Category Archives: Masculine

No Bones About It

Sorry I’m late getting this post up for today.  Trying to get things together so I can go and visit my sister and the day of the week completely slipped my mind.

It’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Mainly Masculine – cards for guys.

So I’m looking through my VERY limited imaged that could be masculine and saw my fun ‘No Bones About It’ set that I haven’t used in a while so decided to go for it!  I paired it up with the Urban Underground dsp and thought it turned out pretty good.

Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Black/Silver X print – 2 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Slashed print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Delightful Dijon and foot prints using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp one dinosaur using Memento Black and Smoky Slate and the other using Delightful Dijon and Memento Black, Cut out and add to card front, stamp leaves using Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate, cut out, add to card front
  • Add Silver Star from the Urban Underground Embellishments to finish off.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): No Bones About It
Paper: Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground sp
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon
Other: Urban Underground Embellishments, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Happy Celebrations

When I first saw the Celebrations Duo embossing folders in the Occasions mini I liked them but didn’t jump on them (and the matching set) right away.  Once I got them though, I really have had fun with them.

We used them in my craft group last month and this was one of the cards we made with it!

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip – 1 7/8 x 3 1/2, layer the three pieces together on angles then run through the ‘HAPPY’ embossing folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner on both ends and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out large balloon, add using dimensionals
  • Draw ‘string’ using Chocolate Chip marker.

How quick and easy!

It’s not long now until the release of Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Duo Balloon Punch, Celebrations Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Custom Tee

What a fun color inspiration we have for you at Create with Connie and Mary this week – Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip.

For me these colors made me think I should do a masculine card and I haven’t used my Custom Tee in a while and thought it would be fun to play with that along with the Playful Backgrounds set to come up with a card for this inspiration!  I thought this turned out so fun!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp diagonal lines using Smoky Slate
  • Pool Party – 1/2 x 3 3/8, stamp arrows using Pool Party, cut into a point, add to panel
  • Chocolate Chip – 1/8 x 3 5/8, cut on slate, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensioals
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘man’ tee shirt using Chocolate Chip, stamp solid dots using Pool Party and open dots using Smoky Slate, stamp greeting using Chocolate Chip, cut our and add using dimensionals
  • Add Urban Underground star embellishments to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session will be opening March 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Custom Tee, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Other: Urban Underground Embellishments, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Masculine Birthday

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Well the birthday celebrations are continuing this week with the team doing Masculine Birthday Cards.  Well I love the Urban Underground dsp and the Happy Celebrations and when you put those together you get a GREAT guy card!

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It’s that just a FUN card?  Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic Black – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to care front on an angle.
  • Pick 5 prints from the Urban Underground dsp pack – cut 3/4 x 3 3/8, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp outline Happy using Memento Black and inside using Smoky Slate, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Delightful Dijon – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Basic Black and Silver Foil – punch out small balloons and add using dimensionals.

Fun, fun, fun!  LOVIN’ the Happy Celebrations set!  It’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition! No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Balloon Duo Punch, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Timeless Textures

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Oh YAY…it’s Saturday and time for ANOTHER Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  I always LOVE these…short and sweet and VERY inspiring!  This week our theme is “Man Up”…cards for the men in our lives!  This was one of those that I had a GREAT idea for…but as I played with it…this is what I ended up with and I LOVE it!

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How fun is this?  And so quick and easy!  I will tell you, if you don’t have Timeless Textures you could probably use Gorgeous Grunge or just leave it off…originally I didn’t have any stamping on this and thought…HMMM…maybe I should add some!

Here’ s the details

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Tangelo Twist – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to right side of card
  • Tip Top Taupe – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp the blocky image using Tip Top Taupe and the dots in Tangelo Twist and Basic Black
  • Tangelo Twist/White Diagonal Strip (Schoolhouse dsp) – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind the Tip Top Taupe panel and add to the card front
  • Basic Black – punch out 6 chevrons using the Chevron Border Punch, add to card front
  • Tangelo Twist – cut out star frame using the two smallest Star Framelits, add to card front
  • Expressions Natural Elements – add Celebrate to the card front to finish off!
Set(s): Timeless Textures
Paper: Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Tangelo Twist, Schoolhouse dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Tangelo Twist
Other: Chevron Border Punch, Star Framelits, Expressions Natural Elements

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

Friendly Wishes

CCMC363bBoy…has this been a CRAZY week!  Connie and I have been super busy getting ready for our second Create with Connie and Mary LIVE event and WOW…do we have some super cool projects for our folks to make!  My friends who are going to be helpers came over to my house yesterday to make their projects so they will be able to help others…oh what fun!

This is also for the casology challenge – repeat!

Speaking of fun…we have a super fun and easy sketch for you for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week.  I decided to go pretty simple on my card and do a masculine twist!

Here’s the details…

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, stamp solid triangle in Night of Navy and Lost Lagoon, stamp diagonal striped triangle in Soft Suede.
  • Ink greeting with Night of Navy and Soft Suede, stamp on card front.
  • Layer onto Soft Suede 4 x 4 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Color some Perfect White Accents using a Navy Sharpie and add to card front on diagonal striped triangles.  Add white ones to the solid triangles.

Yep…it’s that quick and easy!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Friendly Wishes, What’s Your Type
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede
Ink: Night of Navy, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Wetlands

mnt1Okay…I have to tell you…I LOVE this card!  This was another make and take for a workshop I had back in April.  I wanted to use this set because although I’ve had it for awhile, I really haven’t used it all that much.  I also wanted to do a masculine card.

The funny thing about this card is I sat down to exactly copy a card I had seen on Pinterest (yes…I do spend WAAAAY too much time on there!) but for some strange reason it didn’t turn out AT ALL like the one I was going to copy!  LOL!!!  That does happen to me!

Here’s the details:

  • Pear Pizzazz  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp the Hardwood Background stamp in Basic Grey, sponge a bit with Smoky Slate, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, wrap Linen Thread around it then add to card front.
  • Whisper White largest Chalk Talk tag.  Stamp goose in StazOn Jet Black, mask it then stamp the grassy stuff behind it.  Color using Smoky Slate and Old Olive.
  • Use SAB Bitty Banner Punch – Old Olive and Basic Black, add behind tag then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie some Linen Thread in Basic Metal Button (oh…I’m soooo glad these made it!) and add to card front using glue dot.
  • Stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black on Pear Pizzazz, punch out with large oval punch and add to card front to finish off.
Set(s): Wetlands, Hardwood Background
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Chalk Talk Framelits, Basic Metal Buttons, Linen Thread, Bitty Banner Punch (SAB), Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring