Father’s Day Card!

Father’s Day is coming up and I was thinking that we should get a start on our cards, especially if we have to mail them. But of course we want to use some of our goodies from the new catalog, right?

The new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is perfect for guy cards. It’s an assortment of 48 sheets of various double-sided woodgrain 6″ x 6″ sheets. I mean, it’s not just for guy cards (we’re going to make some pretty cards with it!) but it works well for guy cards 🙂

The die-cut “Happy” is from the new Happy Birthday Thinlits. The font on this thinlit sentiment is so nice. The words “Happy Birthday” are attached together on the die, but you can easily snip them apart and use the words separately like I did here.

Happy Birthday Thinlits
Item No. 143700
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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Item No. 144177
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The Badges & Banners stamp set and coordinating punch, along with the “father’s day” sentiment from Thoughtful Banners and it’s coordinating punch, finish off the card. I love punches, don’t you? I made this card in a snap because I could stamp and then punch out these elements!

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Guy’s Birthday Celebration!

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This is the birthday card I made for my husband 🙂  He has a Harley motorcycle, so I made the card in orange and black~Harley colors!

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This fabulous die is from the Star Blast Edgelits.  Don’t you LOVE it?  It’s just so happy and fun!  I know I’m going to use it alot.

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For the sentiment, I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the coordinating Duet Banner Punch.  It fits perfectly below the stars.

D BD staniding 2My husband loved his card!!  He has it displayed right now in his office!  Yeah, success!

Thanks for stopping by today, my friend!  Have a great week!


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Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie card stock
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Star Blast Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Shapes


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Under the Sea!

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Today I’d like to welcome my Guest Stamper, Terri Leidy, to Pretty Paper Cards!  Terri is an excellent stamper and I’m so happy to be able to share her work with you!

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Terri has used two different stamp sets to create this beautiful under the sea scene.  She’s used a few stamps from By the Tide, and  the cute turtle is from the set called From Land to Sea.  The coloring on this card is gorgeous!!

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One of my favorite parts of this card is the way Terri stamped the little round Nantucket stamp, punched it out, and then affixed it to a knot of baker’s twine.  It’s these little details that really make a card special.

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Thank you, Terri, for allowing me to share your card today!

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Let’s Hear It For The Guys!

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We all need guy birthday cards and this one’s a snap to make.  I’m really loving the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  That’s what made this card so easy!

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The wood background is one of the papers from the paper stack.  I’ve used the Hello You Thinlits Dies for the “happy,” and the coordinating Crazy About You stamp set to repeat the word “birthday.”

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Have you used this great paper stack yet?  Give it a try, you’ll love it!!

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A Prim and Proper Shirt!

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It’s a prim and proper shirt for the man in your life!  Isn’t it cute?  It’s not hard to make at all.  And wait till you see what happens…

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The little card pull right out from the inside of the shirt.   Is this adorable or what??  I got the idea from my fellow Pal Amy Hoptay.  She displayed it on our Pal’s Blog Hop earlier this month and immediately I knew I wanted to try it!!  Here’s a link to Amy’s card so you can see what she did.

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You start with a piece of Designer Series Paper (this is from the Lullaby DSP) cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score it lengthwise at 2-1/8″ from each end.  Fold the ends together to the center and you have your shirt ~ almost 🙂  Adhere the sides of the shirt to the back of the paper at the very bottom only.  I used Fast Fuse to hold it tight.  Fold back your flaps to form the collars of the shirt.  I used Mini Glue Dots to hold the flaps down.

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For the inner card that pulls out, use a piece of card stock (in this case I used Lost Lagoon).  I think I cut this at 4″ x 4-1/2″.  Give it a test to make sure it slides down into the shirt.  Stamp your sentiment on a piece of Whisper White card stock 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ and adhere it to the other sheet.  The bow is made from our new wonderful Bow Builder Punch and stock on the collar with Mini Glue Dots.  Put a few coordinating buttons on the shirt and there you go, a great guy card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Great Guy’s Birthday!

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So, as much as I love making frilly, flowery, feminine cards, every so often I need a masculine card 🙂  This is a good card for a guy, and I’ve used masculine colors and large shapes to appeal to guys.

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The card is not hard to make.  Cut your paper 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  Score it on each side at 2-1/8.  You don’t necessarily have to add the front side panels of designer series paper, but if you want to, cut them at 5-1/4 x 2.  The birthday rectangle is 2 x 3.

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The surprise of this card is that there’s a gift card inside ~ and it’s to Lowes!!  This particular card is for my daughter’s fiancé and I think he’s really going to like it!Jason's Bday full open

The birthday greeting is from the Big News stamp set, and the inside sentiment is from the Bravo stamp set.


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A Card for a Marine!

