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.


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!



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. :).


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.


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.


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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Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Triple-Layered Word Die Cuts

Father’s Day is coming up soon and Kat has some great options for masculine cards in the shop including the new Happy Father’s Day word die.  I love that this die is all one piece so you can easily pop it on the front of a card with some embellishments and have a quick and easy handmade greeting.  Today, I did a little bit of layering with this die and I really like the way it turned out.

To start, I die cut the word die into some black card stock and trimmed the panel at an angle.  I adhered a piece of white card stock behind the panel so my next die layer would have a shadow and a place to adhere.


Next, I adhered another layer of the Father’s Day die in black using my Zig 2-Way glue pen.  I offset it a bit to create the shadow with the white.


I added yet another layer in white and offset that.


To complete the look, I popped back in the little piece of black that was cut out when I first die cut the panel.  The Crystal Katana is helpful when working with these tiny parts.


I kept it simple by dry embossing a kraft colored card and adhering the entire word panel to the bottom corner with foam tape.


Here’s a close-up of the “triple-layering”.  I added some Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal drops around the sentiment for a little bit of simple embellishment.

KS Fathers day 2

KS Fathers day 3

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to head over the the Kat Scrappiness shop to see all that’s new for the month of June.  Feel free to use my coupon code: heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.


Happy Father’s Day word die

Zig 2-Way glue pen

Midnight Blue Nuvo Crystal drops

Crystal Katana


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Happy Birthday Mr. Fix It!

I love tools that have fun colors!  Today’s card is clean and simple using the new Dad’s Tools layering stamp set along with some Lawn Fawn inks.  Perfect for upcoming Father’s Day or your favorite guy’s birthday.

I knew I wanted to do some kind of grid with the screwdriver stamp, so I arranged the different screwdrivers around the sentiments I wanted to use.  The front of the stamp package is perfect for this because everything stays put as you’re arranging.


This is a peek at all the inks I used.  I only used 2 layers to stamp the handle this time.  For the bottom of the screwdriver, I used the 2 gray inks at the end.  I double stamped the Manatee ink to get a darker color for my 2nd layer.


A stamp platform is always handy for this type of precision stamping.


After getting all my images stamped onto my white panel, I arranged it at an angle with some repositionable tape on to the front of a blue notecard covered in patterned paper.  I trimmed off the excess with my scissors and popped the panel up with foam tape.


I added some Blue Steel sequins using mini glue dots and Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

hb mr fix 3

hb mr fix 2

Thanks so much for joining me today.  All supplies I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop are listed below.


Dad’s Tools layering stamp set

Lawn Fawn–Moonstone, Blue Jay, Carrot, Sunflower, Peachy Keen, Lobster, Hippo, Manatee

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Blue Steel sequins

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Mini Glue Dotz


Cut Cardstock Design Team Project: Let the Good Times Roll


Retro graphics on cards bring a fun and carefree feel that I love.  I think they work really well for masculine cards too, so for today’s card, which I also featured over on the CutCardstock blog, I brought in some fun retro-style stamps and dies  to pair with  CutCardstock’s Basis Cardstock.

Since the stamp I’m using, features a man driving, I used a wavy die to kind of mimic the look of movement and give a fun, retro feel.


I used some Cougar White Super Smooth 100# card stock for my card base and placed the waves across the front overlapping each other.  I cut the waves out using Basic Cardstock in Teal and Blue.


I used a circle die to cut out my stamped image and place it along the middle of the waves with foam tape.  I did this with the sentiment also.


I added some stars die cut from Basis Light Yellow and popped them up on foam tape around the circles.

retro 4

retro 2

retro 3

Fun, old-timey style for the guy in your life.  Thanks for joining me today!


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