Category Archives: masculine/boy

saving all my love

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the new Art Impressions valentine set, 4885- Nuts About You.  For this card I went with some plaid papers in masculine colors.  Masculine cards are easy to create with these sweet squirrels!

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How cute is this squirrel? He is hard to resist! I added a few more acorns since he loves them so much. 😉  I also fussy cut the ribbon and hearts image and placed it above the sentiment oval.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4885- Nuts About You; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, Core’dinations Nutmeg, Lawn Fawn- Perfectly Plaid; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Oval punch, Martha Stewart Scallop dot punch, MFT Cross Stitch Squares dies, enamel dots.

retired

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Michael’s exclusive set called His & Hers Campers, which is now also available on the Ai site!  This card was made for one of my husband’s previous co-workers who recently retired. With all of the freeeeezing temps we’ve had lately, I’m sure he is looking forward to spending time at his camper by the lake this summer!

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Since I needed a masculine card, I pulled out some plaid papers and kept it clean & simple…no frills!  I stamped the little camper and a sentiment on the inside.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions His & Hers Campers; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, enamel dots.

in the meadow

Just popping in with a card I made quite a while ago! I am finding several pics on my computer that I haven’t shared (some from 2015!).  I think for the next couple weeks I will try to play catch-up. We’ll see how that goes!

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Such a great SU! set….perfect for masculine cards!  This was my shoebox card for a gathering with friends. Love when I can get together with them!

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! In The Meadow; paper- SU! Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Dusty Durango; ink- SU! Early Espresso; accessories- Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 21 dies.

panda slider

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Slide on By” …and we are featuring three new super cute Slider Sets (to use with the Slider Die) plus two new Stackers Sets (which also coordinate with the Slider Die)! 

Here I used the Panda Slider Set (4801) to create a cloud shaped card.

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I love making shaped cards and thought he’d be cute on a big cloud so I kept my card base and slider pieces all white.  I did add a smaller patterned paper cloud, though, for a whimsical accent.  Part of the plane was paper pieced with some matching paper.  The little “hi” is a cute die included in this set (there’s also a balloon)!

When the slider piece is pulled, the plane slides across the card and reveals the sentiment.

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I just quickly sketched my cloud card and cut it by hand.  Here’s the pattern if you would like to make one too.  Click on the photo and then right click to save.

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Now it’s your turn to make a card and join us in the current Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Panda Slider Set (4801); paper- white, MME fine and dandy boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Art Impressions Slider Die (4764), Copics, foam dimensionals, ribbon, staples, Scor-Tape.

serene scene

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog. We are using some of the SNSS masculine sets this week for some inspiration for Father’s Day next month.  I used the Forest Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes sets, along with the Bare Tree die on my card.

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First I masked the hill and sponged the sun with a punched circle.  Then I sponged the sky and grass, followed by the water.  Everything was stamped with navy ink except the grass, which was stamped in green using the tips of the tree branches.  The large tree was diecut with navy cardstock.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Forest Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes ; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit; accessories- SNSS Bare Tree die, circle punch, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 15.

 

math geek

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the wood mount stamps exclusive to AC Moore.  This one is called Still Have Teeth (PS0921) .

math geek birthday diane zechman

I wanted to use the fun paper with numbers and this guy looks like a perfect math geek to go with it!  I just omitted the sentiment on the stamp.  His shirt and tie were paper pieced to match the patterned paper background.

math geek birthday close diane zechman

Since I omitted the sentiment, I typed up one of my own in a Word document to print for the inside…

math geek birthday inside diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions’ AC Moore exclusive Still Have Teeth (PS0921); paper- white, SU! Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Coastal Cabana, MME fine and dandy boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics. buttons, crochet thread, glue dots.

Ai utility dies

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Add A Brad” AND we are featuring the NEW Utility Die Sets.  These are a really cool addition to your collection of dies!

I used the Utility Die Set His (4750) on my card today.

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I made my own pattern for the jeans, belt, and a pouch to put my utilty set into.

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The die set also includes some awesome coordinating sentiments to stamp on the tools!

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What a fun set!

Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards using a brad!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Utility Die Set His (4750), paper- SU! Blue Bayou, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, red, black; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Micron Brown pen, brads.

strike up some fun

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using one of the NEW Ai sets exclusive to Michael’s!  This set is called Spare Me (SCO680) .

strike up fun diane zechman

I have to confess…this card almost went into the trash. lol.  I recently wanted to do a black & white card with some pop of color but with the images I was using, my card looked just awful!  But when I pulled out this new Michael’s set, hmm… the black & white was perfect for the bowling theme!

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I’m not sure if the look on his face shows that he’s having fun… or stressing out because he is behind in the game.  lol.

The new Michael’s clear sets are definitely a must have!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions’ Michael’s exclusive Spare Me (SCO680) ; paper- white, black, SU! Marina Mist, Poppy Parade; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Blueprints 21.

fully re-covered

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the NEW Ai sets exclusive to Michael’s!  Have you spotted them in your local store yet?  If not, they should be popping up there soon.  They are awesome!  This set is called Get Well (SCO681).

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I just love this guy with his back side sticking out!  And the sentiments in the set are perfect!  I cut 1/4″ off the right side of the card front so the patterned paper on the inside would show a bit when the card is closed.

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The inside is simple but coordinates with the front.

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I can always count on Ai for awesome images and funny sentiments!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions’ Michael’s exclusive Get Well (SCO681); paper- white, DCWV The Green Stack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Baja Breeze; accessories- foam dimensionals, Copics.

enjoy the ride

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card (or two) using the Ai Pop Ups- Deco Set 4 (4345) . If you are short on time, the Pop-Ups are a perfect choice to make a fun card!

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The Set includes 2 sheets of each design.  The images are already colored…just Pop them out and add to your card, layering the pieces with dimensionals. Whether you “step it up” like my first card, or keep it clean & simple like the second one, you are sure to be pleased with the results!

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You can’t go wrong with the Pop-Ups… card making is a snap!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Ai Pop Ups- Deco Set 4 (4345); paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze, MME-Hattie; accessories- foam dimensionals, Sweet ‘n Sassy Arrows dies.