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We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop - Everything Masculine


Welcome to our May TEAM Blog Hop!  I am excited about this month's theme - Everything Masculine - because we can all use a masculine card, especially with Father's Day just around the corner.

I have a special project for you.  A Double Opening Card!  Let's take a look...


Card Front: 

  • Coastal Cabana card base is standard 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/2"
  • Layer of Soft Suede is 4 x 5-1/4"
  • Very Vanilla CS:  cut 5 x 7-1/2.  Score at 3-3/4"
  • Die cut circle that is 2-1/8" from Layering Circle Dies
  • Stamp large shell in Crumb Cake
    • stamp off first
    • emboss with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
    • die cut with Seaside Seashells Die & snip out
    • cover with Wink-a-Stella clear
    • add to card front with Dimensionals
  • Stamp seaweed in Old Olive, die cut & glue down
  • Stamp small shell in Pale Papaya, die cut & glue down
  • Stamp starfish in Crumb Cake, Sponge, die cut & glue down
  • Add Opal Rounds for embellishment

Very Vanilla Inside (first opening):


  • mask your scored line with Post-It notes
  • Stamp man in chair in Memento Ink on right flap
  • Stamp man in chair on a Post-It note then fussy cut him out.  Cut around his legs so you can get coloring under chair
  • Using Blending Brushes, sponge Pale Papaya at top then work down with So Saffron, Balmy Blue then Crumb Cake
  • Stamp "sand" speckles at bottom in Crumb Cake
  • Color man with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Light Night of Navy for hat, dark Daffodil Delight for shirt, Light Misty Moonlight for shorts, dark Mint Macaron for chair, and Light Petal Pink for skin)

You can now adhere your Very Vanilla folded card to the piece of Soft Suede and then add that to the Coastal Cabana card base. 

To finish it off.... here is the inside:


I hope your enjoyed my project.  If you would like at of the items I used, be sure to SHOP WITH ME.

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  If you would like to Buzzz on back to Linda Bauwin's Blog or Buzzz on forward to see what Karen Burke has created, click the below sunflowers




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Masculine Beautiful World Globe

Hello there...

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!  As we wait for the New Year to ring in, I thought I would post a project or two that I have not shared yet.  One of my favorite product suites in the 2020-2021 annual catalog is the World of Good Suite Collection!  It is a great collection of product for masculine card, for someone who likes to travel, and for scrapbooking.  I myself, am hoping to be able to travel again soon.  This pandemic has been a real downer for that so I guess in the meantime, I can dream of where I will be going first!


Card Details:

  • Crumb Cake CS 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored and folded at 4-1/2 for card base
  • Misty Moonlight CS 4 x 5-1/2 embossed with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
  • Very Vanilla CS 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Die
  • Stamp words in Early Espresso
  • Die cut globe in Crumb Cake and globe circle in Misty Moonlight
  • Globe stand is stamped in Early Espresso on Soft Suede CS then die cut

I wanted to point out a couple details from the World Map Dies that I thought was really neat. 

  • First.... There are 2 globe dies so both sides of the world is covered!  I just love that Stampin' Up! thought about this detail.  
  • Second... look at the script embossing plate!  How cool is that?  It embossing coordinates into your paper
  • Third... I think the feather and ink bottle just adds a great classic touch.  
  • Okay.... one more thing:  I LOVE THAT SWIRL DIE!  

World Map Dies

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Fall Themed Gift Box

Need a quick and easy little gift box?  Here is one for you that you can make in minutes.  You just need a piece of 6x6 Designer Series Paper and coordinating card stock.  This one would be great for a masculine option or fall theme. 



Lid:  Plaid Tiding 6 x 6 DSP.  Score each side at 1/2" and 1-1/2" (back off edge of Score board slightly.... about 1/16")

Box base:  Early Espresso CS  cut to 7 x 7.  Score each side at 2"

Tag:  Two pieces of card stock cut at 2 x 3...  One Very Vanilla and one Early Espresso

CLICK HERE to watch my Facebook video to see how I cut on some of the score lines and put the box together.  Like and follow my page while you are there.  I would appreciate it. 

The Tag Die, Words and Spring Die are all from the Celebration Tidings Bundle  found in the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. 

