Category Archives: Masculine

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

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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’!



Masculine Birthday


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!


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…

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  • 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’!


Timeless Textures


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!


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

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


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’!



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’!


Gorgeous Grunge

TSSC308Happy Monday and welcome to another Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  Such a cool sketch Mary Jo has for use this week!

I was going to use stars on this (since I’m using a lot of stars this week for projects) but then since stars were actually on the sketch, I wanted to do something different.  I think this turned out to be a cool masculine card.

Here’s the details…

  • Marina Mist – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2.  Stamp the largest scatter using Crumb Cake, the medium on in Marina Mist and the small on in Cajun Craze.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and emboss using Early Espresso.
  • Layer onto Cajun Craze 4 7/8 x 4 5/8 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Early Espresso banner 2 1/4 x 3/4 and Cajun Craze print banner 2 x 3/4.  Add to card front.
  • Add two chevron Essentials Wooden Elements to finish it off.

TSSC308Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

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The design team did a great job with this color challenge so check it out!

Set(s): Gorgeous Grunge, Four You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Ink: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Versamarke
Other: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Essentials Wooden Elements, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Gorgeous Grunge

SUO81The SUO challenge this time is to do a masculine card.  As I was trying to think what I had that was masculine, I thought right away of Gorgeous Grunge…LOVE THIS SET!!!  I wanted to the keep the colors pretty masculine with blues and browns and it just came together so nicely!

The base of the card is Sahara Sand.  I took a piece of Natural White – stamped the larger splash in Soft Suede, the spots in Night of Navy and the little splatter in Sahara Sand.  I added ed strips of Soft Suede to each side and added to the card front.  I ran a strip of Night of Navy through the Stylish Stripes, stamped the greeting in Night of Navy on Baked Brown Sugar, added a Natural Designer Button using Linen thread than added the strips to the card front to finish it off.

I really do like how this turned out!  Check out what the other design team members have done.

Set(s): Gorgeous Grunge, Remembering your birthday
Paper: Natural White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Night of Navy
Ink: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Night of Navy
Other: Natural Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!