Category Archives: masculine/boy

one fish…two fish…

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the Ai Mouthfuls. I love this collection! Here I just used a few of the accessory images in the 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set to make a fun child’s birthday card.

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I typed the words and printed them onto cardstock. Then I stamped the images and colored them with Copics.

I don’t always stamp on the inside of my card but I felt this needed a printed sentiment to match. The party hat image was stamped above.

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I also added some Crystal Effects to the water in the fish bowls. Now they are nice and shiny!

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I saved the words so I could make some cards again in the future. If you would like to try one, here’s some printables for you!

One fish two fish pdf printable

One fish two fish inside pdf printable

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set; paper- white, SU! Real Red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MISTI, Crystal Effects, Stickles.

rustic cabin birthday

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Anything Goes” and I created a masculine card with some of the Ai Watercolor sets. I wanted to make a night-time scene with a sponged background so I didn’t use them this time with watercolor techniques.

Here I used 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4051- Foliage Set, and a sentiment from the Ai Hobby Lobby- AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set.

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I first stamped the cabin onto a 3×3 square of white cardstock and also a post-it note to create a mask.

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The cabin was then colored with Copic markers in shades of gray.

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The cabin was masked off and I also punched a 3/4″ circle to sponge a moon.

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Then the “moon” was masked to sponge the sky & ground.

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After all masks were removed, I stamped the trees and grass with black ink. Then mount it on your card!

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4051- Foliage Set, and a sentiment from the Ai Hobby Lobby- AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set; paper- white, black, SU! Marina Mist, DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, and Midnight Muse; accessories- Copics, Post-it Notes, 3/4″ circle punch, enamel dots.

birthday fox

Hello! Can you believe 2017 has almost come to a close? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings come your way in 2018!

I am sharing a quick card today using a few of the December Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words.

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I used a stamp positioning tool (the MISTI) to make this a super easy card to create. The trees were stamped onto both white cardstock and blue patterned paper. Then the top of the white piece was cut away to create a snowy hill. The fox and bird were then stamped to finish the scene.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake and retired Prints Pack; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- MISTI tool, MFT Blueprints 21.

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.

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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!

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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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