Father’s Day Tuxedo Card with More Printable Sentiment Strips

Father’s Day Tuxedo Card with More Printable Sentiment Strips

(inside: Celebrate in style Have a wonderful day)

I am soooo thankful for all the talented card makers out there in blogland who share their creations for inspiration. I had a BUNCH of cards I needed to make with limited time to do it, and my mojo has taken an extended vacation! My card today is a CASE (almost exact!) of this card I had seen and admired a bit ago and saved for just this situation. Thanks Karen!

I used my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to create the bowtie. All the other parts of the tuxedo were cut with my trimmer or scissors (no dies or patterns).

I added texture to the jacket by embossing the panel with a scrap of wallpaper (thanks Bonnie!) and my die cutting machine. I was able to get a nice, deep impression by using an embossing mat along with the plates normally used to emboss. The Darice 5×7 Argyle embossing folder was used on the vest.

The card stock (black, white, and kraft) and the adhesive faux pearls were all by Recollections.

In a recent post, I shared a birthday sentiment sheet I created for use with a sentiment strip die by Alina Craft. The greeting on this card was from another sheet (mixed greetings) that I created.

(Click HERE for PDF; feel free to use if desired.)

The sentiment on the inside was made with stamps from the “Celebrate with Style” set by Gina K Designs (retired) and from the “Birthday” set from Photoplay.

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Sketched Flowers Slim Line Card

Sketched Flowers Slim Line Card

This card features a stamp from the “Sketched Flowers” stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. This stamp is huge and is perfect (I thought) for a slim line card design.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers (YR4, YR7, YR9, 0; YG6, YG63, YG67; R83, R85, R89; BV02, BV04, BV08; V12, V15, V17; Y17, YR15, YR04).

The white focal panel and black mat were both cut with dies from the “Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles” set from Pinkfresh Studio.

The greeting strip is from a digital file called “Birthday Strips MODERN FONT” from The Ton. (Thank you, Bonnie!)

The finished card is 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and fits in a regular business size envelope. If you wish to create an envelope with a We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, start with a 9 3/4″ square piece of paper and begin punching/scoring at 6 5/8″.

The current Modsquad Challenge is “Simple Focus” where we are encourged to use only one image on our card front as our only focal; no other embellishments except a greeting if we wish.

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Stitched Tulips with Printable Sentiment Strips

Stitched Tulips with Printable Sentiment Strips

This card features the “Stiched Tulip” die (#938) from Impression Obsession.

Patterned paper from Love Nicole and from the DCWV Essentials Stack was used along with white card stock that was embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder (retired) from Stampin’ Up.

The greeting was computer generated and cut with a sentiment strip die by Alina Craft. This die came with a stamp sheet of sentiments, but I created my own sentement sheet (below) that I could print and cut with the die.

(Click HERE for PDF; feel free to use if desired.)

This die cuts 22 strips (all about 5/16″ high and of varying lengths) with one pass through the die cut machine. You can either cut a bunch of blanks or a bunch of pre-printed ones to have ready for future projects.

You can also use this die to cut a single sentiment by stamping or typing a greeting on a scrap and then finding the one opening/portion of the die that fits.

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Of course, you could also stamp the greetings that came with the die and cut/use those!

Because the strips have rounded corners, I was not able to cut a coordinating mat with my trimmer so I used the die to cut another strip (same size) from colored card stock and offset it for a shadow effect instead of a full mat.

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Scribble Flowers Slim Line Mother’s Day Card

Scribble Flowers Slim Line Mother’s Day Card

(inside: Thinking of you with love)

This slim line card features the “Slim Square Window Panel” Die from Creek Bank Creations along with dies from the “Spellbinders Classic Squares” (large and small) sets to create the layered squares in the window openings. These were cut from water color paper; I thought the thickness allowed the monotone layers to stand out a bit better.

The layers for the Scribble Flower Die cuts from Creek Bank Creations (no longer available?) were cut from GKD Edible Eggplant card stock and a sheet from the Recollections Purple Passions pack. The die cut highlighting the greeting is the “Antique Leaf Label” from Memory Box.

The greeting is from the “Spring Sentiment Stamp” Set (Creek Bank Creations) and was stamped with Gina K Designs WIld Lilac ink. The inside sentiment is from the “Beautiful Blizzard” set (retired) from Stampin’ Up.

This 8 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ card fits in a regular business size envelope. If you wish to use a We R Memory Keepers envelope punch to create your own envelope, start with a 10 1/8″ square and make initial punch/score at 3 1/4″.

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Lucky Me Mother’s Day Card

Lucky Me Mother’s Day Card

(inside: Wishing you the wonderful day you deserve… Happy Mother’s Day!)

This card features a stamp from the “Eight Great Greetings” set from Stampin’ Up (retired) which I stumbled upon while browsing on ebay. This stamp made me chuckle because it is so true! It’s a good thing my mom is awesome – lol!!

After embossing the background panel with the “Floral Border” embossing folder by Darice, I added ink to the raised flowers and dots using two “Fantastix” coloring tools by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts. For the swirls and leaves, I created a mask and dabbed on the ink with a “Foam Ink Pod” by Darice. (A Fantastix could have been used for the swirls and leaves as well, but I kept getting ink where I didn’t want it and found the mask and pods easier to control for these larger areas. Yeah, several early attempts ended up in the trash…)

The two stamps used for the inside sentiment are unmarked red rubber stamps. I think I purchased them at Michaels years ago, but they are not on their site now.

The inks used were Gina K Designs Peach Bellini, Sweet Corn, and Fresh Asparagus. I also used a Copic Marker (R21) for the flower on the greeting panel. The clear sequins and pierced circle die were unbranded.

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