My 4 Basics of a Masculine Card

 

I have BASICS I keep in mind for the seemingly difficult task of designing a masculine card.

 

Since I had a fun class with Geared Up Garage this week, I'll show you those ideas first.

 

 

From simple to a little more involved....

 

Geared Up Garage, Rooted in Nature, , www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Geared Up Garage bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Geared Up Garage bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

NOW, as you read my "basics" of a Masculine Card, see if you can find some of them on the cards I just showed you above.

 

(When you design, you don't have to take ALL these steps to make your card masculine. Pick and choose what you like or have available. Remember, sometimes less is more!)

 

My 4 Basics of a Masculine Card

  1. STAMP SET--Even if you don't have a set that is specifically masculine, one that involves nature or graphics (shapes, lines or textured background type stamps) works great!
  2. COLOR IS EVERYTHING! If you're unsure of a color to choose and don't just want "BLUE", go for anything that is a deep or neutral color. Some of my go to's are Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, Basic Gray--or ANY gray, Crumb Cake--or ANY brown. You could even use Blackberry Bliss with the right stamps/design.
  3. METALLICS!! I ALWAYS LOVE a masculine card with some kind of metal--whether it's foil sheets like on my last card or brads or a metal buttons or embellishment. Metallic goes a long way towards a good masculine look.
  4. TEXTURE--Choose something simple like stripes or corrugated folders or EVEN just crumple up your cardstock after you do your stamping and flatten it back out again. Rough it up! (Unless you count the gears die cut piece on my last card, I didn't really use this "basic" on any of my cards above. As I said, you don't have to use ALL the ideas. But maybe that's the one that will work for YOU!)

 

 

 

I hope that helped you with any last minute ideas you may need!

 

 

Reminders:

 

Don't forget to sign up for classes!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stephanieflath/events?month=6&year=2019

 

FREE GIFT FROM ME: Use host code 2626GRH6 on a minimum $50 order in June and receive a pkg of  gorgeous Noble Peacock Rhinestones!

 

NEW REFERRAL PROGRAM--& CONTEST

  • I have FREE Class Passes available for you to give to friends & family (NEW to me/haven't come to a class of mine before.)
  • Put YOUR name on them, and when someone redeems one, you'll get credit for the referral.
  • The person with the most referrals will receive a $10 gift certificate toward free product.
  • This first contest will run through 7/31/19.
  • I'll give you as many Class Passes as you'd like! You can pick them up, or I can mail them to you.

 

FRIENDS FOR CARDS & CARDS FOR FRIENDS

  • BRING a new (to me) adult friend to a class or club, and you'll each receive 3 cards of your choice from my card rack.
  • These cards are also available to purchase by anyone--$2 each or 3/$5.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Facebook Live! with Sailing Home + DSP

 

Good morning!

 

I ended up with a couple easy, cool masculine cards for my Live! yesterday.

 

Totally nautical using Sailing Home set and Come Sail Away DSP.

 

It made me happy! :)

 

I started focusing on Designer Series Paper first, and then I just sorta fell in love with my Sailing Home cards.

 

 

I'll share all the closeups at the bottom.

 

Here's my Live!:

 

 

 

 

And here are my closeups:

 

Sailing Home, Come Sail Away DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Sailing Home, Come Sail Away DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Essence, Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Itty Bitty Birthdays, Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

So are you still thinking about coming to my New Catalog Launch Party Monday or Tuesday???

 

I need to know by this weekend please!

Check out the times available for you to come: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stephanieflath/events?month=6&year=2019

 

 

I'll be back tomorrow with some more last minute masculine ideas for Father's Day (from my Geared Up Garage Class!)

 

 

Have a fantastic day!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Daisy Lane--Can't Wait!!

 

Happy Donut Day people!!!

 

I found out yesterday it's National Donut Day today!

