Good morning stampers and paper crafters! Thank you for visiting my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop. First question of the day...do you struggle to create a card for the men and boys? Well, if you said 'YES', then you are not alone! I, and a whole lot of other crafters, battle the same fight. Sooo, you are in for a crafting treat, because this month's theme is all about creating something masculine. YEAH!!
If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, you may have come here from my sweet friend, Oksana Semenska's blog. If this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
Second question of the day...how many men do you know that LUV to fish? Oh my gosh! I know quite a few, and they are as crazed about their fishing as us crafters are...well...about crafting! Teehehe I chose to highlight the Seaside Shore stamp set because I had my nephew in mind. I'm not sure that he is much of a fisherman, but he is out on a boat serving in the Marines. Hmmm, I wonder if he is even allowed to throw a lure over the side?
- Following the colors coordinating with the Designer Series Paper, the cardbase is Mint Macaron, the designer paper is matted onto Dapper Denim, and the sentiment is stamped and matted on Dapper Denim cardstock, attached to the Calypso Coral Scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits using dimensionals.
- To build on the boat and fishing theme, the Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine was tied in a slip knot and slipped behind the panel on both sides.
- The fish was inked in Calypso Coral and stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out and popped up using dimensionals.
- Using Stampin' Write markers to color in various words or phrases of a sentiment adds the perfect WOW factor.
UPDATE: The By The Shore Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron cardstock, and Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine are all retiring at the end of this month...last day is May 31st. And, everything is while supplies last. In fact, the By The Shore designer paper must already be sold out as I could not find it, but the other two items I listed are still in stock. Don't delay....order from my online store today!
For more Mother's Day themed inspiration, make sure you visit the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share. Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.
STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY
Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this awesome Oh Happy Day Card Kit...this give away includes all of the precut/pre-scored supplies to create 20 beautiful and unique cards. PLUS, the kit includes the coordinating stamp set, too! To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.