Tuesday, March 31, 2015

S... is for Snail

Greetings! It's time for your weekly dose of "manly" card inspiration at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week we want you to feature something on your card that starts with the letter "S". For my card, S.... is for Snail. When I was trying to figure out what to use I remembered that Peppercus Design features several adorable snails and I found the perfect freebie (and it came pre-colored). The design for my card is from this weeks sketch at Sweet Sketch Saturday. It was easy to pick colors that matched the image and all the papers used came from my scrap bin. For the sentiment I decided this little snail had to be thinking "Woohoo" as he road his skateboard with a fire blazing jet-pack.  The sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities and was stamped using Memento Black ink. That's it!

I'm also linking this Snail Card to the following challenges:
Now, what will your "S" stand for? Snake, Stars, Scooters, Sasquatch.....so many ideas!!! Click here to see what the Cardz 4 Guyz design team created using the letter "S". We would love for you to play along. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Classic Chevy Father's Day Card

So Sorry my posting for Cardz 4 Guyz is late!!! Yesterday I woke up not feeling very well, but of course I went to work. By 2 o'clock I had to go home and I've spent the last 24 hours in bed. I'm feeling a little better, so I'm hoping the worst is over.

This Classic Chevy Father's Day Card was made using this weeks Transport theme at Cardz 4 Guyz. The design is pretty simple! I used a black cardstock base and topped it with a slightly smaller piece of blue distressed dots paper by Bo Bunny. Then I added a 1.5" strip of scrap paper and adhered a piece of charcoal glitter tape to the center. Next, I positioned the sentiment by Hero Arts and stamped using Memento Black ink. Using the Stampin' Up! banner punch, I punched five banners from scrap paper. Then I adhered the banners flush to the center paper strip. The Classic Chevy image is pre-colored by Doodle Pantry. Once the image was printed, I trimmed it and matted it to black cardstock and then adhered to the card with dimensionals.

We would love for you to join us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Daisy Love Birthday Card

Hello! A few days ago 4 Crafty Chicks posted an inspiration photo and I knew I had to play along. It took me several days to find the time, but today I finally created this Daisy Love Birthday Card. I used this weeks sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and I'm playing along at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge to use Spring Blooms.

The card size is 5.25" square. The Daisy Love focal image by Penny Black is large and didn't allow for the oval shape in the sketch, so I rounded the corners with my corner rounder. I colored the image with Copic markers.  The patterned papers are from American Crafts Spring paper stack from 2013. I used the Petite Petals stamp set by Stampin' Up! for the corner floral detail and the sentiment is from the retired Simply Sketched hostess stamp set. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Casual Masculine Card

It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week the theme is to create and masculine CAS card. For me, clean and simple is more challenging because I love layers and patterned paper!!! So, for my Casual Masculine Card I focused on the sentiment. It was one I purchased recently and it's by Momenta. My brother recently obtained a new job and his journey from college graduation to this new position was no straight line. I added the arrow to symbolize "it's all up from here." To add subtle detail, I cut the white cardstock with Deckle scissors by Fiskars. The final addition was adhering the chevron patterned paper. That's it!

Click here to see more inspiration from the design team at Cardz 4 Guyz. We hope you will join us! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bloom for You Hello Card

Hello! I hope you're having a lovely day. My hubby has been outside cleaning the garage, so I decided clean up my craft room. No matter how good my intentions were, I quickly got distracted and sat down to make this Bloom for You Hello Card.  It all started with finding this already stamped and punched Bloom for You flower on my desk. It had been buried under a stack of cut paper and cardstock. I decided to make a casual card to play along at The Paper Players Clean and Simple Floral challenge.

To keep things simple, I started with a Smoky Slate card base and then cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 4" x 5.5" and adhered to card. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock slightly smaller in width and stamped the leaves (Kinda Eclectic) in Pear Pizzazz ink. To create the center focal strip I cut a piece of patterned paper from the I am Me dsp and then embossed a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock with the Zig Zag embossing folder. The next step was adhering the layered strip to the white cardstock. Then I stamped Hello (masking the word Fall) from the Truly Grateful stamp set using Basic Gray ink. I used dimensionals to adhere the flower (it was stamped with Strawberry Slush ink) and added the center details. The last step was adhering the embosslit butterfly. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lucky Lamb Card

Last week I found this adorable Lucky Lamb image by Doodle Pantry. Since my family raises sheep, I knew I had to buy this image. The papers and sentiment are digital and come with the set. I added a scalloped die cut, some twine and a little yellow butterfly with pearls. That's it! Doesn't the lamb look sweet sitting in a field of clover? Now all that's left is to get this Lucky Lamb Card in the mail. Thanks for stopping by!

