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May 19, 2021

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Paper Crafting Blog Hop 



Welcome to the May Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring Thinking of You themed cards that are suitable for the men in your life. This hop features a group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe. There are demonstrators from the USA, United Kingdom and Australia participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you for our theme this month so be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Krissi's blog. A great project!

Who Doesn't Love Trees?

When I design cards that can be used for men, I often make them gender neutral like this card for our May blog hop. By using greens (Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent) and blues (Balmy Blue) with a touch of pale yellow (So Saffron) it makes a perfect card for anyone. It is a great idea to have some cards in your stash that you would be happy giving to a guy or even a couple. (The ladies might like this one too)!


This slimline card is the full width of the cardstock we get here in the U.S. (8-1/2") , cut to 7" and then folded in half at 3-1/2". It will easily fit into a #9 business envelope, or you can make your own (Designer Series Paper is great for this). 


 


Wonder how I got the look of bark on the trees? 
I used the Stacked Stone background stamp. I just turned the stamp so that it was stamping where the stone looked vertical. 





And of course, don't forget the inside!

I didn't stamp a sentiment on the inside to leave a good amount of space to write a personal note.







Here's the list of additional items I used to make my slimline card:

* Blending Brushes * Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon * Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad * So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad * Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad * Take Your PIck Tool and Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip * Stampin' Cut & Emboss * Adhesive Sheets * Mini Stampin' Dimensionals * Stampin' Dimensionals * Multipurpose Liquid Glue * Paper Trimmer

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Thanks for hopping with us this month! Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Nancy's blog to see another fabulous project.

Joy 🌷


Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker 

Tracy Held 

Sue Boerner

Terri Stewart

Krissi Hannahs

Joy Nelson  YOU ARE HERE

Nancy Reynolds

Julia Mazur  

Sandy Ward


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  • 15 comments:

    1. Joy, I love how you used the Stacked Stone stamp to create the look of bark on the trees! Very creative!

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    2. Joy, This is a great card! Love the idea of using softer colors to always have a card on hand for a man or woman! Great job! And love the bark idea with the background stamp!

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      1. I like making gender neutral cards that can be used for anyone. Makes it easy when you need a card from your stash!

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    3. Now I am going to be reaching for the Stacked Stone stamp every time I am making cards with trees! Fantastic idea!

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      1. So glad I could give you a new use for the stacked stone stamp!

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    4. What a great idea to used the Stacked Stone embossing folder for the trees - I'll have to remember this one! Lovely card!

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      1. Glad I could give you another use for the Stacked Stone stamp. 😃

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    5. This card is stunning - for male or female! Love it! TFS

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    6. Fabulous card! I love that it's gender neutral - that's hard to pull off. Thanks for sharing!

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      1. It's always a plus when I can pull off a card that works for anyone. Thanks for the compliment.

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    7. Beautiful card...or should I say handsome! That bundle is on my wish list!

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      1. I'm glad I got this one. Great dies and many great greeting sentiments.

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    8. Nice detail of the snippets of ribbon.

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