Sunday, May 30, 2021

Masculine Themed Blog Hop

Welcome to the Masculine Themed Blog Hop- a collection of ideas from Stampin' Up! demonstrators featuring masculine themed creations. 

I needed a birthday card for my father and decided that the Stampin' Up! Enjoy the Moment  stamp set would be a great combination with an Evening Evergreen color scheme.  I decided to keep everything in earth tones to match my Dad's personality.  My nickname for him is Plant Man! 

I used some of the striped Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper at the bottom of my card front and matted that on Evening Evergreen cardstock.  Then I  stamped on a piece of an Evening Evergreen Ombre Gift Bag with Evening Evergreen ink and layered that behind the diagonal pieces.  I cut a label using the Tasteful Label dies and then stamped my sentiment and a focal image on Basic White.

I matted my focal image/sentiment layer on a large Evening Evergreen label with dimensionals.  On the large label, I punched holes in either end of that label using the Detailed Trio Punch then wound some Baker's Twine around several times and tied a knot.

I stamped another sentiment inside and them spritzed the entire card with an Evening Evergreen Stampin' Write marker and Wink of Stella Pen. 

Card Measurements:
Evening Evergreen Cardstock:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  scored at 4 1/4" Card Base
3 1/4" x 4 1/4" Cut Diagonally from 3/4" to 3 1/4"
3" x 3 1/2" for label die cut

Pansy Petals DSP: 3" x 4 1/4" Cut Diagonally  from 1/2" to 3"

Basic White:
4 1/4" x 5 1/4"  Inside Layer
and 2" x 3" scrap for label die cut

Piece of Ombre Gift Bag:
4" x 5 1/4"

I am happy you stopped by.  Whether you've come from the person on the hop before me, Caron Bailey, or after Nedine Hunter-DuPree, all of the blog hop contributors are listed below to help you along as you visit each blog and continue to be motivated to create.

Please contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase.

I would be happy to answer any questions about products or the techniques shown here.  If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the below links to order products from me. 

Happy Stamping!


  1. So creative...stamping on the Ombre bags...BTW, happy birthday to the plant man

  2. Love the use of the greens. Very nice card I’m sure he will love.

  3. Hi Michelle, I loved reading about your “Plant Man”! What a wonderful project to honor him!

  4. Very nice card. Love the earth tones

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  6. Great idea using the gift bag love your card!!


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