 

How are YOU celebrating?? :D

I don't have any here. :/

 

 

We have a beautiful new stamp set Daisy Lane on pg 23 that's fabulous for a few reasons:

  1. It coordinates with our previous year's/current Daisy Delight stamp set (pg 96) and Daisy Punch.
  2. It coordinates (and is bundled with to save 10%) a NEW MEDIUM Daisy Punch!
  3. It has a really pretty mix of fonts. (Are you big on fonts? I LOVE words! And fonts are a big draw for me.)

 

 

I already showed you a couple cards with this set on my Live! a week ago...

 

I had been playing with it along with our new In Colors, and I designed a really cool card that used an embossing folder that I suddenly thought I saw had retired!

 

:(

I was so sad.

I can't/don't--to the best of my ability--show you stuff that you CAN'T have.

 

Well.......I double checked after someone else used it for their swap at my Dazzling Demos Team meeting last night.

 

 

IT'S IN THE NEW CATALOG!!!!!

WOOHOO!!!!!

 

 

So I'm here to celebrate that--AND tell you that I.CANT.WAIT for my new Medium Daisy Punch to come in my order!!!!!

 

(We got the stamp set FREE at OnStage in Minneapolis.....dying here WAITING for the other coordinating punch!!)

 

 

So here it is...with the new Rococo Rose.

 

Daisy Lane, Daisy Punch, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

The folder is Layered Leaves.

And it IS....wait.

 

Hmmm.

Well, this is embarrassing--but I guess as good a time as any to announce and explain something.

 

Um. This folder is NOT available right now.

 

Explanation--another blogpost to follow:

Do you recall SU! is in a transition period with our die cutting machine?

 

Negotiations with the previous supplier didn't go as well as they hoped before the transition.

 

Our current supplier will be making our folders and dies, etc.

 

And the 3-D folders that carried over from the previous catalog are not available in the new style yet.

 

:/ I'm sorry.

I just tried all the carryover folders--making sure I understood what I was reading correctly. 

 

So--any of the Terracotta Tile colored folder images (pg 198-199) in the catalog that DON'T have an N (new) next to them, aren't available again yet.

 

The Purple Posy colored images are good.

 

...which is somewhat ironic, cuz the Purple Posy ink pad and refills are NOT available.

 

Some of the pads/refills are foamy.

Mine is fine, but there were enough defective that SU! had to pull them while fixing the problem.

 

 

Ok, so this was supposed to be an EXCITING POST!!

And now I have to make sure you're informed!

 

To recap some of these announcements--AND give more info, I'll be posting again shortly.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE the Layered Leaves folder already, YAY!! :D

 

And I STILL.CANT.WAIT to get my Medium Daisy Punch!!! :D

 

 

Have a fabulous day & weekend!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Facebook Live! with Floral Essence

 

Good morning!!

 

I had a fun Facebook Live! yesterday, and I'm SO HAPPY Facebook fixed the issue with the orientation of my video.

 

And I worked on lighting too!

Ahh. Much better.

Yep. I stamped in the dark. 

Go figure!

 

 

First--some announcements:

 

NEW REFERRAL PROGRAM--& CONTEST

  • I have FREE Class Passes available for you to give to friends & family (NEW to me/haven't come to a class of mine before.)
  • Put YOUR name on them, and when someone redeems one, you'll get credit for the referral.
  • The person with the most referrals will receive a $10 gift certificate toward free product.
  • This first contest will run through 7/31/19.
  • I'll give you as many Class Passes as you'd like! You can pick them up, or I can mail them to you.

 

 

FRIENDS FOR CARDS & CARDS FOR FRIENDS

  • BRING a new (to me) adult friend to a class or club, and you'll each receive 3 cards of your choice from my card rack.
  • These cards are also available to purchase by anyone--$2 each or 3/$5.

 

 

DON'T FORGET

  • Sign up for a time for my New Catalog Launch Party; Monday & Tuesday, 6/17 & 18...6 times available! CLICK HERE
  • Sign up for Craft the Night Away! Saturday, 6/22, 6:30pm-11:30pm RSVP HERE

 

 

Ok, here's my Live!

