Tag : male

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When I saw Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge, I was super excited because I had the perfect card to enter. I have been so busy I would have missed the deadline but PCC extended their usual one week deadline to two weeks. Woo hoo! This is their card sketch:


When you order a starter kit with Fun Stampers Journey, you choose three stamp sets and one ATS (Artist Trading Stamp). For one of my three regular stamps, I chose Hit The Road. My group of stampers are always in need of masculine cards, and this set fit the bill. I stamped the truck and road sign in Black Licorice ink onto Candy Apple card stock and fussy cut them out.  The road signs on the Oatmeal Cookie mat are stamped in Pumpkin Bread ink. The stitched partial circle was cut using the Journey Platinum Machine with the Journey Circle dies from Hazelnut card stock (I cut off part of the bottom circle once it was mounted to the Oatmeal Cookie mat and placed the leftover piece at the top of the mat). Before I added the truck, sign, and ribbon, I sprinkled some Bronze Silk onto my mat.  I popped the truck and sign up using small and medium Journey Foam Squares, and I added an accent of gingham cocoa ribbon to the sign with a glue dot.  I matted the Oatmeal Cookie mat onto a Black Licorice mat and then adhered these mats to the Candy Apple base. This card is perfect for a masculine birthday, thank you, get well, etc. I think the truck and sign really make the card pop.



Fun Stampers Journey: (You can order any of the listed supplies to create your own Hit The Road card – click here)

Cardstock: CS-0007 Candy Apple, CS-0013 Hazelnut, CS-0023 Oatmeal Cookie, CS-0003 Black Licorice
Inks: IP0044 – Black Licorice, IP-0057 Pumpkin Bread, IP-0091 Bronze Silk
Dies: DI-0039 Journey Circles (these are a group of circles with stitched and plain circle)
Embellishments: AC-080 Gingham Cocoa Ribbon, AD-0084 Small Foam Squares, AD-00875 Medium Foam Squares

I am so excited to enter this week’s challenge Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #142 . I combined this challenge with another card challenge using the retiring In Colors and applied these colors to the Paper Craft Crew card sketch challenge.

PCCCS142 sketch

I had sketched my design onto a post it note two nights ago along with another card challenge I wanted to enter. I was ahead of the game! Woo Hoo! I had initially wanted to create a sympathy card. It seems this type of card is in high demand at my make-n-takes (well you know, if you live long enough, this type of card becomes a necessity). But, as the design began to fall into place, I decided to place the sentiment stamp onto the top banner.  I wanted to use “With Sympathy” but the words were too large, and it caused the banner to overpower the tree focal point; plus, even with the Stampa-ma-jig, I couldn’t get those words to go on the banner straight to save my life. After six attempts, I GAVE UP!

So, the wheels began to turn, hmmm……. How ’bout I put a sentiment/word where the star is in the sketch but use a smaller circle. I love the Starburst framelit dies, but they really needed to include “in between” sizes. I would have liked the starburst sentiment with “dad” to have been a hair bit larger. As you can see in the picture below, I decided to focus on a Father’s Day card (it is right around the corner). I think it turned out well. The colors really pop! If you can’t tell by now, bright/bold colors are my favorite!!!!!

Without further ado:




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A friend needed a birthday card for her dad and wanted to make it herself. She came over and this was the result of our endeavors. Love this card!

Birthday Card









Discontinued Supplies: SU! Up, Up, & Away Stamp Set, SU! Designer Series Paper (I was trying to use up scraps), and SU! Poppy Parade ink pad.