Old-Timey Birthday Card

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I’ve recently been trying to add more masculine birthday cards to my  collection.  The Tough Guy stamp set from Avery Elle just makes me smile with it’s vintage style.

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Clean and Simple was the way I wanted to go with this card, so I started off with a “grounding spot” for my weightlifter.  I actually used the Enclosed: Sun die set from Papertrey Ink.  The card below was one I did awhile back and I’m borrowing the design from it as well.  I love how you can get two different looks from the same product!

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Lately, I’ve been loving when people add little touches of white gel pen to their coloring.  You see this a lot on Lawn Fawn projects and it really makes the images come to life.  I want to try and do this more, so after coloring in the weightlifter with Copics, I added two small lines on either end of the weight just for some shine.  I’ll admit, I held my breath a little so I wouldn’t make a mistake but I think it turned out o.k. :).

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I don’t always purchase the matching dies with my stamps since my Cutter Bee’s usually do the trick for cutting things out.  In this case though,  I was glad I got the die because it cuts out all the inside parts that are really hard to get with the scissors.

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I stamped a small shadow with some grey ink underneath the weightlifter’s feet so he would have something to “stand” on.  This is from an older stamp set from Paper Smooches called Vogue Abode which, unfortunately,  I could not find a link for.  A grey marker line would work well for this too.

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This card was so easy and fun to put together, I made two!  Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the products I used listed below.

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New Baby

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I’m having fun over at the Think Crafts blog with this cute little critter set from Avery Elle.   Felt adds a softness and texture that’s perfect for baby cards!  Head over to the blog for all the details.

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Ranger Letter It Stamp Set – Baby –…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Set 36…
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No Frills Foiled Gift Cards

IMG_2557Looking to spruce up that gift card envelope?  I’m over at the ThinkCrafts blog today with a super easy gift card holder idea.  It includes foil accents and it’s so fun to make!  Head over to the blog for all the details.

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Sizzix Dies Tim Holtz Thinlits Gift…
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Carta Bella 6 x 6 in. Paper Pad…
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Doodlebug 6 x 6 in. Paper Pad Swiss…
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Glue Dots Roll Mini 3/16 in. 300 pc.
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EK Cutter Bee Scissors 5 in.
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Birthday Place Cards

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Place cards always make a table more fun!  I’m over at the Think Crafts Blog today with a sparkly project perfect for your next party table.  I used a fun heat embossing technique with these cute cupcake dies from Sizzix.  Head over to the post for more details.

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Avery Elle Clear Stamp Modern…
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Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
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Quick Greetings

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Having extra greetings on hand for those last minute occasions is always a good idea.  You never know when a friend or co-worker might need a little pick-me up or a happy note of congratulations.

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I’m making some clean, simple and quick cards over on the Think Crafts blog at CreateForLess today.  See how these cute cards came together using a stamp and die combo from Avery Elle.

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Avery Elle Die Elle-Ments Simply Said…
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Avery Elle Clear Stamp Simply Said You
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
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Accenting Dry Embossed Images

Pumpkin spice is in the air and I have a coffee card project over at the Think Crafts blog that you’ll want to try…….

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Sizzix Impresslits Emboss Folder Lindsey Serata Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte

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Avery Elle Paper Pad 6 in. x 6 in. Printed Collection Everyday

avery elle paper: Avery Elle Paper Pad 6 in. x 6 in.  Printed Collection Everyday

Same Stamp, New Season

Think floral stamps are just for the hot and sunny seasons?  I’m stretching my stamps over at the Think Crafts blog today.  I’ll be taking one of my favorite floral stamps from summer to fall with a fun coloring technique.  Head on over and take a look……

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Avery Elle Floral Bouquet Stamp Set

Avery Elle Floral Bouquet Die-Elle-Ments

Ranger Letter-It Stamp Set-Thanks

DCWV Burlap Stack 6×6 pad

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder