Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Paper Crafter Blog Hop


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. Our theme this month is Thinking of  You Guy. I hope you are enjoying yourself and finding inspiration.

A friend’s father recently was ill,  so I went to my card stash to pick out a card to send and realized most of my cards are full of glitter and gems. I decided this blog hop theme was exactly what I need to work on - guy cards!

I started with the new suite - Beauty of the Earth. This suite immediately caught my attention because it features trees! 

I began with a Thick Basic White cardbase. I scored a full sheet of cardstock at 4 1/4” and cut at 5 1/2”, I folded on the score line, burnished with my bone folder, and I was ready to go!

From the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) I chose three of the designs. The mottled green became the tree top, the blue sky with white clouds became the background (this is cut 4” X 5 1/4”) and the brown tree bark for the tree. 

I applied an adhesive sheet to the tree bark DSP and cut the tree trunk and branches.

From a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock I tore a piece for the ground. Adhere this to the sky DSP and add the tree trunk and branches.

I made two cards, one I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the leaves, after cutting from the mottled green and bumblebee DSP. The second I used the Foam Adhesive Sheet. I preferred using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought the sky needed something and remembered the stamp set Sailing Home has birds. I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

A 3 1/2” piece of our Faux Suede Ribbon and the sentiment complete the front. Adhere to the front of your card base using dimensionals or the foam adhesive sheet. 

For the inside, I sued Old Olive Ink and the two step stamp to stamp on Basic White cardstock (4” X 5 1/4”). Since I was using the one color ink I chose to stamp one with second generation ink, the other full strength. 

The sentiment is stamped using Early Espresso ink.

The card isn’t really done until the envelope has been decorated. I repeated the stamping in Old Olive on the envelope front and the flap.

The Next button below will take you to the next stop on our hop, but just in case you started at another blog. You will also find a link for all the blogs in the hop at the end.


I am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the United States and would be honored to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I am happy to help you with orders, online workshops, or welcome you to my team, Nutsy's Stampers.

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  1. Nancy I love all the little details you did on this card! And I agree I need to focus on more manly cards as well, as when I need one I always have to make one! :)

  2. The birds are the perfect finishing touch. Love you card

  3. Nancy, I love your card. The stamping inside makes it even more special! So glad I have ordered this suite!

    1. Thank you Sue, it's a great set to have. I'm looking forward to playing with it again! :-)

  4. A really nice guy card. Thanks for your tips!

  5. A swell guy card for sure, Nancy. TFS

  6. Great use of DSP, cardstock and stamping to create a variety of textures! Wonderful masculine design. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great card Nancy! I love all the textures! I enjoyed working with that bundle this month too!