Kits Collection: For the Guys

At the beginning of the month Stampin’ Up! launched their new kits collection, so today I thought I give you a deeper look at the For the Guys kit aimed at cards for the men in your life.

So here is what you can make with the kit:

Here is a look at the contents of the kit, enough to make ten cards:

And here is a closer look at the stamp set, which is the main reason I bought this kit for all the male relative stamps, just wish there had been one which said husband.

Finally here are two of the cards which I’ve made using the instructions in the kit, I just changed the sentimetns to be themed towards Father’s Day.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek inside the For The Guys Kit.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Brushed Blooms

Today I’m showcasing a couple of cards with the Brushed Blooms Bundle. I’m sad this one is not carrying over into our main catalogue as with the mixture of flowers, sentiments and paint effects I think its quite a versatile set and one I haven’t had much time to play with.

These two cards today on the dies as I had a play and made a whole stack of them. I used the fine-tip glue when assembling them as I’m running low on adhesive sheets but they would have made things a lot quicker.

I used Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Polished Pink for my flowers and Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen for the leaves, on a card base of Very Vanilla.

For the background I’ve used a sheet of the Soft Succulent Designer Paper. I think this years designs are the best we’ve has as they are all very generic and easy to use on any project, I do struggle a bit when patterns have a lot of words on them.

To add interest to the backgrounds I’ve used the Basic Borders Dies, these are one of my favourite products from the new catalogue and they are the perfect size for card bases.

Which set are you most sad to see go from the Mini Catalogue?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Father’s Day Card with Whiskey Business

Whiskey Business is the perect stamp set to make cards for my husband as he loves his Whiskey and has quite a collection.

The whiskey decanter and glass on this card have both been made shiny by using the Shimmery Crystal Effects, its ages since I used this but I love the little glittery flecks its left which really do look like glass.

After stampin both images with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink I coloured the whiskey parts with a mixture of Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Cinnamon Cider Blends to make the rich whiskey colour. I then spread a thin layer of Shimmery crytal effects over the liquid parts and left to dry. I left mine overnight but an hour should be fine.

The backround designer paper comes from the Bloom Where You’re Planted collection and adds to the masculine feel of the card. I used one of the paint strips from the Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies as a base for my Whiskey to sit on.

As a final touch I added my sentiment to the top and bottom of the card with Early Espresso Ink.

Hope my husband likes this card which my son will be giving him on Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Shark Frenzy Father’s Day Card

Who remembers the Baby Shark song from a few years ago? My daughter still loves it so when Shark Frenzy was in the Mini Catalogue I knew I had to buy it for her. She’s loved making little sharks and having a good sing song with herself….I can’t stand the song myself!

I’ve made her this card to give to her dad on Sunday as he still indulges her singing.

I used a Basic White Card Base and added some colour with Pool Party Ink using a Blending Brush.

On seperate cardstock I stamped the baby shark and the bigger shark. The baby shark is filled with second generation Misty Moonlight ink and the bigger shark is filled with second generation Grey Granite. As this card is from my daughter I added a pink bow to the baby Shark.

I then stamped the “daddy” at the top left of the card and the “I Love You! ” in the bottom right corner both in Coastal Cabana.

I then diecut some reeds in Shaded Spruce and some bubbles in Coastal Cabana, the multi purpose adhesive sheets are a must for me when working with these small detailed dies as they make adhering to the card so easy.

The Shark Frenzy stamp set and matching dies are on the LastChance list for the January to June Mini Catalogue, so if you want them there is only a few days left to purchase.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Simple Father’s Day Card with Handsomely Suited

As its Father’s Day here in the UK on Sunday I thought I share a some ideas for cards over the next few days. This first one, using Handsomely Suited is very quick and simple to make as its just stamp and colour and it can also be any colour combination you want.

I was watching England play there first game while making this card so went for a patriotic colour scheme of Real Red Red, Misty Moonlight and White.

After stamping and colouring the tie images I added a length of Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon across the card layer before adhering to the Real Red cardstock matt and the Misty Moonlight card base.

I stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black ink onto the smallest label in the Painted Labels Dies, I’m so impressed with how perfectly its fits. I then added this to my card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A quick and simple Father’s Day card, unfortunately the men in my life are all more outdoors basedbeing farmers so guess I’ve some more cards to whip up before Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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