Blake 1Today’s card is special.  It’s for a great young man who just went into the Marine’s.  I’ve known him since he was two years old, and last week he started basic training.  I’m sad and proud all at the same time.  I’ve heard the first few weeks are very tough.  We just got an address for him and I want to send him a card right away!  I guess it’s supposed to be a bit “plain” to pass through the military…hmmm.

For the design I used this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  I could have added SO many more layers and embellishments 🙂 but tried to restrain myself!  Here’s the sketch:

6-19Sketch208The base of the card is the NEW Kraft Cardstock ~ wow!  You can be sure I’ll be using this often.  It has a look like something a guy would like, a textured look.  The adorable little typewriter is from the NEW stamp set called Tap Tap Tap.

Blake 1 What do you think of the cute “hi”  circle?  It’s actually a sticker!  There are whole sheets of NEW Basics Kraft Stickers for us to play with.  This is the first one I’ve used and it is CU-UTE!

Well, I’m off to address my card and get it in the mail right away!

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Pumpkin for Dads!

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This is a great Father’s Day card!  And, it only took me about 10-12 minutes to put together!  I’ve been so busy lately I forgot to play with my Paper Pumpkin Kit for May.  Yesterday my husband said, “We need to send my dad a Father’s Day card,” and I knew just what to do!  I quickly grabbed my Paper Pumpkin,  did a ~whish, swish, whish~ just like on TV, and showed him my completed card.  He was shocked that I could make such a nice card in such a short time!  I love it because now it’s done and I don’t have to worry about it.  I’ll pop it the mail tomorrow and it will arrive in plenty of time!  Yippee!!

Father's Day2Don’t you think it’s cute?  You get everything you need in the kit, including a little ink “spot” with the perfect matching ink color for the card.  The Candy Dots on each side of the sentiment really brighten up the card.  At first I forgot to put them on…here’s the card without the Candy Dots:

Father's Day no dotsIt looks very good this way too, but I think the dots make it really pop.  It was so nice to make a card and not have to think about what to put where.  Paper Pumpkin comes with everything, including the embellishments (always my favorite part!).

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 Paper Pumpkin is a wonderful pretty red box that arrives on your doorstep each month with everything you need to create a really sweet project (stamps, ink, accessories all cut and measured and ready for you)!  And each one is new and different!

Paper Pumpkin is also a great monthly get away.  You don’t have to prepare a thing, just open your box and play!  It’s the PERFECT GIFT for anyone ~ mother, daughter, friend, or even YOU!!  You want it, don’t you?  I love mine!

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Birthday Card in a Box – for a Guy!

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Happy Birthday to my husband!  It’s his birthday and I wanted to make him a special card.  He knows the cards I make, so I wanted to really surprise him with something he hadn’t seen before.  A pop-up card in a box seemed just right!

This is a really fun card to make but it does take a little time 🙂  I followed a great tutorial from Splitcoaststampers which you can see HERE.

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The Rev Up The Fun stamp set is so perfect for guy’s cards, I just love it!  It has a motorcycle, a sports car, tire tracks, dust…things that guys like.  I knew I would use this set.  There is lots of room to put fun things on this card, so I used two other stamp sets (Cycle Celebration and Big Wish) for balloons, cupcakes, candles, the works!

Rev Up The Fun Clear Mount Stamp Set – Item No. 130523 ($14.95)

Rev Up The Fun

Cycle Celebration Stamp Set Clear Mount – Item No. 130273 ($16.95)

Cycle Celebration Big Wish Stamp Set Clear Mount – Item No. 133095 ($20.95)

Big Wish

This card folds down flat to put in an envelope for gift giving.  Then when it’s opened up everything pops out!  It’s a great, fun card–really a present in itself.  I’ll be making more of these!


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Stamps:  Rev Up the Fun, Wish Big, Cycle Celebration, and Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Currey Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Old Olive card stock, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Tools:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Adhesives:  Sticky Strip and Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Joy Ride!

JoyRide.1Today’s card is one I made for my husband for Father’s Day.  He loves motorcycles – has a Harley – and when I saw this new stamp set in the catalog I knew I had to get it!

Really, this stamp set is totally fun, and that’s what it’s called:  REV UP THE FUN!  All these stamps come in the set:  the sentiment you see here, the motorcycle (and it also comes with a race car!), the tire tracks, and even the dust coming out of the back of the motorcycle!!  Each one is a separate stamp!

Rev Up The Fun

For the diagonal shape on the right side of the card I used some Washi Tape from the This and That Epic Day set.  It just gave a bit more interest and action to the card.  I popped up the sentiment on Stampin’ Dimensionals after I cut out the oval shape with the Ovals Collection Framelits.

JoyRide.cuThanks for stopping by today!!

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Stamps:  Rev Up The Fun
Ink:  Early Espresso and Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, and Basic Black card stock
Other Goodies:  Oval Collections Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, This and That Epic Day Washi Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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