Mountain Air Bundle from Stampin’ UP!

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I have mentioned before that I find it hard to make cards for the guys in our lives – Stampin’ UP! always comes thru for us though and today I am sharing the samples and video from Stampin’ UP! on one of the best guy card stamp set and coordinating dies in the 2020 Mini Catalog ~ The Mountain Air Bundle with the Mountain Air Stamp set and Majestic Mountains Dies.

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Let’s Hear It For the Boys ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is ‘Lets Hear It For The Boys’

When I heard the theme of this month’s hop my mind went straight to the  Deniece Williams song from 1984  (that puts my a marker for my age!) ~ so knew I would use the Music From the Heart Stamp Set.

I recently made a birthday card for a friend’s husband who plays the guitar under the name of ‘The Winemaker’ using that set so that is the one I am sharing with you today.

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Rooted in Nature, Panel Card for Guys

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Today’s card is one of those where I had some small pieces of Designer Series Paper so pulled out some coordinating card to create layers and build a panel card.

I love this method of card making – it brings in lots of dimension and texture which is my style.  I decided to turn this into a guy card – but to be honest if I had flipped the DSP over and use the other flowery side it would work for a female card as well.

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Heat Embossed ~ The Gang’s All Meer Birthday Card

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As you know we are in the middle of Sale-a-bration,  Stampin’ UP!’s annual celebration where you can get FREE stuff when you place on order at my on-line store.  One of the most popular stamp sets is ‘The Gang’s All Meer’ with the most adorable Meerkats.

The images are just perfect for coloring and today I have busted out my heat tool again and created a jolly little gang of cheeky meerkats to help celebrate a birthday!

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Sailing Home Meets Country Club DSP ~ Guy Card

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A couple of weeks ago I announced my product share for the 2020 Mini Catalog.  Today’s card uses the Country Club Designer Series Paper which is one of the papers in the share. The paper has golf themed images on one side but when you flip them over there are some more general plaid and fair isle patterns which are perfect for guy cards.

I love to make these multi layer cards it is a great way to use up scraps  as well as showcase the different designs in the package.

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Rooted in Nature ~ Happy Birthday

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In among all the holiday celebrations there are birthdays – tomorrow would have been my dear Pop’s 90th – so I am commemorating with a card for the fellas today.

The Rooted in Nature stamp set paired with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder is a perfect combination ~ add some Early Expresso and throw in a little Pumpkin Pie….. and I think it really works for the guys!

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Rooted in Nature ~ Thinking of You

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Today’s card is one my ladies made in a recent Card Buffet – I get a lot of requests for ‘Get Well’, Sympathy and the like so I figure that ‘Thinking of You’ covers all those bases!  The Rooted in Nature stamp set is one I go to a lot – mainly because I just love that little cluster leaves stamp, and my colors are quite muted and not too jazzy so I think it would make a great guy card with a little change in the greeting.

Check out the links below for other cards made with this set.

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Wiper Card using Come Sail Away ~ Video Tutorial

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I love fancy folds and have shared many on my blog – some of them with video tutorials – today I have a really super fold and have designed it for the fellas in our lives!

By making it a guy card I was able to use one of my favorite suites  from the 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog – Come Sail Away – stamp set, dies, designer series paper and embellishments that all compliment one another beautifully making my designing so much easier!

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Happy Retirement Adirondack Chair and Follow Your Art

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It is so lovely to hear that someone is retiring – how wonderful to be able to get to that stage in your life when your time is your own to do with what you want – when you want to do it! So when a dear friend’s husband announced he was retiring in August it was the perfect occasion to celebrate with a card for him.

Today’s card has a tiny bit of stamping using the Well Said stamp set then some die cutting with the coordinating Well Written Dies.

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