Thursday, 3 May 2012

For the men in your life...

While much of the new Summer Mini is pretty, pretty, pretty, the more masculine side of cardmaking is not neglected. There’s a gorgeous set called The Open Sea which I really love.

This is the card we made at my Mini Catalogue launch on Saturday – I love how it incorporates Twitterpated paper which, on the face of it, seems very girlie. Turn some of those pretty papers over and you have some lovely geometric designs in masculine colours. I thought people would like to make a Father’s Day card but left out the set For My Family so they could change to another relative if necessary.

Check out the scalloped edge; this isn’t made with the Scallop Edge Punch. Look closer, each individual scallop is scalloped, too! It’s made with some fab new dies called Edgelits; you get two of them at a bargain £8.95. I just had to have those – especially when I noticed that you can get co-ordinating embossing folders, too! More about those another day.

Hanging from the anchor is a piece of Baker’s Twine. We demonstrators are REALLY excited about the Baker’s Twine! Why? Because it’s fab! It’s really versatile and it’s really really good value – so much that you can use it on packaging without thinking twice. And seriously, you know how tight I can be. It’s £2.50 for 22.9 metres and comes in all the 2011-2013 In Colors, as well as white. For those moments when you want something as thin as linen thread but linen is a bit too rustic, this twin will be perfect!

Sorry, will stop banging on about Baker’s Twine and give you the recipe:

Stamps: The Open Sea, For My Family
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Paper: Twitterpated
Ink: Basic Gray, Island Indigo
Accessories: Adorning Accents edgelits, Big Shot, Baker’s Twine – Island Indigo, Curly Label Punch

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. really like this card helen...almost tempts me with the set....another one for the shopping list dont tell the hubby! xx

  2. Wonderful card! I love how you added the twine to the fussy cut anchor!


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