There are lots of cards with beautiful flower images, soft colours, and feminine touches. They are lovely, but sometimes you need a card that has a definite masculine tone to it. I know there are a lot of people that struggle to make this type of card, so today I offer some masculine inspiration in my masculine moment.
We are getting to the time of year where we need to be thinking about Christmas gifts, and packaging for them. Some people can be difficult to buy for, and if you want that perfect gift, we all know a gift card fits every size!!
When you open the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalogue, the first suite you find is the Toile Tidings Suite. A beautiful cardinal stamp, traditional Christmas red and green, and some pretty ribbon and other embellishments. Everything in this suite shouts Christmas loud and clear.
Do you ever hear a favourite tune on the radio and just start dancing to it in your living room? I think that is fairly common, I know I certainly do it. It is the perfect opportunity to hear great music, and dance like no one is watching. My card today reminds me of the fun and carefree moments created by that, not to mention it is good exercise!!!
The Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge is to create a project with our favourite holiday product. Are the kidding? Just one?? There are so many beautiful products in the Holiday Catalogue , so many fun products, easy and creative kits, and so much more, you can’t pick just one favourite. I did pick one of my favourites for my cards today though, and it is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful ones. My cards feature the Feels Like Frost Specialty 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.
How many things in life are made better by sharing them with someone, or doing things together? Lots and lots and lots!! Stamping is one of the first things that comes to mind. I love stamping, and spending time in my craft studio, but stamping with friends is the best. We did just that on Saturday at my Stamp-a-Stack. You can see pictures of some of the fun on my Facebook page, Great Stamping With Connie.
For today, I have a card that reflects that same sentiment.
If you are making a birthday card and you want the recipient to have a REALLY happy birthday, what do you do? Well, I used a lot of happy!
This month’s Paper Pumpkin is called Winter Woods, and it makes 10 lovely cards. A snowy winter scene complete with frosty trees, and cardinals. It is a complete kit, giving you everything you need to make these beautiful cards.
I spent time in my craft studio playing with Seaside Spray card stock and making some Christmas cards. I love the new In Colour Seaside Spray, and it is perfect for Christmas. The frosty blue colour mixed with a regal colour like Night of Navy makes a striking card to share with friends or family.
We all know it will happen, and it is the circle of life, but losing a pet is difficult. Our four legged friends are an integral part of our family, with their often quirky antics and loving ways. Recently a friend of mine lost her cat Scruffy. I can’t change that, but I can send her a card to let her know I’m sorry for her loss and I’m thinking of her.
They may not be the type of cards we enjoy making most, but sympathy cards are necessary, and can make a big difference to someone who has lost a loved one. Hand made sympathy cards let your love and caring pour through the card, to the recipient.
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I belong to a group of demonstrators that have a weekly business chat. The woman that facilitates these chats is fantastic. She has been a demonstrator for many years and has lots of great experience and ideas. She openly shares these with us, along with research she has done on each topic.
Recently she lost her son, a devasting but very real life event. I wanted to make a sympathy card for her. Something simple that would let her know that at a terrible time there were people that wanted to support her.
If you follow my blog, you know that I am in love with the new In Colour Grapefruit Grove. It is showing up in a lot of my cards these days!! I love how it easily coordinates with so many other colours in our collections, and how bright and cheery it is. Today I have used it with Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz for my card.
If you love today's card, you need to act quick! I have used some items that are only available while supplies last, and only until the end of May. One of those items is the Peek-a-Boo Peach card stock. I really like this soft summery colour and will miss it when it retires.
The Global Design Project this week is a colour challenge, and they are bright colours that make me think of flowers. I decided that in addition the Global Design Project Challenge, I would also challenge myself to use only these 3 colours, and not even add in a neutral.