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Make A Card Monday – #Manuary Cards


Happy Monday crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good start to the week.

For today’s Make a Card Monday project, I am participating in Crystal Komara’s Janaury challenge to create a masculine theme card. All month long Crystal is challenging herself and others to create masculine themed cards and to post their creations to the #MANuary Cards on Instagram.

Today’s project is using the Beer stamp set from The Ton Stamps. This large 6×8 stamp set is a layering set that allows you to create a realistic pint of beer. This stamp set is not only perfect for the men in your life, but it is also perfect for anyone who enjoys beer. I’ve had this stamp set in my collection for over a year now and Crystal’s card challenge was the perfect reason to pull this from my stash to make a card.

Here are the details on the card:

The A2 size card base is made from a 110 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. The card front panel is cut from black cardstock using the second die from the MFT Stamps Stitched Rectangle Stax A2 die set. Then sponged with white pigment ink using a Distress Ink blending tool to give the card its chalkboard appearance. The coordinating “Happy Birthday …you deserve a beer” sentiment comes directly from the stamp set and was heat embossed with fine detail white embossing powder. The pint of beer focal image was stamped with Altenew Inks in the colors Butternut, Warm Sunshine, Pumpkin Pie, Morning Frost, Silver Lake and Gray Denim. I fussy cut the beer image with my scissors and adhered it to the card front panel with some foam tape for added dimension. Lastly I embellished the card with a few Nuvo drops in the color simply white.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project share and found inspiration. Until next time….Happy Crafting!

Fab Flower Bouquet


Getting a jumpstart on my Mother’s Day’s crafting, today I am showcasing a card I made using a few stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

The flower arrangement was stamped and cut from the Lawn Fawn “Fab Flowers” stamp and die set. This set is a layering stamp set which allows you to add shadows and dimension to each of the flower petals. I used my altenew ink pads in shades of pink, red and yellow to create the layered color effect on the flowers. Some of the flowers were popped up with 3M foam tape for added dimension.

The jar for this card comes from the popular Lawn Fawn “How You Bean” add on die set. I used my Copic markers in BG10 and BG70 to add the look of water to the jar.

The sentiment comes from the Happy, Happy, Happy stamps and die set and was stamped in Versamark Black Onxy ink. I used the Fancy Folded Banner die set for the Mother’s Day portion of the sentiment and popped it up on foam tape. The polk-a-dot pattern paper comes from the Doodlebug “Love Notes” 6×6 paper pad.

I simply adore this card. I love the color combination and all its dimension. Thanks for joining me today for this quick project share. Until next time… Happy Crafting!