 



 

Here are my closeups too:

Floral Essence, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Essence, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

Have a FANTASTIC day!!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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The New Catalog is LIVE!!

 

YES!!

The Catalog is up, and I just placed my order!!

 

Use host code 2626GRH6 to place a $50 order this month, and I'll send you a free package of Noble Peacock Rhinestones!

 

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Shop online 24/7!

 

 

Here's one of the make-n-takes from OnStage:

 

Follow Your Art Suite, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I sorta love all these colors together!

 

Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray <3

 

 

Have fun shopping!

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Perennial Essence Suite - OnStage Minneapolis

 

Good morning Stampers!!

 

Today is the day the new catalog goes LIVE!!!!

 

It will be noon Mountain Time.

 

While you're waiting, I finally was able to get the 2 parts (from 2 different team members) of my presentation put together.

 

The quality isn't the best, but you'll get the idea. :)

 

 

I presented the Perennial Essence Suite (pgs 106-108 in the new catalog) to what turned out to be almost 1300 demonstrators!

 

I was SO NERVOUS & STRESSED with all that was going on at the time!!!

 

But the Lord gave me the strength to get it done. :)

 

I'm honestly very thankful I've been doing Facebook Lives! for a few months now.

 

It really did help me prepare for this!

 

 

Perennial Essence is an amazing suite of products you'll LOVE!

 

And we'll definitely be using it soon.

 

 

I'll post my closeups below the video, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are closeups:

 

Perennial Essence Suite, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Essence, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Perennial Essence Suite, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Essence, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Perennial Essence Suite, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Here's a couple more that I didn't present OnStage:

 

Perennial Essence Suite, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Essence, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Here's the link for when you're ready to order--noon Mountain Time:

 

 

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Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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1 Day Left

 

Hey--Happy Monday!!

 

Today is THE.LAST.DAY to order anything retiring!

 

So I decided to share some of my past favorite (retiring) samples.

 

If there's something you see that you have to have, make sure you get it today!!!

 

Shop online 24/7!

 

If you use host code 2626GRH6, you'll also earn 20% of your order as a product credit redeemable June 4 or after.

 

 

TOMORROW I'll finally share my OnStage presentation video with you.

(I FINALLY figured out how to combine the 2 partial videos I had.)

 

For today, enjoy samples and make sure you don't miss out!

 

(I've listed some of the retiring items in the description of the pics--just hover over them.)

 

Lemon Zest & Large Letters Framelits, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Happy Birthday Thinlits, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Share What You Love Specialty DSP & Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Phrass & Detailed Floral Thinlits, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Pocketful of Sunshine, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Thankful Thoughts, www.dazzledbystamping.com

A Little Wild & Little Loves Framelits, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Lemon Zest, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Lovely As a Tree & Vertical Greetings, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Statements, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Statements, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Night in Bethlehem set & Bethlehem Edgelits, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Large Letters Framelits, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Floral Statements, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Hometown Greetings Edgelits, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

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Have an incredible day!!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Facebook Live! with Daisy Lane & Stitched Nested Labels Dies

 

Happy Friday!!!

 

I'm here with my closeups and my Live! from Wednesday!

 

 

I decided I needed to show a sneak peek at the Daisy Lane set from the new catalog.

 

It coordinates with the Daisy Delight set, current Daisy punch AND A NEW MEDIUM Daisy punch in the new catalog!

 

We'll DEFINITELY be using this set at my New Catalog Launch Parties!

 

Click here to check out my June events: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stephanieflath/events?month=6&year=2019

 

There are 6 different times you can choose from (Mon, 6/17-Tues, 6/18) to attend my Launch Party!

 

I hope you can join me for one of them!

