Rad Dad Fun

Some FUN color inspiration today over at Create with Connie and Mary!

Just take a look at these colors –

Fresh and fun, right?

I thought they were ‘rad’ –

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So I created a Father’s Day themed card. As we know, that will be here soon too! The colors are great for a different look in a guy card.

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I kept adding layers of colors from the, soon-to-retire, Gorgeous Grunge set. I’ll surely miss it. Luckily, I’ve gotten lots of use out of it!

Actually, all the sets in the card will retire! FYI, the hearts came from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set. It’s just fun to create with different sets and make them work!

Did you see the other Design Team cards? You should. They are terrific! I hope we inspire you to play along with us on Facebook!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Custom Tee, Gorgeous Grunge, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
  • Framelits – T-Shirt Builder
  • Bundles – Custom Tee
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
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Best. Card. Ever. Watercooler. Wednesday. #111.

Ahhhh, time for great inspiration from Watercooler Wednesday!

Marsha chose a favorite for me.

Masculine theme. And, anything goes!

I guess I was thinking’ of the sweet hubs when I created this –

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……because he is. The. Best. Guy. Ever.

It’s a lot of silver foil. It doesn’t photograph well. But. In person, awesome! I am totally a fan of this background! It’s one of those thicker embossing folders. I hadn’t used it yet…….story of a crafters life, right?

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Urban Underground DSP, Hexagons Dynamic EF, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC, masculineThe heart was in my leftover box and it was just meant to be on this card! It’s bold. It’s balance. It was a scrap!

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Urban Underground DSP, Hexagons Dynamic EF, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC, masculineThe stamp set is a great one too, Suite Sentiments! Lots and lots of variety. It’s on the last page of the Occasions mini and probably overlooked as that catalog has so many wonderful products in it!

Guy card just need to be simple and straight to the point.

What do you think? The other design team members created wonderful masculine cards too. You should check them out and join our challenge this week! We love to see new faces! And, your great designs!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Suite Sentiments
  • Framelits – Sunshine Wishes
  • Card Stock – Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Urban Underground
  • Other – Hexagon Dynamic EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

World’s Best, WWC69

Wednesday. Wednesday. Wednesday. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

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And, this week, it’s a CAS Masculine theme from Kath –

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I decided to go with a Father’s Day card –

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Pretty clean. Pretty simple.

I’ve really gotten hooked on this diagonal cut DSP and adding it to your card. For a standard card, you start with a DSP that is 4 x 4. Cut it on the diagonal and add it to the front of your card. Stamping or decorating the void in the middle.

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Here, I went with DSP, English Garden, stamp set, Going Global, and a piece of Crumb Cake to fill in that area.

All in all, a pretty clean and simple masculine card I’d say? Don’t you agree? Comment appreciated.

Head over to Watercooler Wednesday and see what the others have created – fabulous stuff!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop

Welcome! It’s time for the Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop!!!

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You may have come from the talented Marsha Reed’s blog. If not, I’m glad you are joining us. This weekend our hop will have three projects.

I decided to go with a fun, whimsical masculine theme in addition to the three projects –

ONE. Something that is retiring I will miss.

Mine is the basic shaped framelits and basic shaped punches. There is just too many to work with here or to list. I created this card with a few of my favorites – the larger circle framelits and a few of the handheld basic shaped punches.

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This card is a 4 inch round card, made using the Circles Collection Framelits.

I made the ‘cake slice’ using the retiring Scalloped Oval Punch, Chevron Punch, and the Cherry On Top Washi Tape. I used the retiring Something to Say Stamp Set (oh yeah, it’s on SALE). Here is a tutorial how to make this cake slice.

TWO. Masculine project, made with retiring or carryover items.

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I made this card using retiring the Circles Framelits, Cherry On Top Washi Tape, and again, the Something to Say Stamp. The card stock and D A D stamp will carry over (whew!).

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And, of course the coordinating inside. It’s just too cute not to show.

THREE. New, upcoming item or a carryover that we really like.

Well, I have not done a pre-order (I know, what’s up with that?). So, I went with this –

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I used the same  D A D carryover stamp set, Party with Cake, and added the also carrying over set, Timeless Textures. The Triple Banner Punch and Stapler – yep – carrying over!

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The pull out for the bag. Can’t forget that! It’s just as cute. Great to add a gift card or little treat on the card too!

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So, again, a nice spread of fun, whimsical, coordinating ‘manly’ items here. All the fussy cutting…….ahhhh…..I love it! Fussy cutting is therapy for me!! Lol!!

Getting around our hop, click on icon or name –

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You have most likely come from Marsha Reed.

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The next stop on the hop is Heidi Weaver.

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If you missed one of us, please check out the line up here at our blog home.

As blogger, we love to read what you have to say about our creations. Please leave comments as you hop along. It’s good ‘card-carma’!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Dad……….CCMC406

It’s Thursday. Thursday around here are my design cards for Create with Connie and Mary!

This week we have a color challenge –

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Very nice colors to work with that said, ‘manly’ to me. So that’s what I went with!

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It is a bit early for a Father’s Day card – but, this too will be here before we know it!

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Don’t you just love the fussy cutting?? I know – it can be a challenge! But, I love it! I just modified the stamped image to create the additional words, D A D ! It’s from Party with Cake. And, it will be in the new catalog! Yippee!!

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….and, the word Y A Y for the inside!

I truly enjoyed creating this card. It was just fun! I even asked my hubs what he thought. “Clean and simple, it’s a guy card”. Good enough for me!

What do you think? It’s good ‘card-carma’ to leave comment!

Not everyone has a masculine take on these colors. Just check out the other fabulous design creations our team came up with over at Create with Connie and Mary!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Best Dad Ever, CCMC404

Over at Create with Connie and Mary this week, we have a wonderful color challenge –

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These colors rock! My creative thoughts were going everywhere as I did not have a purpose for a card creation today. Meaning, this is just playin’ around with color!

I decided to go masculine here. I think partially because Ed likes orange and the other two colors are great masculine goto’s! I made a simple Father’s Day card –
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Nothing fussy. Just a simple card.

The hat and bow tie are from the Bear Hugs Bundle which includes a stamp set and coordinating framelits! The greeting came from the And Many More stamp set. Sadly, it’s retiring…..but, at least it’s on sale!

Create with Connie and Mary sketches are terrific to play around with because the colors choices are easy to work with. Why don’t you join us this week and give it a try?

It’s good ‘card-carma’ to leave a kind word about my card share today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby