One Wild Ride

This past week was my brother in-law’s birthday and he is a Harley guy, so of course I reached for my One Wild Ride stamp set to create his card.

This set is great for creating masculine cards since it contains some wonderful images and fun sentiments. Want to make one for yourself to give to your Harley dude? You’re in luck you can check out my One Wild Ride Tutorial below.

One Wild Ride Tutorial (printable) PDF

Want some more inspiration? Here are a couple of more cards made with this set in.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: One Wild Ride (141721/141724)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Smoky Slate Classic Ink (131179)

Paper: Silver Foil Sheets (132178), Basic Gray (121044), Cherry Cobbler (119685) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Sparkle Embossing Folder (141468), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Bunch of Banner Framelits Dies (141488) and Stampin Sponges (141337)

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Nailed It On Stage Swaps & More!

This past Saturday was Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event – and can you say WOW! I was blown away by the swaps and NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and think you will be too! Deborah and I hit the road for Savannah early Friday morning.

I’ll be sharing more about On Stage and the new goodies in future posts, but today I wanted to share with you a couple of the swap cards I made and some swaps I received.

This first card I made using the Swan Lake stamp set (142974/142977) and our In Color Dapper Denim. I used the Gold Wink of Stella (141898) to color the beak and add a little shimmer to the water. This stack of 2016 In Color Designer Series Paper #141408 is on the retirement list so get yours before its gone HERE).

Here are some more cards made with our Designer Series Paper Stacks which are all on the retirement list.

this first swap from Cindy uses the Baby Bear stamp set (141859) and the Neutrals Stack of Designer Series Paper (138435).

And this next one if is done in our Dapper Denim again. Barbara used the Custom Tee Bundle (144724) from our Occasions Catalog that is retiring.

And Karen created this classic color combo card using the retiring items Botanical Builders Framelits Dies (140625) and Tin of Cards stamp set (138946) and the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (138435). I’m really going to miss this set since I love the font and the size of the sentiments.

Dragonfly Dreams done in Peekaboo Peach! Love the way Michelle used the Basic Rhinestones (119246) for the eyes.

And finally my Nailed it swap – It was based on my son’s birthday card that I made earlier. You can see that card HERE.

You’ll find the complete supply list below. I can’t tell you how sad I am that this bundle won’t be available after the Occasions Catalog ends. Of course the stamp sets on the retirement list are guaranteed until May 22nd, but our accessories and bundles are only while supplies last. See the complete Retirement List HERE.

Here is another card made with the Nailed It Bundle and Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (142783) that I received in a swap. I just love this suite of products found in the Occasions Catalog on page 47 – the colors are wonderful for masculine cards.

As I am sure you can guess, being the first to see this new catalog or any of our new catalogs is a very exciting AND a  huge perk of being a Demonstrator – after all who wouldn’t want to be first? right!  If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too! (Join in the next couple of days and you can even  join my team for our On Stage Online Event this Friday evening.)

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Nailed It (*143074/143077) and Better Together (141733/141736)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Smoky Slate (131179) and Delightful Dijon Classic Ink (138327)

Paper: 2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Delightful Dijon (138338), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Build It Framelits Dies (*143230), Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pens (102845)

*Nailed It Bundle (144734/144735)

 

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Mixed Drinks

Check out this fun card using the Mixed Drinks Stamp Set.

Mixed Drinks SC AC Swap 2016

This card was created by Joanne – It makes me think of Oktoberfest for some reason, or a great card for guys. (But then growing up in Milwaukee will do that to you, lol! Ahhh…. how I miss the wonderful German food and the fun brewery tours too!)

Mixed Drinks

This set is a lot of fun to work with since it is a two step set in Photopolymer. What does that mean? Well you can easily line up the images and that allows you to create all kinds of combinations.

What a great set for those guy cards, New Years,  or a special summer event. The options are endless!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Mixed Drinks  (141928)

Inks: Chocolate Chip (126979) and Delightful Dijon Classic Ink (138327)

Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Delightful Dijon (138338) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319)

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Country Living

Need a wonderful masculine set for all those guys in your life? Well check out the Country Livin’ stamp set found on page 131 in the Annual Catalog. It’s got three wonderful images for those guys in our life!

country Livin'

And here is a great card that Jolene gave me during my swap highlighting this set.

Country Livin' SC AC Swap 2016

See what I mean, I’ll be adding this set to my wish list!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Country Livin’ (141922/141925) and Timeless Textures (140514/140517)

Inks: Delightful Dijon (138327), Dapper Denim (141394), Early Espresso (126974), Cucumber Crush Classic Ink (138324), and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Moroccan Designer Series Paper (141645), Watercolor Paper (122959) Dapper Denim (141414), Delightful Dijon (138338), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (141487) and Aqua Painters (103954)

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Wherever You Go

Wherever You go is another one of our NEW artistic stamp sets that you can do a ton of things with.

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Use it by itself the way that Heather did here or use it as an element and combine it with another set!

Where Ever You Go SC AC Swap 2016

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Wherever You Go (141948/141951)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Pool Party (126982) and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (131173)

Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Pool Party (122924) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) and Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (141691)

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The Sky’s the Limit during Sale-a-bration!

I love this stamp set with it’s masculine plane image – and with the sentiments included it will be a fun one to use for all kinds of occasions so it was a natural choice for one of our projects during my Sneak Peek event.

