Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Cards: Sunburst Card Tutorial

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Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

This week I’ve been showing off the Going Global stamp set paired with Going Places designer paper in a card set.  How have you liked the cards?  Nice and manly right?!?   I have shown off these cards so far: Blue & Green Banner card and Night Sky card, Mini Banners.

Today, you’ll learn the Sunburst Technique with this brightly colored, map inspired Best Dad card.  If a “best dad” card, isn’t for you, swap out the saying for a Happy Birthday and enjoy gifting this card.  You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #4  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

While today’s card took a little more figuring out, I took all of the hard work out of it for you.  You need to pick a few different patterns from the Going Places 6″x 6″ paper stack and cut 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ strip of a few prints (cut them the entire 6″ length).  Make sure the patterns are varied so that you get contrast on the card.

  1. Cut the card base of Very Vanilla to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut each of the 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ strips into half diagonally, so that you have long, skinny triangles.
  3. Stamp the globe in Mossy Meadow as well as the sentiment on scrap Vanilla card stock.  The Globe will be punched out with the 2″ circle punch. Cut a 1/2″ strip to stamp the Best Dad and flag the end.
  4. Cut a 2 1/2″ square of Sahara Sand and cut in half diagonally.
  5. Place the diagonal Going Places designer paper strips with the tip being in the bottom left corner, in a pattern. (See template below for which sizes go where).  There will be extra hanging over the ends.  Make sure the card is fully covered (the pieces may overlap slightly in the bottom corner).
  6. Once you have positioned them, adhere with Snail tape runner.
  7. Cut the excess paper from the card base on all sides.
  8. Adhere the Sahara Sand triangle with adhesive. Adhere the Globe and Sentiment with dimensionals.
  9. Stamp the inside with a sentiment.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Stampin Up Sunburst Template

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is Monday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card & the Starry Night card, as well as the Mini Banner card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Places: Masculine Birthday Cards

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

How have you been liking the Going Global cards so far? I have shown off two cards so far: Blue & Green Banner card and Night Sky card. Today I am going to show of an understated card with little banners that really showcase the Designer Series paper in bits.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #3  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Today’s car is so simple to make.  You’ll want to cut out a few 1″ strips of the different patterns from the Going Places 6″x 6″ paper stack and punch out nine banners with the Banner Punch.  Make sure the patterns are varied so that you get contrast on the card.

  1. Cut the card base of Very Vanilla to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut a panel of Sahara Sand card stock to 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and a piece of Vanilla to 3 1/4″ x 4″. Adhere the Vanilla piece to the Sahara Sand card stock.
  3. Adhere the mini banners to the front of the cards with dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the sentiment “I’m lost without you” in Lost Lagoon ink to the bottom middle of the card.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

 

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is Monday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card & the Starry Night card shown yesterday.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Global: Masculine Birthday Card Set

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Yesterday I talked about the Going Places Designer Series paper stack, a 6×6 stack of patterned prints that have a travel theme.  I showed off the first of five cards, the Blue Green Banner Card and today I’ll show you the stars.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #2  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Now I just love this card.  I think it may be my favorite in the card set because the Black sky with stars combined with the Crushed Curry sentiment just pops.  Add a little bit of gold cording behind the stars and this card a perfect.  It’s sweet and manly all in one.

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Love Between

It’s a simple Very Vanilla base with the starry Stampin’ Up! Going Places Designer Series Paper cut to 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″.  Another scrap of DSP is cut into a banner and a 2″ circle of Crushed Curry is stamped with “Love knows no distance”.

The gold cording is secured to the card with dimensionals.  The banner is also on dimensionals, as well as the yellow circle.

Do you love it or what?  I can’t wait to show you the other cards in the coming days.
In case you missed it, here is yesterday’s Blue & Green Dad’s Day card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Going Places: Masculine Birthday Card Set

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

If you have browsed through the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog at all you probably noticed a world map, travel, space adventure stamp set and coordinating patterned paper. It jumped out at me and I though, I love this, but what am I going to do with it??!  It is perfect for masculine cards, but a lot of time I stall when it comes to creativity for manly cards.  What do I do when I’m stalled out- go to Pinterest and look at card layouts.  {Tip: I don’t look at card samples because that will shape what I come up with, and sometimes I just want it to look really original}.  So I picked a few of my favorite card layouts and started cutting paper.

You’ll want to grab Going Global, Going Places & a paper trimmer for this card set.  Here’s a peek at the entire set & then I’ll show you today’s card #1  of the set.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

A quick note about today’s card- I added the “world’s best dad” sentiment, but you can definitely add a quick happy birthday instead without having to make any other modifications to the card.  Who says you can’t say best dad for a guy’s birthday anyways? You can totally give them a Best Dad birthday card- it’s like two compliments all in one card.

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com

By now you can see that the cards have bright colors that are marbled and patterned really well.  I know you are going to love making these cards and your recipient will really enjoy getting such a thoughtful card.  Plus, we can all use a set of manly cards, right?!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Supply List

Going Places, Going Global Masculine Card Set from StampinFool.com
Directions:
  1. Cut Very Vanilla card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of blue and green marbled Going Places DSP to 3″ x 4 1/2″.  Cut a banner into the bottom.  Slightly curl the bottom of the banner.
  3. Cut three small pieces of gold cording (about 1″ long each).
  4. Staple gold cording to the top of the banner. Adhere banner to Very Vanilla card front using Snail tape runner.
  5. Cut a small 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Vanilla and stamp “Worlds Best Dad” from Going Global stamp set, in Lost Lagoon ink. Cut a small banner on the right end of the strip.
  6. Adhere the small banner to the top front of the card using 2 dimensionals.
  7. Stamp a greeting on the inside of your card & outside of then envelope.
  8. Gift it away!

That was quick and easy right?  I love how simple the card is, but it has a real WOW because of that amazing Going Places patterned paper.

Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes: Handmade Birthday Cards

Hello, hello.  Firstly, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  But for me, today is birth-day.  As in Birthday Card making day.  I have 3 awesomely adorable card for you, complete with directions and a supply list.  And even better, the three cards all use the same supplies, so you won’t have to buy the whole kitchen sink to make a set of beautiful birthday cards.

You can check out the tutorials for the other two cards here- Mint colored polaroid inspired balloon birthday card (the far left in the photo below) & the Pink, Yellow & Gold Fringe Cake Card.  And today I will give you the details for the Blue Cupcake Birthday Card (right hand back).

Quick and Easy Birthday Card Set from StampinFool.com using Party Wishes and It's My Party DSP

Day 3:  While this card is really easy to make- quick cutting and stamping, the card is mounted on an Island Indigo base and the light blue Soft sky portion is the part that actually opens.  It gives it a little extra flair. Plus, those cupcake punches are too sweet. Let’s get crafting.

It's My Party and Party Wishes birthday balloon card from StampinFool.com

Instructions:

  1. Cut Island Indigo card stock base to 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Soft Sky card stock to 5 1/4″ x 8″.  Score at 4″ and fold. Adhere to Island Indigo card base.
  3. Cut It’s My Party Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4″ x 4″ and adhere to card front towards the bottom, leaving a 1/4″ border.  Cut White Card stock to 3 3/4″ x 2″.  Layer over DSP towards the top of the card.
  4. Stamp Happy Birthday and Candles and Crushed Curry ink on White card stock.
  5. Cut one strip of 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ Melon Mambo Card stock (leftover from previous mambo card) and adhere across the seam of the Party patterned paper and white card stock.
  6. Stamp 3 cupcakes in Mint Macaron ink on a scrap piece of White card stock.  Punch out with birthday trio cupcake punch.
  7. Adhere cupcakes with a dimensional on the back of each cupcake.
  8. Cut a piece of 15″ Melon Twine and tie around card.
  9. Stamp a greeting in the inside of the card with Crushed Curry ink.

Here’s the supply list:

Quick and Easy Birthday Cards

Two days ago I shared a snapshot of a fun Birthday Card set as well as the directions for this adorable Mint colored polaroid inspired balloon birthday card (the far left in the photo below).  As promised, I will be giving directions for all three cards in the set so that you can recreate them with ease.

Here’s the birthday card set I am showcasing this week.  I’ll give instructions for a new card each day.

Quick and Easy Birthday Card Set from StampinFool.com using Party Wishes and It's My Party DSP

Day 2:  I am excited to show you today’s Melon Mambo (bright pink) card.  It has sweet little details, like fringe, that will just make you squeal. You know the person receiving this card will just love it.  It’s the perfect card to hand deliver so that you can enjoy the look on the recipients face when they see the bright cheer that comes along with this baby and you feel joy from making such a special handmade gift.

It's My Party and Party Wishes birthday balloon card from StampinFool.com

Instructions:

  1. Cut Melon Mambo to 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score and fold at 4 1/2″.  The front will be the shorter side.
  2. Using the paper trimmer, cut 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ of Crushed Curry Cotton Filter Paper from the Cherry on Top set.  Use the fringe scissors to cut the edge. Adhere the fringe to the bottom of the card with liquid glue, lining it up with the bottom of the card base so that it is just slightly smaller than the back.
  3. Cut one piece of Whisper White card stock to 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.  Use corner Trio Punch to decorate the top two corners. Adhere the White piece to the Melon background.
  4. Stamp the cake in Mint Macaron in the center, just above the bottom.
  5. Stamp the Happy Birthday in Melon Mambo over the cake.  Stamp cupcakes in Crushed Curry around the Birthday greeting.
  6. Staple (on both ends)  a 6″ piece of Gold Glitter ribbon to the front of the card.
  7. Pull a few sequins off of the gold Sequin Trim & adhere them to the card with the fine tip glue pen.
  8. Stamp a greeting in the inside of the card with Melon Mambo ink.

What do you think?  I know the person you make this card for will feel special!

Here’s the supply list:

Quick and Easy Birthday Card Set

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I am horrible about birthdays.  Like forget them until the day after and the card hasn’t gone out and it’s already next year.  Yep, that’s me.  I try, I really do, but I just cannot manage to get the cards out the same month, much less before the birthday. So, my goal this year is to have a stash of pre-handmade cards to have ready to mail out, before the birthdays come and go.

Here’s what I am going to do:

  1. Make the cards.
  2. Have postage already on the envelopes.
  3. Check Facebook at the beginnig of the month to see who’s birthday is coming up. (Did you know you could do this?   It is a HUGE helpful reminder). Here’s how:  Log into Facebook >
    Go to Events > Calendar > hover over the photos on each day and write down the upcoming birthdays you need to send out cards for.

Here’s the birthday card set I will be showing off this week.  I’ll give instructions for a new card each day.

Quick and Easy Birthday Card Set from StampinFool.com using Party Wishes and It's My Party DSP

Here’s your first card: Mint Macaron with Melon Mambo pink accents.  I love the little square of birthday paper on the front. It reminds me of a polaroid photo frame with balloons in it.

Instructions:

  1. Cut Mint Macaron to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score and fold at 4 1/2″.
  2. Stamp balloon and strings in Mint Macaron.
  3. Cut It’s My Party DSP to 3″ x 3″. Cut Melon Mambo card stock to 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Adhere balloons to Melon Mambo.
  4. Stamp “Little something for you” in Momento Black.
  5. Tie Bakers Twine around Melon Mambo.
  6. Adhere to card from with dimensionals.
  7. Stamp Greeting on the inside of card.

Here’s the supply list:

Quick & Easy Reindeer Tags for All

Quick and Easy Reindeer Tags -- FREE TUTORIAL from StampinFool.com

It’s the end of November.  Christmas is coming.  Are you ready to shop till you drop, wrap a million presents, cook and clean for weeks on end, and then veg out for a few days after the rush?  I am certainly NOT looking forward to ALL that work!  Whew.  This year we are keeping it simple.  Quiet time with family, no mad dash shopping, and cooking a few manageable meals that will provide leftovers for days. We are lucky to be able to have down time this Holiday and not feel the rush.

So for those of you hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and more, I have an adorable quick and easy craft to make your Holiday handmade without the hassle.  These cuties can be made within a few minutes, and you can quickly assembly line a bunch of them for all of your needs.

In addition to making adorable tags, these Reindeer can be added to just about anything to decorate it up.  I call this #partystyling- making everything look like amazing party decor.  I’ll even give you a list of all the ways you can use these Reindeer Tags:

  • place cards
  • on paper napkin rings
  • water bottle labels
  • tags around the neck of bottles of wine
  • add them to neighbor gifts
  • treat bag toppers (cookies, candy, pretzels, reindeer food- oatmeal bags)
  • hot chocolate stirrer toppers
  • ornaments for all the kids to add to the tree in their favorite color
  • & so many more

Now that I have your creative juices flowing, I will show you how simple these guys are to make and give you a quick supply list.  You’re going to be blown away.  Enjoy!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Whisper White scrap paper
  • Early Espresso card stock
  • Crumb Cake ink & cardstock
  • Real Red ink
  • Holiday Greeting Stamp of your choice
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • 1 3/4″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Tree builder punch
  • Red Pompom trim
  • Gold cording
  • 1/16″ handheld punch
  • Project Life journaling pen
  • Dimensionals
  • Tombow liquid glue

Directions:

  1. Punch 2″ Circle from Crumb Cake cardstock.  Sponge edges with Crumb Cake ink.
  2. Punch two tree branches from builder punch in Early Espresso card stock.  Cut off half of tree trunk, leaving the branches.
  3. Punch two 1/2″ white circles from scrap paper.  Draw two ovals for the eyes with Project Life Journaling pens.
  4. Cut off one red Pompom from the pompom trim.  Adhere to the bottom center of the 2″ crumb cake circle with liquid glue.
  5. Adhere the eyes above the pompom nose with liquid glue.
  6. Punch 1/16″ circle at top for gold cording. Tie gold cording through the hole.
  7. Cut a dimensional into a third and adhere to the back of each tree punch. Adhere above the eyes, with the branches pointing slightly outwards.
  8. Stamp another scrap of white card stock with your greeting or To/From tag, punch with 1 3/4″ circle,  and adhere to back of tag with liquid glue.
  9. Give, Gift, & Enjoy!

