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Hi Stampers,

I just love the embellishments that are in the Urban Underground Suite. I used to have brads like these when these were "in".  Perusing Pinterest I saw cards made like outlets and I thought I would give it a try PLUS I got to use one of the embellishments. I used the sentiment from the hostess set Pun Intended.



Stamp Set: Pun Intended

Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate for sponging

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, slot punch (retired), 1/8" circle punch, Classic Label Punch, Urban Underground Embellishments, dimensionals, SNAIL, sponge

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Happy 17th Birthday Connor!!!

Hi Stampers,


Our oldest grandson, Connor, turned 17 a little over a week ago and we celebrated this past weekend. As with boys his age, what is one of the things they like best? If you said video games, you got it right. I googled a game controller and printed out an outline. I also traced inside for the liner. I even uploaded one for you!!!

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For the controls I used the 1-1/4" circle and 1" circle punches. For the tiny ones, I used the balloon, star and 1/4" circle punches. I also used the classic  label punch when the card was folded to cut out the "center". I just placed the punch a smidgeon down. I hope this makes sense.




I know it isn't perfect but it is handmade and very heartfelt as this is his favorite thing to do. I hope you will give it a try.


Stamp Set:  Tin of Cards

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate

Accessories: 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, white gel pen, basic black pen, dimensionals, SNAIL, snips, classic label punch




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Seaside Shore Swim Trunks

Still in my summer mode at least for another couple of days. Today, I have a fun card. It would work great for a  masculine summer birthday or boy card. When I bought Seaside Shore I was thinking of summer--not so much masculine. I couldn't ask for a more fitting sentiment than this!!!






To make card: Take a piece of 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of cardstock and fold in half. Trim this piece as in the following picture.

Swimming trunks template: View this photo



Stamp Set: Seaside Shore

Ink: Pacific Point, white gel pen (retired)

Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP (retired)

Accessories: Paper trimmer, triangle punch (retired), thick baker's twine, 1/4" circle punch, SNAIL, ruler


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In The Meadow Binoculars

While I had my stamp set In The Meadow out for yesterday's card I decided to make another masculine card. I can never have too many of these. I thought it would be cute to make it look like you were looking through binoculars. I did stamp the deer on a post it note to make a mask. After stamping the deer on my card, I placed the mask over it to stamp the mountains. I also got to use some of my Chevron ribbon stash.



Can't forget to stamp the inside!!!


I am really trying to get in the habit of stamping the inside of the card and the envelope to match. It makes it look so professional and complete IMO.


Stamp Set: In the Meadow, Thoughtful Banners

Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Memento Black

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky

Accessories: Envelope punch board (to round corners), paper trimmer, Duet Banner punch, 2-1/2 inch circle punch, circle framelits, window sheet, SNAIL, dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Metal rimmed pearls, black chevron ribbon (retired)



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