Masculine Digital Birthday Card

Using cool tools like My Digital Studio and the Simply Scored scoring pad with the matching card stock makes it quick and easy to  create this extra special masculine birthday card.  I was able to print four backgrounds on one sheet of card stock, allowing for quick duplication!The background is created in My Digital Studio which was layered on Early Espresso card stock.  The colors for the card were selected from the colors in the digital version of the Well Worn designer paper.  The sentiment was stamped with Not Quite Navy and the banner was cut from Cajun Craze card stock then adherred with dimensionals in the middle.  This banner is easy to create with the Simply Scored scoring tool.  Just line your tag up to the top of the scoring pad and score on each side, then score again 1/8″ from your first score lines.  Now that you have your card stock scored fold it to create your banner.  Then punch your flag ends with the corner of your 1″ square punch. This background was inspired by a card I saw which used punched designer paper circles in a pattern similar to this.  I created the same background in My Digital Studio with digital punches and papers.

This is the card I sent to my son-in-law for his birthday. I changed it up a bit. I punched the sentiment out with the large oval punch.   And I layered the background design on Not Quite Navy card stock.

Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Upsy Daisy
Paper:  Cajun Craze cs, Not Quite Navy cs, Early Espresso cs, Whisper White cs, Well Worn Digital Paper
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Extras:  Dimensionals
Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Pad, My Digital Studio

Cool tools like the Simply Scored scoring pad and My Digital Studio make this card simple to make and extra special.


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Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper

So when I wrote about my top 10 go-to stamping items, I can’t believe I forgot the grid paper !!

As you can see my grid paper is over used!  This is an awesome 11″ x 17″, 100 sheet, 1/4″ grid pad  that includes a full ruler on the top and bottom that protects your surface when you are stamping, crafting, etc.  The 100 sheets will last you forever!  It’s a deal.  You will love it!

I use it every time I stamp: for a protected, level stamping surface; to test my images for good ink coverage and alignment; to jot down ideas, measurements and my wish list; and to measure my paper pieces so I can create accurate layers.  As you can see I use it constantly!  But I guess it is a quiet friend that just does it’s job without a fuss, because I forgot to include it on my must-haves.

So please forgive me, grid paper , for forgetting you, my trusted friend!


Stampin’ Up! Mixed Bunch Hello

The Stampin’ Up! Mixed Bunch stamp set and punch has to be my favorite from the occasions mini catalog!  Add the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration Elementary Elegance stamp set and you have a winning combination!  And the glitter brad and polka dot ribbon are the perfect accents to make this simple card special.


Card recipe:
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch clear-mount or wood-mountSAB Elementary Elegance
Paper:  Whisper White cs
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, StazOn Black
Accessories:  Glimmer Brads1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools:  Blossom Punch, 1″ Circle Punch

It’s Sale-a-bration time, so it’s a great time to stock up on whisper white cardstock, invest in some punches and pick up the Mixed Bunch stamp set and earn FREE product.  Click “order now” or email me today to place your order.