Showing posts with label Masculine card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masculine card. Show all posts

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Flyin' High!

  • Enjoying my free Sale-A-Bration stamp " Sky is the Limit"
  • April Paper Pumpkin packs an extra punch (not really a punch; but it does pack an extra, free stamp set!)

Masculine card with Sky is the Limit set

I needed a couple of masculine cards this week.  One for my bother's birthday and one for my dear husband who has had to put up with me and my oversize shoulder brace after rotator cuff surgeryEven with the awkward brace I've managed to spend a few hours each day in my craft room.  I'm hoping the precision cutting and pendulum swings while using the paper cutter count towards exercises  for my healing shoulder.  Dear husband has helped remind me to take my meds, do my exercises,and has run to Wal-mart for more ice to keep the swelling down in my shoulder.   He's fashioned plastic coverings for my wound so I can shower, he's crafted coverings for the pressure points jabbing me from all sharp corners of the arm brace. What demented doctor invented these awful braces, anyway?  Could they make them any less comfortable? So I made him a special thank you card letting him know how grateful I am for his special care.  (Love that man... I really picked a good one )

Enjoying my free stamp set, Sky is the Limit, a 2016 Sale-A-Bration set

Once I finished stamping the bi-plane image, I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to add a small amount of bling to the plane and to the dark lines on the maps.

  • Stamps: Sky is the limit
  • Paper:  Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (133704)
  • Ink:  Basic Gray
  • Accessories:  Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - Gold, Dimentionals, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform  130658.
Final thought:  Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.

Paper Pumpkin packing extra punch in April!

I'm looking forward to April's Paper Pumpkin kit.  It will include a free stamp set commemorating Paper Pumpkin's 3rd year anniversary and 1 millionth kit.  You can still order the April kit until April 10 and get the free stamp.  Its a surprise; we haven't seen the images yet.  Look for the Paper Pumpkin category in the left hand navigation bar on the shopping page and place your order for April by April 10.  Order month to month or by 3 mo., 6 mo or yearly subscription.  These kits also make great gifts for your crafting friends.

Weekly Deals

Beginning each Tuesday, see all the new items on this weeks Specials. Here's four of the specials from this week.  Click link above to see more. 

This week, you can purchase the Envelope Punch Board, for only US$15; normally $20!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Open Sea Digital Hybrid Birthday Card

I was playing with My Digital Studio digital software a few days ago and printed out a few of the papers from Nautical Expedition and images from The Open Sea Stamp Brush set.  Both are from the Summer Mini Catalog, which ends Aug 31. (Edit:  Great news!  Stampin' Up! just announced that this popular set, The Open Sea , will be available until July 2012!  You can order the wood mount under item # 123030 or the clear mount under item # 123032) End Edit)  I didn't have any plans for the items I printed until I realized I needed a birthday card for my brother in Minnesota this week.  It took me less than an hour to design this hybrid card using both digital images and traditional embellishments. Complete. Stamped. And in the mail.


  • Stamps:  Digital Download:  The Open Sea Stamp Brush Set (124112)
  • Ink:  None.  I used digital downloads for the sentiment as well
  • Paper:  Almost Navy, Whisper White. Crumb Cake,  Digital Download:  Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper (124111)
  • Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (123125), Stampin' Dimensionals, Spiral Boarder Punch (retired), Paper Snips

Here's the inside of the card.  Again, I choose a design from the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper digital download, printed it on white paper, selected a few more digital downloaded images from The Open Sea Stamp Brush Set and printed them on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I matted and mounted each and I was done with a fast, easy card.

I think this makes a great masculine card.  I love the new digital downloads that Stampin 'Up! releases each Tuesday for My Digital Studio.  It is a great way to "have it all" from each new catalog release without taking up walls of storage space.  I now order some traditional stamps and papers, and some digital downloads from each new catalog.  I love using them both!  For more ideas on using digital downloads, be sure to visit and register on the My Digital Studio Site.  You can see the entire catalog of digital downloads (see the Resources button at the top of the My Digital Studio home page), plus find answers to your My Digital Studio software questions.  Be sure to register on my blog to receive notification by email when the link to the new Holiday Mini catalog is released Sept 1.  You'll find great holiday digital downloads that will pique your imagination as we move into the fall Holiday months.

Donna Ross
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