Sky is the Limit Occasions Sneak Peek Event 2016

When I first saw this set this little plane it reminded me of a childhood memory – my step father taking flying lessons. That always seemed like such an adventuresome thing to do! And to hear him talk there was a lot more to it than I thought at that age. All those numbers and gauges!  I was so impressed when he finally flew solo in his late 50’s! Paul’s example also taught me that it’s never to late to reach for your dreams.

The Sky is the Limit and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper are found in our Sale-a-bration brochure AND did you know that this year some of our Sale-a-bration choices are only available until February 15th? Look on pages 16 – 19 you’ll find a Blackberry Bliss band on the side of the page that say’s Limited-Time Products! Only available through February 15, 2016. So if this is one of your choices you won’t want to delay and miss out on this versatile stamp set and Designer Series Paper.

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Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another quick little video tutorial!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: The Sky is the Limit (Sale-a-bration 141282/141349)

Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932) and Soft Sky Classic Ink (131181)

Paper: Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021), Basic Gray (121044) and Soft Sky Card stock (131203)

Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots (130934) and Decorative Label Punch (120907)

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Wilderness Awaits & NEW Weekly Deals

Need cards for the guys in your life? Or maybe you just love nature? Or dogs? Then this stamp is a great one for you to have on hand since it contains some wonderful images.

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Beautiful images, right? Well, today’s post wraps up the final project we made for my BINGO event. Clean and classic – but sure to bring a smile to your man’s face.

Wilderness Awaits Bingo

Notice the little Candy Dots? I love these to add just a pop of color any time. And do you notice the Designer Series Paper? I thought it looked like hoof prints! LOL

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Wilderness Awaits (138962/139365)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack (138441), Basic Black (124067), Tip Top Taupe (138422), and Whisper  White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots (130934), Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (138430)

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Boys will be boys

Seems like September is one of those months with lots of birthdays and so I thought I would share with you a card that I created for a special little guy in our lives.

Boys Will Be Boys

This card was made using the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set (134135/134138). I used the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper as inspiration for adding color to my blocks. I simply used my Blender Pen and the ink from the lid to color them.

I really like the fun way this card opens too.

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Boys Will Be Boys is a set that is filled with all kinds of great childhood images. I especially remember the little plastic parachute dude – my big brother Mark was always dropping his from the top of our stairs over the railing and watching it land in the family room below.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Boys will be Boys (134135/134138) and Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517)

Inks: Basic Gray (121044), Tangelo Twist (133677), Bermuda Bay (131171), Crushed Curry (131173), Pistachio Pudding (131177), and Strawberry Slush (131178)

Paper: Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper (133646), Basic Gray (126981), and Tangelo Twist (133677) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Blender Pens (102845), 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon (131206), 1/8″ Mini Brads (122941), Paper Piercing Tool (126189) and Paper Piercing Mat (126199)

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Blended Bloom Flash Back

I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating the birth of our country on the 4th of July. Here in Clarkesville we got together with family to not only celebrate the 4th but also two birthdays. Larry’s mom turned 89 on the 5th and a brother 67. So there was lots of celebrating going on here in the Merck house hold.

Ma loves loves flowers and rubies so I thought I would start there for her birthday card. Of course I couldn’t resist using the Blended Bloom stamp and my new Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers!

Blended Bloom Flashback DSP

She really loved the card and that made me happy. After all at 89 what do you need? I knew of course, spending time with her boys and their families was what she would want. We had a good turn out, although not everyone was able to make it. It’s pretty hard getting together seven families now a days with everyone scattered and grandkids raising their own families too.

Here is a picture of Ma with her boys, that’s my hubby on the right, he’s the baby of the family.

July Cook Out 2014

I also made a card for Larry’s brother, Dan (He’s standing right behind Ma in the photo). Dan likes anything collectible but of course cars and trucks are always a hit with this group of guys. So I reached for an old faithful stamp set, Classic Pickups. It has been retired for awhile, but it was one of those first sets that I bought when I started stamping, and so I still enjoy using it. And I was itching to try coloring the images from this set using the NEW Blendabilities!

Classic Pickups Flashback DSP

So what do you think? Larry loved it when he saw it – a very good sign indeed. I just wish I’d done the wheels to match the truck. Since I didn’t have my Smoky Slate Assortment yet, I tried the Skin Tone Assortment. It’s ok, but next time I’ll try doing the wheels maybe the Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie combo like I did the flames on the front of the truck.

I wanted to create both a masculine and feminine card using the same Designer Series Paper and I think I did a pretty good job of it. Even though the cards are very different, it just goes to show you how versatile our Designer Series Paper is.   Do you recognize the Designer Series Paper from these cards?

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Blended Bloom (135906) and Four You (130535/130538)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: Flashback Designer Series Paper (133699), Basic Black (121045), Crushed Curry (131199), Pool Party (122924), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler (130995), and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (130998), and Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)

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Birthday Surprise

Here is a quick and easy card that I made with the fun new stamp set Birthday Surprise (134117/134120) found in the NEW 2014-2015 Annual Catalog on page 52. My challenge to myself when making this card was to use just three colors that were more masculine.

So I chose Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, and the new 2014 In Color Tangelo Twist. Here is what I came up with.

Birthday Surprise

The images in this set are bold and have a sketched feel to them and I wanted my texture to feel that way too so I took my Tangelo Twist Classic Ink Pad and just tapped my card stock to add some color and texture.

So what do you think?

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Birthday Surprise (134117/134120)

Inks: Island Indigo (126986) and Tangelo Twist (133646)

Paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Island Indigo (122923), and Tangelo Twist (133677)

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