Badges and Banners for A Guy Get Well

Making card for men is sometimes challenging. A get well card, even more so. A neighbor of mine recently had surgery and I wanted to make a card for him – cookies, too! I decided while I was at it, I’d make two versions. Here’s what I made with the Badges and Banners stamp set.

Badges and Banners, get well, masculine, Stampin' Up!,

My neighbor is a big Green Bay Packers fan so the green and gold card is for him.

Badges and Banners, get well, masculine, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Badges and Banners Card:

As you can see, the card is really pretty simple. I love the striped background I created with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. I used a little Snail to adhere the 1 1/2″ strip in the middle before I ran it through the Big Shot. After that, I added a piece of Washi Tape. I also added some Washi to the inside of the card and on the envelope.

Badges and Banners, Stampin' Up!,

For each card, I stamped the sentiment first in Versamark then used either gold or silver heat embossing powder.

Badges and Banners, get well, masculine, Stampin' Up!,

Tip for Today

I do love heat embossing and can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use an Embossing Buddy on the card stock first. This swipe removes any oils from you skin and eliminates static.


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Tabs For Everything – Finally!

Last April, I went to the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event in Richmond, VA. One of the free things I got that weekend was the Tabs for Everything stamp set. To be honest, I kind of forgot about it until Monday when I was thinking about making a card for my husband’s birthday. This was one of those make it up as I go along cards. But, you know what… I’m really happy with how it came out!

Tabs For Everything, birthday, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Tabs For Everything Birthday Card:

Emerald Envy had to be in the card – green is Jerry’s favorite color. I love the combination of Night of Navy with Emerald Envy so that part was easy. The Wood Texture Designer Series Paper seemed like a good choice to ground everything. I found all the stamps that described Jerry in the stamp set and stamped them on the Whisper White card stock. Next I stamped some stars. The silver stars were die cut with a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. Finally I used half of a punched tab for the background for each of the stamped cakes. Cute, right?

Tabs For Everything, birthday, Stampin' Up!,


Tip for Today:

Whenever you are using a photopolymer stamp (as in Tabs for Everything!) remember to use a StampinPierce Mat under your paper. This will add some cushion to your stamping surface and make your stamping flawless.


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P.S. Do you like my new feature, Tip for Today?  Each day I will try to have some little tidbit to help make your stamping easier and/or better!


Thoughts and Prayers for Get Well Card


Recently a friend of mine had surgery. He’s doing pretty well but I wanted to make a card for him. Guy cards are a challenge for me and get well cards are also a challenge. But, I was up to the challenge! I dug out one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased from Stampin’ Up!, Thoughts and Prayers. It’s a set of mostly sentiments that are appropriate for so many occasions. Why has it been hiding on me?

Thoughts and Prayers, Get well, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack,

I think that looks pretty manly, don’t you? In the photo, I also showed the other side of the paper. Isn’t it nice?

Design Notes for Thoughts and Prayers Get Well Card:

This is really a pretty clean and simple cards. I think using the Stitched Shapes Framelits added just enough interest to the center of the card. The only somewhat tricky thing was stamping the sentiment. The entire sentiment read: ” Wishing you a quick and complete recovery. Get Well Soon.” Since I wanted to put the “Get Well Soon” part on the inside, I had to be a bit creative. I remembered a technique called masking – you mask off the part you don’t want

It was really pretty easy. All I did was to cover the part of the sentiment that I didn’t want with Scotch Tape.

Thoughts and Prayers stmp set, masking, Get Well, Color Theory DSP stack, Stampin' Up!,

So this is what is looks like after you ink up, remove the tape and stamp.

And this is what it looks like if you forget to remove the tape!

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October International Highlights, Masculine card,

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Enjoy Your Day with Badges and Banners

Do you ever get stuck on creating cards for men? I know that sometimes I do. So, I was glad to participate in this week’s Global Design Project challenge to create a masculine card. As I started thinking about it, the Badges and Banners  stamp set came immediately to mind.  Here’s my card and the Global Design Project logo. Be sure to go over there and see all the other great cards for men. Inspiration will follow.

Badges and Banners, Global Design Project, masculine card, Stampin' Up!,


Global Design Challenge, #GDP103, Badges and Banners, masculine card, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Badges and Banners Card:

It’s always amazing to me how much difference it can make to run a piece of card stock through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. A little crafting magic! In this case, I used the Seaside Embossing Folder  The stars are from the Mini Treat Bag set of Thinlits.

Badges and Banners stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

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The Badges and Banners stamp set comes in both Wood Mount and Clear Mount. Always nice to have choices!


Hurricane Harvey Relief:

Please think about anything you might want to order from me. Even if you are not a crafter, there are things you might want to order. Perhaps a pair of Paper Snips, or maybe some ribbon. This month I am giving 20% from each order to donate to Houston Food Bank. All order will count, on-line, in class or call me!

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Paper Pumpkin 50% off special, Stampin' Up!,

Thanks for stopping by today.


Cool Treats for GDP Challenge

When you look at this card you will wonder, “Where are the Cool Treats?” I can understand that. I used just the sentiment from Cool Treats stamp set to make this birthday card for my good friend, Lee. Seems like a pretty nice birthday card for a guy, don’t you think.

Cool Treats stamp set, #GDP98, masculine card

I kind of like the contrast between the rustic Burlap Ribbon and the more spohisticated Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.

Design Notes for Cool Treats Card:

I started out with the sketch for this week’s Global Design Challenge. I thought the sketch was very cool and called out masculine card to me. #GDP098Once I picked out the sentiment, I thought I would turn the design on it’s side. The colors were easy to pick once I decided on the first layer as Tranquil Tide. The Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder added just the right amount of texture along with the Burlap Ribbon. Once I’d added the Gold Foil flag. I thought the little circle designs from Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers would pull it all together.

Here’s a little close up of the Vinyl Stickers. I placed them right on the dots created by the Embossing Folder.

Cool Treats stamp set, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Stampin' Up! ,

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Hope you are having a great day.