Category Archives: masculine/boy

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) .

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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.

whooo wants cake?

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a masculine card using the Ai Birthday Whoot Set (4125).  I don’t make enough masculine cards so this was a different change of pace!

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The owls in the Whoots sets are so cute…I think I need some more!  It is super easy to paper piece them in fun patterns.  I then popped the owl up to give it some dimension.

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I hope you are inspired to make some masculine cards too.  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Birthday Whoot Set (4125); paper- white, brown, SU! Kiwi Kiss, Pool Party, Colorbok 6×6 Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 15, foam dimensionals.

hey there, long horn!

Hello friends!

It’s week two of the current Ai Challenge, “Southern Style”.  We are featuring the NEW Texas collection and I’ve used the Long Horn Set (4686) on my card today!

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I wanted the sentiment included in this set to go on the inside of my card so I made a simple “Hey!” with my Dymo Labelmaker for the front.  Then I chose the wood grain and herringbone papers for a masculine look.  I carried some of the same papers to the inside…

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Now it’s your turn to create a card and join us in the “Southern Style” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions- Long Horn Set (4686); paper- white, black, MME- Dolled Up; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Marina Mist; accessories- Copics, stud embellishments, Dymo Labelmaker.

welcome sweet baby

Hello friends! Welcome to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps August 2015 Release Blog Hop! We are super excited to be releasing not only three brand new stamp sets this month, but will also be adding a brand new illustrator to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps team. Give a warm welcome to Karla Dornacher!

Karla is an inspirational author, speaker and illustrator and will be designing stamp sets for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps that will be perfect for the popular trend of Bible journaling.  How great is that?

To create my card, I used the new sets called Little One and Baby Innies, along with the recently released Floral Pattern Background.

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What a sweet carriage!  I added two tiny rhinestones to the center of the wheels and then a few black ones to accent the circles.  And yes…I got my sewing machine out to stitch the border!

I also coordinated the inside with some tiny feet, hearts, and a sentiment from the Baby Innies.

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Now I need to make a baby girl card and then I’ll be all prepared for any sweet little ones to come along.  :)

Blog Hop Giveaway!
What would a Blog Hop be without a giveaway, right? One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $20 Gift Code to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. You have until Thursday, August 20th at midnight EST to leave your comments. The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, August 21st!

To see all the awesome samples made by the Design Divas using the new stamp sets from the August Release, click on the links on the SNSS Blog! Don’t forget to leave a little love on each blog as you hop along to be eligible for the PRIZE!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Little One, Baby Innies, Floral Pattern Background; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Baja Breeze and Pistachio Pudding; accessories- ribbon, Bow-Easy, gemstones, sewing machine.


precious little one

Good morning!

Today I have a baby card to share with a sweet little elephant from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Baby’s Circus stamp set.  My daughter wanted a shower card and her friend is expecting a boy so I went with blue!

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I also used the SNSS Banner dies to create my sentiment.  Some foam dots gave the card dimension.

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A few teeny rhinestones and a tiny button finished it off.

Thanks for popping in!  Happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Baby’s Circus; paper- white, SU! Bashful Blue; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Bashful Blue and Marina Mist; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Banner dies, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Squares Large, Copics, button, crochet thread, gemstones.

Ai hop with Chameleon & PPC!

Hello friends!  Art Impressions is having a special hop this week with Chameleon pens & Perfect Paper Crafting!  What a fun combination!  From June 15th-21st we are having a mini blog hop each day between the three company blogs.


If you stumbled across my blog, go the Art Impressions’ Blog to start!

I used one of Art Impressions’ NEW wood mount stamps exclusive to AC Moore to create my card…Still Have Teeth (PS0921).  What a fun image to make a masculine card!

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All except his skin and hair were colored with Chameleon Pens- Primary Tones.  These pens are a bit different than what I am used to but it only took a few tries to get the hang of it.  The colors were very vibrant.  These unique pens give a gradation of color so you only need one pen to achieve the results.

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The layers for my card were cut with the Mini Perfect Layers tool and a Perfect Paper Crafting Cutting Mat.  I used a mix of 1/16th (black layers) and 3/16th (yellow layer) on my card.  The tool is very easy to understand how to use and helpful in quickly achieving various sizes of mats for your project.

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The finished card…

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Thanks for popping in!  Check out the full hop by starting on the Art Impressions blog.  But first be sure to click on the Rafflecopter link below to win a prize from Art Impressions!

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Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions- Still Have Teeth (PS0921) AC Moore exclusive; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist, DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids Matstack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Chameleon Pens- Primary Tones, Copics for hair & skin, Mini Perfect Layers, Perfect Paper Crafting Cutting Mat, craft knife, tracing wheel, buttons.

king of the green

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a “Let’s Hear It For The Boys” blog hop today to celebrate the men in our life.  With Father’s Day coming up this month, it’s a perfect time to feature the great SNSS masculine sets.

I used the Hole in One set to create my card…

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The background was embossed with a dotted embossing folder to mimic a golf ball.  A CAS design keeps the focus on the club & tee with a simple banner to announce that dad is the “King of the Green”!

Now go check out the other DT cards and get those masculine sets for your own special guy!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Hole in One; paper- SU! Wild Wasabi, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, QuiKutz Polka Dots embossing folder, circle punch.


for the fellas

Good morning!  Art Impressions has a new challenge starting today and this one is all about the guys in our lives!  Check out the Ai For The Fellas Challenge.

For my card, I used the Sports Fan Shaker (4527) and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Out To Lunch (3576).

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This guy is just too cute!  ♥

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I love, love, love the Ai Action Wobbles!  Cards that shake and move are so fun!  This guy’s “hand” is raised up on a wobbly spring so it moves!

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Too fun!  Now be sure to see all the great DT samples on the Ai blog today.  And join us in the For The Fellas Challenge.


Check it out and play along…you could win some awesome Ai stamps!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Sports Fan Shaker (4527) and Happy Birthday sentiment from Out To Lunch (3576); paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray, DCWV dots, stripes, & plaids matstack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Art Impressions Action Wobbles, Copics, tracing wheel, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Banner dies and Stars dies.