A CAS Masculine Birthday Card

I was intrigued by LeAnne’s challenge over at The Paper Players this week:

This sounded hard to me — not because it’s CAS, but because it’s masculine.  The only thing harder would be lots of layers and masculine.  Whenever I need to make a masculine card, I default to CAS.

Masculine Star Birthday


I went with a guy-friendly color palette — orange, blue, and gray.  And I forced myself to not use any ribbon nor buttons.  But I still added some fun embellishments with the candy dots and cute clips.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Off the Grid, Simply Stars, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Brights DSP stack, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots, Hung Up Cute Clips, Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape

Hexagon Thoughts

Hexagon Thoughts


I’ve had so little time to stamp lately, and I’ve missed it terribly.  So I carved out 30 minutes yesterday morning, and decided to create just for fun.  I tell you, this hobby is like therapy for me.  I felt so much better after doing it.

Enjoy your Saturday!  I have piles of laundry to get through, a nine-year old birthday party to attend, and shopping to do.  Busy day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Six-Sided Sampler, Off the Grid, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, In Color Dahlias, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Hello to You

Grid HelloI thought I’d try to achieve a grunge-style look with this card.  Notice all of the straight lines?  Ha — I just can’t quite give them up!  So here’s a modified grunge-look for one who likes a clean style.  🙂  I really don’t think the words “grunge” and “clean” go together — oh, well!

After I stamped the grid image, I sprayed some Melon Mambo ink mixed with rubbing alcohol using one of the Stampin’ Spritzers.  All in all, this was a pretty quick and easy card.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Off the Grid, Hello to You (My Paper Pumpkin)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Island Indigo
Embellishments:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack