Traveler Birthday

I was invited to participate in Kylie’s International Highlights this month.  The theme is masculine cards, and I just so happen to have one of those!  I sometimes struggle with designing masculine cards, as I’m drawn to flowers and butterflies (and glitter).

This card uses stamps and an embossing folder that will be retiring at the end of this month, so if you like them, you should get them while you can!  And, if you like my card, please vote for it here!

Stamps:  Traveler, Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge

Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray

Ink:  Basic Gray, Always Artichoke

Other:  Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Linen Thread

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I know life is not all glitter, flowers and butterflies, but in my stamping world it usually is.  I’m drawn to those types of images, so I have to work at making more masculine cards.

This card is adapted from a card on Pinterest by Chiaki Haverstick.  You can find her card here.  I added the ribbon, linen thread and greeting.

We used one of the new Layering Squares Framelits to cut a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a mask and laid it on top of our white card and sponged with Marina Mist and Crumb Cake inside the square.  We stamped the sandpipers with the mask still in place, and then removed it to stamp the sea grass.


Here’s the fixin’s:

Stamps:  Wetlands

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Ink:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Dies:  Layering Square Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits

Other:  Early Espresso Seam Binding (vintage), linen thread, stamping sponges

Supplies for this card can be found on my website by clicking the link below.  Thanks for stopping by!


The Wilderness Awaits

Last year, when I went to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, UT, I attended classes presented by a group of demonstrators called Stamp Across America.  It was a lot of fun!  They had two classes that used the same stamp sets, so if you attended both, you had two different samples for the same set.

One of the sets used was The Wilderness Awaits, and these were the two cards we created.  I used these cards for one of my Cards and More classes.  We made three of these in the class.


In addition to making nine cards in the class (three each of three designs), we made a bonus project.  This card was our bonus project.  We used the painters tape technique to make the background.


I can’t take credit for the design of either of these cards, but they were a hit in my class.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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