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
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
We drove to the North Carolina mountains to celebrate Easter and belated birthday with the Lad yesterday. It's a 3 hour drive (or 2 1/2 the way my father drives!) and it's amazing to see the difference in seasons. Spring is awakening here...the hyacinths are finished and the daffodils are on their last legs. What tulips the deer haven't eaten are opening up to show their pretty colors and a nest of birds has taken up residence in the rain gutter just above my front door steps. And everything is beginning to be covered in that fine, gritty green pollen.
In the mountains, it's still winter. There isn't much color yet, except for grays and browns. No birds were chirping, and while it was a warm 50F for them, it was 20 degrees colder up there than it was down in the Piedmont foothills where we live. Strange, it wasn't so apparent driving up the mountains, as it was coming back down. It was like we were driving back into a technicolor world.
So...today's cards are FULL of color! Sweet & Simple...it's simply some gorgeous Sweet & Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper with a simple stamped sentiment. Thank you...thank you for reading...thank you for your support...and thank you, for just being you!
Base: Whisper White Thick, 4 1/4" x 11," scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Berry Burst, 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Sweet & Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, 4 1/2" x 3 5/8"
Layer 3: Berry Burst 3 3/4" x 1/2"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3 1/2" x 3/8", punched with Banner Triple Punch
I'm getting ready to make my swaps for the Atlanta OnStage convention next weekend. I'm taking part in two organized swaps: one for my team, and one for the Creating Success training group. Then, the day after OnStage is my Stamping Bee Team Meeting, with even more swapping! Thank goodness the Beautiful Bouquet has so much to choose from! I wonder if I can make all 3 swaps from this set?
Speaking of Beautiful Bouquets...it just so happens that theBeautiful Bouquet Bundle is the pick for April's Card Club. It's perfect for Mother's Day, Weddings, or just because.
My monthly card club is a monthly subscription that you can cancel at ANYTIME. After 6 months, you may choose $25.00 of any product for FREE, including hostess sets! Created with you in mind, it's simple, inexpensive, and easy! Simple email me to join Card Club today!
For only $27, your monthly kit includes 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) that are pre-cut and ready for you to make. Also included will be:
If you are local, I will have two options to attend at my studio for an in-person class, and the opportunity to use my stamps and ink.
Or Craft When You Want by having your kit delivered right to your door. Email me to begin receiving your monthly kit by mail. (with an additional $8 priority shipping)
Base: Whisper White Thick, 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: Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Berry Burst Scalloped Circle Framelit
Layer 4: Whisper White Stitched Shape Circle
Layer 5: Lemon Lime Twist, 1/2" x 3 3/4", punched with Banner Triple Punch
*I saw a similar design on Pinterest and just had to CASE it. But I can't remember who's design it was. If it's yours, please let me know so I can give you credit!
I'll show you how to make a darling Easter Basket for place settings or small treats, tomorrow on Facebook Saturday. Join me, at 9 am on my Facebook Page.
Sweet & Simple Card Class: Sunday 4/8 @ 2 pm.
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