Craftin' Caro: Stamping for the Guys + stampin' studio update

Monday, June 11, 2007


Stamping for the Guys + stampin' studio update

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Happy Monday, everyone!I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I know I did.

Here are the 5 cards that we made on Saturday for the Masculine card camp.. not a flower or butterfly in site, nary a speck of glitter either. As always, please click onthe picture to enlarge and see the details...

The first of the card uses "Computer Quips", a set I dearly love to use for all the geeks in my life (and I have quite a few!). We embossed the computer in silver and just used the Bashful Blue marker to colour in. The Stamp-a-ma-jig tool comes in handy for accurately stamping words in tight spaces, like on the monitor's screen.

Card 2 uses the "Celebrate in Style" set, another retiring gem. I typically use this set for the octopus with purses or catepillar of many shoes, but the giraffe with all the ties really spoke "Father's Day" to me (inspired by Mistoffoleese's card using a different ribbon).

I call this one my "Manly Man" card I was inspired when I saw lbenden's card on SCS. I love using one of the stamps from "All in a Row" when I want the appearance of faux-stitching. We used the Watercolor Wonder Crayons on our watercolor paper and even *I* couldn't screw it up that bad (and I'm lousy at watercoloring).

This card using "Classic Pickups" was pretty much a straight CASE from Jen70's "Classic Convertible"s card, except for how I knotted the hemp along the bottom. We also used a marker to ink up just the main word "celebrate" from the "Lexicon of Love" set.

This final card was done using the origami shirt fold with some of our designer paper. I got the idea from heyheypaula's card and then found a step-by-step tutorial on Cambria's blog. Once you have the folds down pat, it's an amazingly simple shirt to make... I plan on adding a tie and maybe a pocket for the next one I do!

Some of you have asked me how the studio re-org is going, and I'd have to honestly say: SLOWLY. While the kitchen area is done, I'm still moving around the are in my office where my main shelves will go in, plus trying to clear out my husband's staff room so that I can move my stamping nook in there. See what a disaster it is right now??? I need to clear it up first before I start moving the big furniture about - maybe this week when my biz taxes are done (those of you who Facebook know I've been working on them for days now!).

I did get the first of 3 smaller wall shelves up, where I'll be displaying those cool 3-D items I keep swapping for. You know, the neat-o books, bags, doodads and goodies that you can make with stamping and scrapbooking stuff.

Hopefully I'll have some new SNEAK PEEK goodies for you to see tomorrow, as the Man In Brown should be bringing my humongous pre-order in later this afternoon :) Yeah for me!

Happy Stamping!
- Caroline

I love the cards. I especially like the one with the deer. I really need to use that set more.
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