

The Clubhouse Bundle includes the Clubhouse Stamp Set and the Golf Club Dies.  Celebrate all things masculine and sporty with the detailed golfing, line-art images in the Clubhouse Stamp Set. Create a golf-themed greeting card for the men in your life.  GOLF CLUB DIES allows you to 
create fun cards and projects for the golf lovers in your life. The dies include a die-cut golf ball, golf clubs, golfer, and more.  Pair with the coordinating Clubhouse Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Make Father’s Day cards, birthday cards, and more! Great for masculine projects.  When you pair the stamp set and dies with the matching Country Club Designer Series Paper you will hit a hole in one with clubhouse-themed paper. This high-quality printed paper is excellent scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more. Pack includes various golf-themed images, prints, and patterns. It’s a great choice for masculine cards and projects


Tips & Tricks; 

The first thing that I did for my card was to cut the card base to size and did my score lines.  This card has two score lines one at 4 1/4" and the other at 1".  On the smaller score line that's to be folded back I stamped the golf ball up and down that side in Garden Green ink.  Which by the way was the only ink pad I used for this card.   I then added a small strip of Whisper White behind the stamped piece and added some of the Country Club Twine Combo Pack to that side wrapping it around and then tied it into a bow.  The Twine Combo pack comes with four spools of twine one each in the following colors.  Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Night of Navy, and Garden Green.  The Country Club Twine Combo Pack is perfect for cards, tags, treat packaging and so much more.  

I then took a strip of the Country Club Designer Series paper and cut it into two pieces.  One that measured 1" x 5 1/2 and the other was 1 1/8" x 5 1/2".  The larger of the two was attached to the outside of the card and the 1" strip was placed on the inside of the card.  I then stamped the golf ball and tee from the stamp set and cut it out with the matching die.  I added a whisper white strip of cardstock with the outside sentiment to fold on the front using dimensionals only on the fold.  I popped the golf ball up also with a dimensional.  You don't want to place the dimensionals on the opening passed the fold because you will glue your card close.  
For the inside of the card I stamped the golfer and the Happy Birthday Sentiment on a piece of whisper white cardstock and attached it to the inside allowing a mat around this piece.  So when you open the card you have this fun inside sentiment and place to write your message.  

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Garden Green Cardstock:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 & 1" 
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  1/2" x 5 1/2", 3" x 5 1/4", 2 1/2" x 1 1/4", scrap for Golf Ball and tee,
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper:  2 1/8" x 5 1/2" cut to 1" x 5 1/2" 
  • 20 - 24" of Country Club Twine
Thanks for dropping by today for this quick little card.  I hope that you have a wonderful day and I will see you again soon.  Remember that these products go live on January 3rd, 2020 or you can add them to your starter kit when you join my team now.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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