June Facebook Hop: Masculine Themed Thank You Card

Thanks for checking in tonight!  If you are here to check out the team Facebook hop I mentioned in my earlier post from today, you can click HERE to visit my Facebook page!  From there, you can just click the links provided in each post to get to the next project.  When you get back to mine, you will have completed the hop!

I am planning to come back later and write a full post here about this card as well!  I had planned to preschedule one, but I ran out of time before I was able to post it!  So I will do it later tonight.  Please check back tomorrow if you would like more details or a product list on this card!  Thanks!

4-1/2 hours later…

So now that soccer practice is over, dinner is done, kids are in bed, and the husband is watching the hockey game, I can write my full post for this card!  🙂

This card was made for a Facebook hop, but it was more specifically made to be given to the head custodian at my son’s school.  The PTO will be giving him a gift card to thank him for all he’s done this year, and they asked me to make a card to put it in.  He is truly one of the most kind, hardworking men I have ever met!

For this card, I used the NEW Rooted in Nature Bundle, along with the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Another new product I used was the Metallic Brads.  I was super excited to see brads in the new catalog!  I haven’t used them in a long time, but now that they’re back, I realize how much I’ve missed them!  Other products used include Layering Ovals Framelits, Thankful Thoughts stamp set, Classic Label Punch, and Linen Thread.  Colors are Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Suede!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Crumb Cake cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Very Vanilla middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Wood Textures DSP layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Crumb Cake strip:  3/4 inch x 5-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla oval:  3-9/16 x 2-5/8 inches

Tree:  3-1/2 x 2-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla sentiment piece:  3/8 x 2-1/8 inches


The Rooted in Nature Bundle is available in the new catalog as part of the Nature’s Poem Suite.  It is probably my favorite suite in the whole catalog!  I just love anything to do with leaves, trees, flowers, and nature!  I love the colors of this card too, as this color palette is very close to what I had for my wedding ten years ago!

Also, purchasing the Rooted in Nature Bundle will save you 10% off the cost of the stamps and dies separately, but of course, you can get them individually if you want only one or the other!  If you would like to take a look at the full Nature’s Poem Suite, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you will take a few minutes to visit our Facebook hop and see what my teammates have created!  If you have any questions about anything, please let me know!



Sitting Pretty Bulldog Birthday Card

Today’s card was made with the new Sitting Pretty stamp set, available June 1st in the NEW Annual Catalog!  This card features a cute little bulldog with a bow tie, party hat, and a balloon.  The colors and patterns of this card make it a perfect masculine birthday card!  The bulldog was made with two step stamping stamps.  The outline of the bulldog is one stamp, and the light brown coloring is the second stamp.  You can see both stamps in the full stamp set below:

I combined this set with Wood Textures and True Gentleman Designer Series Papers; the Perennial Birthday and Bird Banter stamp sets; and Night Of Navy 3/8″ (1 Cm) Corduroy Ribbon and Regals Enamel Shapes.  The balloon and party hat were also colored with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

Some elements of this card were also popped up with Dimensionals to give a little added height and texture!


Measurements for this card are as follows:

Crumb Cake card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Wood Textures DSP layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Early Espresso Layer:  3 x 4-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla top layer:  2-7/8 x 4-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla banner piece cut from scraps


The stamp set and Wood Textures DSP will be available in the new Annual Catalog. However, the True Gentleman DSP, Regals Enamel Shapes, Bird Banter stamp set, and Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon are retiring May 31st!  Be sure to stock up on these products while they are still available!  You can shop retiring products HERE.

Here’s a close up of the bulldog.  I think he’s so cute with his little bow tie and party hat!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for checking in!



The True Gentleman Suite

Have you had a chance to see the True Gentleman suite in the Occasions Catalog?  If not, you should definitely check it out!  This suite is perfect for making masculine themed cards for birthdays, Father’s Day, and more!  The colors and patterns are perfect for the men in your life!

The two main products that define this suite are the Truly Tailored Bundle and the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. Let’s take a peek at each of these in a little more detail below:

Truly Tailored Bundle

The Truly Tailored Bundle contains both the Truly Tailored stamp set, as well as the Tailored Tag Punch.  The stamp set includes 10 red rubber stamps.  This bundle is available in both clear mount and wood mount, and purchasing the bundle will save you 10% off the cost of the items separately.  (But they are available separately as well if you only need one or the other!)

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper

This gorgeous paper features patterns and colors perfect for making masculine themed projects.  Patterns include plaids, bow ties, pipes, stripes, and more!

Coordinating colors are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla.  Each package includes twelve, 12 x 12 inch double sided sheets.

Other items available in this suite include ribbon, embellishments, cardstock packs, and more!  To check out the full suite, click HERE.

Be sure to check out this suite, as well as all of the other beautiful suites available in the online store!  Click the image below to shop today!

Thanks for checking in!  Please contact me with questions!