When did words like 'dapper' go out of style? I'm glad to see it used in the Truly Tailored stamp set. And while I didn't use the Tailored Tag Punch from the bundle, I did make a tag! How fun to have a gift tag that matches the card. Pretty spiffy!
I love a bundle with punches! They're so quick and easy to use. No getting out your Big Shot; no time spent searching for framelits. Just stamp, punch, and you're good to go. Bundles with punches often have a lower price point, too, them great for those of us watching our crafting budget.
May's Sweet & Simple Class (May 6th) features the Truly Tailored Bundle. We're going to make 4 masculine cards that are sure to appeal to even the most discerning of gentleman. (Please note: this is on the FIRST Sunday, not second Sunday due to Mother's Day).
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 1 7/8" x 5", punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paer, 1 3/4" x 5"punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 3: Tranquil Tide, Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 4: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stitched Circle Framelit
Talk about dazzling! Did anyone else start singing that 80's classic, The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades when they saw this? Maybe there should be a warning on the envelope: Contents BRIGHT! Open at your own risk!
I'm still patiently - or maybe impatiently - waiting for my new products to arrive. I really thought they'd be here yesterday. But in the meantime, the extra time waiting for UPS means I'm rediscovering stamp sets that I haven't used in a while, like Pocketful of Sunshine. I don't think I've used this since last May!
The Pocketful of Sunshine is just one of this spring's retiring bundles that are carrying over separately. What does that mean? Right now, bundles save you 10% off the catalog price. But starting in June, the following bundles will be split apart, with no additional savings.
Here's the list of the current bundles which will be split apart in June. Order now to save 10%. Remember to use April's Host Code V6CH6PKM. All orders of $50 or more will receive 1 FREE Sale-a-Bration item of their choice from my collection.
Base: Lemon Lime Twist, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored
at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Perfect Days Memories and More card, 5" x 3 3/4".
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 4: Perfect Days Memories and More card, 3" x 4"
Layer 5: Lemon Lime Twist
Does anyone else struggle with cards for guys? I tell myself to be conservative with embellishments, but oh it's so hard not to add a bow or glimmer dots somewhere. I guess that's why I like the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. It adds just enough design without needing a whole lot of extra stuff to jazz it up.
Speaking of bow ties...the Lad used to love to wear ties and sweater vests when he was very young. Oh...he'd go to kindergarten and first grade all decked out in a little dragon tie. He was super adorable.
I did have fun with this week's CASE-ing Challenge. Using designer series paper as your focal point, really makes quick, Sweet & Simple cards, that don't require a lot of extra work. Truly...this came together from start to finish in 10 minutes or less.
Why don't you give this week's challenge a try? Create a card based on this week's sketch and post it on our CASE-ing Challenge Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you create!
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper,
5" x 1 3/4"
Layer 4: Night of Navy, Tailored Tag Punch, cut in half lengthwise
Layer 5: Crumb Cake, Tailored Tag Punch
It was spring cleaning weekend in the studio and boy did it need it! It really was a disaster zone; I couldn't stand to be in it. Unfortunately, I was so exhausted after retreat that I didn't put things away properly when I got home. The Montessori teacher in me should know better! Then...I had a club to prep, swaps for OnStage, and a class and team meeting to attend to. This was the first weekend in a long time that I didn't have anything scheduled or planned. So, my studio got the full attention it deserved. It feels so much better; I actually made 3 cards last night rather quickly because it was clean and everything was exactly where it needed to be.
In addition to cleaning, I also pulled ALL retiring product off my shelves. That was a BIG chore, too. And while I'm sad to see most of it go, I am excited for what's coming next! My UPS man should be bringing me my box of pre-order goodies today or tomorrow. I can't wait to show you what's inside!
The worst part of clearing all the retiring products of my shelves is the paper. Oh, how I love pretty paper. I just had to give this Delightful Daisy pattern one last go. It is almost ALL GONE! Better get some before it's too late.
Base: Whisper White Thick Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Calypso Coral, 2 1/8" x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, 2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 3: Whisper White Card Stock
Good Morning! And Happy Crafty Saturday! I'm so glad you could join me today. Whether you watch on the Facebook Live broadcast this morning, or are just checking out the blog, I'm so glad you're here!
Today, I grabbed the pack of Petal Passion Memories and More cards that I've been 'saving' for that just right occasion. It's been on the top of my crafting 'to do list' for months and I suddenly realized...it's RETIRING!!! OH NO!!! Time to use it up before it's too late.
The Memories and More Card Packs are perfect for making Sweet & Simple cards in no time at all. All you need are a few card bases and a few measurements. Are you ready? Let's get crafty!
Today, I'm just going to give you basic card measurements so you can Pin them or save them so you can refer to them later. Happy Stamping!
The larger 6" x 4" Memories and More cards need to be cut down to 5" x 3 3/4". Don't be afraid to cut some of the design off! It's really ok and you'll be glad you did.
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to register for this Month's Card Club. Don't miss out on these beautiful spring cards, featuring the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle. Come craft with me in my studio, or get your crafting kit delivered right to your door. Email me by April 15 to register. #CraftWhenYouWant
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