Thursday, May 26, 2016

May D's Stamping Team USA Masculine Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the May Blog Hop of D's Stamping Team USA.  This month's theme is Masculine Cards.  Of course if you've already been hopping by way of Nichole Smith's awesome blog.. well then you already know the theme! If you've started with me, make sure you click the next button at the bottom of my post so you can check out the other blogs.  We have a few folks traveling this month so this is a short hop.. more like a skip.  You'll enjoy the awesome inspiration though! 
You know I hear so many people say masculine cards are hard but for me they never are.  I always just think about what my Hubby would love... ships, trains, fishing, dogs, nature, humor, or even flowers as we love to garden together.  Stampin' Up! has so many cool stamp sets for masculine cards!  For today's card I used the fabulous Acorny Thank You Stamp Set.  I was so thrilled that this stamp set and coordinating Acorn Punch carried over to the new catalog.  It is a super fun set! 
For today's card I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that was scored at 4 1/4".  I added a thin 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Real Red Cardstock, and then a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock that has been embossed with a Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Next is a strip of 1" Sahara Sand cardstock that was cut with the Triple Banner Punch to end up as a 5 1/4" long banner.  I then used my Acorny Thank You Stamp Set to stamp the acorns in Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and Real Red Ink.  I used Sahara Sand Cardstock to stamp the Chocolate Ship and Sahara Sand Ink on but for the Real Red Ink I stamped on Very Vanilla.  Once I had my acorns stamped and punched I adhered them with a combination of Tombow Adhesive and Dimensionals.  On the "Nuts About You" acorn, I added a little bow of Linen Thread to the stem.  I came really close to adding sequins but decided against it as I didn't want to take away from the woodgrain embossed layer.  I hope you like my card as much as I do.  If you don't already have this awesome Stamp Set and Bundle, let me tell you.. YOU NEED IT! 
Next up is my friend Megan Thompson's blog!  Make sure you click the next button and you'll be there!
Thanks so very much for stopping by!  If you see any of the products listed that you need, you can click the shop with me tab on the top of my blog and order them!   Here are the Stampin' Up! products I used:
Acorny Thank You
Acorn Punch
Triple Banner Punch
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Sahara Sand Ink
Chocolate Chip Ink
Real Red Ink
Linen Thread
Tombow Multipurpose Glue
Big Shot
Stampin' Trimmer
Stampin' Dimensionals
Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina


  1. I am thrilled as well that this stamp set and punch are in the new catalog. Great card!

  2. Oh my gosh! Your card is adorable! I might end up buying this set/punch afterall! LOL!

    1. Thanks so much Nichole! I just love this stamp set and punch. I think you do need it... lol

  3. So glad I ordered this bundle while it's still available at a discount. Cute card!!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, it was an awesome bundle! I'm glad I was able to get it bundled too! :)

  4. Super cute card! I haven't gotten that stamp set & punch or embossing folder yet. They need to get on my wish list! :)