My Lucky Lamb Card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Petal Potpourri Easter Card

Good evening! You may already know that color challenges are a favorite of mine. When I saw the color challenge at The Paper Players this week, I decided to make another floral Easter card. Using the Petal Potpourri stamp set and coordinating punch made creating the focal flower pretty easy. The leaves are from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes for the Easter sentiment. The Whisper White cardstock was embossed using the Spring Flowers embossing folder. When choosing the patterned papers, polka dots seemed the natural choice and I added three banners of Crumb Cake paper from the Fresh Prints paper stack. The final touch was adding the butterfly and pearl accents. If you're thinking you've seen this layout before, well you have. Click here to see my original card from last July. I love seeing the same layout with different colors. Thanks for stopping by!

My Petal Potpourri Easter Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Birdie Batter Up! Card

Hello! It's Tuesday again, and that means it's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week the theme is Hobbies/Pastimes. I really wanted to make a camping card but couldn't find an image I wanted to use. So, I went with one of America's favorite pastimes...Baseball.

The digital image used is by Doodle Pantry called Baseball Birdie. I used the pre-colored version of the image and coordinated my papers from my scrap bin. To add detail I added some denim colored twine from the Twinery and three candy dots by Stampin' Up! That's it!

We would love for you to share your masculine creation with us this week. Click here to see more inspiration from the Cardz 4 Guyz design team. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

My Birdie Batter Up! Card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Floral Easter Card

Are you counting the days until Spring? It will be here shortly and I can already see the green poking through the ground for my Daffodils. I love Spring flowers and the colors in this Floral Easter Card are some of my favorites.

To create this card I used all supplies by Stampin' Up!. I started with a base of Mossy Meadow cardstock and topped it with floral patterned paper from the All Abloom paper stack. Then I created the center panel for my focal images. I stamped the retired Ears for You stamp using Blushing Bride ink and then fussy-cut the bunnies. The flower was stamped in Strawberry Slush and punched with the Pansy punch. I used the Bird Builder punch for the green leaves and the Boho Blossom punch for the yellow flower center. The butterfly stamp is from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and was stamped using Daffodil Delight ink and punched with the Itty Bitty Butterfly punch. I debated about using a sentiment and finally decided to use the Teeny Tiny Wishes Happy Easter sentiment. The sentiment was punched using the Word Window punch and then layered onto the Modern Label punch. To add the finishing touches, I added three small pearls to each butterfly and a Old Olive candy dot to the flower center. It turned out pretty busy but it definitely feels like Spring.

This Floral Easter Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pirate Sailing Ship Card

Sailing is the theme this week at Cardz 4 Guyz. Instead of using the sporting version of sailing, I decided to spice things up a bit and use a Pirate Sailing Ship. To create my card I used a digital image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry called Piratey Ship. The background papers are from the retired Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp by Stampin' Up! and the gray digital paper is from Doodle Pantry. To add some detail I used my scalloped circle Spellbinders die and added two red candy dots to accent the sentiment. That's it, a simple masculine card.

Click here to view more inspiration from the design team. We would love for you to join us this week! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

My Pirate Sailing Ship Card is entered into the following challenges:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Geometrical Hooray Card

Hello! It's getting late but I took an early evening nap and then felt like making a card. I found three challenges to combine to create this Geometrical Hooray Card. The challenges are:
This was one time when I wish I had a Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! It would have helped line up the triangles more evenly, so it's going on the wish list. I made this card for my teenage niece who recently had a nice accomplishment. I wanted to use only one stamp set to keep things simple. The Hooray sentiment was the inspiration to use the Geometrical set. I masked a portion of the sentiment off and then heat embossed the Hooray using Tempting Turquoise embossing powder. The rest is pretty self explanatory. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day/night!