ONLINE SALE TODAY

Today there is also an ongoing online Stamp Sale.  Framelits, Dies, stamps, markers and buttons are on sale, so head over to the Shop and check it out & get them while they last.

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Quick and Easy Reindeer Tags -- FREE TUTORIAL from StampinFool.com

Happy Fall Y’all: NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG

A Fall Wonderland card at StampinFool.com

Good Morning, Happy Fall (I know I’m early on this one) & Happy NEW Stampin’ Up! CATALOG DAY!  Some of my favorite days of the year are days when the new seasonal catalogs go live, and this is no exception.  This catalog is packed full of Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas/Winter stamps, paper, embellishments, and project kits ready to make.  I love the colors and samples and coordinating products that are featured in this Catalog.  Are you ready to see it? Here’s a look at the cover.

Holiday Catalog 2015 at StampinFool.com

 

Don’t have a demonstrator already & haven’t received your copy of the Catalog? {{See it here.}}  Order your copy today!

Crafting is fun, but crafting with friends is even better! I can help you host a fun-filled craft night for you and your friends. We can make one of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing project kits. Contact me today to schedule your craft night!

Do you want to see a project I made from the Catalog?  Of course you do!  I have been working on snowy, winter cards for a HUGE christmas card class so I picked the brand new stamp set called Wonderland and paired it with the coordinating specialty printed vellum paper called Winter Wonderland (AMAZING!) for this quick and easy card that is sure to WOW!

When you look at this stamp set and paper (page 23) the first thing you think of is Christmas, hence the name Wonderland, BUT the card I made today really shows off another way to use it- Fall – Deer hunting season. You could easily add a Happy Birthday sentiment and make this manly themed card for your birthday stud. SAY WHAAAT?!? I bet you weren’t expecting that.

Wonderland Fall Deer Season card from StampinFool.com

Supply List

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Now that you have seen a non traditional way to use Wonderland, I’l show you a peek of a few of my favorites, that will be featured in this year’s Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack (the date will be determined soon).
Woodlands Embossing, Flurry of Wishes Stampin Up Holiday Card Set at StampinFool.com
And this year’s Halloween Treat Bag Class, which you can sign up for the LIVE class here.  The E-class and Class to Go will be posted soon right here at Stampin’ Fool.Halloween is coming and you’ll need treats for all those cute trick-or-treaters, so join me to make the cutest treats on the block!   Cost: $15 per person for 25 premium 4″x 10″ treat bags.

Happy Haunting Halloween Treat Bags at StampinFool.com
Lastly, there is still a great PAPER PUMPKIN DEAL going on until September 10th, where new members get the first 2 month HALF OFF!  And did you see last month’s kit?  Oh My Goodness- it. is. amazing. pink&gold. #loveit See it here.
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Alright, that’s all I have for you today (that was a TON, right).  Enjoy browsing the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG and let me know what your favorites are.

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Weekly Deals

Don’t miss out on a great deal for products you have been thinking about. Weekly Deals Banner weekly deals 4-10-14

 

Sweetie Pies

I may have briefly mentioned these little cuties last week, but I wanted to follow up by showing off some projects created with them.  The Sweetie Pies are two separate sets, one is the girls and one is the frames.  They are perfectly clear so that they will be easy to stamp, layer and doodle around.

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Sweetie Pie Frames Photopolymer Stamp Set   (137121)

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Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set (136849)girls

 

 

Card Making Kits

Lastly, I wanted to highlight a couple of card making kits that will make your life easier.  Just this week I needed three birthday cards- last minute, didn’t have time to get out all of my supplies and brainstorm something new, I was running out the door and needed a quick fix.  Well, I didn’t have a kit on hand, so what happened? I didn’t get the cards out into the mail.  Woops!  Better late than never, but don’t get stuck in that situation, look at all of the choices and pick a kit that fits your needs best.  You won’t be disappointed (and neither will the recipient of the handmade card)!

Everyday Occasions

134797 $29.95  Make 30 cards for any occasion you need.  Comes with EVERYTHING you need from the clear block, ink, 7 stamps and paper to the twine and button decorations.  Grab a SNAIL adhesive and you’re ready to make cards.everyday occasions

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit

134998 $19.95  This kit will crank out 20 cards and includes a CLEAR BLOCK, card bases, ink, embellishments, cut outs, 3 exclusive stamps and twine. hip hip hooray

Happenings Simply Created Kit

133329 $14.95  This is the card making kit for those of you that already have the stamps and ink needed for card making, but don’t have the time to precut the paper and embellishments. Or maybe you do have the time, but want to try something pre-designed.  Here it is, enough supplies to craft 15 cards, each one different.

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Happy Crafting!!

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