I used the Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon to tie up the box.  Finished box is approximately 5 x 5 x 3 (you can for sure fit 4 Ferrero Rocher chocolates)

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Don't forget October 2020 is our Designer Series Paper Sale and the Plaid Tidings 6x6 stack is included!  See the full list of DSP papers included by clicking Download DSP Sale 10-2020 .

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Aurora Borealis Background

SAVI Sunday Epidsode 29 - Aurora Borealis Background Technique


I just love how this card turned out with the streaks of color and slight hues of Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry.  Seeing the Aurora Borealis is definitely on my Bucket list!  Do you have a bucket list?  What are some of the things you would like to see or do?

While coloring the background, it is going to look like a mess and like it does not make sense.  But trust me, just keep going and it will all come together at the end. 

Watch how I create the background in my SAVI Sunday video and then catch all card dimensions and supplies below. 


Card Details:

  • Basic Black card stock base cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 & scored at 4-1/4
  • 2 pieces of Whisper White CS cut to 4 x 5-1/4 and 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
  • To add an inside, another piece of Whisper White cut 4 x 5-1/4 
  • Sponge on colors for background in long streaks using a Sponge Daubers
  • Stamp tree images in Memento Black Ink
  • Add stars with Stampin' Chalk Marker
  • Adhere layers together with Stampin' Seal adhesive


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Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set

Hi there.  

Life is Beautiful... what a great name for a stamp set.  I think it is quiet a fitting reminder for today, well, really for this year.  I feel we need to be reminded during these trying time that life is beautiful, we just need to see it.  

I just love this card and all the colors.  I participated in a Team card challenge and this submission was made by a fellow Demonstrator, Mary Ann Rositer.  I love how she lets the Pretty Peacock card base remain as much a part of the focal color as the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  Very nice job.  


Now, because I only receive a photo of all the card challenge submissions, I do not have the card in front of me.  I am going to take a guess at the basic sizes of what she cut.

  • Pretty Peacock card base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4 on the long side.
  • DSP 3 x 4
  • Gold Foil 3-1/8 x 4-1/8
  • Whisper White for tree, 3-3/4 x 2-1/2
  • Pretty Peacock CS mat, 3-7/8 x 2-3/8
  • then you need Whisper White piece for the words and label die

Here is imagery from Stampin' Up! showing a few more examples.  You can click on the photo to bring up larger. 

Life is beautiful 2

Here are all the products used to make this card: 

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Fall Pumpkins in a Wheelbarrow

Fall pumpkins in a wheelbarrow... reminds me of when I was little. 

My parents would take me and my brother to a pumpkin patch to pick out our very own pumpkin.  It was the highlight of the season, and probably why the fall is my favorite time of the year.  My brother would dash off, running wildly towards the patch.  Mom yelling at him to slow down and wait.  He would always go for the biggest pumpkin he could possibly carry.  He did not care about the color, nicks nor scratches, or if it even had a stem. 

Me on the other hand, the perfectionist (I guess I should have known then) would look and look and look... until I found that perfect shape, that perfect stem arc, and the most perfect orange-colored pumpkin I could find.  It would take me ten times the amount of time, but I wanted the most beautiful pumpkin in the patch.  It was quiet maddening to my brother (tee hee).  

Any ways, this Autumn Goodness Bundle with pumpkins in a wheelbarrow, takes me back to those sweet, childhood memories.  Ones that makes you just smile and chuckle a little.


Card Details:

  • Pretty Peacock card base cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4 on long side
  • Plaid Tidings DSP cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 adhered to card front
  • 3 Pretty Peacock rectangles:  1-1/4 x 5-1/8
  • 3 Foil rectangles:  1-1/8 x 5
  • Adhere foil to Pretty Peacock rectangles and adhered on top of DSP (flat or with Dimensionals)
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 3-1/4 x 3-3/4
  • Grunge stamp randomly in Early Espresso, stamping off on scrap paper first
  • Die cut wheel and wheelbarrow from foil paper
  • Stamp pumpkin cluster with Memento ink, color with Stampin' Blends, then die cut
    • Blends used:  Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie, Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
  • Adhere wheel, wheelbarrow, an pumpkin cluster and add to Very Vanilla CS
  • Stamp words in Early Espresso
  • Add an Iridescent Pearl to wheel

Shop this bundle by clicking on the supply item pictures below. 

August 2020 Hostess Code:  FS4UKJ4A

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