Challenges, Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration, Masculine

Two in One Challenge!

Hello Crafters,

Today I share a card that I have submitted for two card challenges, the first at Just Add Ink ~ just add a sunburst, and secondly at Pals Paper Arts ~ colour challenge (PPA194).

It’s Friday and the long weekend is about to begin, but my time off started yesterday (lucky me!) so I wanted to put some time aside today to enter some challenges and it just happened that these two challenges I was able to combine.

I began with an A5 size card base, measured the middle of either end and slid the card into the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, then trimmed off the excess. From the left side I scored at 3-1/4″ and folded in. Then decorate.

Sunburst PPA194

I have used the colour scheme from the colour challenge and at first, I wondered how it would turn out. Not colours I would normally think to combine, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The embossing folder was the only non SU item I used.

As you may have noticed by past blog posts, I have loved playing with the Scallop Tag Topper punch, as it is so versatile. You do not have to just keep it for making tags, but so many other things!!! See some of my other posts using this punch to make boxes, treat boxes, card in a box, chocolate treats, and more! The Scallop Tag Topper punch is available in the Occasions Catalogue, click here to view it online.

Here it is open. I stamped the Simply Stars stamp set on the inside for a bit of interest as well as on some card stock and cut out for the front of the card. These were adhered with Stampin’ dimensionals.


Tied together with a piece of Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon.

Here is a close up of the embossed background and the stars showing the 3D effect created using Stampin’ Up Dimensionals and the gorgeous large rhinestone gives it that little sparkle!


Be sure to have a go at some Challenges, they are great fun to play along and see what others design, so head over to Just Add Ink and Pals Paper Arts for more inspiration!

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Happy crafting,

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Vintage Masculine Card

Good Morning Crafters,

I am having a good run on Masculine Cards at the moment and really enjoying the challenge.

This card was so simple but I think very effective and I love the grungy sponging around the edges to give that vintage look!

It also uses only two colours; very vanilla & crumb cake!


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Simply Stars, En Francais, Sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners

Inkpads: Crumb Cake

Cardstock: Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla

Punches: Decorative Label, Word Window, Large Oval

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder,  Paper Piercing Tool, Mat & Essentials Pack

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Crumb Cake Marker, Sponge Dauber


To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,



Simply Stars

Simply Stars


Simply Stars is such a versatile stamp set ~ it can be used for just about anything!

And combine it with Gorgeous Grunge, what a wonderful masculine card it makes.


Stampin Up items used:

Stamp Sets: Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Real Red

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Big Shot, Chevron & Dots Embossing Folders, Dimensionals, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,