Rooted in Nature Masculine Thank You Card

Hello Creative Friends!

I have a handsome, masculine card to share with you today. I really needed a suitable thank you card to give to my neighbor. You see, he was kind enough to cut up an entire tree that fell in our yard with his chainsaw. The tree didn’t even come from his yard! Needless to say, he saved us a ton of money and needed a proper thank you card to go with his gift.

The Rooted in Nature set is such a good one to have on hand to make either natural or masculine cards. I also think the Pinewood Planks embossing folder I used really ties in the rustic, wood theme I have going on this card. I started with a card base in Mossy Meadow. To get the appearance you see with the embossing folder, I inked up my Pinewood Planks folder with Soft Suede ink and ran it through my big shot using Gray Granite card stock. Inked and embossed all in one! I actually layered this embossed paper onto a layer of Sahara Sand because I thought it needed just a little something more to offset the Mossy Meadow.

Next, it was time for the stamped images. Everything but the Thank You is part of the Rooted in Nature stamp set. The Thank You is from the Accented Blooms stamp set and was stamped in Soft Suede and then punched out with the Tailored Tag punch. The Tree image was stamped in Mossy Meadow. The cut slice of a tree image was stamped in Sahara Sand and the little branches were stamped in Sahara Sand and Gray Granite. All of these were stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Nature’s Roots Dies to cut out these images with the exception of the cut slice of the tree. There is no die for that so I simply fussy cut it. I added this to the card with dimensionals and added some Burlap Ribbon behind all the images. I finished it off with Gold Metallic Pearls.

I should make a few of these cards because it is a really good idea to have masculine thank you cards on hand. I hope this gives you some inspiration! I will be back again soon so share more fun creations!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up!Accented Blooms Any Occasion Card

Hi Creative Friends,

Spring is finally starting to show up in the Chicago area! I can’t wait until I actually get to see some flowers blooming. The card I am sharing today has flowers that I will look forward to seeing in my yard soon!

This card could be used for just about any occasion and it comes together quite quickly! I started with the flower image from the Accented Blooms stamp set in the annual catalog. I colored in the flowers and leaves with the following blends: Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Pool Party and Soft Seafoam. There is not a thinlit to cut out this image so I fussy cut it out myself. The sentiment is a separate stamp that cuts out perfectly with the Tailored Tag punch. This was stamped in Pool Party and I added it to the cut out in the flower image with dimensionals. The embossed paper you see is Rich Razzleberry embossed with one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing folder. I layered this onto Pool Party Paper and then added some 1/8 inch Whisper White Sheer Ribbon. I added a Doily under the stamped image and finished things off with some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in Rich Razzleberry.

Are you finally getting some spring where you live? I sure hope so. If not Stampin Up! has plenty of flower images to get you in the mood for spring!!

Come back soon for more creative inspiration!

~Kristal

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