Category Archives: masculine/boy

on your special day

Hello! I almost have my holiday cards ready for the mail! We still need to get our tree up, though. Just taking a moment to pop in quick with a masculine card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  These are from the NEW December release which is pretty awesome…just sayin’! Here I used a special set called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland which happens to be the December 2017 Stamp of the Month. You can get this set Free with your $60 order through 12/31/17 .  I also used a new set called Thoughtful Words.

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This card is pretty self-explanatory…I just tore the white die cut rounded square for the snow.

Have a great Tuesday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, brown, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- SU! Soft Suede; accessories- corner rounder, MFT Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Blueprints 20, adhesive pearls.

have a ball

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Funny & Punny” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Mouthfuls! Bonnie has lots of punny sentiments on the Ai website and these are a great addition. Here I used 4950 – Dino Mouthful Set.

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The background paper has gold embossed stars for the “all-star birthday” soccer theme. Coach Dino even brought a cake!

The soccer ball was die cut and mounted on an Action Wobble for some wiggly movement.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Funny & Punny” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4950 – Dino Mouthful Set; paper- white, black, Bazzill Basics Kraft Foil, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions Action Wobble , Large Oval Nestibilities, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals and Mix & Match Banners, Stickles, enamel dots, foam tape.

a hunter’s birthday

Hello! I am just taking a break from holiday cards to pop in with a masculine birthday card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  (Can you believe it’s December already?) Here I used Tender Thoughts and Birthday Greetings.

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I sponged the background first and snuck in a little purple and peachy pink to make a night-time sky. Then I stamped the trees and just had to add the cute squirrel!

I hope you are having a great Friday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Tender Thoughts and Birthday Greetings; paper- white, black, SU! Basic Gray and Marina Mist; ink- SU! Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, and Midnight Muse, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Washi Label punch.

kick up your heels!

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Jiggle a Little” and we are featuring the FUN new Art Impressions line called Wiggle Wobbles! Here I used 4956- Cowboy Wiggle Wobble.  I also used the new 4967- WC Fence Dies and an old stamp from my collection… E1506- Haybale.

cowboy wiggle wobble diane zechman

How fun is this cowboy image? He makes a great masculine card. Each Wiggle Wobble stamp set comes with matching dies (they even cut the little holes for brads!), a few mini brads, and an Action Wobble to get you started.  You can see below how I mounted the cowboy onto the card with an Action Wobble behind his back.  Not only does he wiggle, but his legs “jiggle” too!

cowboy wiggle wobble side diane zechman

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Jiggle a Little” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4956- Cowboy Wiggle Wobble and E1506- Haybale; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and (retired) Outlaw dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Art Impressions 4967- WC Fence Dies, Mini Action Wobble, mini brads, Copics, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals.

rustic cabin

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Flowers & Foliage” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Watercolor Release (all 10)! Here I used the following Art Impressions watercolor sets…

4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4966- WC Bird Bath Set, and 4051- WC Foliage Set.

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I created this as a masculine card and even though that tiny dotted stripe in the background is pink, I think it still works!

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Flowers & Foliage” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4966- WC Bird Bath Set, and 4051- WC Foliage Set; paper- white, SU! Pistachio Pudding, MME- Quite Contrary pre-made cards; ink- SU! markers- Really Rust, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa, Handsome Hunter, Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery; accessories- Circle Nestabilities, Nuvo Buttermilk drops.

little man

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Showered With Love” (baby or bridal)… a perfect time to pull out a cute Ai baby image!  Here I used the Art Impressions 4321- Little Man Set.

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I used a quilt die for the background with three patterned papers…then mixed them up to create three different cards.  The MFT quilt die I used doesn’t seem to be in stock now where I purchased it but there is a similar MFT one.

The panel with the quilt was popped up with a piece of craft foam and the baby was also popped up with some foam tape.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Showered With Love” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4321- Little Man; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze, DCWV Nana’s Nursery- Baby Boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Quilt Square Cover-Up, white sheet of craft foam, Scor-Tape, adhesive pearls, foam tape.

the world

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Send Me stamp set from this month’s release, along with Living Water and My Friend.

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All three sets are designed for the Creative Worship line which is geared toward bible journaling. Although I really love using them that way, I also like to pull words and images to create a card….so you can get more bang for your buck!  This one is clean & simple…a very quick card after I figured out how I wanted to make it. lol.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Send Me, Living Water and My Friend; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles.
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better soon

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4864- Better Soon Set.  I love this image…it will be great for all those masculine get well cards!

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You know I love to paper piece the Ai People! This time I wanted to give him a nice quilt.  :)  Be sure to check out all 5 new sets in the Ai People line!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4864- Better Soon Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Soft Sky, Coredinations- Nutmeg, Echo Park- Bundle of Joy- A New Addition; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross Stitched Squares, stapler, enamel dots.

on the bright side…

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  If you are a dog lover (or just like cute animal images!), this set fits all your needs for sending some get well wishes!

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That sentiment is sure to bring a smile…poor doggie and his cone of shame!  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line…they’re awesome!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Mix & Match Banners, 1 3/8 and 1 1/2″ circle punches, enamel dots.

you’re kidding!

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Create a Background” and we are featuring the NEW Funny Farm line of stamps.  I was so excited to see this release…there are fun images of cows, goats, chickens, and dogs with plenty of punny sayings to go with them!  Here I used the AICS37 Old Goat Set.

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My first background idea didn’t quite work out the way I envisioned, so I decided to stamp the goats twice in a gray ink to make them seem like they are, well, in the background. lol. I stamped and cut them again on a sticky note to create a mask for their legs and sponged some gray “ground”.

Then I stamped the goats again onto scrap cardstock with black ink and colored just one goat, cut him out by hand and popped him up over the gray image.  I diecut the cloud border with some plaid paper to give the card a more masculine look.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Create a Background” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS37 Old Goat Set; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog; accessories- Copics, foam tape, Misti, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, rhinestones.