Good Monday, y’all! It’s the Monday after OnStage – and…wow! What a weekend it was! Lots of surprises and fun give-aways! Saw lots of demonstrator friends-from-afar! Totally wonderful – and…whew! I’m tired! And already excited for Orlando in November!
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure do appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me! If not, but you’d like to take a look, here’s the YouTube link.
One of the nicest Suites in the Occasions catalog is the Truly Tailored suite of products – they’re just perfect for making masculine cards! Which is exactly what I did with this card today. I used the Truly Tailored stamp set for the sentiments and the handsome plaid in the True Gentleman DSP. Take a look-see:
This simple layout was inspired by the sketch from this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge:
I started with the Night of Navy DSP from the True Gentleman DSP. I cut a second piece of the DSP to similar card front dimensions, then did a little measuring and trimmed the plaid paper on the angle you see. With Liquid Glue, I adhered it over the first panel, then I matted it all on Crushed Curry with Fast Fuse.
I used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive on my craft silicone sheet to adhere a length of the Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon around the diagonal seam, wrapping it around to the back of the card front.
I stamped the sentiment from the Truly Tailored stamp set in Tranquil Tide on Very Vanilla and fussy cut it (I wanted a no-border image). I made a mat by punching a piece of Crushed Curry card stock with the Tailored Tag punch. The sentiment is popped over the mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added Dimensionals to the back of the matted sentiment and used them to wind some Linen Thread in loops, then popped the whole thing onto the card front.
I used a Glue Dot to add a True Gentleman Button to the card front and added a triple-length Linen Thread bow to the button with another Glue Dot – and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second Truly Tailored sentiment in Tranquil Tide to a Very Vanilla panel. Under it, I added a Night of Navy bow. Then I added a Crushed Curry-matted strip of the plaid True Gentleman DSP across the bottom.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Tranquil Tide card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a sweet string of Truly Tailored Night of Navy bows across the front…
…and added more of the True Gentleman DSP to the envelope flap (gotta love that plaid!)!
Et Voila! Truly Tailored really is the perfect suite for making all the masculine-themed cards that you need! The True Gentleman DSP is absolutely gorgeous – and works beautifully, don’t you think? Hope you like!
P.S. I’ll be doing a quick video tonight at 8pm eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page to give you a little sneaky peek of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goodies!! Hoep you’ll join me! 🙂
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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip); Tailored Tag Punch mat for sentiment
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner front); Tailored Tag Punch mat for sentiment
True Gentleman DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – one whole and one cut into an angle); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
Finn was pretty happy to see me yesterday – almost squiggled himself in two! 🙂
Once we got the hellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohello’s done…he laid down on the floor to keep a sharp eye on me…
I’m watching you, Mom! You won’t get away without me again! 🙂
I spied a little package on the counter and knew it was a gift from my mom for our anniversary last week, so I opened it up!
This is what I discovered!
Didja read the laws?
Well – they’re incredibly accurate – please refer to Law #9…