 

 

Oh! I have a Geared Up Garage Class Tuesday, 6/11; registration deadline was yesterday, but if you check in with me today, I'll fit you in!

 

 

Before I share my Live!, I have to apologize for the quality lately!!

 

It's really frustrating...Facebook has been goofy and I can't do it in my normal landscape orientation, and it seems to totally affect my lighting! :(

 

 

Anyway, here you go:

 

 

 

Here are my closeups:

 

Daisy Lane, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Daisy Lane, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Don't forget to:

  1. sign up for classes! http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stephanieflath/events?month=6&year=2019
  2. order your Last Chance items--including the Everything is Rosy Product Medley that ends today! (Use host code 2626GRH6 to receive a 20% product credit toward an order redeemable June 4 or after.)

 

 

Shop online 24/7!

 

 

Hey--quick question....does anyone need a [current] replacement catalog?? I have several extras that are untouched.

 

You're welcome to pick one up anytime!

 

But come soon or let me know, cuz otherwise, I'll just get rid of them!

 

 

 

Have an incredible weekend!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Last Chance Week!

 

This is last chance week & I have a DEAL for you!

 

Everything is Rosy Product Medley!

 

Last chance:

 

Are you on the fence about whether or not you need something retiring or the product medley?

 

MY DEAL:

Thru June 3--all orders placed using host code 2626GRH6 will earn 20% of their order as a future product credit (to be redeemed after June 4.) Minimum direct shipping charges on redeemed product is not covered unless shipped to me and picked up.

 

Example: place a $100 order; receive a product credit from me for $20. 

 

 

Shop online 24/7!

 

 

 

 

Ok, I have another card I missed using the Classic Garage Suite.

 

Itty Bitty Birthdays, Classic Garage DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

This '57 Chevy is smack dab in the middle of the Classic Garage DSP (discontinued), but I HAD to have it cuz it's my dad's favorite.

 

Rectangles Stitched Dies to the rescue! ;)

 

I love the addition of the embellishments, too.

 

 

The DSP is gone, but the embellishments are staying!

 

And we'll be using them at my Geared Up Garage Card Class in 2 weeks.

 

Sign up here:     Geared Up Garage Card Class, Tuesday, 6/11, 7pm

 

 

 

You can also still sign up for my Occasions Card Class tomorrow, too!

(I need to know today!)

 

We're making 2 each of birthday, thank you and thinking of you cards.

 

Sign up here:   All Occasions Card Class, Thursday, 5/30, 7pm

 

 

 

Did you see my new classes I added last week?

Click here to see a quick list: Download CLASS LIST.thru 073119

 

 

I'll be going Live! on Facebook this morning at 10:30am!

Come find me on my business page: www.facebook.com/DazzledByStamping

 

 

Have a fantastic day!!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Classes Updated thru July!!

 

I updated my Events through July 30!

 

One of the classes I added is the Geared Up Garage Card Class on June 11. (I said the wrong date on my Live!)

 

When I was looking at pics, I realized I never shared this one on my blog from my Stamp-a-Stack:

 

Geared Up Garage, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Here's a quick pic of my classes you can save or enlarge...doesn't include Stampers Clubs or Dazzling Demos Team Events--OR my Greek Isles Cruise in July! ;) ...

Class List thru 073119
Download CLASS LIST.thru 073119

 

 

 

Here are links for you to check out or RSVP!

 

ALL OCCASIONS CARD CLASS - Thursday, 5/30, 7pm

 

GEARED UP GARAGE CARD CLASS - Tuesday, 6/11, 7pm

 

NEW CATALOG LAUNCH PARTY:

 

CRAFT THE NIGHT AWAY!! - Saturday, 6/22, 6:30pm - 11:30pm

 

BOGO FREE SALE - Tuesday, 7/30, 10am - 8pm

 

 

Can't wait to see you at my classes!!

 

If you'd like to schedule your own workshop or a private class, let me know so we can schedule a time!

 

 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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